Mason Jar Gifts They'll Love
Our favorite canning jar steals the show in this collection of fun, fresh DIY gifts. Mason jars are so versatile, you can repurpose them for practically any project! Drinkware, decor—we'll show you clever and creative ideas for any gift-giving occasion!
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DIY Mason Jar Bloody Mary Mix
Give the gift of happy hour! Jen of Something Turquoise details how to make the perfect homemade spice mix for a full-bodied bloody. Pair with mini bottles of vodka, V8, and Tabasco. Bonus: These yummy mini bar-in-a-jar gifts are easy to customize to suit almost any drink preference. Swap the vegetable juice for Coke and vodka for whiskey for a simple and easy cocktail.
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DIY Mason Jar Reclaimed Wood Wall Hanging
You don't need to be a professional woodworker to upcycle reclaimed treasures into this DIY Mason Jar Reclaimed Wood Wall Hanging. Armed with elbow grease and a few necessary tools you probably already have (a saw, drill and drill bits, hammer and nails), Ashlee of My So Called Crafty Life gives an easy-to-follow tutorial on painting, cutting, and hanging your way to a rustic-chic decorative display! Fill the Mason jar with flowers for a cheery housewarming gift.
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Banana Bread Mix Gift Jar
For the mama who's always in a hurry, whip up this quick Banana Bread Mix Gift Jar. Monica of The Yummy Life suggests layering the ingredients for a pretty presentation. Finish this sweet gift by using swirls of ribbon to attach the printable recipe card to this delicious DIY mix. Your friend will appreciate the gesture and have a tasty breakfast or snack on hand for the kids!
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Mason Jar Scrubs
Malia of Yesterday on Tuesday uses Epsom Salt as the base for her super simple Mason Jar Scrubs--a perfect gift for Mother's Day, ora prize at a bridal shower! For utter relaxation (who doesn't need to unwind once in a while?), mix grapeseed oil and lavender essential oil with 2 cups epsom salts. For a complete set, follow the how-tos for Invigorating Mint Eucalyptus Scrub and Vacation in a Jar Scrub, too. Scoop into Mason jars and attach gift tags with coordinating twine!
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Spring Mason Jar Vases
Celebrate spring by creating these bright Spring Mason Jar Vases from Amanda of Dwelling in Happiness. Start by wrapping floral fabric around a Mason jar and cutting it to size, then cutting the length of fabric into even smaller strips. Dip the strips in Mod Podge, and carefully layer inside the jar. Once dry, arrange a bouquet of faux flowers inside and deliver to a coworker to brighten the office!
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DIY Bird Feeder
A backyard bird feeder is a fun way to enjoy wildlife, and Vicki and Jennifer of 2 Bees in a Pod have a quick and easy way to bring feathered friends flocking. Simply screw a galvanized chicken feeder to the top of a Mason jar filled with a birdseed blend, then wrap thick-gauge copper wire around the jar, leaving plenty of room for a hanger. In less than 5 minutes, you've created the perfect hangout for hungry birds!
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Loves to Bake Gift in a Jar
Any busy baker will be sweet on The Gunny Sack's Loves to Bake Gift in a Jar. Tonia suggests filling a Mason jar with small items, like cupcake liners, cookie cutters, measuring spoons, and cake decorating supplies. Trim with festive washi tape, and deliver your homemade gift with a cookbook or recipe book.
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DIY Glass Etched Mason Jars
Mason jars are so versatile, they can practically be used for any purpose--drinkware included! For an expensive, custom look at an affordable price, try making these DIY Glass Etched Mason Jars for your next summer get-together or to toast your favorite bride and groom. Sam of DIY Huntress breaks down the steps for a project so quick and easy, it's almost effortless!
Make an Adorable Mason Jar Gift
Layer up your favorite cookie mix in this delicious (and easy!) food gift.
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DIY Mason Jar Lamp
The distressed mirror look on this DIY Mason Jar Lamp adds a touch of sophisticated elegance to an otherwise rustic piece of daily decor. Kristi of Chatfield Court keeps the project simple with just a few supplies: a Mason jar, mirror-effect spray, a mixture of water and vinegar, and a lamp kit. Prefer a clear or tinted Mason jar? Customize the lamp to its recipient by filling with trinkets or vacation mementos.
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Hanging Macrame Candleholders
These Hanging Macrame Candle Holders by Cindy of Skip to My Lou are an easy way to liven up any outdoor space--and they're a snap to whip up! Simply knot colorful nylon cord according to the directions, place a Mason jar in the center with a candle, and hang from a sturdy tree branch or pergola. Give a few away as gifts (don't forget to keep a few for yourself!), and enjoy summer evenings surrounded by the enchanting glow.
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Upcycled Mason Jar with Glass Knob Tops
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DIY Mason Jar Cozy
These DIY Mason Jar Cozies are so cute, you'll want to serve all your drinks jar-style! Cheryl of A Pretty Cool Life lists the supplies you'll need, including a sewing machine, fabric scraps in bold colors, insulated batting, and sew-on hook-and-loop tape. If you can sew a straight line, you're all set for this project. For advanced sewers, embellish with a monogram or other embroidery for an extra-special touch.
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