DIY reward jar


DIY reward jar

DIY reward jar labels free printable

I don’t know about your household but there is a fair amount of bribery that goes down in ours. In fact, I like to think of it less as bribery and more as an apropriate reward system. The kind that keeps things running smoothly around here (sound convincing?) And whilst I am quite strict when it comes to my kids’ consumption of sweets, I am a firm believer in incentivising good behavior.

The bottom line is, I’m not above the occasional use bribery in those ‘pick your battle’ moments.

DIY reward jar labels free printable
DIY reward jar labels free printable

The ‘bribes’ are simple: do as you’re told without a fuss and you’re in for a reward. Skittles are the reward of choice in our house and they’re handed out one at a time. Of course, I had to make a custom jar for this purpose.

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one using this method… right, peeps? Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me. For those of you who are on this team, I’ve created a free printable for your secret bribery jars.

DIY reward jar labels free printable

Download the printable sheet here. Unless you’re the Von Trapp family, it contains way more labels than you’ll need πŸ˜‰

Tip: If your kids have different favorites, you could customize individual jars with a ribbon around the neck.

It’s the start of the weekend here in Dubai and we are in for a busy one. I’m grateful for the distractions as I have two miserable smalls who had to bid farewell to their Ouma (that’s the Afrikaans name for granny) yesterday after a month-long visit. We’re starting with my gorgeous niece’s birthday party tomorrow. Her grandparents are in town so it will be a fun event with lots of family around. You may recall my post on Ava’s birth announcement, which feels like yesterday – I can’t believe she’s turning one already! I’ve been helping with the stationery and decor for her party and hope to feature it soon.

Happy weekend!

Kathryn Hawkes

All posts


  • mylles 19/05/2016 at 7:16 AM


  • […] all of you who love to travel. Check out this easy project and learn how to make a vacation jar. 61.DIY REWARD JAR: How cool it will be to have a reward jar. Make one Β by yourself, fill it with candy and then take […]

  • […] a lot of work involved here, peeps! It’s really just a cheeky modification of my DIY reward jarΒ from last […]

  • Fiona Cragg 08/05/2014 at 10:38 AM

    No more pitter patter in my house …. I can now reward myself everyday and ALL day!!

  • Tasha 08/05/2014 at 9:07 AM

    I love this Kath! Only problem is my two don’t understand the concept of ‘one at a time’… Thanks for the free printable – I’ll be making use of that xxx

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Hi, I’m Kathryn

    House of Hawkes is a boutique interior design studio based in Dubai. This website is where it all started and remains a creative space for my love of design and decor, and for sharing awesome everyday things. More about me & the team

    Subscribe & Follow



    Never miss a new post from House of Hawkes! Enter your email address to subscribe and receive new posts right in your inbox.

    Follow on Instagram

    • Mariam from @interiorflavor reached out to me and asked if I'd like to participate in her #monthofinspiration campain and offer a tip to everyone. Mine is a really simple one that has to do with something I'm asked all the time... how do I have white furniture with kids and a pet? The answer is really simple - removable covers, peeps. My white sofa has them and they're washed every few months. It's the very reason why I partnered with @helmiibeds to design a bed frame that has removable, washable covers! No fuss, no stress. #toptip #removablebedcover #removablesofacovers #loosecovers
    • Progress report in Ethan's room... I wasn't feeling the one third ratio of the colour block against the bed, so raised the line to two thirds and I'm so glad I did. Try to ignore the pile of mess just visible on the bed and marvel at the wonder of that colour. It's called Northern Mystic but I'd totally have named it forest green. Either way, I'm loving it! 
#greenwalls #colourblock #boysroom #tween  #jotunpaints
    • We've got a full house this weekend with my niece and nephew here and all 4 kids are coughing and congested πŸ˜” poor things.  We've had to pass on our usual Saturday activities with in favour of a couch day. I caught little miss camera shy, aka Ava-licious, chilling hard with Peter Rabbit 🐰
#couchday #sickday #home #houseofhawkes
    • New to the portfolio: a piano room. Take a tour of this moody and discerning space on image by @marli_smithphotography #houseofhawkes #pianoroom #yamahapiano #wallpaper #pianoman
    • I've put in an order for a new slip cover for my #helmiiXhouseofhawkes bed. It's for my guestroom makeover and I've opted for the off-white. I should have it by next week and I'll be sure to show you how quick and easy the change is! #bedslipcover guestroom #makeover #easypeasy
    • When @style____k (bless her for her patience) was trying to get a shot of us at the @fronteriors product shoot, but we were knee deep in hardware discussions. Again. 
Also, could you die for the plywood fronts and top for BESTA? And the cane doors for BILLY!!?? 😁😜🀭
Image by @marli_smithphotography 
#fronteriors #productphotography #interiorstyling #ikeahacks #ikeahack
    • Today was a biggie for @liveloudgirl and I. That little idea about making custom fronts, tops and accessories for IKEA frames became a big reality as we embarked on our inaugural shoot for the @fronteriors website with the first few items fresh off the production line. The full collection isn't yet ready but we've decided that rather than waiting for everything to be finsihed before we go live, we're going to make items available to purchase as and when they are ready. A decision based largely on our excitement induced impatience, but also because of the 'are we there yet' questions we are fielding on a daily basis. And we get it. At this point, theres already a great selection of options coming online, including the hotly anticipated cane doors for the BILLY bookcase. We're so excited to bring this concept to the local market! Keep on eye out for the announcement of our website going live! 
Big thanks to everyone who assisted us in pulling today together: @nordichomeworx for the dreamy flooring, @8thstreetstudios for the studio space, @style____k for getting me out of my ripped jeans, @marli_smithphotography for being behind the lens, @jleeksma for video  magic, @jotunpaintsarabia for always having our back... and our walls! @thebowerycompany for accessories, for amazing organisation 
#ittakesavillage #almostthere #fronteriors
    • Over at @fronteriors some of our first units are almost off the production line and we're prepping to shoot images for the website every soon. Epic excitement here as It's. All. Happening! Eeek. I'm so thrilled to be embarking on this big adventure with such a fabulous partner in design endeavours - @liveloudgirl ... afterall, someone's gotta look good around here! #funtimes #fronts #frontsquad #fronteriors #herewego
    • All eyes on Kate πŸ‘€ because some icons never go out of style. 
#livingroom #livingroomdecor #katemoss #etsy

    Follow @houseofhawkes