Mindfulness Glitter Jars
I made my first glitter jar and thought it was just a fun, glittery little decor item for my office shelf. I didn't think too much about it.
I taught my friend's 12 year old how to make them too.
Over the last month, however, I've found myself reaching for my glitter jar at work more times than you'd imagine. It sits high up on a shelf next to my 'the future is female' sign (thanks, Target) and I grab it often.
It centers me. It's like a forced deep breath. When I need to check myself before I respond to an email, when I need to refocus on my to-do list, when I need a little boost of energy or a self-pep-talk...
Take a few minutes this week and make one. I think you'll find it just as centering as I have.
1. Boil enough water to fill your mason jar almost all the way to the top. You'll want to leave about an inch or so to have room to shake up the water.
2. Once you've filled up your mason jar with water (be careful, it's going to be HOT, so use oven mitts if needed) you're going to take your clear glue and pour in about 2-3 tbsp. Once you pour it in you'll want to stir it up until you no longer see it. The more glue you put in, the slower the glitter will settle.
3. I then let my water cool until it was only about lukewarm. From there, I took my finer glitter and poured in about a tbsp and stirred. I added some of my larger glitter and stirred again. I would say I used about 3-4 tbsp of glitter, but I didn't measure it out. Once you put the first "round" of glitter in, put the cap on and shake it up. If you aren't seeing enough glitter, take off the cap and put more in! You can also add 1-2 drops of food coloring if you want the water to be colored and not clear.