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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Mason Jar Christmas Gift and Free SVG File - Kingston Crafts.png

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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Mason Jar Christmas Gift and Free SVG File - Kingston Crafts.png
Mason Jar Christmas Gift and Free SVG File - Kingston Crafts.png
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Wooden Christmas Sign with Cricut Maker

Christmas is almost here and that means we’re decking the halls! You can create this Wooden Christmas Sign with the Cricut Maker and have a custom home decor piece you’ll treasure for years.

Wooden Christmas Sign with Cricut Maker

I love BIG statement pieces for my holiday home decor, but they can be expensive! So I grabbed an old printer’s tray I found at a thrift store and created my own using images I found in Cricut Design Space. Don’t have a printer’s tray? You can purchase pre-made wood signs at most mass craft stores and then re-size your image to fit. {FTC Disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post but the opinions are mine all mine! This post also contains affiliate links which means I may make a small commission if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you.}

Wooden Christmas Sign with Cricut Maker

One of the best things about the Cricut Maker is the variety of materials it can cut. For this project I was able to cut glitter cardstock, chipboard and vinyl - and all I had to do was switch between my Knife Blade and my Fine Point Blade. It made creating a large scale project so much easier! This is my largest project by far and I can’t wait to make more. So grab some supplies and let’s make this thing together!

SUPPLIES NEEDED

HOW TO MAKE A WOODEN CHRISTMAS SIGN WITH THE CRICUT MAKER

1. Measure tray (or whatever wood sign you are using) and size B&B image to fit.

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2. Below is the what the entire file looks like in Design Space. Hide the santa sleigh image, then cut B&B sign from vinyl color of your choice. The sign image was sliced since it is so large, you can edit for size if needed.

NOTE: The flourishes on my finished project are slightly different than the flourishes in the DS file - I wanted to keep the price for the file reasonable! :)

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3. Tape two sheets of chipboard to a 12x24 Strong Grip mat. Be sure to tape them in the middle as well. You do NOT need to split the image before cutting.

4. Hide the B&B sign image and unhide the santa sleigh to cut. Replace your fine point blade with your Knife Blade. Cut the santa sleigh three times total - all from chipboard.

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TIP: DO NOT remove the tape from the center where the two pieces of chipboard meet. If you mirror one of the images it will shift where the two sheets meet, which will make the finished piece even sturdier.

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While you are waiting for the sleighs to cut - rough cut around the vinyl pieces and place to fit on the printer’s tray.

Wooden Christmas Sign with Cricut Maker - Kingston Crafts

Apply transfer tape to each piece then apply to the tray.

Place two sheets of glitter cardstock on a 12x24 Standard Grip mat and cut the same santa sleigh image.

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Adhere chipboard layers to create a thick finished project.

Wooden Christmas Sign with Cricut Maker - Kingston Crafts

Drill two holes - one in santa’s head (sorry Santa!) and one in the left reindeer antler. Adhere green glitter cardstock then use a pin to poke a matching hole.

Wooden Christmas Sign with Cricut Maker - Kingston Crafts

Decide where you want the sleigh to hang from the sign. Screw cup hooks in to the underside of the printer’s tray to line up with the holes in the sleigh, then add chain. TIP: The chains will not be even on both sides, one will be a little shorter than the other to make the sleigh hang even.

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This sign can be customized in a variety of ways - from the color of the vinyl and glitter cardstock to the hanging image to the size of the project - I can’t wait to see what you create from the original image in Design Space. Happy crafting - and happy holidays!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Free SVG Files for Christmas

Get ready for the holiday season with these free SVG files from some of my favorite crafty people!

Free SVG files for Christmas - Kingston Crafts

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is giving handmade gifts. With 15 of my favorite people we’ve created a round up of FREE svg files - you are sure to find something for everyone in your life!

FREE SVG FILES FOR CHRISTMAS

Besides being - you know…FREE - the best thing about these svg files is that they lend themselves to almost any project! Want to make a t-shirt or tote bag? Cut it from iron-on. How about a card? Get out a piece of cardstock and have at it! Window cling, vinyl, bonded fabric - the possibilities are endless.

I was raised in a family where food is love…so baking treats for my family and friends over the holidays is the way I show them how much I love them. I created this SVG file so I can give them a kitchen towel or apron along with their goodies! Click here to download (click the link then right click to download to your computer).

Free SVG files for Christmas - Kingston Crafts
Free SVG Files for Christmas - Kingston Crafts

I am RIDICULOUSLY lucky to be part of a creative girl tribe and every month we’ll share FREE svgs for upcoming holidays and events (see links below). Head on over to our Thanksgiving round up for last month’s SVGs. Next month - Valentine’s Day!! woohoo!!

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10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut

This post first appeared on Cricut’s blog where I'm a contributor. With Halloween fast approaching, we’ve got 10 last minute projects you can make with the help of your Cricut machine!

10 last minute Halloween Projects with Cricut

Halloween is in TWO WEEKS! How did that happen? I know I can’t be the only one running around making last minute preparations so today I’ve got ten last minute Cricut projects that are going to make you the hit of the neighborhood this Halloween. Many of these projects can be made on both the Explore machines and the Maker machine so let’s get crafty!

10 LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN PROJECTS WITH CRICUT

Mantel looking a little bare? In just ten minutes you can create this gorgeous boo banner from Frog Prince Paperie.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

Who has time for carving pumpkins at the last minute? This no-carve project from Sweet Rose Studio can be color coordinated for any theme and can be made again next year!

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

 If you haven’t tried Cricut Window Cling it is PERFECT for last minute décor ideas – easy on, easy off! Check out these spider web window clings from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

These DIY felt masks from Tastefully Frugal are not only a quick and easy solution for Halloween, they are great for play time all year round!

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

 These faux spider earrings from Hey Let’s Make Stuff would be a cool accessory for your costume, but would also be fun to wear to work or if you aren’t big on dressing up for the holiday.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

With these cut files from Liz on Call the possibilities are endless! Make them smaller for cupcake toppers, use them on cards, or make them larger than life for fun wall or table décor.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

Having a Halloween party this weekend? These bat napkin rings from Creativities Galore and this spider serving bowl from Laura’s Crafty Life will make any table festive, and just take a few minutes to create.

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts
10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

The best part about Halloween? The snacks! With your Cricut Explore or Maker you can customize sweet treats in no time. Check out these witch cupcake toppers from 100 Directions and these purple people eater treats from I Love My Disorganized Life!

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts
10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts

Have a fun and festive Halloween – can’t wait to see what you create! Oh, if you want one more bonus last minute Halloween project, then check out my own Last Minute Halloween Home Décor with Cricut!

10 Last Minute Halloween Projects with Cricut - Kingston Crafts
10 last minute Halloween projects with Cricut