Diy Mason Jars That Make For Great Last Minute X'mas Gifts

Written by Dayle PereiraSep 16, 2016
DIY MASON JARS THAT MAKE FOR GREAT LAST MINUTE X'MAS GIFTS
‘Tis the season where everything is merry and bright with festivities galore and gifts aplenty. If you have a beauty lover to gift or a fashion addict to surprise, we’ve got just the solution for you. However, if you’ve got a loved who would appreciate a more personalized gift idea, you can always take the crafty route. Mason jars are storage efficient and when decorated, are adorable to gift your friends and family which is what you can try with these easy Christmas gift ideas that you can do yourself.
 

Snow globe in a jar

Gingerbread sugar scrub in a jar

Snow globes can take you on a trip to a faraway land, while being firmly seated in your chair. Being the perfect gift for a loved one who has an eye for decor and lifestyle, this snowglobe is so easy to make!

What you need

A jar
5 drops of Glycerin
Water, in proportion to jar
2 tablespoons of Glitter
Waterproof glue
Figurine, depending on what your gift receiver prefers

Start by removing the lid of your jar and laying it flat. Apply a layer of waterproof glue to the inner side of the lid and to the bottom of your figure. Glue both surfaces together and set aside to dry for 4 - 5 hours. Then fill the jar with water upto 60% of the bottle to account for displacement of the water once the figurine is in. Add the glycerine to the water to add viscosity. Once your figurine is dry, apply a layer of glue to the edges of the jar and the rim, twist the lid upside down and seal it shut. Leave it to dry in the same position for a few hours and then turn your jar and over and there you have your snow globe!

 

Hot chocolate mix in a jar

Gingerbread sugar scrub in a jar

Gift the the beverage of the season, hot chocolate in a jar! It is perfect for a loved one who revels in the season by being snuggled up and all that is they will need to do is to add hot milk.

What you need

A jar
Gift tag
Ribbon

For the hot chocolate mix

710 gms of milk powder
240 gms of granulated sugar
240 gms of hot chocolate powder
Marshmallows, in proportion

How to

Mix the dry ingredients of milk powder, granulated sugar and hot chocolate powder thoroughly and transfer to the jar. Top up the jar with marshmallows until it is full. Write the instructions to add hot milk on the gift tag along with your Christmas greeting and tie it around the neck of the jar with the ribbon.

 

Gingerbread sugar scrub in a jar

Gingerbread sugar scrub in a jar

An essential flavour of Christmas, this gingerbread flavoured sugar scrub for the loved one who enjoys wellness and relaxation. Just open and scrub away!

What you need

A jar
Gift tag
Ribbon

For the gingerbread sugar scrub mix

450 gms cane sugar
⅛ tablespoon all spice powder
⅜ tablespoon cinnamon powder
¼ tablespoon cloves, ground finely to a powder
20 gms coconut oil
46 gms molasses

How to

Sieve the dry ingredients of the all spice powder, cinnamon powder and cloves powder together in a bowl and keep aside. In a second bowl, combine the cane sugar, coconut oil and molasses for a coarse, flaky texture which is required of the scrub. Add the mixture of dry ingredients to the second bowl and mix together thoroughly. Scoop the same into a mason jar and complete it with a gift tag tied around the jar rim with a ribbon.

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