Traditions of Christmas ~ Gift Jars

  Are you looking for a simple gift for a friend, teacher, or co-worker? Maybe you want a project that you can do with the kids. Gift jars are a great gift for anyone, and easy enough for kids to make with a little help from an adult. 

3 different gift jar gifts



Here are three different ideas to choose from.

1. Bean Soup Mix Gift Jar

Bean Soup Gift Jar



Materials Needed:
Bean soup mix gift jar materials


12 oz. jar
DIY recipe tag
Ribbon/string
Fabric
Glue

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of beans of your choice
I used 1/4 cup of each of these:
            Dark Red Kidney Beans
            Light Red Kidney Beans
            Navy Beans
            Cranberry Beans
            Pink Beans
            Northern Beans
2 tbs. Onion Soup Mix
1 tsp garlic powder
*other seasonings of your choice



Soup Mix Tag:

 Soup Mix Directions

1.Wash beans and soak overnight
2. Drain & rinse
3. Add 6 cups water, 1 can diced tomatoes, 
    seasoning pack, & beans to slow cooker
    *Add bacon//pork if desired
4. Cook 7-8 hrs on high


Bean soup mix gift jarDirections For Bean Soup 
Gift Jar:

Cut a circle of fabric a little bigger than the lid, 
and glue to lid.
Type or write soup mix directions of card stock
Add ribbon around edge of lid if desired
Layer beans in jar.
Put seasonings in a tiny baggie, 
and place on top of beans.
Place decorated lid on jar.
Attach soup mix tag with string or ribbon.






Bean soup mix gift jar



2. Candy Mix Gift Jar



Candy Mix Gift Jar





Candy mix gift jar materials

Materials Needed:

Jar
DIY gift tag
Ribbon/string
Fabric
Glue 
Candies of your choice




Candy mix gift jar lid
Directions For 
Candy Mix Gift Jar:


Cut a circle of fabric and glue to lid.
Alternate layers of candy
Place decorated lid on jar.
Attach a gift tag with string or ribbon.






Candy mix gift jar
Perfect gift for a teacher or friend!
3. Bath Salts Gift Jar
  
Bath Salts Gift Jar




Lavender bath salts gift jar materials

Materials Needed:

Wide mouth jar
DIY gift tag
Ribbon/string
Flower pictures from magazine
Modge Podge 
2 cups Epsom Salt (sea salt can also be used)
1/4 cup Baking Soda

Essential Oils of your choice. 
(I did a lavender themed jar, 
so I used lavender oil.)



Lavender bath salts gift jar instructions
Directions For Bath Salts Gift Jar:

 Mod Podge flower pictures on jar and on lid, let dry, do second coat
Mix Epsom salt and baking soda
Stir in 20 drops of essential oils; mix thoroughly
Spoon mixture into clean jar 
Place decorated lid on jar.
Attach a gift tag with string or ribbon.




Lavender bath salts gift jar lid
Lavender bath salts gift jar
All finished and ready to be given to a special lady!



  I hope you enjoyed checking out our Gift Jar ideas!

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