I decided to make these little jars for my Young Women at church. The Young Women are girls that attend my church ages 12-18 and I am their leader. I taught lesson number 19 about Personal Records, or keeping a Journal and made these jars for each girl. I got the idea from sugardoodle, and added a little bit to make it my own. Each girl was given two sheets of paper with about 20 different ideas for subjects to write about in their journals. I asked them to cut them up into individual strips and place them in the jar. They were then given a challenge to write in their journals for 21 days. If they were stumped on what to write they could draw out a paper strip from their jar and have a subject right away. I hope they enjoyed the lesson. I know I did! I'm taking the challenge with them and am excited to see in what ways I improve by keeping a daily journal.
- Baby food jar washed and ready to go
- 2 inch circles cut from cute scrapbook paper or fabric. I just used a two-inch punch
- Skinny ribbon, the 3/4 inch kind is too-wide. Just a hair smaller and it will fit around the rim of the lid nicely.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Printable labels, download mine here. Or you can make your own by cutting scrapbook paper into 2" x 10.5" and wrapping it around the jar
Click on image to download full-size printable
- Start by wrapping your ribbon around the lid base to get the length right. Cut and glue on.
- Cut out your 2 inch circles from cardstock or even scrap fabric and glue on the top of the lid.
- Finally cut out your jar labels and hot glue them around the outside.
Wish the quality of the jar picture was better but my hand was hurting so bad I was too lazy to pull out the good camera, in comes the trusty cell-phone camera.
Happy Crafting just don't burn yourself!