Mason Jar Gifts for the Holidays

Mason jars are all the rage these days. From home decor to wedding centerpieces to light fixtures to stationery to housewares, mason jars make the perfect gift.  Every year I find myself searching for new and original Secret Santa gifts for friends and my daughter’s classmates.  This year I decided to make some gifts, using mason jars.  You can fit almost anything into a mason jar, tie it up with some ribbon, add a cute tag, and voila!  Here are some of my favorite mason jar gift ideas for the holidays:

M&M Poem Jar, click here.

I actually made this same exact one last year for a Secret Santa gift for my daughter’s school.  It came out so cute!  M&M Christmas Poem Jar, click here.

Hot Chocolate in a Jar, click here.

Hot Cocoa Mason Jars, click here.

For the golfer, click here.

Mason Jar for the Golfer, click here.

Chocolate Kisses Mason Jar, click here.

Chocolate Kisses Mason Jar, click here.

Peppermint Pampering Mason Jar, click here.

Peppermint Pampering Mason Jar, click here.

The Mason Jar Cookie Company, click here.

The Mason Jar Cookie Company, click here.

Spa in a Jar, click here.

Spa in a Jar, click here.

Santa Twizzlers Mason Jar, click here.

Santa Twizzlers Mason Jar, click here.

For the Baker, click here.

Mas Jar for the Baker, click here.

Nutcraker topped Popcorn & Peppermint Mason Jars, click here.

Nutcracker topped Popcorn & Peppermint Mason Jars, click here.

Crafts in s Jar, click here.

Mason Jar for the Craft Lover, click here.

Do you like mason jars?  If so, what do you use them for?

 

 

Fall Decorating

It’s that time of year when you drive around your neighborhood and many homes are beautifully (and sometimes very creatively) decorated for Fall or Halloween.  I’ve always loved decorating during this time of the year, as it eases everyone into the holiday mood. During our years living in Raleigh, when or daughter was much younger, I used to really spruce up our porch and decorate inside as well.

My front porch in my old home...

My front porch in my old home…(with my genie in the background!)

I must admit though, ever since we’ve been back in Miami, it’s always so hot and muggy, I really have been a bit lazy about decorating, aside from the wreath on the door.  I decided to get inspired again this year and turned to Pinterest for some new ideas. Here are some really different Fall and/or Halloween crafts and decorations  I’d like to share with you (I also love to stop by places like Pier 1 and Michael’s for inspiration):

The cutest minion pumpkin at my daughter's orthodontist offce.

The cutest minion pumpkin at the orthodontist’s office.

 

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Pretty mums on the front porch, source unknown, found on Pinterest.

 

Very cute idea for baby's frist Halloween.  Photo courtesy of Parents.com.

Very cute idea for baby’s frist Halloween. Photo courtesy of Parents.com.

 

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Beautiful fall wreath with burlap dressing, click here.

 

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Pumpkin candy holders, very creative, click here.

 

A beautiful mantel, click here.

A beautiful mantel, click here.

 

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Pumpkins made out of mason jar lids, click here.

 

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Whimsical porch decor, click here.

 

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Pumpkin tree, click here.

 

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Southern monogrammed pumpkins, click here.

 

Photo Courtesy of Pottery Barn (few years back).

Photo Courtesy of Pottery Barn Catalog.

Do you like to decorate for Fall?  How does your family get ready for the season?  I’d love to hear your ideas!