Upcycled for “Free”

I was doing laundry for the umpteenth time when, once again, there was change from out of Mr Man’s pockets. I always think of it as a “Tip” and it makes me smile. Yes, I keep the change. Where could I put the change besides just putting it on the washer and be decorative at the same time?
Want to peek into my thought process? Don’t get scared now! 🙂
I need a jar. I have a few of those … and I need letters. Raised white letters.
I chose a sleeker style jar that used to hold Bath and Body bath crystals. I removed the labels and added the letters.
Ummm, cute but it feels like it is missing something …. I know! Twine around the neck of the bottle …
Better … but still not the look that I am going for. The letters don’t go with the feel that I want. Do you see the swirl stencil in the background? Back to my letter box to see what other letters I like better.
Much better! I love it … and it was FREE. You gotta love FREE! So there you have it … something that will be functional, cute, and free! 
Ok, you can be honest … what do you think?
Hugs,
 
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22 Responses to "Upcycled for “Free”"

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  1. Anonymous

    August 27, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    I “honestly” need to start checking my pockets! (By the way, have you seen my bluetooth headset for my phone? You may also need an “accessories” jar) – Mr. Man

  2. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    August 27, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    LOL, Hi honey! Shoot … now you know where your change is going! 🙂
    Love you!

  3. Anonymous

    August 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    I’m thinking the jar should have a disclaimer. “Copper coins only. Please return all silver to rightful owner”. – Mr. Man

  4. Marilyn Clark

    August 27, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Great project! I love upcycle projects

  5. Michelle

    August 27, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    I am always finding money in my partners pants! I must do this what a great idea and it made me smile 🙂

  6. Debbiedoo's

    August 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Will you please send that my way! Cute Bj, very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  7. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    August 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Thanks Debbie! Send me your address and I will send one to you 🙂
    Hugs,
    Bj

  8. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    August 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    I am so glad that you enjoyed it and much more so that it made you smile 🙂
    Hugs and have a great day!
    Bj

  9. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    August 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Thank you Marilyn! and thank you for stopping by to chat 🙂
    Hugs,
    Bj

  10. Teresa R

    August 28, 2012 at 5:26 AM

    What a great idea!

  11. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    August 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Thank you Teresa! So fun and fast too 🙂

  12. Irish Carter

    August 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I loved this…I’m going to make me one. That is really cute. Following from the hop. = )

    Irish
    Dedicated2life.com

  13. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    August 28, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    After you make one … send me a pic! I would love to see it 🙂

  14. Tani@Tagana Rose

    August 29, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Love the jar Bj!!! It’s such a great idea. Have a lovely day:)

  15. jociegal

    August 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Very cute, and a great idea. No doubt are those tips!

  16. suzyq

    August 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    I love this idea!!! Think I’ll make some and place them all over the house, lol
    Great job!
    I’m following you now – would love to have you follow back when you have the chance.
    Hugs,
    Suzan

  17. debra

    September 8, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    what do I think ? I am just laughing…such a funny and creative post ( and jar! 🙂

  18. Ira Morse

    September 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    I remember my younger brother use to put coins at the bottle and he put the bottle at our fish pond. When i ask him why did you put it at the pond and he answered ” it is a lucky bottle for my fish”.By the way great post.

  19. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    September 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Thank you Ira. Thank you for sharing that cute story about your brother. It made me laugh.
    Hugs,
    Bj

  20. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    September 13, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Thank you Suzan. I will stop by soon.
    Hugs,
    Bj

  21. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    September 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Tani,
    Thank you! I love it when you drop by. Sorry I am late in responding to you. Will explain soon!
    Hugs,
    Bj

  22. JOY 2 JOURNEY

    September 13, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Thanks … tips make the washing so much nicer 🙂
    Hugs,
    Bj

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