Use items from the dollar/budget bins to create a unique and colorful hostess gift for a crafty friend. You can put this together in a matter of minutes!
As part of a recent Michaels Makers challenge I was charged with creating an easy hostess gift idea that the recipient would love. Since I can only take inspiration from the fabulous hostesses in my life to create gifts, I decided to do a “crafty and colorful” themed mason jar gift for a good friend of mine.
Those words “crafty and colorful” completely describe her, so I know she's going to love this hostess gift!
This jar combines some of my favorite items – both crafty and colorful – all from the Michaels dollar bins in my local store.
I know I said “my favorite” items and this is for someone else, but my friend and I have similar tastes, so I think she's going to enjoy this too. Here's how I did it!
Mason Jar Hostess Gift
Gather These Supplies
- Mason jar – 64 oz.
- Stuff to fill your mason jar – socks, gloves, sewing kit, pens, baker's twine, buttons, and other items
- Embellishment for the top (I used a matryoshka ornament)
- Scrap paper to fit lid
- Washi tape
- Pencil or marker
Start with your very large mason jar. Here's what I love about using mason jars as gift holders – they can be reused!
Pick your items to stick into the mason jar – go with items that coordinate. Remove the tags; presentation is key, of course.
My theme was colorful and creative. I picked colorful items like socks, gloves, and a pen . . . and crafty items like baker's twine, buttons, and a sewing kit.
Personalize any items that you can. For example, I added glitter letters to the front of the sewing kit.
Layer items in the jar so that you like how everything looks.
Place the inside of your lid on the back of a piece of paper and trace with a marker or pen. Cut out.
Insert the paper into the lid and then screw on the lid – add an ornament or other embellishment to the top with washi tape!
This creative and colorful hostess gift is one of my favorites – and so easy to put together! What do you think?
For more fun handmade gifts like this one, visit my post “three hostess gift ideas that will get you invited back.” And if you are interested in more gift ideas in jars, check out these articles: