Happy December! To celebrate the first day of my favorite month, I am sharing with you an easy and cost effective gift. During this time of year, there are so many people I want to show my appreciation and love. Besides my best friends and family, there are my coworkers, my hairdresser, neighbors, the ladies in my leasing office who graciously accept my packages, etc. While I would love to be able to give them all an expensive gift, my budget just does not allow it. So, instead, I made them these cute DIY gifts to let them know I am thinking about them during this holiday season.
I love homemade gifts. I think that in the fast paced world we live in now, people don’t often take the time to slow down. I know the holidays are busy for everyone and sometimes ordering an Amazon Prime gift is tempting, but I think it’s worth it to sit down and spend the time on the people you care about. Homemade gifts are also much more cost effective than their Etsy counterparts. I chose to fill these jars with granola because there are enough desserts given during the holidays and I wanted to give something a little different! This granola is slightly sweet and can be eaten with milk, yogurt, or just by the handful!
These homemade granola gift jars are perfect for anyone who you’d like to give a little something to. There is also a free gift tag printable at the end of this post so you can recreate these cute gifts yourself!
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1. First, order these 4 oz mason jars from Amazon. You can vary the amount you purchase depending on how many you need. They also carry them at Michaels and Publix.
2. Pick out a fabric you want to use for the top of the mason jars. I got mine from Joanns because the fabric was 50% off so I got a yard for $4.99. I selected a snowflake print to match the tags but I think any holiday fabric would look adorable!
3. Go to Costco or Sam’s and buy oats, honey, maple syrup, and nuts in bulk. Depending on how many of these you want to make, you will need a lot of granola. After the granola is baked and cooled, you can add in anything you want – cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips etc.
4. Next, make the granola using this recipe that I found here.
5. Cut out a circle (I used a bowl as my stencil) of the fabric using pinking shears. The circle should be larger than the lid of the mason jar. If you don’t have pinking shears, you can use regular scissors but the pinking shears keep the edge of the fabric from fraying as easily.
6. Print out these fun tags (scroll to the bottom for your holiday tag freebie) made for us exclusively by Shayla Clay Designs. Not only did she make these adorable tags, but she makes the cutest party kits (think a perfectly planned Frozen birthday party delivered straight to your doorstep) – moms check her out!
7. Tie the tags on with twine and fill out the tag to the recipeient!
Put everything together and Viola! you have a homemade and thoughtful holiday gift for all the special people in your life without breaking the bank! If you buy your granola ingredients in bulk, the price for each gift only comes out to a few dollars a person.
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