Kudos to my cousin Shawn for this DIY !
We were texting about an hour ago and he told me about Gratitude Jars !
Gratitude Jars are little jars that hold notes about things you’re thankful for or even little pick me up messages . You can take a second to pull out a special note if you’re ever stressed/negative
Thanks Shawn! I owe you one
I’ve been looking for something to decorate the counter space that typically ends up holding everything “you didn’t have a hand for yesterday “. Seriously , carrying the baby in with too much in your hand ? Place it on the counter …. it = the other stuff, not the baby . Right now , it’s currently holding …
- One of the little’s hats
- Two wallets
- A wireless mouse that fell out of my bag
- A bag of goldfish that didn’t survive the trip home from the grocery store today
…… you get the point
Gratitude Jars would be awesome right ?!
I don’t think you can ever tell someone exactly how much you appreciate them or as often as you’d like . It’s also a great attitude adjuster for the recipient
Sold yet ? Ok , here’s what I used
- 1/2 gallon mason jar
- 3 sheets of cards stock *update* we used 4 at the last minute
- A paper -cutter or scissors
- Tulle – I typically use this in the place of ribbon
Step 1) Choose the colors of the paper you’ll be writing on . I chose 3 different colors because I’ll be dedicating one color to each person (lime green – the little ) (light blue – the hubs) ( dark green – me) Lighter colors work well …but as long as you can see the writing you’re good to go !
Step 2) Cut the paper into small strips . I used the paper-cutter and got 18 slips per page .
Step 3) This is where you write why you’re thankful for the person . To break it down , The Hubs is writing what he likes about me and The Little . The Little is writing about what she likes about me and The Hubs. I’m writing about The Little and The Hubs ☺️ Try to dig deep here !!
Step 4) Once you’re done ….place all of the slips inside the jar and seal it !
Step 5) Tie the ribbon on …. really, I just wanted a ribbon lol
All done !
To see an update on this craft click here Gratitude Jars- Update- Family DIY