Speaking of Mason jars (they are handy, aren’t they?), this is an awesome project for anyone who likes pictures. Put a picture into a Mason jar and fill it with olive oil for a retro looking photo display.
Simply framing your favorite photos doesn't quite do them justice. Try transferring your best prints onto wood. This creative display will showcase your picture perfect moments in a manner that's worthy of their greatness.
Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.