For my 5th Deployment goal (to maintain a Dollar-A-Day Jar for a nice date night when my Love returns home), I wanted to create something that would be large enough to hold the dollars that will add up quickly, and was also cute. I didn’t just want a jar in my room, but something that would be nice and presentable. So, I decided to go to my local Hobby Lobby and pick up a few items to make a shadow box.
I made sure to purchase a shadow box that had a drop slot on the top so that I can add the dollars in easily. This was the largest expense for this project ($19.99).
I also picked up a few materials to decorate it. This included background paper options, and adhesive alphabet letters. I also got the flag stickers for a little patriotic detail. These supplies all together cost about $7.00.
After my shopping trip, I got started right away! I cut the background paper to size and placed it on the wooden backing. I added the message, “Our Love is Deployment Strong” directly to the glass. I think the flag sticker was a perfect little touch! Here is how it turned out:
I added a little note to the back so that it’s completely ready for when my Love comes home.
Now although I’m still dreading this deployment, I feel a little more prepared and am excited to accomplish this and my other Deployment Goals! I placed it on my end table next to my bed so I won’s forget to add my dollar in daily.