Mason Jar Gifts

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Who doesn’t love a gift in a mason jar?

This past Easter, my mama gave me a cute little Southern present. She filled a purple jar full of candy. On top, the lid was decorated in scrapbook paper, monogrammed, and covered with lace.

These mason jar gifts are quick and easy to do! You can really add anything into the glass and decorate as you desire.

Picture Source: Country Belle Chic

 

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DIY Mason Jar Travel Cups

Drinking out of a mason jar is a tradition here in the South, so why not take one on the go? Read below to find out how you can make your own Mason Jar Travel Cup!

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Supplies:

  • Mason jars with lids
  • 1/4 inch rubber grommets (these can be found in the plumbing section of a hardware store)
  • A power drill with a 5/16 inch drill bit
  • Decorative string, washi tape, ribbon, etc.
  • Cute Straws

Directions:

1. Drill a hole off-center in the mason jar lid (you can drill the whole in the center, if you prefer).

2. Squeeze the rubber grommet into the hole.

3. Add a straw and decorate however you may desire.

Source: http://www.alyssaandcarla.com/2013/07/24/diy-mason-jar-travel-cups/

A Country Belle’s 12 Days of Christmas: Day 1

It’s here! It’s time to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas season! For the next 12 days, I will be posting about my favorite Christmas recipes, crafts, traditions, presents, decorations, songs, and movies. (Of course, I will still be keeping y’all updated on the South and country music world.) To kick-off the next 12 days of fun, I thought I’d start with one of my very favorites: The Christmas Jar!

This tradition lets you and your family help those in need, not just during the holidays, but all-year! What you do is, starting on January 1st, place a mason jar in a prominent place in your house. Most of the time, the jar is placed in the kitchen, because everyone goes there. Throughout the year, collect your spare change and throw it into the jar. As Christmas approaches, you and your family can decide on what charity, organization, family, or person will receive your Christmas jar of donations. Then, on Christmas Eve, it’s “Ring and Run” time! You and your family can drop off the donations to the recipient and wish them some holiday cheer!

The Christmas Jar tradition was started with the book Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright. This book tells the story of “a journalist who finds a human interest story that quickly teaches her a lesson about love, forgiveness, and renewing her faith in human kindness.”

Merry Christmas!

For more information about Christmas Jars, visit: http://books.google.com/books/about/Christmas_Jars.html?id=7PaDMgAACAAJ