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Sometimes a homemade gift is just what the elf ordered. It’s a great option for those that are hard-to-buy-for on your list. This project is simple and can be customized for almost anyone on your list.
For this post, we decided to make “Energy in a Jar.” It’s a perfect gift for that co-worker who always needs the 2 p.m. energy fix!
The Jar Present Project
Inside the jar:
- Luna S’mores energy bar
- Clif Chocolate Almond energy bar
- Toblerone chocolate bar
- Lindt chocolates
- Ferrero Rocher chocolates
- Bailey’s chocolate truffles
This is your jar project so add whatever you want for products inside.
You’ll also need:
- 1 Large mason jar
- Paper or fabric to cover the lid
I used Martha Stewart Kraft Paper labels. I like the look of the plain brown label with simple text, but this project really lends itself to creativity, so make it yours! I selected a simply printed tissue paper because I like its flexibility, which makes it easy to wrap around the lid of the jar. Michael's has a nice selection of these types of papers. The label and the paper are neutral so I decided to select a burgundy coloured twine to add a splash of colour.
For the label, I thought it was a cute idea to use a dictionary definition of energy. Coming up with the idea was the most difficult part! To make the label, I simply downloaded the corresponding template from Avery, entered the text, and printed.
To fill the jar, I put in the large items first and then filled around them with the smaller items.
To cover the lid, I folded the tissue paper in half, placed it around the lid and wrapped the twine and tied it off. Be sure to trim the twine and the extra tissue paper.
That’s it! It’s not complicated, but it’s a fun gift that will be appreciated – especially around 2 p.m.
Here are some other jar ideas:
Imbibe in a Jar Fill will mini alcohol bottles, alcohol-filled chocolate (find some Saskatchewan-made liqueurs!), and wine glass markers! Super fun!
Label Text to Print:
imbibe; verb (formal)
1. drink (alcohol), consume, guzzle, gulp, swill, chug, knock back a few.
Pamper in a Jar
Fill with cozy socks, hand cream, lip balm, mini perfume, eye cream, massage bar, hand sanitizer.
Label Text to Print:
Verb with object
1. indulge with every attention, comfort, and kindness; spoil.
Indulge as needed
The possibilities are endless! Make a sewing kit jar filled with mending supplies, a sports-themed jar, a new year, new you themed jar...the list goes on! What did you put in your jars?!
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