Article Summary:Tips for making a gift in a jar, plus a sample recipe.
When assembling gifts in a jar, you should use one quart, wide mouth canning jars;however, many containers will work such as mugs, baskets, gift bags, flower pots, bowls, and teapots.
Press each layer firmly in place before adding the next ingredient.
You can decorate with fabric, floral and ribbon embellishments, or by drawing on jars with glass paint markers.
You can consider attaching small gifts to the container such as ornaments, cookie cutters, measuring spoons, or a wooden spoon.
Don't forget to attach the recipe to your homemade gift.
1/2 cup orange-flavored drink mix (Tang)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups vanilla baking chips
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Combine the flour with baking soda and baking powder. Starting with the Tang, then sugar, chips and flour mix, layer the ingredients in a glass jar.
Attach These Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F Empty contents into a large mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and teaspoon vanilla extract.
Mix well. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls into balls.
Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
Sara Noel is a freelance writer and the Editor/Publisher of both FrugalVillage.com and of HomesteadGarden.com. Visit both these sites for information on getting back to basics through frugality, gardening, lost arts, simplicity, and natural family living.