Looking for a thoughtful and creative gift idea? Why not make a DIY Date Night Jar using items from Goodwill NCW? This project is not only budget-friendly but also adds a personal touch to your gift. Follow these simple steps to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for that special someone. 

DIY Date Night Jar Final Image

DIY Date Night Jar Project Steps


Gather supplies

  • Jar or fun container (found at Goodwill NCW) 
  • Small pieces of paper 
  • Pens or markers 
  • Decorative items (optional) 



Head to your nearest Goodwill NCW store to find the perfect jar or fun container for your DIY Date Night Jar. Browse through the shelves and explore the variety of containers available – from vintage jars to fun or colorful containers, Goodwill NCW has a diverse selection.



Choose a container that reflects the personality of the person you’re making the gift for. Whether it’s a mason jar, a colorful tin, or a unique glass container, let your creativity guide you. Keep in mind the size of the container based on the number of date night ideas you plan to include.


DIY Date Night Jar Step 2



Pick up small pieces of paper from Goodwill NCW or use recycled materials at home. Cut the paper into equally sized squares. This will be where you write down your date night ideas.



Think about activities that the recipient would enjoy. Consider a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, romantic dinners, movie nights, or even adventurous outings. Write each idea on a separate piece of paper.

DIY Date Night Jar Step 4



It’s time to Decorate (Optional). Add a personal touch to your DIY Date Night Jar by decorating the container. You can use ribbons, stickers, or paint to make it visually appealing. Get creative and customize it according to the taste of the person receiving the gift.



Place all the small pieces of paper with date night ideas into the jar. You can fold them, roll them, or use decorative envelopes – the choice is yours. Fill the jar to the top for a delightful surprise.



Your DIY Date Night Jar is ready to be gifted! Present it to your special someone, and let them enjoy the excitement of picking a surprise date night idea whenever they’re in the mood for an adventure.

Creating a DIY Date Night Jar with items from Goodwill NCW is a fun and meaningful way to express your thoughtfulness. It’s a gift that keeps on giving, providing endless opportunities for shared experiences and cherished memories. 

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