DIY Mason Jar Gift Sets


I think it’s safe to say that I’ve got a thing for mason jars. I also have a thing for gift baskets and sets – there’s nothing better than giving (or receiving) a complete gift set to try to something new or practice a favorite hobby. So while I’m certainly not the first person to come up with the idea, I’m quick to jump on the bandwagon of mason jar gift sets. Here are some of the versions I’ve put together recently.

Arts & Crafts Jar


This jar is fantastic for kids (or crafty adults), and can be done really affordably with supplies from the dollar store.  You can tailor the jar’s contents to what your recipient likes. Have a coloring fanatic? Do a bunch of coloring books and crayons, markers and colored pencils. Have a crocheter on your list? Stuff it full of yarns, hooks and patterns. For this kit, I was looking to put together an all purpose kit for a couple of fantastic kid crafters I know, so I wanted to include a variety of supplies for maximum inspiration. Some of the key items I included in a half gallon jar were –

  • Mini coloring/activity books
  • Glitter glue
  • Beads and lacing
  • Craft sticks
  • Foam sticker shapes
  • Rubber stamps and ink pads
  • Tissue paper squares
  • Googly eyes
  • Gemstone stickers
  • Colored pom poms

DIY Cheese Kit


Making cheese at home is a great project for those that love to be in the kitchen, and mozzarella cheese is fantastic for beginners as no special equipment or exotic ingredients are needed. For this jar, I included the following items in a half gallon jar –

  • Mozzarella cheese recipe
  • Cheese salt
  • Vegetable rennet tablets
  • Citric acid
  • Reusable cheesecloth bags

Cupcake Kit


There are few people in the world that don’t like cupcakes. For people that like to bake as much as eat, a cupcake kit is a fun gift to give. I was excited to find natural/organic sprinkles and food coloring made without artificial dyes for this one. In half gallon jar I included these items –

  • Vanilla cupcake recipe
  • Buttercream frosting recipe
  • Reusable silicone baking cups
  • Cupcake stencils
  • Vanilla
  • Natural food coloring
  • Natural sprinkles

So if you’re stumped about what to give for gifts this season, a customized mason jar kit might be just the answer!