How to make a Christmas wish jar for kids

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Hi Creative Mamas! Are you ready to make this Christmas a wonderful and inspiring event for your kids and grandkids to remember for ever and ever? I have a little something to share with you that will make you super popular with your kids this Christmas season: A Christmas Wish Jar for kids!

What is a Christmas wish jar?

A Christmas Wish Jar is basically a jar or a vase which you decorate with Christmas ribbons and colors and you fill it with Christmas wishes using wishing labels which you can download for FREE from the Free Resource Library

It’s super easy to make! You can use any size jar or a glass vase that you may have at home. It creates lots of excitement among kids because they feel free to write different Christmas wishes at different times. I find these jars super cool to give to my friends and extended family a month or so before Christmas.

It helps parents know what the kids are thinking in terms of physical gifts but it’s also an opportunity to wish for more thoughtful things such as spending time with a family member that they miss or wishing to spend Christmas with someone special 🙂

Present this Christmas Wish Jar to your kids when you hang the advent calendar. You can make your own DIY advent calendar for a crafty feel and get your kids involved in gift wrapping and making their own unique Christmas gift tags using these cool self adhesive felt templates.

What do you write in a wish jar?

I encourage my kids to write 4 wishes each. I also encourage them to write a variety of wishes such as toys, food, a sentimental wish or a wish for someone else. It’s quite magical what can happen when kids start to think about others in these holiday seasons.

How do you use a wish jar for kids?

I place our wish jar by the Christmas tree and let the kids put in their wishes when they feel is the right time. I include lots of wishing labels which you can download for FREE from the Free Resource Library. these wishing labels are great fun and it makes it super easy for us parents to know who wrote what 🙂

Wishing jar for kids ideas

Christmas Wish Jars are just one kind of wishing jars. There are many options. Here are some:

  • Gratitude jars
  • Birthday party wishing jars
  • Tooth fairy wishing jars
  • Easter Bunny wish chocolate eggs jar

Christmas Wish Jar Printable Templates

These are the Christmas Wish Jar Templates that will allow you and your kids to create beautiful jars all ready to be filled with Christmas wishes and love! Get your kids organized, gather all the necessary tutorial materials, download the templates and be ready to spend an awesome afternoon getting your house ready for Christmas 🙂

How to make a Christmas wish jar Tutorial

Equipment and Materials

Before we start the tutorial I just want to share my favorite Christmas Pillow Tutorial using fabric scraps. Check it out here to learn a simple way to create a beautiful Christmas pillow that you can make using fabric scraps. It’s the perfect item to make together with this Wishing Jar 🙂

Step 1: How to start making your Christmas Wish Jar?

Gather all of your materials. I have chosen bright Christmas colors such as red and green in order to create that Christmas feeling that I am after.

christmas wish jar tutorial

Step 2: Preparing the Christmas adhesible felt templates

Download and print out the Christmas Printable templates and Printable Christmas Wish labels from my FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY. Cut around the star shapes with paper scissors.

christmas printable templates

This is the green adhesible felt sheet that I bought. It comes in an A4 size and has a paper backing.

adhesible christmas felt templates for christmas jars

Place your cut out star shapes on the paper backing of the felt sheet and trace around it.

adhesible christmas felt templates for christmas jars

Trace all the different size stars so that the kids can get creative with their jars 🙂

adhesible christmas felt templates for christmas jars

Using the fabric scissors cut around the star shapes.

adhesible christmas felt templates for christmas jars

Step 3:

Peel off the paper backing and stick the star to the middle of the glass jar.

making christmas wish jars for kids using adhesibe felt christmas printable templates

Prepare another felt star.

making christmas wish jars for kids using adhesibe felt christmas printable templates

Grab your chosen Christmas Ribbon. Place it around the top rim of the glass jar and make its end meet. Stick the second felt star on top of the ribbon and the third felt star where the ribbon meets. The felt stars’ glue will hold everything in place.

making christmas wish jars for kids using adhesibe felt christmas printable templates

making christmas wish jars for kids using adhesibe felt christmas printable templates

Step 4: Christmas Wish Labels

Now fill the jar with the Christmas pom poms and the Christmas Wish Labels. I also added a few blank gift tags and held them with mini wooden pegs. I like to offer a variety of way for the kids and adults to place their wishes 🙂

The finished Christmas Wish Jars

This is our family 2020 Christmas Jar. It will be placed by our DIY fabric Advent calendar. I asked my daughter to fill the jar with her first wish.

She wrote: I wish to see my grandparents (I am hoping her wish comes true soon! We all love in different countries and with the pandemic we are kind of stuck ) However this goes to show that these Christmas Wish Jars are way more than wishing for toys which makes me really happy!

making christmas wish jars for kids using adhesibe felt christmas printable templates

Download your Templates now and get started making your Wish Jar now!

Also you can place your Wish Jar by your Christmas tree which can be decorated with these cute fabric Christmas angels! They are a super easy to make Christmas craft for the kids!

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christmas advent calendar challenge

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