On the 8th Day of Christmas, the theme is Christmas in a Jar. You can do so many things in a jar. And to a jar. How to make a Santa Claus Jar for gift giving is the project I decided on.
Last year for the 12 Days of Christmas I created a Hot Cocoa Bar. I included a wonderful recipe for hot cocoa. As a matter of fact, I use it in my coffee. I really enjoy drinking flavored coffee. So if I have a chocolate flavored coffee I use the hot cocoa mix instead of sugar. And wouldn’t you know it…when I was changing Christmas to regular décor I broke the Christmas jar that stored the Hot Cocoa.
I made more Hot Cocoa for the rest of the year. But knew I would be making a Christmas jar for my Hot Cocoa this year. After all, I can’t neglect my coffee bar!
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It’s Day 8 and we are sharing Christmas In A Jar Ideas!
For this project, I looked in my jar stash. Yes, I hoard collect jars because you never know when you need one. I selected a jar that has straight sides that narrow to the mouth of the jar. The jar and lid got spray painted for complete coverage.
I always allow for a day or two to make sure the paint is cured. Once I decided I could get back to the project.
I took my narrow belt that I knew I would never wear again and cut it to size to the jar. I had to punch a hole in the belt so it could be buckled. After you figure out the size you need to fit the jar, glue it all around. Use E6000 to make sure it stays on the jar.
The next thing to do is to glue the buttons on. I decided to glue two over the belt and one under the belt.
The fur also known as cotton balls is glued to the bottom of the jar. And the top. I also glued the cotton around the lid. I used clear tacky glue when gluing on the cotton.
Now because of the cotton and other embellishments you shouldn’t put this in the dishwasher or even hand wash it. I put the Hot Cocoa mix in a plastic bag and that will keep the jar clean.
How to make a Santa Claus jar for gift giving is a cute way to give a gift. Because not only does it work for Hot Cocoa or a cookie mix in a jar it will work as a way to wrap a small gift. And it becomes a gift on its own to use every year. Please join me in looking at all of the other Christmas in a Jar ideas. Isn’t this so much fun?
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