3 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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Last year I wrote a blog featuring Seven Festive Ways to Use a Mason Jar. I received a lot of positive feedback so I wanted to blog about a few more fun ways to use a mason jar for the holidays. These ideas are simple, fun and make great gifts. Don’t forget that you can get most, if not all of the items to make these gifts at your local Coborn’s!

Mint Cocoa Cocktail

First let’s start with a fun “Adult” gift, The Mint Cocoa Cocktail. A little mint a little cocoa and a little liquor make for a great way to unwind from a long winter day. Click Here to print the Free Printable Gift Tags that include the directions on how to make this Christmas-y Cocktail.

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Mint Cocoa Cocktail Mason Jar Gift
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Ingredients
  • Mason Jar
  • Handful Peppermint Candies
  • 2 Small Bottles Peppermint Schnapps
  • 2 Packets Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 2 Peppermint Candy Canes
  • One 8" Round Piece of Material (peppermint pattern)
  • 4.5' Twine
  • Four 1" Bulbs (I used 4 different colors)
  • Free Printable Tag
Instructions
  1. Place peppermint candies in the bottom of the jar.
  2. Place 2 hot cocoa packets in the back of the jar.
  3. Place 2 bottles of peppermint schnapps in the jar in front of the cocoa packets.
  4. Add 2 candy canes in the jar for stir sticks.
  5. Screw the lid on the jar.
  6. Place the material on top of the lid.
  7. Wrap the twine twice around the lid to secure the material on the top of the jar.
  8. Attach free printable tag with twine.
  9. Tie the bulbs to the end of the twine.
  10. Stir with candy canes and enjoy!

 

Cinnamon Popcorn Santa

My next mason jar gift idea is a tasty treat that anyone on your list will love!

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Cinnamon Popcorn Santa Mason Jar Gift
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Ingredients
  • Mason Jar Supplies
  • Large Mason jar
  • Little Santa hat
  • 1 Foot 1" Black Ribbon (or paper)
  • 2" x 2" Sparkly Silver Paper
  • Cinnamon Candy Popcorn
  • Hot Glue
  • Cinnamon Popcorn Ingredients
  • 8 Quarts Popped Popcorn
  • 1 Cup Butter, cubed
  • ½ Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 9 Oz. Red Hot Candies
Instructions
  1. Mason Jar Instructions
  2. Hot glue the Santa hat on the lid.
  3. Hot glue the black band around the middle of the jar.
  4. Hot glue the silver buckle on the black band.
  5. Fill the jar with Cinnamon Candy Popcorn.
  6. Cinnamon Popcorn Directions
  7. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside.
  8. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, corn syrup and candies; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
  9. Pour sauce over popcorn and toss to coat.
  10. Transfer popcorn to two greased 15" x 10" x1" baking pans.
  11. Bake at 250°F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  12. Dump popcorn onto waxed paper to cool.
  13. Break apart; store in airtight containers.

 

Edible Play Dough Snowman

My last mason jar gift idea is an edible play dough snowman. This is a great gift for the kids on your list. It is not a tasty treat, but if it is consumed, it is at least made with all edible ingredients! Not to mention it is pretty adorable as well.

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Edible Play Dough Snowman Mason Jar Gift
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Ingredients
  • Mason Jar Snowman Supplies
  • Mason Jar
  • White Spray Paint
  • Two ¾ -1" Black Buttons
  • Four ½" Black Buttons
  • Small Piece Orange Felt
  • 16" Square Piece of Material
  • Styrofoam ball - 3" Round and 1 ½" high
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Edible Play Dough Ingredients
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 1 Stick Butter, softened
  • Water
Instructions
  1. Spray paint the Mason jar white.
  2. Cut orange felt into a triangle to create a nose.
  3. Hot glue button eyes, button mouth and felt nose onto jar.
  4. Lay material right side down and place jar lid on top.
  5. Cut Styrofoam ball to fit on top of the jar (use a steak knife).
  6. Pull material up around the lid and ball and tie it, cutting off any excess.
  7. Make Edible Play Dough by combining cake mix, stick of softened butter and water. Add water as needed to create desired consistency.
  8. Push play dough in the jar and seal it with the lid.
Notes
The white spray paint is optional. You will still get the white color of the snowman by placing the white play dough inside the mason jar.

 

I hope you enjoy making these fun and festive mason jar gifts for your friends and family this holiday. For more fun gift ideas using mason jars Click Here and start following us on Pinterest today!

Lynell
Coborn’s, Inc. Graphic Designer

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Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie

www.cobornsblog.com - Easy and Delicious Ice Cream Pumpkin Piewww.cobornsblog.com - Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie recipe step by stepI’m sitting here in my kitchen planning out my Thanksgiving meal.  For 53 years my mom has served the Thanksgiving dinner but this year the circle of life has changed. My mom was born on Thanksgiving Day and she passed away from Breast Cancer a year ago on the same day. Now it is my turn to take over the family traditions and we will have all the favorite items that my mom made each year but it is also very important to me to start new family traditions with my son and my two step-children. I started going through all my recipes and I came up with a pie that is different from your standard pumpkin pie. I thought this would be a perfect start to a yearly treat. One of the items in the recipe is butter pecan ice cream and if any of you know me, you know that my husband is the Kemps man in the community. He loves his ice cream so I thought this would be perfect since my entire family goes crazy when he comes home and walks into the house with a sample of new flavors for us to try. So here is what we are going to have for dessert this year on Thanksgiving Day and hopefully many more years to come.

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Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Quart Butter Pecan Ice Cream, softened
  • 1 Pastry Shell (9-inch), baked
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Ginger
  • ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped
  • ½ Cup Caramel Ice Cream Topping, optional
  • ½ Cup Chocolate Ice Cream Topping, optional
  • Additional Whipped Topping
Instructions
  1. Spread ice cream into the crust; freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. Fold in whipped cream.
  4. Spread over ice cream.
  5. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  6. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before slicing.
  7. Drizzle with caramel and chocolate ice cream topping if desired.
  8. Dollop with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Notes
This pie can be frozen for up to 2 months.

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-Jayne
Meat and Seafood Merchandiser
Coborn’s, Inc.

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