Thankful Jar

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude. Our family doesn’t make a big deal out of the Thanksgiving meal but we do like to share all the things that we are grateful for. In November, I am going to have each member of our family write one thing they are thankful for each day and place it in this Thankful jar. We will read all the thankful notes out loud on Thanksgiving Day. 

Made By: Kelly Hedgespeth
Time: 10 minutes
Level: Beginner
Size: wide mouth quart sized Mason jar

Here's what you need:

  • Glue Dots® Glue Squares®
  • Wide mouth quart sized Mason jar
  • 2.5 inch wired ribbon
  • Ashland chalkboard sticker labels
  • Harvest Market foliage bundle
  • American Crafts permanent chalk marker
  • Scissors


Here's what you do:

Measure the amount of ribbon needed to go around the outside of the Mason jar and then cut just a little bit more than that. The extra amount is for overlap on the back of the jar.

Put Glue Squares on the back of the ribbon along all the edges.


Wrap the ribbon around the middle of the jar.


Cut two leaves off the foliage bundle. Put Glue Squares on the back of the leaves and adhere them to the ribbon on the front of the jar.



Write “Thankful” on the label sticker with a permanent chalk marker and place it on top of the leaves.


Once the jar is done, cut strips of colorful paper for everyone to write what they are thankful for and put them in the jar.