Gifts in a jar are one of the most popular holiday crafts on the internet these days. Gift givers looking for a festive yet frugal way to show someone they care are turning to gifts in a jar as the perfect alternative. They are so easy to make, and chances are you have most of the items you need around your house already. If not, a quick trip to the dollar store will do the trick. Take a look below at a gift in a jar idea to get you started. Not only will be show you how easy it is to construct a gift in a jar, but we will even give you a recipe to fill it with!
For your gift in the jar base, you will need the following items:
1. To begin, cut a small square of scrap fabric into a square. The square should fit the lid of your jar.
2. Clean your quart mason jar well and allow it to dry. You don’t want any dampness in it when you begin filling it with dry goods.
3. Now, set your jar aside and begin making the filling.
Filling supplies needed:
1. Line a baking sheet with foil and heat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix the brown sugar, canola oil, vanilla extract, and salt.
3. Stir in the old fashioned oats and almonds. Keep stirring until they are well coated.
4. Spread the mixture evenly on the tin foil lined pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring half way.
5. Allow the mixture to cool.
Once the granola is cool, you can place it in the jar. Place the metal circle at the top of the jar and place the fabric square over it. Then, screw on the metal ring. You will notice the fabric shows through nicely as it does in our sample picture. We then took scissors and trimmed the fabric up to make it ruffed around the lid.
Then, include a note card with the name of the filling as well as serving suggestions. You could suggest a granola such as this be used in yogurt, eaten as a snack, or even sprinkled on ice cream. You can even include the above directions should they wish to make more when this batch is gone.
Gifts in a jar make such great gifts as they are easy to make and easy to enjoy. Try your hand at making up a simple one such as this and see how happy your recipient is to receive it!