{Fall 2015 Bucketlist Update // A Thankful Jar}

This year I wanted to start a Thankful jar to use the month of November. I want to write one thing we are thankful for each day and fill the jar with those blessings. I actually had all of the supplies for this project at home, so it cost me zero dollars.

a jar {Mason jar size} - the jar I used was a Target dollar spot find from this Summer
hot glue gun - to decorate your jar
things to decorate your jar - I used burlap and lace to go with the theme of our house and I had these little chalkboard labels from a previous project.
paper or something to write your blessings on - I used colored card stock and my Cricut machine and cut out several different colored leaves. I wanted our jar to look festive as we add in a leaf each day.

All I did was wrap the lace around the jar and used the hot glue gun to secure it. Then I wrapped the burlap piece on top of that and glued it down. Then I used a chalkboard marker to write "Thanks" on the label and stuck that on top of the lace and burlap. The most time consuming part of this project was using the Cricut machine to cut out the leaves. Other than that it maybe took me 3 minutes total.

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Each day for the month of November we will write down something that we are thankful for and place it in the jar. Then at the end of the month we will look at them and reflect on the things that we wrote. Then I will probably bind them somehow or put them in a book to keep!

After I set aside enough leaves for the month of November I had extras. So, I made a festive little leave garland with them. Nothing big or complicated. Just glued the leaves to a piece of jute.

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2015 Fall Bucketlist Update {those that have been done have been updated with the link to the post}:

make a fall wreath ü
make a thankful jar ü
decorate the porch ü
make fall crafts ü
take Mason on a nature scavenger hunt ü
buy pumpkins ü
have a Halloween movie night {most likely Hocus Pocus} with themed foods ü
find Mase Halloween pajamas ü
go to Mainstay Farms/Pumpkin patch ü
go to Round Top, TX for Texas Antiques weekend ü
go on a hayride ü
go to the Texas State Fair ü
take Mason trick or treating ü
Boo a friend ü
bake Halloween cookies ü
go to a football game ü
nacho bar for a football game watching night ü

To Do:
make s'mores or the s'mores dip
go geocaching around our town
decorate & carve pumpkins
take Fall pictures
have a playdate with friends
go to the zoo
go camping in a tent
stay in a cabin somewhere
follow a Fall photo project
buy a few 'fall' wardrobe staples
visit the Farmer's Market
roast marshmallows


  1. I love this idea!!! What a great idea! And double bonus that you already had all the materials on hand :)

  2. Such a cute idea! There is something so much more personal when you write something in your own handwriting. These will be so much fun to look back on at the end of the month and then again next year.

  3. So cute! Do you write something every day and add it to the jar? Or do you pull out a leaf and write something then hang it on the garland? Sorry - I'm confused!

  4. This is awesome! We do a thankful garland but I think Im going to make it a tree this year, just to change things up a bit. Love your lace and burlap obsession :)

  5. Love this idea and keeping it all in a jar is so precious. I spy more cotton which currently has me insanely jealous. So cool!

  6. Love this! Probably gonna steal it ;) And that setup with the garland and wire frame is adorable.

  7. That jar is adorable!! I keep saying I want to do one and then November rolls around and I'm not prepared. Remind me next year to do one, okay? :)


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