Mason Jar Christmas Gifts with Ball®

The best gifts come in a jar! Create a custom Christmas gift that can be treasured (and re-used) for years with a dozen quarter-pint Ball® jars and your imagination!

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Christmas is coming – and that means gift giving! Tired of struggling to find the perfect gift for someone? Create your own with this 12 Days of Christmas gift box that can be customized for anyone and used year after year.  {FTC Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Jar Fresh Preserving Products; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.}

MASON JAR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WITH BALL®

The best gifts come wrapped in a jar! So, grab a dozen quarter-pint Ball® jars and a divided box (I found mine in the Fall section of Michaels and it was on sale! Yay!) and you could have this project completed in an afternoon. That includes drying time!

This would make a wonderful new family tradition – your kids will love helping you shop for and fill the jars each year. My husband and I worked on this together and had a blast!

I was able to find almost everything I needed in one trip to Michaels, and used embellishments I already had at home for an added touch. *Indicates items purchased at Michaels.

 SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • divided wood box*

  • 12 4 oz./quarter-pint Ball® quilted jelly jars*

  • spray paint – I used Rust-Oleum Universal in Pure Gold and Cardinal Red*

  • Cricut Maker*

  • Cricut Premium Vinyl in White*

  • ribbon*

  • adhesive – liquid glue/glue dots/hot glue gun*

  • painters tape

  • sandpaper

  • number stickers

  • buttons or other assorted embellishments

  • assorted small gifts or food items

  • colored napkins

  • optional – screwdriver (if box has handles)

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HOW TO MAKE MASON JAR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WITH BALL®

1. Remove the lids and bands from all jars and remove bar code sticker if necessary, then spray paint all lids and bands and set aside to dry

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2. Remove hardware from box.

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3. Tape off open end of box.

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4. Gently sand any raised area on the box (in this case, the painted phrase on the front and back).

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5. Spray paint the box until fully covered and set aside to dry.

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6. Once the box is completely dry, add Christmas phrase to the front and back. I created this free SVG cutting file just for you to make this project even easier! Click the link then right click and select “save as” to download the SVG to your computer. I cut it out with my Cricut Maker in white vinyl.

7. Fill jars with assorted treats. See below for some fun gift ideas!

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8. Put lids and bands on each jar and use adhesive to add ribbon and embellishments to each jar lid.

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9. Add numbers to the tops of each jar. Note – you will need FIVE 1s for this project. 1, 10, 11 (two 1s), 12 – so make sure you have enough before starting this project, because…uhhh…I didn’t. Another option would be to cut the numbers with your Cricut or other die cutting machine!

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10. Add your jars and voila! A custom, heartfelt, handmade project for the favorite people in your life. Want to add a pop of color to the box? Open a paper napkin and tuck it in to each compartment of the box before adding the jars.

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Want to include homemade goodies in these mini Ball® jars? One of the best things about them is not only are they food safe, the seal on the lid keeps your food items fresh. Check out a few other easy to find (or create) ideas:

sweet tooth: candy, mini cookies, sprinkles, trail mix

child: legos, plastic beads, coins, goldfish crackers

crafter: buttons, washi, chipboard embellishments, rolled ribbon

meaningful: handwritten notes from family members, favorite sayings, bible verses

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IF YOU LOVED THIS CHRISTMAS PROJECT THEN YOU’LL LOVE THESE POSTS:

DIY Valentine's Day Garland

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I wanna be that cool chick who decorates my mantel for every holiday - but Valentine's Day always had me stumped. Until I came across some heart shaped cards from Michaels! I grabbed a few packs, turned on my Cricut Maker, and in less than 15 minutes I had a DIY Valentine's Day garland that I'm proud to display! {FTC disclaimer: I received the Cricut for free but this post is mine all mine! This post contains affiliate links so I may make a few pennies if you buy something!}

I'm also thrilled to be joining 43 other makers to celebrate Valentine's Day with some DIY projects - I'm sharing all of them at the end of this post so be prepared to be inspired!

SUPPLIES
Recollections Heart Cards and Envelopes from Michaels
Cricut machine - I used the Maker but this could be done with any of the Explore machines as well!
Xyron Mega Runner
twine
scissors
white glitter cardstock (not pictured)
foam dots (not pictured)

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Open the card and lay the twine across the fold.

Use your Mega Runner to apply some adhesive at the top of the heart and at the bottom.

Fold the card closed.

Cut your XO images from glitter cardstock. I used this file in Design Space.

Add foam tape to the back of each letter and adhere.

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And voila! Need more inspiration? Check out all these great project ideas!

Custom Gift Wrap with Michaels Story Sticky Notes

With just a few supplies and these DARLING Story Sticky Notes from Michaels (you get 100+ notes per pack for only $3.00!) you can create customized gift wrap in no time. {FTC Disclaimer: this post contains some affiliate links so I may make a few pennies if you buy something!}

SUPPLIES:
Michaels Story Sticky Notes (they have a ton of fun assorted styles!)
Xyron Sticker Makers (I used the 1.5" and the 3")
wrapping paper
anything else you've got laying around! I used a uni-ball signo white pen and some alphabet stickers

Check out this quick tutorial and then get out your gift wrap and start decorating! This is also a great project to do with the kiddos!

Looking for more great custom gift wrapping ideas? Check out these fun projects!

Customizing Wood Easter Eggs from Michaels

The time right before any holiday is very dangerous for me...because the craft stores discount all of the holiday stuff and I must buy ALL of it and frantically make a bajillion projects!!! Last night it was a bunny wreath for my front door, today it is these wooden eggs from Michaels that will look perfect on our mantle! {FTC disclaimer: I received some of these items for free, and this post contains affiliate links. So I might make a few pennies if you buy something!}

SUPPLIES:
Cricut Explore Air and Design Space
Light Grip Mat
Basics Tools Set
Cricut Vinyl - Linen
Transfer Tape
Plaid FolkArt acrylic paint - Titanium White
foam brush
washi tape
Michaels wooden egg easels

Remove the stickers from the wooden eggs and wrap the edges with washi tape.

Paint the edges of each egg and let dry, then repeat with a second coat.

In Design Space, type "easter egg" in the search bar and you will find TONS of options! I just picked my three favorites - one for each egg.

Resize the egg images to fit the eggs, then "attach" the images (they will turn the same color) so you can cut them all on one piece of vinyl.

Cut the images and weed out the excess vinyl. Apply the transfer tape to the images, then the images to each egg. And voila!

Need more Easter decorating ideas? Check out these fun projects!

Michaels Bunny Banner Tutorial

Last week I hosted my first Facebook Live tutorial - and in addition to sharing a glass of wine with everybody we created this fun (and easy) Bunny Banner using a few supplies from Michaels and a Xyron Creative Station! I've shared the video below and am including the supply list and a written tutorial here. The best part about this? You can take these same techniques and create a banner for any theme! {FTC Disclaimer: there are some affiliate links in this blog post - which means I might make a few pennies if you buy something!}

Michaels Bunny Banner

Join us for our Michaels Stores Bunny Banner Tutorial - just in time for Easter!

Posted by Beth Kingston - Kingston Crafts on Thursday, April 6, 2017

SUPPLIES:
one package of foam bunny shapes from Michaels - there are so many great colors in the pack this year!
one multipack of 1.5" pom poms from Michaels  - two different color choices available
Xyron Creative Station with 9" Permanent Refill
two yards of ribbon
liquid adhesive

Divide package of foam bunnies in to two equal piles - making sure there are the same number of each color of bunnies in each pile.

Run one pile through the Xyron Creative Station. Set aside.

On your work area lay the bunnies out about 2" apart.

Lay the ribbon on top of the bunnies across the ears. Make sure you've left a 6-8" "tail" of ribbon on both ends of the banner.

Peel the Xyron adhered bunnies off one at a time and match them to the same color bunny, then press to adhere. Repeat until the banner is finished.

Use liquid adhesive to adhere a pom pom to each bunny and allow to dry.

Need some other ideas for your Easter festivities? Check out these fun projects!

Repurposed Rake Spring Decor

A $1 yard sale rake (and its pitchfork buddy) and a few 40% off stem bundles from Michaels make the EASIEST Spring decor project I think I've ever done!

SUPPLIES:
rake/pitchfork
glue gun
stem bundles from Michaels (see below)
scissors
6' of ribbon

Why buy the stem bundles instead of loose floral stems? Flower arranging is not my strength, so picking up a few of these pre-"assembled" bundles saves me a TON of time. They are also cut shorter so I don't have to trim anything before gluing them on to the rake!

And just so you don't think I am getting too fancy...this in-process photo epitomizes my creative life. I haven't showered in two days (I mean - look at my hair!), I am still wearing my pajamas, I am trying to hold the rakes still and stay out of the way so Don can get the photo, and Bizzy Bee is supervising the whole ridiculous mess. This is classic Kingstons!