Craft Inspiration Jars | DAY 3: Made By Hand

Do you have one of those friends that are incredibly difficult to buy for? You know the kind. The girl that has everything. The girl that can make ANYTHING. The girl that doesn't need a thing. Well today, that is the girl we are crafting for! What could be better for her than a full lineup of craft projects, all set for her to get creative. Are you with me? Let's craft!

last minute gifts tag

Your supplies will vary greatly depending upon which crafts you decide to gift, but here are the basics for putting the craft set together.
Supplies for crafty mason jar gifts:
*All supplies provided by Consumer Crafts and Crafts Unleashed

The idea is to fill each jar with an assortment of crafting supplies so that your friend will be inspired to create something original. Each jar will hold the basic supplies for a craft, and your gift recipient can add his or her own touch to the craft. The jars can't look like plain old canning jars though, can they? First things first -- we have to cover up those hideous metal printed lids.

Simply trace a circle out of your cardstock, cut and secure to the metal lid with a tiny dot of hot glue.
Screw the lid on and you are ready to move on to the fun part -- filling those jars!

You can choose any craft supplies you want, but the jars look best when you coordinate colors and place items into the jars artfully.
The most beautiful items should be placed vertically around the exterior of the jars, while the bulkier items can go towards the middle.

2. Soap Making Kit  

 (Full Soap Making Process is RIGHT HERE!)

3. Mini Cardmaking Set

My other jars included supplies for cheese-making, burlap and lace wrapped votives and bottle cap pushpins.
What crafts do YOU think would fit well in a jar?
The finishing touch? A tag with basic how-to instructions for each project.
Now the only question is - which friend to gift these jars to?
What can YOU dream up for your crafty friends?  Please feel free to share your ideas and links in the FORUM!

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Did you miss a day in the series?  No biggie!  Just click on the photos below!

DAY 1 | Microwave Soaps              DAY 2 | Fern Canvases           DAY 3 | Crafty Jars           DAY 4 | Luminaries          DAY 5 | DIY Snowglobe tips lavender soap 2 christmas_thumb[3]ferns smalljars smallluminarie smallsnowglobe small

 If you liked this tutorial, then you might enjoy the BOOK!

Make your own coconut oil.
Gather your own sea salt.
Grow your own grapevines for wreaths.
Give gifts naturally grown and crafted from your backyard garden.

Each chapter focuses on a plant or groups of plants and how to grow them in your home garden.  Then, gather up those natural ingredients and get crafting! From lavender wreaths and hypertufa planters to lambsear angels and pickled tomatoes, there are projects for beginners on up!

Crafting with Nature is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a MillionPOWELL's! (!!!!)  Booktopia (Australia!), IndieBoundAlibrisGlose.comThe Book Depository and  Books are also rolling out to retailers and libraries, so check for them there. 
 If your library does NOT have it yet, this is why you should talk to your librarian!


Beth said…
SO cute, Amy! Love the idea of a gift in a jar. Pinning.
What a great idea! I love the soap making jars, so much different and better than the ones I have seen before!
Amy Renea said…
Thank you loves!
Robyn said…
What great ideas!..Im going to pin these because I've been wanting to do something like this for a few people I know but wasn't sure where to begin . Thank you! :)
Lucy Farmer said…
I could totally do some gifts like these from my craft room! Maybe I can get some jars together for my daughter's friends. they always love to come over and get crafty!!
Amy Renea said…
Little girls would love them I think Lucy!

Robyn - would love to see pictures if you end up making some! They are fun!
Hodge Podge said…
I LOVE these! I've done some for kids here - you inspired me :)
Amy Renea said…
OH that is so cool! Thanks for sharing!