Mason jars are so popular right now, and it’s no wonder because of all the fabulous things you can do with them! There are tons of easy DIY projects that have stemmed from mason jars, so I have put together this short list of 5 fun mason jar gift ideas! Of course we all know mason jars make fantastic packaging for food items – everything from candy to cupcakes in a jar, to hot cocoa to cookies, and the possibilities are just endless! But there are also some other really neat and creative – and EASY – ideas that don’t involve food. You can find mason jars at Walmart for around $14 for a pack of 12. Yay for inexpensive, but still totally awesome, gifts!!!
HOT COCOA IN A JAR
Everyone loves hot cocoa! And what a super cute way to package it up for people! Add some of those fun paper straws and it really looks fun! If you want to jazz things up for the bigger people on your list, add a tiny bottle of Baileys – wheeeeee!
MASON JAR LUMINARIES
Oh my stars – how cute is this?? What a creative, original gift for someone – it would look awesome on a mantle or a bookshelf! All you do is paint the mason jar with frosted glass spray paint, paint the lid black and then add a cute vinyl letter and a tea light! Be sure to remove the lid (inside the ring) so the candle can breathe and the smoke has somewhere to go, lol.
Oh sweet ymminess!!! Whip up some caramel cream cheese dip, add an apple and bam – instant yummy gift
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
10 pkgs (2 oz each) caramel dip
2 (39 gr each) Skor bars
8 (1/2 cup each) mason jars
Mix cream cheese with 2 of the caramel dips (4 oz). Mix until smooth.
Divide evenly amongst 8 jars. Wipe rim.
Spoon 1 each of the remaining 8 caramel dips into each jar.
Crush up both Skor bars.
Sprinkle Skor crumbs evenly amongst the 8 jars.
Place lid on jars.
Top each jar with an apple.
Wrap in cellophane and tie with ribbon. Keep refrigerated until ready to give away.
Energy In A Jar, Pampering In A Jar, Refreshment In A Jar, pick a theme and fill the jar with it!
Love the Pampering In A Jar that is filled with pampering/spa type goodies. I’m thinking this would make a fabulous gift for a tween or teen girl – fill with nail polish and other mani/pedi stuff!
PHOTO MEMORY JARS
Aren’t these gorgeous?? And so EASY! All you do is stick a photo in there, I mean seriously, it doesn’t get any easier than this folks, lol. The photo below uses the blue tinted mason jars which can be difficult to find, however, you can google "how to tint mason jars," and there are tons of simply tutorials that will show you how to tint them yourself in all kinds of different colors. You can spray paint the lids if you want and edit the photos to make them look antique-y (is that a word?????) or grungy or whatever look you’re going for! I think I will make some of these for myself! Merry Christmas to me, lol!
OK, I said this list was going to have 5 mason jar gift ideas, but I found one more that was too cute, too easy and too inexpensive not to include so here’s a bonus!
DRINKING GLASS GIFT SET
Adorable!! Use fun cupcake liners for the lids and add a bundle of paper straws for an instant gift set of drinking glasses This might be even easier to do than the photo memory jars!
Hope these ideas gave you some inspiration for fun DIY mason jar gifts! To help you out, I made some super cute labels for you to use! They are made to go on the tops of the mason jars, to help make them look all cute and stuff. Visit our blog post here to grab your free mason jar labels!