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Rainy Day Jar DIY

Alyssa Stegmaier

The goal of this jar is to not only provide a cute addition to your dorm room, but also serve for a very practical purpose.

It can be hard to remember the Lord’s truth when you are feeling down or upset or if you’ve had a bad day. This jar can help you plan ahead for situations such as those.

After creating this jar, place it somewhere that is easily accessible for you and where you will remember to turn to it in times of need. The things you put in this jar should be things that will redirect you to God. This way, whenever you are upset, you already have a plan in place to redirect your heart to what is most important, your relationship with God and his amazing plan for your life.

Here are a few encouraging truths that you could write down:

  • I am blameless and free from accusation. (Colossians 1:22)
  • I have been buried, raised, and made alive with Christ. (Colossians 2:12, 13)
  • I am loved. (1 John 4:10)
  • I am born of God, and the evil one…the devil…cannot touch me. (1 John 5:8)
  • I am capable. (Philippians 4:13)
  • I have been rescued from the domain of Satan’s rule and transferred to the kingdom of Christ. (Colossians 1:13)
  • I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins. The debt against me has been cancelled. (Colossians 1:14)
  • I am called. (1 Corinthians 7:17)
  • I am bought with a price; I am not my own; I belong to God. (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20; 7:23)


  • Jar
  • Things to decorate with
  • Pieces of pretty paper
  • Pen


  1. Write verses, funny jokes, stories, quotes, etc. on to the strips of paper.

  2. Fold the pieces of paper, roll them up, or any other way your heart desires.

  3. Decorate the jar however you’d like.

  4. Place the folded pieces of paper into the jar.

  5. Open the jar and take one of the pieces of paper out whenever you feel like you need some encouragement or are feeling down.

Have fun crafting!



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