Creating beautiful gifts from the heart is fun, inexpensive and unique. Jar mixes can be created using ANY type of mix recipe, including potting mixes for the gardening enthusiast. Choose from one of hundreds of mix recipes in over 31 categories or Individual Mug Mix Recipes.
If making a jar for a grandparent, let the kids use different colors of paint and “Handprint” the jar
Decorate with stickers
Make your jar sparkle with Glitter Paints
Use Babyfood Jars for Dip mixes & Single serving “Mug” Mixes
Create a Raffia Bundle by cutting 6″ pieces, bundle the center with a twistie tie. Fluff it out a bit & attach to jar with hot glue
Create a Victorian “feel” to your jar by attaching dried flowers and a drapery tassel
Top jar with a doily & paint the lid, glue on a fabric heart, bat, christmas tree etc
For western theme, wrap bandana around jar & attach mini straw hat
Decorate jar or bottle with natural materials such as mini pine cones
How should I layer the Mixes? There is no right or wrong way to layer your jar mixes. However, to make the jar most appealing, try using various textures & contrasting colors. For instance in a Butterscotch cookie mix, place a layer of flour first, brown sugar second, nuts third , butterscotch chips fourth and so on. The variety will add appeal to your gifts and make them visually enticing.
Here are several tips for successfully layering your jars.
Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.