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December 23, 2014

A Tribute to the Beautifully Versatile Mason Jar

Luminaries are some of the most special of gifts.

Silhouettes were glued to the outside of the jar
and faux snow was painted on the inside.


Beautiful hand-crocheted doilies can often be found
at thrift shops at very reasonable prices.  

All Things Heart and Home

A precious take on a Mason jar snow globe:


Easy peasy!

Country Living

Here's an adorable idea - gifts in a Mason jar!

A cookie cutter and the recipe make this gift complete.

Crumbled pretzels, shredded coconut, squashed green jelly beans, and chocolate 'mud' are all you need to create a gingerbread terrarium.  Oh, and a gingerbread cookie!

The Frugal Girls 
Click here for the delicious Lemon White Chocolate Cookie recipe.

How thoughtful is this Pamper Yourself gift jar?

Are you giving someone on your list a cook book?
Take the idea a step further and include a cute
apron in a jar featuring their favorite flower.

Sewing Kit in a jar - the perfect gift for a college student.

Merry Mistle-toes is a precious idea for a Pedicure In a Jar.

Darling survival kits include a travel pack of tissues,
a scarf, Chapstick, and a miniature bottle of wine.

Hot Fudge in a Jar?
Oh, yes, please! This recipe only has 3 ingredients.

DIY - Mason jar cocktail gifts:

If you know your friends' favorite beverages
then you know them pretty well.

Hot cocoa mix, small marshmallows,
and a sample size of Bailey's.  Yum!

Do you have a top secret recipe you're not ready to share?
Then keep it a secret but give batches to friends and family.

Tea Time In A Mason Jar is a thoughtful and appreciated gift:
It really is amazing the number of items you can fit into a jar.

Who doesn't love soup, especially when
it comes with a bowl or large mug?!
Click here for an easy Friendship Soup recipe.

Painted Desert Chili mix in a jar:
Don't forget the tortilla chips!

Chili and Cornbread in a jar:
The Givers Log
Granted, this would be a brilliant idea for a picnic but who doesn't
love chili in the Winter?  Click here for the instructions.

Click here for a 2-ingredient recipe for dog treats.
Truly - only 2 ingredients.

You probably already have all of the ingredients
needed to make these dog biscuits:
Click here for the easy recipe.

Painted Dollar Tree nutcrackers were simply glued to the jar lids and the effect is adorable.  I'd tie a ribbon around the rim of the tops but that's just me.

Lump of Coal cookies are easy to make - simply add AmeriColor Super
Black food color soft gel paste to your favorite sugar cookie recipe. 

Click here for the Apple Cream Cheese
Caramel Dip shown in the photo.

Here is a delicious and simple Salted Caramel Sauce recipe.

The recipe for Stove Top Potpourri will be used year after year.  Ingredients: an orange, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and cranberries.  Just add water and boil.

Click here for 15 free printable jar tags or print a message for under the lid.  You can also use Christmas cards for decorative jar tops.  It's the finishing touches that make gifts extra dear.

An additional 'gift' of today's Mason Jar ideas is that the recipients can
re-use them next year.  Repurpose the Repurposement!


  1. Fun Fun Fun Fun !
    Just looking at these ideas makes me happy.

    cheers, parsnip

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