DIY: Gratitude Jar

It has been awhile since I did a DIY & I had so much fun with this one. This DIY was inspired by Sharifa Creates A Little Box of Hope post & Tishan Lee’s presentation at the We Inspire Women Workshop (Part 1, Part 2).

I had a gratitude journal before but unfortunately life happened & I didn’t really follow through with it. I think the main reason I fell off was because it was a book & it ended up amongst all my other books until one day it was eventually forgotten.

After reading Sharifa’s blog post though it dawned on me that writing down at least one thing I’m grateful for & storing it in a jar or box may be the best way for me to keep a gratitude journal.

I had so much fun making it & I am elated to share it so here we go!

What you need

  1. Empty Jar (Glass or Plastic)
  2. Baby Wipes
  3. Hot Glue Gun/Krazy Glue/A Heavy Duty Glue
  4. Scissors/other sharp object
  5. Fabric
I chose a empty Nescafe glass jar

A closer look at the jar

I washed the jar the day before with dish-washing liquid & left it to dry overnight.

Step 1

Using a pair of scissors, I removed the majority of the label.

Be very careful during this process because you risk scratching the glass surface.



I’m sure there may have been an easier way to remove the label but that was the best method for me.

Step 2

To remove the adhesive, thanks to a basic chemistry principle I learned in High School, I used a baby wipe.


Step 3

Decorate it!

A month ago I repurposed a beach cover-up & had the left overs so I decided to use them to decorate the jar.

Using the hot glue gun, I glued the fabric to the “neck” of the jar.


To further personalize the jar, I used a sharpie to write on my name & the purpose of the jar.

My writing isn’t the best but you get the point…lol

I placed the other piece of fabric on the cover of the jar to conceal the Nescafe name.




It was that easy!

The finish product!


DIY Gratitude Cards
Gratitude Card Numero Uno

At the end of 2016, I plan to remove all the notes & look back on all that I was grateful for in the year.

I hope you enjoy & give it a try.

Until next time…


2 thoughts on “DIY: Gratitude Jar

  1. Had a similar project, instead of gratitude, i wrote all the good things that happened to me place in a jar, at the end of the year i would open such, read and reminisce on how good the year has been to me.

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