Monday, December 1, 2014

Maya Angelou Mason Jar Quotes Craft

A Gift Mason Jar of Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes

Includes:  Top 20 Inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes

We can all use a little inspiration!  Maya Angelou was the queen of motivation, so we thought she would be a great subject for our Quafts series (Quotable Crafts):

Maya Angelous quotes - mason jar crafts
Maya Angelou Quotes In Mason Jar

You will need:
*mason jar (any size)
*card stock
*hot glue or you can use sticker paper
*gray string
*any kind of print software program
*pic of Maya Angelou

For the outside of the quote card: On white card stock--I used a print program’s mailing label template and added a black rectangle border around it.  The label was 3.69” x 1.19” in size.

I put my pic of Maya Angelou in the left corner.  Then added the words, "Inspiration with Maya Angelou" in black and highlighted the words in a gray rectangle box.

Inside quote card:  I used gray paper and a blank page from a print program.  I made a smaller black rectangle border:  3.5” x 1”.

I typed the quote inside the box.  Glue or use sticker paper to combine front and back of the two labels into one. Fold in fourths.

crafts with Maya Angelou quotes
Crafts Maya Angelou Quotes Page for Mason Jar


To decorate the jar:  I made a black rectangle in a blank page of a print program.  I sized it to the flat part of the front of the jar.  I added the same pic, but a bigger size of it.  And added white text: "Inspiration with Maya Angelou".

Lastly, I made four black circles.  Inside each black circle was a smaller gray circle.  Two  of the circles I added the text: "Maya Angelou quotes".  The other two circles the text: :"Take as needed:".  I cut out the four circles.  I glued the two circles together (to make them sturdier) adding gray ornament string between the two glued circles.

Maya Angelou quotes
Maya Angelou Inspirational Quote Mason Jar Gift Craft

Top 20 Maya Angelou Quotes 

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
-Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. -Maya Angelou 

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.  -Maya Angelou Quote

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.  -Maya Angelou 



Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. -Maya Angelou 

You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise! -Maya Angelou 

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. -Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quotes
Open Heart Maya Angelou Quote 



I've learned that whenever 
I decide something with an open heart, 
I usually make the right decision. 
I've learned that even when I have pains, 
I don't have to be one. 
I've learned that every day you should 
reach out and touch someone.
People love a warm hug, 
or just a friendly pat on the back. 
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. 
I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, 
but people will never forget 
how you made them feel. 
-Maya Angelou



Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. -Maya Angelou

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. -Maya Angelou

Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.  -Maya Angelou 

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.  -Maya Angelou

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. -Maya Angelou

How important it is to celebrate our heroes and she-roes! -Maya Angelou

I am a Woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal Woman,
that's me.
-Maya Angelou 

It’s the fire in my eyes, 
And the flash of my teeth, 
The swing in my waist, 
And the joy in my feet. 
I’m a woman. Phenomenally

Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion! -Maya Angelou

Life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.  -Maya Angelou 

Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life.
-Maya Angelou

This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.  -Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quotes

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be! 
-Maya Angelou

You can't use up creativity 
The more you use
The more you have
-Maya Angelou 

Taking the lid off the jar for inspiration!

This is a great way to take the lid off the jar for inspiration!

Check out our webpage for more quotable crafts!:  inspirational crafts

Make a general quote jar too!   Here are some motivational quotes for the New Year to come! 

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