We used a lot of quart sized Ball, or canning, jars for wedding decoration and I have vowed to use as many as possible for Christmas presents.
I went to Pinterest and was pretty happy with the ideas I found.
I knew you guys wouldn’t lead me astray.
I made three different gifts. They were all simple to assemble and the ingredients were found at my local grocery store. Honestly, I was surprised which one I liked the most.
Note: I did make a few extra of each of these, just in case the “unexpected gift giver” popped up. I won’t be caught without a gift and nobody feels left out. Win-win, right?
I thought these cookies in a jar at Make It Do were too cute not to make. I love the idea of fresh baked cookies for Santa. Back in the day, I think Dad would have liked fresh baked cookies too. The recipe was borrowed from Bakerella’s Cowboy Cookie recipe.
The next was The Crafty Nest’s bath salts. I did a little twist on her lavender and substitued peppermint. It made the kitchen smell amazing. Peppermint has such a revitalizing and invigorating aroma. I thought it would be perfect for a winter or spring bath for my Florida family.
Of the three, Under the Table and Dreaming’s lemon sugar hand scrub totally won me over. I love it because my hands are a wreck right now and I’m not one to spend oodles of money on hand scrub.
It’s the perfect mixture of exfoliant and softening for my hands. The smell is a bit too “olive oily” for my liking but I added a little bit of a perfume. Just for the sake of experimenting, I might even make my next batch with almond oil.
DIY gifts are hot right now and I’ve got a lot of jars to use. Do you have a favorite “_____ in a jar” gift? If so, would you mind sharing it with me? A link would be great.