Gift giving doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. There are lots of simple ways to wish those we love and appreciate a Merry Christmas. Here are ten easy ways that you can turn a canning jar into a Christmas present. I bet you can think of a few more.
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Seed Saving Jars
… or fill with seeds for your favorite gardener.
Light Up the Night
There are lots of great ways to turn a mason jar into a light. Here are some ideas:
Use this solar lid to turn your jar into a hanging solar light.
Or this lid to to make a lamp.
Or this oil lamp …
… or maybe you prefer this one.
Make a Vase
And you know that your mom would love this vase that you made from an antique jar and this chicken wire frog to hold the flowers in place.
Or how about a pump jar for liquid soap. These are easy to make using this lid.
This lid will turn your canning jar into a bank lickety split making some child very happy. Especially if you get their savings off to a good start!
And for the seamstress in your life, you can make this pin cushion jar filled with buttons, thread, and other sewing items. Cut a circle out of fabric a little larger than a wide mouth jar canning lid. Stuff with batting and glue to the inner portion of a two piece lid. Then insert this into the outer ring, and top your jar.
For the family with a fireplace or the camper, it’s super easy to make this wooden match holder. Just cut a piece of fine-grade sandpaper and fit it inside the jar ring to act as a striker for the matches.
Fill the Jar With Something Special
- bath salts
- hand scrub for a gardener
- homemade cookies, candy, or fudge
What other ways can you think of to turn a simple canning jar into a Christmas present?