DIY Gratitude Jar

You’ve probably heard that gratitude is key to manifesting your heart’s desires. If you want to attract something new, you must first be grateful for what you already have. I know it sounds cliché, but this is actually very true. There is always something to be grateful for, even in the midst of a challenge. I find myself thanking God for my very many blessings without even much thought these days. I am genuinely thankful for every gift I receive. I encourage you all to regularly express your gratitude as well.

DIY Gratitude Jar

There are many different ways for you to give thanks, but I am going to be sharing one of my favorite methods here today-my Gratitude Jar.

DIY Gratitude Jar
We used an old salsa jar for this project We washed it out real good and added some fun decoration to it. I chose to use the colors gold and green . Green is symbolic of healing, prosperity, balance, and money. Gold shares similar symbolism. For this reason, I wanted to incorporate these colors into our jar. We even recycled an old vision board (with photos removed) that was designed on a sparkly gold poster board to use for our gratitude notes. It was just a fun addition to make our jar look even fancier.

DIY Gratitude Jar
We place our fancy little Jar in a cute basket near our window. I feel like the sunlight (and moonlight) peaking in brings a very powerful energy to our Gratitude Jar. It also looks pretty bouncing off of our sparkly paper. Ha. We have blank pieces of paper in the basket and a gold pen (black ink) so we can add another note for something we are grateful for that day. Once the jar is full, we will empty it out and read through all of the notes. I will then add those notes to a gratitude collage book I am working on. It’s just a collection of Thank You Notes we have received as well as our own messages expressing Thanks for things in our life. Then, we simply repeat these steps. Super simple!
What are some fun ways that you like to express your gratitude? Share in the comments below!

23 thoughts on “DIY Gratitude Jar

  1. I do like to think about what I’m grateful for. However making a jar is perfect. Then one day when I’m feeling down, I can just randomly take out one of the slips of paper and remind myself of a thing I’m grateful for.

  2. I absolutely love this! Something to simple as acknowledging gratitude can be so hard sometimes. I tried to do so with my hubby by leaving him notes in his gym bag.

  3. I like the idea of keeping a jar 🙂
    I currently have a one-sentence gratitude journal, but sometimes I skip a day or two and then when I open it up to write in it again, I get so frustrated with myself that I can’t keep up with a simple habit. If it were in a jar, it’d be an “as needed” thing and I could just dump them in as I think about things without feeling obligated to do something daily.

  4. Love this idea. We encounter good things (both big and small) and sometimes we forgot those. This trick is a nice idea, and read those blessings every New Year!

  5. This is a great idea. Me and my ladies group chat name 3 things we are thankful for or wins of the week.

  6. I don’t have a gratitude jar but we do have a jar where we write one good thing that happened that day, no matter how small. It is great to look back at the end of the year.

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