A few years ago, I joined a weight loss program and lost (and have kept off! 🙂 ) 50 pounds. Part of the program included weekly meetings. At the meetings, a leader discussed weight loss tips, and distributed stickers and awards for people in the program who made progress over the past week. When I started the program, I thought the stickers and awards were a little silly. Here I was, a grown adult, with grown adults–getting stickers! But you know what? As I continued to attend the meetings, and earned my own stickers and awards- It felt really great! And dare I say, it was motivating.
This was my inspiration for my Goals Jars.
I wanted something tangible to mark my progress with.
When I found these fabulous diamonds, I knew I had what I wanted!
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.“ ~ Carl Bard
January 1st has passed, but you can start today on a new healthy habit! Here are the supplies you will need to create your own goal jars:
- Diamond Ice Clear Filler 8mm
- Pint Wide Mouth Jars (with rings) (2)
- Rusted Metal Star Lid (1)
- Round White Tulle
- Washi Tape
- Baker’s Twine
- Metal Rimmed Tags (2)
- Dispensing Salt Container (see below)
- Craft Knife
- 1″ Circle Punch
The first thing you will want to do is raid your kitchen for your salt container! You need the kind that have a spout on the lid. These are really inexpensive in the grocery store.
Using a craft knife, cut the lid away from the container.
I am choosing to start a healthy habit that I would like to do each day. I counted out 365 diamonds.
Count out an equal amount of Round Tulle for each jar. I used 12 for each jar.
Place the tulle round on the mouth of the jars, and secure with the lids. For the salt container dispenser, you will layer(on top of the glass jar rim): tulle, salt container lid, then ring.
Then, using washi tape, wrap the outside of the jar rings.
Then, computer generate, or hand-write on the metal rimmed tags. You can add your goal itself to the tag (an idea would be “Pounds To Lose” and “Pounds Lost“) or add “What I Am Going To Do” and “What I Have Done” like I did on the samples.
For step-by-step, more detailed instructions of creating the metal rimmed tags click here:
Attach the personalized tags to the jar using Baker’s Twine.
Place your finished jars in an easily accessible place, and begin your journey!
When you complete an item, dispense a diamond from your “To Do” jar: