DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas are simple and fun. Here’s a great project you can give as gift to a teacher, for a housewarming or thank you gift all year round.
Call me out old fashioned … err … maybe just behind a bit behind the trends, but I’m still a huge fan of mason jars. And anything homemade with them or in them. Actually … let’s just call it ‘classic’ taste. Can the mason jar trend be considered classic yet? Has it been long enough?
Well … today I’m here with a fun Mason Jar gift idea. I originally set out to make an end-of-the-year Teacher Appreciation Gift for my son’s teachers, but then got a bit carried away. Because they’re just so darn cute.
You see … with a different tag, it also totally works as an adorable ‘Thank You’ gift for someone:
Or a perfect housewarming gift:
Really … you could use this idea for almost any occasion. It’s a plant. It’s in a cute mason jar. It’s homemade (and thus thoughtful). And it’s unique.
Ready to make one? Here’s how …
- Wide Mouth Quart size Mason Jar
- Wooden tags (I purchased these at Michael’s, but most craft stores sell these)
- Scrapbook / colorful paper
- Labels and scissors (here are the three labels I used if you want to download – PLANT TAG LABELS)
- Mod Podge and foam brush
- Twine, ribbon, or similar to tie on tag
- Drill with small drill bit
- Plant (I used this Epipremnum plant)
- Grab your wooden tags and drill a small hole in each to allow you to hang tag onto jar.
- Next, adhere your backing paper to tags. Simply trace the shape onto your scrapbook paper and cut out. Then … apply a layer of mod lodge to wooden tag, stick paper in place, then apply a thin layer of mod podge over the top, completely covering the paper and all edges. Note: there’s no need to wait for the first coat to dry before applying to top coat.
- Next, cut out the gift label (again … you can download them HERE):
- Apply another layer of mod podge over scrapbook paper, stick label in place, then apply another layer on top of label, securing it in place.
- While mod podge is drying, transfer your plant to mason jar. First, fill jar halfway with sand. Next, place plant and any additional soil needed into top half:
- Grab twine or ribbon, and secure tag onto jar as shown:
That’s it! Simple, inexpensive, and thoughtful … perfect combo for any gift!
Can you think of an occasion that you could use these for? Maybe a hostess gift? A retirement party? A friend’s birthday? I bought an entire case of these jars, so I have some additional ideas brewing!
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