Last summer I was broke as a joke and needed some budget gift ideas for Paul's birthday, so I thought I would make one of his gifts to save some pennies. I had a small empty coffee jar and wondered if I could do something with that to make a thoughtful and ever-so-slightly-cheesy handmade gift.
I played around with a few ideas before settling on "31 things I love about you" as it was his 31st birthday. After cleaning the coffee jar and spending approximately 104637 hours getting rid of the sticky label I raided my craft box for supplies. I found a reel of jute ribbon which I tied round the top in a bow.
The border design was from a free printable sheet I found online, and I had lots of fun thinking of 31 silly/romantic sentiments to write on each piece of paper.
I wasn't sure how my DIY efforts would go down but Paul loved it. He chose one piece of paper to read every day until all of the pieces had been opened, and now the jar lives in our bedroom on one of our shelves.