With Christmas right around the corner, decorations are starting to crop up on every corner—and probably in your house, too. As someone who loves making festive crafts, I researched various things to create with a simple Mason jar. The results were so creative, I almost forgot that a jar was the primary ingredient to all of the below.
To Eat Or Drink…
1. Mulling Spices
Not only is this a great stocking stuffer, but also a great gift to bring to a holiday party (or ten). Plus, the scent is so delicious, it’ll make you want to make mulled wine year-round. Check out nestofposties.com for full instructions and details.
2. Christmas Salsa
3. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
4. Gingerbread Terrariums
I think this wins for “most creative (edible) Mason jar idea.” Ground pretzels are used as “gravel,” shredded coconut (or vanilla frosting) as “snow,” kneaded marzipan for “succulents” and “Christmas trees,” and Rosemary as added trees. Click here for full instructions.
To Light Up Your Life…
5. Snowy Pinecone Candle Jars
I adore everything that Crafts by Amanda does (follow her on Facebook and you’ll see what I mean!). These snowy pinecone candle jars are festive, yet also romantic—perfect for those cold nights when you have to stay in.
6. Snowman Mason Jar
These are the cutest—and great to make with kids!—and also light up when you add an LED tea light to them!
7. Snowman Luminary
8. Illuminated Christmas Scene
The other day, we did a story on how you can make your own Christmas snow globe. Now, you can make a serene winter setting—that also lights up! Perfect as night lights or accents for a holiday dinner party! Full details here.
9. White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries
To Give Thanks And Thoughts…
11. Gratitude Jar
This example is for Thanksgiving, though I do it for Christmas and, inside, I put a bunch of reasons why I am grateful for whomever I’m giving it to. It’s the perfect thank-you for special people in your life!
For even more holiday Mason jar craft ideas, check out this link.