Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Weight Loss Inspiration Jars Tutorial!

As mentioned in the Tuttle's To-Dos for 2012, I'm trying to be healthier. I saw a similar project on tumblr here and thought I could give it a try! To be fair, this idea has been floating around all over the internet, so here's my version.

 1. Gather your materials. I used two jars that I think were pickle jars. (I cannot throw jars away. It seems like a sin or something to me.) You'll need two jars, some Goo Gone to get any sticky stuff off of the jars, glass marbles, ribbons, a hot glue gun, and some paint.

2. Clean the jars with soap and water and then remove any nasty sticky stuff from the labels with Goo Gone! It works wonders!

3. I decided what I wanted my jars to say and then wrote them on the jars with a black paint pen made for writing on ceramics and glass. I always like adding a little extra color to things, so I went back with a paint brush and added some blue and red dots on the tops of the letters.

4. Once the letters are dry and they were looking good, I attached ribbon to the top edge of the jar with my hot glue gun. Be careful! I managed to get hot glue stuck in a deep cut in my thumb, and it hurt like crazy.

 I placed mine in the window, so I can see them every day and remind myself of my goal.

 I used blue marbles for the pounds and when I reach a five pound mark, I throw a red heart in the jar.

This project is really easy and easily personalized for your goals. For example, if you wanted to reward yourself with a trip to the movies after you've lost ten pounds, throw a pair of scrapbook tickets in the Pounds to Go jar and when you reach your goal, throw them into the Pounds Gone jar and head to the movies. You can include any kind of symbolic item in your Pounds to Go jar and use them as part of the reward system like a new bathing suit, a great pair of shoes, etc. This project is EASY PEASY no matter how large or small your goal is!

Since I didn't have to buy anything to make this project, it didn't cost me a penny!

I hope your version of this project inspires you! Good luck reaching your goals!


  1. TOTALLY AWESOME IDEA!!! Thank you for the great idea I am for sure doing this at home!

  2. Good idea, going to try it myself :)Thanks

  3. Wow! This is a great idea. I really like it. I am looking for reducing weight. I like you post very much. Thanks for posting :)

  4. Thanks for the comments, y'all! I hope everyone is super successful and meets their goals!


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