A Thankful Jar For the Holidays

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What is a thankful jar? The holidays are coming and I came up with a simple and inexpensive thankful jar project that was easy to make, cause reflection, and become a great conversational piece for our holidays for years to come!

I started with a recycled jar. I washed it and then wiped it down with rubbing alcohol to make sure it was good and clean for the next step.

I started with a recycled jar. I washed it and then wiped it down with rubbing alcohol to make sure it was good and clean for the next step.

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I added foil stickers to the front and the back of the jar that would reflect what the jar would represent.

I added foil stickers to the front and the back of the jar that would reflect what the jar would represent.

Things we are grateful for...

Things we are grateful for…

and things to give thanks for.

and things to give thanks for.

I added a slotted lid to the top of the jar. This lid I was lucky enough to score at the Dollar Store.

I added a slotted lid to the top of the jar. This lid I was lucky enough to score at the Dollar Store.

Next keep some pieces of paper next to your jar and a pen.

Next keep some pieces of paper next to your jar and a pen.

Encourage anyone who wants to to write down things they are grateful and want to give thanks for.

Encourage anyone who wants to to write down things they are grateful and want to give thanks for.

Place them into the jar.

Place them into the jar.

When everyone is ready, open the jar and read what everyone has written. It'll create great conversation. I love that we'll be able to use this every year and we could even leave it out all year.

When everyone is ready, open the jar and read what everyone has written. It’ll create great conversation. I love that we’ll be able to use this every year and we could even leave it out all year.

 

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25 Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Your jar is simply lovely, my friend. We made one of these a few years ago and we all so enjoyed putting in things that we were thankful for. So thankful for you, Chas!

    Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

    1. Oh my gosh, you are so sweet Stephanie – and I am thankful for you too my friend πŸ™‚ I love that you have a jar like this too, it’s such a simple way to remind all of us of how many things to be grateful for. Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much Angie, and thanks for sharing it with your Facebook group. I’ll be sure to stop by.

  2. What a fabulous idea! I’m going to make one for our Thanksgiving this year and have my family write things they are grateful for and then read them together as a family! Thanks so much for sharing at our Party in Your PJs link party! (And thank you for always having such wonderful ideas to share!!!)

    1. Thank you so much Nina, you are so sweet. I’m absolutely thrilled you want to make this jar and use it with your family. Please let me know how it goes – I’d love to hear the great memories you’ll be creating.

  3. What a lovely idea, Chas, and what a great way to get kids (and adults!) to focus on all we have to be grateful for. Scheduled to share later today on the H&S Facebook page.
    Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!

    1. Thank you so much April. I enjoy looking for ways for our family to engage together and create memories. I think it’s really important for us to be in the moment and remember what we have. Thanks for hosting a wonderful party.

  4. Joanne Mahan says:

    Hi Chaz, You are the best, you have so much energy I wish I had as much. The work you do is wonderful & beautiful. I have a question for you not pertaining to this project. I have been having a problem trying to get streaks off my stainless steel refrigerator I think I’ve tried everything? Could you suggest anything I could do to remove them. I would appreciate any help you could suggest. Thank you.
    Have a great week

    1. Hi Joanne, that is a great question! so stainless steel streaks when it’s dry and needs to be moisturized. I wipe mine off to get any finger prints, gunk, etc off, then dry it. Once it’s dry, I take a microfiber cloth and wipe olive oil onto the stainless, wiping in the direction of the grain of the stainless. Here is a link as well… https://chascrazycreations.com/clean-kitchen-natural-products/ Let me know if you have any other question and you can always email me through my comment form and or emailing by replying to any of the emails you get from me.

    1. You are so very sweet Barbara, thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you my friend and Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Michele, and I love doing this everyday throughout the year.

  5. What a great idea! I love the foil stickers. I hope that you had a great Holiday Season.

    1. Thank you so much Amy, and we did have a great break. I hope your holiday was lovely as well.

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