DIY Project – My Gratitude Mason Jar

The 40th weekend of Njaanuary. A warm, sunny Saturday. A perfect day for a DIY.

I got this gratitude jar idea from my very good friend (I know, I know. I’m starting to sound like I am making up all these “my friends” stories). I went ahead and bought my mason jar in preparation for this challenge.

GIYF. For real! Google is certainly your friend. I came across these beautiful jars and I was like ‘boring gratitude jar for who’?


Materials needed:

  • New/ Recycled Jar
  • Pair of scissors
  • Old newspapers
  • Masking tape
  • Spray paint


For recycled jars, use wet tissues to remove the label. Works like a charm! Go on, try it and thank me later 🙂


Section off areas that you don’t want to paint with masking tape and use the old newspapers to cover those areas. You can create any design that you want. *Singing The Power by SNAP*


Let the (spray painting) games begin!


Do 2-3 coats to ensure the paint is evenly done, each time giving the jar ample time to dry.


Bougainvillea never looked so good. 😀 However, how cute would these look as wedding centrepieces with some baby’s breath flowers? The list of things you can do with the jars is endless.


Planning to revamp yours? Ask me any questions you might have in the comments section below 🙂


PS: Are you attending Nairobi Restaurant Week?


  • Use wet tissues to wipe off your jar and to remove the sticker incase you are recycling one.
  • Remove the lid and place the jar upside down on a steady surface when spraying. Follow the instructions on the spray can.
  • Give the jars ample time to dry before you tape over a section that you have painted. I experienced a bit of chipping especially with the areas where I had used the tape.
  • You can use the jars for numerous things. They are a great way of decorating your space without breaking the bank.


8 thoughts on “DIY Project – My Gratitude Mason Jar

    • Thank you for stopping by 🙂 Yes I got it at Mr. Price Home for Kshs. 400. However, you can even get a bigger jar (not necessarily a mason jar) at Nakumatt. I might have to get a bigger one for the gratitude challenge. Have a beautiful week.


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