Easy Mason Jar Crafts & Gifts

As Holidays approach us we have to find cute things to give to co workers use as stocking stuffers etc….

These jars are so cute and easy.

Snowman Jar

Ingredients

• Mason Jars

• White-Chocolate Covered Pretzels

• Red & White Pipe Cleaner

• Red Pom-Poms

• Large Black Buttons

• Hot glue gun + glue

Instructions

1 Fill the mason jar with chocolate-covered pretzels.

2 Fold the pipe cleaner in half and hot glue each end to one of the sides of the jar.

3 Hot glue the red pom-poms to each end of the glued-on pipe cleaner.

4 Glue 2 large black buttons in the front and center of the jar.

Reindeer Jars

Ingredients

• Mason Jars

• Brown Pipe Cleaners

• Red Pom-Poms

• Black Wiggle Eyes

• Chocolate-Covered Preztels

• Hot glue gun + glue

Instructions

1 Fill the mason jar with chocolate-covered pretzels.

2 Use 1 pipe cleaner to circle around the top of the jar.

3 Use 2 other pipe cleaners to form the shape of antlers. Attach each antler to the side of the jar by bending around the circled pipe cleaner. Use hot glue to get the antlers to stay put.

4 Using hot glue, glue on the eyes and a red pom-pom for the nose.

Here’s A Cool Dior Decoration made

From Mason Jar Luda

What you’ll need:

Mason jar canning lids

Twine

Ornaments

Garnish of choice (I used evergreen and pinecones)

Hot glue

How I did it:

1. Tie two mason jar lids together with twine and trim

2. Keep adding until it forms a Christmas tree of your desired size.

3. While laying flat, hot glue the ornament stem to a canning jar lid rim. Allow to cool.

Tip: these ornaments were plastic so they were non breakable should they fall off.

4. Continue until your pool cue thing (haha – tree) is done!

I left the twine long but you could always use a Ribbon

Now add some small pine cones and some greens

I might suggest to hot glue a small paint stick or

4 along the back of the wreath along the bottom. To keep it from wanting to buckle forward.

Supplies

Mason Jars

Watersorb or a similar water absorbing polymer (*see note below)

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Orange Oil

Tulle

Twine

Cinnamon stick

The How-To

1. In a bowl, stir together 1 teaspoon polymer absorbent crystals*, about 1 cup of hot tap water and 10-20 drops of essential oils.

2. For this air freshener, I used 10 drops Orange + 10 drops Cinnamon Bark.  YUM – Autumn in a jar!

3. Stir together until blended and add a little more water if necessary – there should not be any dry powder/crystals left.

4. You can also add coloring to the gel, but I love the translucent/white color of the air freshener, so I left it out.

5. Split the mixture between two half-pint mason jars.

6. To use immediately, place a thin piece of lace or tulle over the jar (leave off the jar lid) and screw on the ring.

7. When giving for gifts, leave the jar lid in place, place the lace/tulle over the lid and screw on the ring.  You may want to add a tag with instructions and note which essential oil you added.

8. If the gel starts to dry out, you can refresh it with a little additional hot water (a teaspoon at a time) and another few drops of oil.

Best to purchase 2-3 lbs. of the small polymers from Watersorb.  

From the Watersorb site: “With an essentially neutral pH, Watersorb super absorbent polymers will break down into nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water with no residual toxicity.”  

Im no chemist or scientist, but I personally felt comfortable using these for this project.

You can also use other essential oils instead like pie and use a green twine , or peppermint and use red and white ribbon.

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