How to make a gratitude jar

A range of gratitude jars | How to make a gratitude jar | Tesco Living

This thoughtful handmade gift idea is perfect for Father's day, Mother's Day, birthdays and weddings, and super easy to make.

You will need

• An old Kilner jar or washed-out jam jar
• Leftover wrapping paper or coloured card to make the message scrolls
• Thin ribbon (3mm wide)
• Thick ribbon (1cm wide)
• Hole punch
• Pen
• Glue stick or self-adhesive sticker paper
• Printable jar labels – download here

Ingredients to make a gratitude jar | How to make a gratitude jar | Tesco Living

Step 1

Cut out a series of rectangular pieces of leftover wrapping paper or coloured card to create the scrolls.

Coloured paper cut into strips | How to make a gratitude jar | Tesco Living

Step 2

Hole punch each scroll on the left hand side.

Coloured paper slips being hole punched | How to make a gratitude jar | Tesco Living

Step 3

Write a thoughtful note on each scroll.

Take a 20cm length of thin ribbon, fold it in half and loop through the hole, pulling the ends of the ribbon through the loop to secure the ribbon.

Using a pencil for guidance, roll each scroll around the pencil and towards the ribbon, then secure it with a bow. Remove the pencil.

Slip of paper tied around pencil | How to make a gratitude jar | Tesco Living

Step 4

Download and print the jar labels on to plain A4 paper (or self-adhesive label paper), and cut out your chosen label.

A cut out label from a printable | How to make a gratitude jar | Tesco Living

Step 5

Write a message on the label. We’ve written ‘You’re the best because...', but you could write anything you wish.

Stick the label onto the jar.

A jar filled with scrolls of paper | How to make a gratitude jar | Tesco Living

Step 6

Fill the jar with the pre-made scrolls before closing and tying a thick ribbon around the lid. Give to mum for Mother's Day or to a loved one as a sentimental handmade gift.

A jar being filled with handwritten notes | Gratitude jar | Tesco Living

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