Christmas In A Jar.


If you've been reading this blog for any time at all you've figured out that I have a thing for packaging. Specifically, packaging something up and then naming it based upon what it's contained in. For example, Spring In A Can, New Year's Party In A Box, Summer In A Basket. . . I'm sure there are more but those were the first few off the top of my head.

This latest installment, Christmas In A Jar, is just another way to package up the neighbor gifts I mentioned a few years back. You will need to borrow a food dehydrator if you don't already own one but that is the extent of the work this project takes. It's so simple and is a wonderful gift because it doesn't involve slaving away in the kitchen and there isn't a single calorie to count. Hooray!



To make a few to give to friends, neighbors or teachers here's what you need:

-Christmas Potpourri Recipe
-Glass Jars (I found mine at Wal-Mart)
-Coffee Filters
-String
-Downloadable Christmas In A Jar labels.


As always, have fun putting this project together and of course feel free to blog about it. Just make sure to link to this post instead of linking directly to the download.

P.S. I'll be announcing the 31 Favorite Things package winner tomorrow. One more day to enter!

27 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. I'll have to try it. I just love any gift in a jar.

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  2. I LOVE these pictures. The perfect gift - and so very Dandee. Love, Lin

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  3. Such a great idea ! I am definitely doing this, a perfect last minute Christmas gift!

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  4. This is genius! My friend's son asked for a food dehydrator for Christmas (he's 10 and wants to dry some jerkey & fruit :) I wonder if he'll let me borrow it so I can make some Christmas in a jar? :)

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  5. Your propensity to create wonderfully packaged items is one of the things I love most about your blog. I love this idea!

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  6. Lindsay's comment is spot on! These scream Danyelle and I love them!!

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  7. love this - just might have to get crafty today!

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  8. mmm! i love this!! will have to make some -next year. ;)

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  9. I like this a lot. And what perfect jars!

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  10. This is so fun! And I love the name. I make a dessert called Christmas in a Bowl.

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  11. This is adorable and so unique. I want a jar. :)

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  12. This is such a lovely idea - thank you for sharing with us!

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  13. So very pretty! And it's a sigh of relief to see something that isn't sugar at Christmas!

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  14. New follower. Found you on pinterest. Adorable packaging. :)

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  15. Love this! I particularly love that I could make it in the afterglow of Thanksgiving and deliver it early in December. I try to keep the days leading up to Christmas open so that I can enjoy the season - and so that I'm calm, not frazzled, for my family. Great, great idea!!

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  16. I am making a bunch of these and will be using your labels, but you don't mention anywhere which size labels you used.
    camillastarks at gmail dot com

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  17. I just made about 30 of these and do have a few notes! Firstly, this is an expensive project if you consider the cost of whole cloves and allspice as required for ONE recipe (about $8.00 for both) and then the cinnamon and jar add another $5.00. To relieve this sting, I highly recommend that you go on-line to a wholesale spice store and buy your spices in bulk ~ I saved about 50% off the suppermarket costs. The finished package cost me about $6.00 each and I''m selling in a craft fair for $8.00. It was the best I could do, unless I ditched the glass jars and went to cellophane bags. I like the product in the jar, however. Thanks for the idea! The potpourri does smell heavenly!

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  18. Great idea! I read in a microwave cookbook that you can use a microwave to do your dehydrating! Will try it with that. I'll let you know how it comes out!

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  19. I love this. This is definitely a idea for a perfect giveaway, or gifts for women.

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  20. That is definitely a brilliant idea! Labeling jars is a good way for you to not get confused about the content of a certain jar.

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  21. j’adore !... je cherche des freebies sur le Net pour les partager, pour l'instant sur Pinterest (où j'ai déjà plus de 15000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits), en attendant l'ouverture de mon propre site, et je vais vite poster le lien pour que tout le monde puisse télécharger et utiliser votre jolie création !... merci pour le partage, Is... (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c'est là : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/diy-christmas-tutoriels-idees-et-modeles/)

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  22. Love this! I've put together similar products (but not dried) in a festive bag for years. But I love your presentation even more. Plus, I'm thinking it would also work for other items as well (like a few of the baked goodies I give away). Thank you SO much for the inspiration!

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  23. Great idea to use coffee filters for the top

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