How to create an idea jar to bring simplicity to the simple decisions in life

How to DIY a Family Fun Jar?

What is an idea jar?

An idea jar can help you literally gather your thoughts. I personally made a date night jar and a family fun jar

A family fun jar is a jar full of cool ideas of activities that the family would love to do. Each family can make come up with their own ideas on the definition of “family fun”.  What’s fun for my family may not be fun for your family.

A date night jar is a collection of date night ideas that are unique to the couples likes and dislikes. If you are on a budget you can still do these jars for your family. Simply just have a cap on the spending limit on the ideas in the jars. A good example of this would be a $20 date night. Remember to keep extra paper near the jar’s location to add to the idea jar when inspiration sparks.

An idea jar would be an awesome craft for an inquisitive child to gather his or her ideas or help kids organize their thoughts.

What you will need to make a family fun jar

1. Mason Jar

2. Ribbon & Scissors

3. Paper (make it fun with different colors)

4. Pen

5. Paint Pen

6. Crazy Glue


First, label the jar using the paint pen. I do not have the steadiest of hands so my labels do not look all that pretty but I’m sure yours will look beautiful. If you desire you can also label the lid.

Second, using the crazy glue put the ribbon the side of the lid of the mason jar.

While the jar and lid dry write down your ideas. Do you want a cheat sheet? You can get my family fun day ideas and my date night ideas on below. Save yourself a step.

Sometimes it is the everyday decisions that are the hardest to make. Am I the only one who gets stumped on what to do for a date night or family day? The idea jar has helped take the guessing game out of the simple decisions in life. It brings just a little bit more simplicity to daily life.