Spread LOVE: This DIY Kindness Jar is a Feel Good Craft!
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Want a fun way to let someone know how much you appreciate them?
Consider making a kindness jar filled with positive compliments and kind words they can keep and read over and over again! This DIY craft is such a powerful and thoughtful boost of positivity for anyone to enjoy – and sometimes kind words can be a priceless gift we can all use.
This can be a creative group activity. In fact, we made these at our Hip2Save team retreat as a team-building craft. All of us filled messages of encouragement and compliments for each team member.
This can also be done on an individual basis instead and would be a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or for your kids/grandkids on their birthday.
Check out these awesome jars from Dollar Tree!
I love that all you really need is a mason jar (only $1 at Dollar Tree!) and paper for this craft, and the rest is really all up to you! We used ribbon to embellish jars and cut scrapbook paper into smaller pieces to write our kind words on. I set out markers and pens for everyone to use. It was an EASY project!
Hip Tip: A craft paper trimmer is a handy tool to cut pieces of paper for projects like this quickly!
I made adhesive labels for each of our names using my Cricut vinyl cutting machine. I transferred them to the top of each lid using transfer tape. This is, of course, optional, but it’s a fun detail to add.
Easy DIY label idea:
I also had a roll of black chalkboard vinyl and chalk markers available for people to cut their own label and stick to the front of the jar. These jars actually have a nice, flat square on the front, perfect for labels!
DIY Kindness Jar CraftPrint
- glass jars with lid
- scrapbook paper, cut into smaller squares
- scissors or paper cutter
- markers, pens, etc.
- ribbon to decorate jars
- chalkboard adhesive for labels
- vinyl name decals *optional
“A compliment is verbal sunshine.” – Robert Orben
We each ended up with about 16 nice, handwritten comments per jar! I was so busy during the retreat that I didn’t sit down to read my messages until after I was home. I sat and drank my coffee one morning and read these, and OH MY GOODNESS… what a special treat! I will always keep these on my desk to read when I need some positivity. Also, I LOVE my coworkers so much, as they ALL are so sweet and supportive! <3
My daughter actually received a version of this at school – after her ‘famous person’ speech, all the kids wrote something positive about her 5th-grade oral report. Those were so FUN to read, and what a nice sentiment.
What a fun and easy craft with so much meaning!