Monday, December 16, 2013

DIY- Cookie mix in a Decorated Jar

I was inspired to make this DIY after I was actually given one as a gift for Thanksgiving. This is the cutest idea for a gift or to bring to a Christmas party, and so easy to make. 
Items you need:

Jar Decoration:

  • One quart mason jar- Michael's $1.99
  • Doily ( mine is 8 inches) you can also cut a piece of fabric to fit - Michael's $1.00
  • Ribbon ( I used wired ribbon ) - Michael's $2.50 on sale
  • Sticker embellishments- Michael's $1.99
  • Tag ( got mine from an old Christmas bag)
  • Elastic string- Had some in my stash but Michael's has it!

Items needed for cookie mix:
Fill jar in this order

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

Watch my Youtube tutorial here

Once it's all packed cover the top with your doily or fabric and tie a simple bow around to secure.

Pop a sticker embellishment on the front for an extra touch

Lastly write on a tag or card the instructions on how to make the mix:

  • Mix with one egg
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Roll into balls and bake @350 degrees for 10 minutes. Makes around 2 dozen

Thread some elastic through, knot at the ends and slip of the top of the jar. That's it!

I've seen these on line and they run anywhere from $15- $20 or more. For that cost you could make a few of these at least! 

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