Diamond Dispensing Goal Jars

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.

Goal jarAnyone can set New Year’s Resolutions–and have wonderful intentions of keeping them. But most of us fall of the wagon by February.  Am I right?

I wanted something tangible to mark my progress with.

When I found these fabulous diamonds, I knew I had what I wanted!

z1The diamonds come 800 pieces to a package, so you could easily create several goal jars!

“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:supply2

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.

z3Tear away the outside paper covering to reveal the seam on the lid.

Using a craft knife, cut the lid away from the container.

z4When the top is removed from the canister, take your craft knife and remove part of the inside of the rim of the lid to make it a little thinner. This will help it to fit your jar securely.

z6z7This will perfectly fit the top of your wide mouth pint jar, and allow you to dispense your diamonds as you earn them!

z8The next thing I did was paint the Rusty Metal lid silver. This is completely optional. You can also choose to paint your salt lid if you desire. I left mine white.

z5Count out the amount of diamonds to add to your jar, and add them now.

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.

z9For the Metal Star lid you will layer: tulle, star lid, ring. Secure both lids firmly on the jars.

z10After the lids are secured, use a craft knife to cut out the interior tulle from the salt spout, and the center star on the metal lid. This will allow the diamonds to pass in and out of the jars.

z11 z12Trim the tulle rounds as desired.

z13Then, using washi tape, wrap the outside of the jar rings.

z14Then, 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:

z15and add it to your “Done!” jar!

z16Enjoy watching your progress, as the diamonds move from one jar to the other.

Goal jar 2Wishing you success and happiness with your goals!

About Shaunte

Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).


  1. Morena says

    Such a pretty idea! I used to do a class reward program like this with jars and marbles, but I like your storage idea better! Pinning it!


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