Whether you need a quick gift to send to a friend who just got engaged or want to cheer up a pal who’s been homebound for months, a “bar in a jar” is a fabulous DIY gift option.
Under ordinary circumstances, when we’d have weddings to attend and other celebrations to enjoy, a big mason jar containing various cocktail spirits would make for a cute, unique gift. But these days, it may also be the only way we’re able to enjoy a drink “with” friends.
Best of all, it couldn’t be easier to put together one of these jars of joy. First, you’ll need to find a big mason jar (or some other large jar or bucket), and then grab some tiny bottles of liquor, based on your friend or loved one’s preferences.
Fill the jar with the liquor bottles, add a tag that says “Bar in a Jar,” screw on the lid and you’ve got yourself a cute gift for someone who needs a boozy pick-me-up!
There are plenty of ways to get creative with this project, too, even just by decorating the jar with some glittery ribbon and polka-dotted paper, as Instagram user @spookykid0105 did with the jar she made as a Father’s Day gift.
Other crafty folks have printed out labels to stick on their jars, such as Instagram user @partydecorationsandpositivity, who put together these festive little buckets as holiday gifts and added sassy labels that read, “sip, sip, hooray, it’s a bar in a jar.”
Or take things a step further by customizing both the label and the content of the jar to suit its recipient. You could include the fixings for a specific cocktail by choosing a soda or tonic and one particular bottle of liquor to go with it.
It looks like @jenner407 did this for three separate friends, pairing up liquors and non-alcoholic beverages to create three different cocktails (complete with tiny umbrellas!). How cute is this?
And some folks are customizing their bars in jars for special events. Instagrammer @jamiemichael1993 received this sweet thank-you gift for being a man of honor in his best friend’s wedding.
The friend really went all out here, stuffing the jar full of liquors and including fancy flavored tonic waters to go with them. This is an A-plus wedding party gift!
Do you know someone who could use a bar in a jar right about now?