Handmade gift ideas for friends
This Gift In A Jar is filled with 52 Things making it A Year In A Jar. It’s a handmade gift idea for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Father’s Day or Mother’s Day.
I love Valentine’s Day because I think it is a great reminder for us to really think about those we love. But I don’t like that it lasts only 1 day…because love lasts the whole year! So, that got me thinking of a way to keep us reminded of our love throughout the year. Want to know what I am giving Brian for Valentine’s Day? A year of reasons why I love him. Yep, 52 reasons (I will refill it next year with more reasons). I put them all in a jar and he is to open one a week. Don’t you think these would be fun for a bride and groom to give each other as wedding gifts? Or how about a shower gift that will become 52 Things from the first year of a babies life? It would be like a Baby Book In A Jar! Or what about giving a jar to your mom on Mother’s Day?
They are easy and super cheap to make. Cut out 52 rectangles of kraft paper (I picked mine up at the dollar store) about 2 inches by 4 inches each. If you are giving this as a gift for someone else to complete such as a bride-to-be or new mother, put the kraft paper, baker’s twine and a couple of colored pencils in a glass mason jar. Be sure to add instructions as to what is to be done with the gift!
If you are the one giving the gift, fill out 52 things on the pieces of kraft paper. Mine are 52 Things I Love About You. Yours could be 52 memories or 52 wishes or whatever you want!
Cut 52 – 6 inch pieces of baker’s twine. Roll up each piece of kraft paper. I rolled mine around the colored pencil I used for writing. Tie a piece of baker’s twine around each roll.
Randomly toss the rolled up notes into the mason jar and put the lid on. I wound some additional baker’s twine around the mason jar and added a tag that says 52.
So, what kind of 52 Things jar are you going to make?
52 Reasons I Miss You
52 Memories of Us
52 Ways You Are A Great Friend
First 52 Weeks of Your Life
52 Reasons You Are A Fantastic Kid
52 Things To Photograph
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There are two special things I make. One is a bracelet of woven string of many colors. Each color is a spell I speak to give happiness to the person. The other is a dream Catcher. Many stores the have "do it yourself" presents can help in the making or, at least, give you some written directions.