Customized Inspiration Jars

Looking for a personalized gift that shows you care?  These inspiration jars can be customized for any occasion and are sure to bring a smile to any recipient.

They were made with 1 quart wide mouthed canning jars.  

For the version above, I created a round jar label in Picmonkey, printed them, cut them out, covered them with clear Contact paper, and inserted them in the jar lids.  

The cross gift tags were cut from black cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo, backed with contrasting paper, and tied to the jar with string.

For the inspirational verses and quotes, I searched for those that I felt would be especially meaningful to the recipient, typed them into Word, printed and cut them into strips, folded them, and filled the jar.

I really like that these can be totally customized for any occasion - motivational, get well, encouragement, etc.  

Just do a Google search for quotes or verses by subject and you'll find an endless supply to use.  And, you're not limited to just text - photos and drawings can also be used. 

For another version of the inspiration jar (above), I painted the jar lid with aqua craft paint.  The gift tag is an unfinished wood tag (found at any craft store and even Walmart) painted aqua, tied to a small sparkly white cross with white ribbon.  The cross was found in the miniature Christmas decor section at Hobby Lobby. 

For yet another version, for a family member with Alzheimer's, I filled a jar with slips of paper containing photos of family (labeled with names), photos of former homes (labeled with locations) and funny cartoons and jokes, along with inspirational quotes and verses.  

It's fun to fill the jar with items that are hand picked for each individual and those that are sure to make them smile. 

Wouldn't these also be neat to give to kids - using a plastic jar, with a colorful monogram label, and filled with positive messages and fun pictures?

Have you given or received an inspiration jar? 

Your comments are greatly appreciated and I look forward to your thoughts and ideas!  I try to respond to comments via email as soon as I can. If your email address isn't available, I will comment here. Thanks so much for visiting!

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