Thursday, December 14, 2006

Finished the Gifts in A Jar Project

I finished my 13 Gifts In A Jar.  Here is a picture of 5  of the completed jars, and some empty jars that were still waiting to be filled.



Several years ago, my Mom gave me two books for Christmas:  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FGifts-Jar-Cookies%2Fdp%2F156383121X%2Fsr%3D8-4%2Fqid%3D1166169210%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks&tag=elcloudhomesc-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325">Gifts In A Jar: Cookies</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=elcloudhomesc-20&amp;l=ur2&amp;o=1" _fcksavedurl=""http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=elcloudhomesc-20&amp;l=ur2&amp;o=1"" _fcksavedurl=""http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=elcloudhomesc-20&amp;l=ur2&amp;o=1"" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FGifts-Jar-Bars-Brownies%2Fdp%2F1563831236%2Fsr%3D8-11%2Fqid%3D1166169210%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks&tag=elcloudhomesc-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325">Gifts In A Jar: Bars & Brownies</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=elcloudhomesc-20&amp;l=ur2&amp;o=1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />.    I love these books, because they have the recipes for filling the jars on a page.  Then, on the back of that page, they have the information you would need to put on the tag.  But, there are also 2 pages of pre-made tags for you to cut out and use.  Once the pre-made tags are gone, you can still use the information on the back of the jar recipe page to create your own tags.

For the past 3 years, I've been using this book and its tags to make the gifts in a jar that I give as gifts at church.  Today I used the last of some of the recipe tags.  Next year, I'll have to make some of my own tags.  And as long as I'm making my own tags next year, I'll probably try to branch out to using some of the recipes available on the internet, as well.

But these books gave me the confidence to start making gifts in a jar.  I had bought the necessary canning jars several years before my Mom gave me these books.  But until she gave me these books, the process just seemed too overwhelming to me.  I love it when she gives me gifts and books that enable me to make gifts for others.  She's given me several other craft books, as well.   (Thanks, Mom!)

Someone asked about the books I mentioned above.  If you click on their names, you'll be taken to the Amazon page where you can read about them, or buy them.  There is a whole series of Gifts in a Jar and Gifts in a Bag books.  They are by G & R Publishing.  You can see the list of books at this link:  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26index%3Dbooks%26rank%3D-relevance%252C%252Bavailability%252C-daterank%26field-author-exact%3DG%2520%2526%2520R%2520Publishing&tag=elcloudhomesc-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325">G & R Publishing Books</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=elcloudhomesc-20&amp;l=ur2&amp;o=1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

2 comments:

  1. I love your gifts in a jar! I make these every year for Christmas presents, too. Last year I did soups in a jar. They are so pretty to get as presents! Holly

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  2. Gifts in a jar are one of my favorite things to give for the neighbors and my coworkers. They are so much fun. I really enjoy doing it and they love receiving it.

    Bethany

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