Hey friends! Adrianne here with you today to share a quick and easy mason jar gift idea you can whip up in just minutes to pamper a friend. I used mason jar accessories from the Where Women Cook line by Sizzix. They're an easy, quick, and pretty way to embellish mason jar gifts!
The Sizzix Bigz Jar Lids die can cut perfect circles to fit both narrow and wide mouth jars, and the Sizzix Textured Impressions Fancy Jar Lids embossing folder set gives texture to plain card stock in a minute - perfect for when you have just a few minutes to put a gift together.
I used Tim Holtz' Nostalgic kraft core paper in pink and green. First, die-cut small circles. Create your Sizzix sandwich by placing your papers on top of the Bigz die, and placing it between two Standard Cutting Pads. You can cut several sheets of paper at once, if you're assembling several jars! Roll it through your Sizzix Big Shot.
You can then emboss individual circles in the patterns of your choice by arranging them inside the embossing folders. Layer the folder between a pair of Standard Cutting Pads to create your Sizzix sandwich for embossing, and roll it through your Sizzix Big Shot on the Extended Platform with the tab set to #1.
I opted to lightly distress mine for a shabby chic look to bring out the kraft core, popped the embossed circles inside the jar lids, then tied a bit of hemp twine around it. You can make your lids as elaborate as you like, of course! But a simple design like this, when combined with a quick recipe for homemade soaking salts, is something you can whip up in about five minutes!
Bath soaking salts are SO easy to make. You can alter the recipe by using your favorite essential oil scents. I love a peppermint-lavender combination myself, but there are so many options available out there. To make a 4 oz. gift jar, you will need the following:
- 1/2 cup coarse sea salt
- 3-4 drops essential oil
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil (or oils) to 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt. Stir it very well, then add 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda. Stir it again, and put it into your 4 oz. mason jar.
Double the recipe for a half-pint sized jar, or multiply the recipe to make up several jars for shower favors, or a girls' night! Handmade gifts are always appreciated, but they don't have to take long to put together. You could also fill jars with chocolate, treats, or other kinds of gifts!
Thanks for joining me for today's quick idea,
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