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Have you ever heard of mindfulness jars?
Perhaps you’ve always wanted to own one, but don’t know how to create it?
If so, you have come to the right place! In this post, we share with you simple explanations of how to create a mindfulness jar. We also list down a few examples to give you an idea of what it should look like!
But before we start, let us give you a brief explanation of what a mindfulness jar is, and some of its benefits.
A mindfulness jar is a glass container filled with water and glitter. It is primarily a relaxation and healing tool that helps calm your senses and improve your mindfulness. They are also called Calm Jars or Glitter Jars.
Mindfulness jars serve a lot of purposes. Some people use them as visual timers when they do breathing exercises, while others use them to teach children the value of mindfulness. Here are some of their most common benefits:
Mindfulness jars can be a lot more beneficial than you might think. If you are new to mindful living, you might want to consider adding them to your journey.
Creating mindfulness jars is easy if you have the right materials. Here are the things you need:
1. Glass Jar
2. Clear Glue
3. Warm Water
5. Food Color (optional)
6. Essential Oil (optional)
Here are the steps you need to follow to make your mindfulness glitter jar:
1. Fill your glass jar 1/8 to 1/3 full of clear glue.
2. Add your glitter (and other elements) to the jar.
3. Pour warm water then stir.
4. Seal the cap with a hot glue gun.
As you can see, it's quite easy to create a mindfulness jar. Make sure that you have all of the materials and then you're good to go.
Now that you have learned how to create a mindfulness jar, let’s check a few examples of what they can look like.
1. Calm Down Glitter Jars
Here’s our first example from Kumarah Yoga, in three different colors. As you might notice, they also used hexagon sequins for the purple jar and star sequins for the blue jar. You can do the same and add shapes that represent your vision of a peaceful mindset.
This one is pure glitter, but in different sizes. You might also notice the bubbles on top—some DIY lovers say that it is all right to add liquid soap (perhaps a replacement for essential oils).
Here’s an example that gives you a clear view of the top. The designer is in the process of creating her jar in this picture. Refer to step two, where you add the glitter and other elements after filling the jar half or almost half full with clear glue.
Here is another example of a mindfulness jar with pure glitter, and in three different colors. You might want to create mindfulness jars for your loved ones! Choose colors that they will resonate with.
This looks like a prototype of a new design. You can try creating a sample like this one if you haven’t yet decided on your final design—or you can try creating small ones like this as gifts.
This example made us thing that mindfulness jars might make great wedding giveaways. A party gift like this is a great souvenir and a way to remember a happy occasion.
Ok, hear us out—we know that this is not the type of mindfulness jar we described earlier, but we still thought it was worth a look. Mindfulness jars can come in all shapes and sizes—and even different styles too!
If you are new to mindful living, or if you want to teach your kids the value of mindfulness, these jars are a great way to start the journey.
We hope that we were able to inspire you to make your own. With the examples we’ve provided above and the steps and materials we listed, you should be well on your way to a DIY mindfulness glitter jar!
And if you're looking for more resources on mindfulness, be sure to check out these blog posts:
- 7 Fun Mindfulness Activities & Exercises for College Students
- 11 Best Mindfulness Journals to Try in 2023
- 50 Mindfulness Mantras to Quickly Shift Your Mindset
Finally, if you want a simple way to reduce your stress and anxiety, then try writing these 35 mindfulness journaling prompts to live more in the present moment.