Handmade Mason Jar Gift Ideas

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I have many handmade mason jar gift ideas for you today!

After two weddings, a complete laundry room remodel, moving one daughter and her husband into their first home and another into her first apartment, and now redoing another room for the One Room Challenge, we have had a lot of $$ going out.

We are on a budget this holiday season and a great way to keep the cost down is to make homemade gifts.

finished mason jar gift

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I’m not the only one making handmade gifts. My blogger friends are also sharing their ideas as we celebrate day 3 of Christmas Inspiration.

There is something very special about handmade gifts. You’re putting more effort into the gift as well as making something uniquely special to the person you are giving it to.

Homemade Candles

Candles are such a lovely gift to give. They are expensive to buy but very budget friendly to make. Especially if you already have essential oils at home.

I’ve been wanting to make candles for a while now as I love them and I’m going to try to replicate a candle scent that I’m obsessed with but can no longer find. I’ve had the wax and the oils for some time now. So let’s get to work.

First, gather your supplies:

  • Simple Mason Jars or any glass jar for that matter
  • Wicks
  • Candle Wax – I use white soy as it’s eco-friendly. You can also use beeswax
  • Pour Pot, a large coffee can, or a large glass measuring cup
  • Wood Sticks
  • Essential Oils

Buying a Pour Pot was what I choose to do as I want this gift-giving idea to continue. Using a large coffee can won’t work for me since I buy k-cups and I didn’t want the hassle of cleaning the wax out of my glass measuring cup.

I ordered my supplies from Amazon but you can find them at most stores that sell craft supplies.

I’ve added the links to the products below

Tools you’ll need

Candle Making Directions

  1. Put about 1-2 inches of water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. While waiting for the water to boil put 4 cups of wax in a pour pot (4 cups of wax will make about 2 cups of melted wax)
  3. Once the water is boiling, turn it down to a simmer and put the pour pot into the water (like double boiling).
  4. Start stirring the wax with a chopstick or long wooden skewer. Continue mixing until the wax is completely melted. Using a candy thermometer or —- thermometer make sure the wax temperature raises to 180 degrees. Then turn off the heat
  5. Add essential oils to the melted wax and pour it into your jar. Fill it all the way right up to the top as it will shrink.
  6. After the wax sits for a few minutes, put the wick into the center of the jar, holding the wick in place with another stick or a tool made to hold the wick in place.
  7. After about 2 hours the wax was hardened but it had a dip in the top. I reheated the rest of the wax that was still in my pot and filled it to the top again.
picture of the top of the mason jar candle

Some of the Best Mason Jar Gift Ideas

  • Holiday Cookies
  • Candy – A sweet treat
  • Cookie Mix
  • Soup Mix
  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Homemade Granola
  • Jelly
  • Apple Butter
  • Hot Fudge
  • Lemon Curd
  • Kosher Salt ground with Fresh Herbs
  • BBQ Sauce
Spa Day Gifts in a Jar
  • Bath Salts
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Body Butter
  • Epsom Salt Feet Soaks
  • Lip Balm
  • Body Scrub
  • Body Lotion
  • Face Scrubs

Put a pretty piece of fabric on top of the lid. Screw the lid on with the ring and attach a gift card or printable tags.

Need another Great Idea for a Gift?

folded paper ornament. Used blue and white ornament
Chinoiserie Cut-Out Ornaments

King of Christmas gifted all of us with a Christmas Tree this year and I’m putting mine in my One Room Challenge Room. Rather than spend a fortune buying new ornaments, I’m going to make most of mine.

  • Chinoiserie Cut-Out Ornaments
  • Decoupage Ornaments
  • Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
blue and white decoupage ornament
decoupage ornament
Chunky blankets

My friend Wendy at WM Design House is a pro at making these extremely popular chunky blankets. With a Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Joann’s coupon, you can get the yarn for a bargain and knit a blanket to give as a gift. You can find Wendy’s DIY Workshop HERE

Personally, my idea of a great gift would be a chunky blanket and a beautiful mason jar candle.

Who Are Handmade Gifts Perfect For?

A handmade gift is a perfect gift for all of the following

  • Teacher Gifts
  • Neighbors
  • Hair Stylists
  • Mail Person
  • Family Member
  • Hostess Gifts
  • Delivery Person
  • Cleaning Help

These are all fun ideas and an easy way to show you care without a huge expense.

These gifts are also appropriate for other things like Mother’s Day, Birthday Gifts, and Valentine’s Day gifts; the possibilities are endless.

Don’t forget to check out the handmade gifts from my blogging besties below!

Peace & Love

Diane from South House Design

Imagine making your sports fan a gift out of wood with their favorite team’s logo. If you have a Cricut, you can! Then turn it into a bolo tie, earrings, a pin, and more. Here’s how you can give your sports enthusiast a unique gift that’s sure to be a winner.

Michele from Vintage Home Designs

If you need some super easy Christmas ornament ideas, look no further. These unique handmade ornaments would be beautiful on your tree and they would make a great gift for an ornament exchange or a hostess gift for a holiday party.

Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm

Are you looking for the perfect DIY gift to give this holiday season? Look no further than a charcuterie basket! This easy project can be tailored to your recipient’s tastes, and it makes for a beautiful presentation. Plus, it’s much more personal than buying one from a store. So get creative and make your own charcuterie basket today!

Cindy from Reinvented Delaware

DIY Farmhouse Style Christmas Ornaments are easy to make using pine cones from your yard for this holiday season! Start celebrating your Christmas season by making your own rustic farmhouse ornaments!

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  1. I love the presentation of the candle. It’s so pretty. Hugs to you, my friend.

  2. Your candle is gorgeous. I love it. Such a great gift idea.

    1. It was really fun to make. I will definitely do it again.

    1. I had fun making the candles. Crafty things are not really in my wheel house anymore. I got burned out when I was a girl scout leader for 12 years.