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Gift Ideas & Crafts / October 5, 2018

Thanksgiving Gratitude Jar


“give the gift of an attitude of gratitude with this beautiful and easy gratitude jar craft”

As we enter the season of giving, it’s more important than ever to approach our lives with an attitude of gratitude. This simple and thoughtful craft is the perfect way to reflect on the meaningful people and events in our lives that make every day special. Whether you give your gratitude jar as a gift to someone special or keep it in your own home, this is a wonderful way to reflect on this years’ blessings, and all the blessings still to come.

DIY Thanksgiving Gratitude Jar

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Ikea 365+ Jar and wood lid (Jar for $5.99, Lid for $3.00)
  • Printed Template from Thoughtfully (download here)
  • Scotch Tape
  • Scissors
  • Paint Pens
  • Ribbon


Step 1: Transfer printed template artwork to the jar. Tape your printed template to the inside of the jar, then trace the pattern on the outside of the jar using a paint pen.

Step 2: Decorate the lid of the jar. We suggest using a fall-inspired pattern, but a heart will do just fine too.

Step 3: Finish off your gratitude jar with a decorative bow.

Step 4: Wrap and gift!

DIY Thanksgiving Gratitude Jar

Thoughtful Touch

For a special touch on this thoughtful gift, include cards to get the recipient started! Give it to them before Thanksgiving so they have a month to add things they’re grateful for, or give it as a hostess gift on Thanksgiving for a fun party game.

Happy crafting!

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  1. Cilla Crane
    I love this idea, but can't get the template to download. Could you please help me with this?
    1. Grace Lavery
      Hi Cilla! It looks like the link was broken, but it should be fixed now. If you're still having trouble, try this link. Sorry for the confusion!
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