Gift Ideas: The Canning Jar Trend
If you enjoy food, entertaining, or crafting, then you are fully aware of the jar trend that has run rampant across the internet. Absolutely bonkers, I tell you.
From food to desk organization, the possibilities are endless and many of these ideas are perfect for DIY Christmas presents. Here is a roundup of some of the most creative Mason jar ideas out there, as well as a few new ones.
This idea is so fun and unique. Cake in a jar. If you have a birthday party or picnic in a park this would work perfectly.
Or make it just because.
You can make a whimsical layered rainbow cake in a jar.
A more mature version is the red velvet cupcake in a jar.
I love how the lids say, “Enjoy.”
Although carrot cake is more popular during the spring, I can have this just about any day.
Even better, bake it in a jar and take it to go.
Or how about mini jars of cheesecake baked in?
These look divine.
These are perfectly suitable for the upcoming months.
Pumpkin pie with gorgeous pie crust decorated on top.
If you are yearning to give a food gift in a jar that is less perishable, try this:
Pour layers of ingredients for cookies, cupcakes, or breads, and attach the recipe.
I just about died when I saw this.
Who wants to take me camping so I can have the perfect excuse to make s’mores in a jar?
Monkey bread! Why didn’t I think of that?
If you crave more savory treats, then try making some dinner rolls baked inside of canning jars?
Slather a little butter on right as it comes out of the oven.
A layered nacho dip would work perfectly for tailgating.
Each person can have their own, so no sharing required… and we hear Pretzel Crisps dip really well into this too.
Now this is innovative. Wash down that layered dip with a frozen margarita.
Click the link below for instruction on how to use a jar with a blender.
This looks refreshing and light. Dreaming of summer in December, I could see myself making this all summer long.
Strawberry Moonshine Julep is a delicious fusion!
My favorite Mason jar idea for kids are these mini Jell-O aquariums.
Imagine any kid out there going crazy for this.
Canning jars work wonderfully for organization.
Glue some lids to the bottom of a cabinet, and simply screw the jars on once dry.
Also, check out this portable organizer. They are glued together to avoid rolling off of the desk.
I could have used this in college.
See how to create both organizers here: Source
These also help organize, but have a decorative touch to them.
You can color glass jars to match your home.
You could also use these pastel jars as vases for small flowers.
This is a project that just about anybody can do. If you are a newbie at crafts I definitely recommend trying these glass jar frames first.
These salt luminaries are perfect for the cold winter season.
Regardless of what holiday you celebrate, these work as a lovely decoration for the home.
As for spring, you can make some beautiful spring apothecary jars while eating your carrot cake in a jar.
Sounds like my kind of afternoon.
I love the spring pastel color!
Looking for some wedding or party ideas?
Create outdoor lighting by placing candles inside of a canning jar.
The rice helps hold candles in place and is a nice touch for wedding celebrations.
As for the evening, this is so incredibly simple and yet so elegant.
I will have to keep this in mind for the next dinner party.
These Mason jar drinking glasses can used for a birthday party, baby shower, or even a bridal shower with different ribbon colors.
I would stick with the blue and green, being that they are my favorite colors.
Next time you go on vacation, collect souvenirs with your family.
Once you return home, create vacation memory jars as a fun project.
This is a crafty idea that can also be fun for the whole family.
Let everyone pick out their own items at the dollar store to create their own personalized snow globes.
Before reading the description for these, the first thing I thought of was catching fireflies as a child.
Imagine how much fun it would be to use these firefly jars.
Not to be left out of the whole canning jar posse, I decided to create my own as well.
Use the Mason jar to create pumpkin pie shots.
Click here for the recipe and more photos: Source
The world could use more hearty and comfort foods. This is a recipe that even beginner cooks or kids can create.
Pizza in a jar!
Fill the bottom of the jar with some dough and bake in a pan filled with water at 350⁰ for about 10-15 minutes, or until it is firm and beginning to dry.
Remove from oven and fill with layers of more pizza ingredients.
Place back into the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes.
For more photos and detailed tips on making pizza in a jar, click here.
-Contributed by Jasmin Fine, 1FineCookie.com