10 Genius DIY Gifts in a Jar You Need to Make!

DIY gifts in a jar are frugal and fun to make. Plus, mason jar crafts make great gifts! These DIY gifts in a jar can be large or small, and are great for a hostess, teacher, housewarming, Christmas, or anything in between. Try using Mason jar crafts and DIY gifts in a jar for the whole family and everyone you know

Here is a list of quick and easy Mason jar crafts to spark your creativity and get you going!

NOT A BORING GIFT CARD

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These days gift cards are the most popular gift for all occasions. Make a gift card stand out by ‘wrapping’ it in a snow globe! Make each snow-globe quick and easy with this tutorial from The Creative Mama. Her tutorial is for a Christmas styled snow globe but you can use any theme you can imagine!

Give the gift of a personalized gift card here!

DATE IN A JAR

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Give the gift of time! This is a golf themed jar but any date idea could be inspiration. Give this personal gift at anytime of year and for any, or no, reason at all. Whether it is a romantic date, or a gift to a friend or family member, it is a personalized jar full of everything for a day of fun with loved ones!

Check out how to put together a Date in a Jar here!

WHITE CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES

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Give a classic cook in a jar! These ooey, gooey, chocolate fudge cookies are full of white chocolate chips and are delicious! A yummy and beautiful sight!

Get the recipe here!

SEW-IT KIT

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Give the gift of sewing! It is so easy to put together this little jar full of basic sewing needs! Even use things from your own sewing box.  It can be used as a travel kit in a car, a quick kit in a laundry cabinet or a beginners sewing kit!

Get the tutorial for the Sew-It Kit here!

SCENT OF FALL IN A JAR

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DIY air fresheners make great gifts too! Use these tips from The Happier Homemaker to make DIY simmering pots as gifts. These scents make a home smell delicious, without all of the chemicals, and are easy to make and even easier to give.

Get the recipe for Scent of Fall in a Jar here!

EVERYTHING IN A JAR

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Make personalized mason jars for everyone you know! It is so simple to personalize a jar for each and every person on your list. The Gunny Sack not only gives you 3 great suggestions to get you started, but Tonia also includes a printable and step by step directions! This could not be easier!

Check you Everything in a Jar here!

MINIBAR IN A JAR

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For a themed occasion, as a small gift, or for family and friends celebrating the big 2-1, this is a great little gift! This minibar in a jar is perfect for the person, or occasion, in your life that could use a couple of drinks. Quick and easy to make, theme and personalize!

Get everything you need to know about making a MiniBar in a Jar here!

TEACHER’S GIFT

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Sit the kids down for a little DIY action and make the perfect teacher’s gift. Find out what your child’s teacher likes, or does, outside of school, grab a mason jar and fill it with that in mind! And since the gift is also the wrapping you’ll save time, materials and money without sacrificing on wow factor!

Check out the tutorial and printable for this cool mug (pictured) Teacher’s Gift, for some inspiration, here!

HOUSEWARMING GIFT

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This is a charming and useful housewarming gift! It includes everything someone could use to make a new house feel like home, in their own way, no wrapping needed. (Plus, during a move, used gift wrapping around just adds to the chaos.)  Some of the best gifts are the most useful and each and every part of this jar can be used in a new home. Or, use this for inspiration in designing a more personalized gift for the mover you know!

Check out the smart, useful Housewarming Gift, here!

TERRARIUM

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For the plant lover in your life, or to get someone into plants, give them this terrarium in a jar! They are very easy to care for making them great for anyone. Terrariums are inexpensive and simple to make, plus you get a trip to the garden center too (my kind of fun)!  They also look awesome with a ribbon and cute care instructions tied to them, no wrapping required.

Learn how to make a terrarium here!


If you have a lot of gifts to give this year, then there is no reason why you should have to spend a lot of time and money on impersonal gifts. You can give simple, easy to make, personalized gifts with DIY gifts in a jar, perfect for everyone on your list. All you need are a few suggestions and a little creativity. So start planning, and putting together (they are easy to store), your DIY gifts in a jar today and be ready for all of your gift giving this year!

Didn’t find quite the right gift? Check out 9 Gorgeous DIY Gift Baskets for some more inspiration.

Your turn! If you have any DIY Gifts in a Jar suggestions, tip or questions, let me know it the comments below! I’d love to hear what you’ve got!

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More about Katelyn

Katelyn was inspired to create Dory Fitz when she realized she wanted to improve her life, and to help others improve their lives along the way. Taught by her grandmother that in all aspects of life, you need to embraced change, follow your passions, and live the life you want, no one will do it for you. Dory Fitz was created to help me, and you, do just that.

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