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Mason Jar Goodies for Cold Weather

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I love fall and winter. It’s a time when you stay huddled at home with people you love, and friends and family spend more time together. Today’s Mason Jar goodies are all about cold weather and all the get-togethers you’ll hopefully enjoy this season.

Whether you have them at the ready as little gifts for those who drop by, or you use them as rustic additions to your decor, I think you’ll agree that they’re completely wonderful.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”Mason Jar Goodies” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Abril%20Fatface%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”12126″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_blank” image=”12118″ img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” link=”http://thenonconsumeradvocate.com/what-did-you-give-what-did-you-get/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Your guests could take home a Mason Jar filled with soup or chili mix, and these from The Non Consumer Advocate are such a great example of how darling they can be. 

I can picture these sitting by the door in a rustic basket. I predict they’d be a big hit!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]I’m absolutely crushing on this simple Hot Cocoa mix in a Mason Jar. I love the colors, the simplicity, and the varied textures of the hard chunks of peppermint next to the soft, fluffy marshmallows.

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At Thanksgiving, I could see peanuts and yellow M&M’s, and maybe some candied orange peels.

Christmas could be all sorts of things in red, green, gold, silver… all the beautiful jewel tones of the season.

You’ll want to visit 100 Layer Cake for sure. Some great ideas there![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]You can’t go to all the trouble to find just the right foods to put in your Mason Jars, and forget to add a phenomenal tag, or label, or lid. Right?

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10 {Adorable} Christmas Mason Jar Crafts

We are loving all the fun new Christmas mason jar crafts popping up!  There are so many to choose from that we wanted to put together our most favorite.  (Aren’t these bloggers incredibly talented, by the way?)

 

These Christmas Mason Jar crafts are so stinking adorable! Love these bloggers. <3

Santa’s Belly – This cute craft idea is easy to make and comes with a free printable.  Fill the jar with your favorite red candy and you’re all set.  From Polkadot Chair.

Glowing Snowman – Use fake snow and decoupage to make this fun snowman craft.  Throw in a battery powered votive candle and it glows! From Chica Circle.

Rudolph – This kids craft is made from an empty baby food jar and is so adorable.  For a bigger version, use a full sized mason jar. From Love and Marriage.

Snowman Ornament – Turn an empty baby food jar into a snowman ornament to decorate your tree.  Kids will love this!  From Crazy Little Projects.

Cozy Snowman – Use white yarn to cover a mason jar and adorn it with a DIY mini scarf and buttons to look just like a snowman.  From Kristi Murphy.

Snow Globes – This simple and elegant snow globe is easy to make and totally beautiful.  From Lauren Conrad.

Snowflake Jar – Use a Cricut machine or stencil to cut snowflakes from scrapbook paper and glue them to a mason jar for a fun winter craft. From Your Homebased Mom.

Playdough in a Jar – Make a batch of this candy can playdough and give it as a kids gift.  They’ve also got a free printable gift tag!

Lid Photo Magnets – Use just the lid from a mason jar to make magnets adorned with your family photo.  From 36th Avenue.

Vintage Snow Globe – This is adorable! This is a vintage car carrying a freshly cut Christmas tree home.  From It All Started With Paint.

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It’s Giveaway Time

It’s a wonderfully beautiful day in my corner of the Midwest today. It’s one of those days that’s so full of autumn… the scents, the colors, the crispness in the air, that it would be nearly impossible not to love it.

I woke up thinking, “I want to give something away,” and ashamed of myself that I haven’t held a giveaway in a long time. Too long.

The winner will receive (from my Etsy shop, Urban Independence), any one item from the store… completely free. You can choose anything I have listed and I’ll mail it out to you.

Not interested in the Etsy goodies? That’s cool. The first place winner can choose either a hand-crafted gift from Urban Independence OR I’ll send you a case of Mason Jars. (Ball Canning Regular Mouth Half Pint Canning Jar 8 oz. 12-Count)

YOU decide!

Wherever you are right now, I hope it’s a wonderful day filled with all the things that make you as happy as the fall day makes me. Thank you so much for being a part of Mason Jar Crafts Blog.

Mason Jar Crafts is hosting a giveaway! MasonJarCraftsBlog.com

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Just Because

From my own Etsy shop, a little love from me to you. Thank you for popping in to visit Mason Jar Crafts Blog. Never give up on your dreams. 🙂

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Customized Mason Jar Labels Discount

This just in, Mason Jar lovers! A wonderful reader and talented craftswoman from Etsy is offering YOU a special little Mason Jar lovers discount to introduce herself. And y’all, these labels are CUTE!

Discount on beautiful & unique personalized Mason Jar labels!

She writes…

My name is Tiffany.  I am a graphic designer/ children’s book illustrator living in Georgia.  I have a passion for mason jar crafts and started an etsy shop, KudzuMonster specializing in mason jar labels for people’s homemade treats, wedding favors, spa kits, candles and more.

I have samples on my site of the possibilities from homemade moonshine labels, photo save-the-date labels, Jam and jelly kraft labels stickers, and hanging mason jar gift tags, but I can make just about any kind of label you can dream up.  I make printed sticker labels as well as print-at-home labels that simply secure under the lid’s rim.

I would love to offer a discount code to Mason Jar Crafts Blog subscribers!  Entering “MJC15” at checkout will reduce your total by 15%.

We Mason Jar lovers thank you, Tiffany!

 

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Hand-Painted Mason Jar Centerpiece & Sola Flowers

This Mason Jar centerpiece is the work of the Etsy Shop Nature’s Doorway. It’s so soft & sweet and would be lovely for a wedding reception, shower, or in your “beachy” space if you’re lucky enough to have one.

When I read that these were “Sola” flowers in the Mason Jar, I will admit I had no idea what that was. I had to look it up! Sola flowers are handmade flowers from tapioca plants. Nature’s Doorway has hand-painted these Sola flowers in Mint, Peach, Turquoise, and Pale Yellow and the Mason Jar is painted in Soft Apple.

Love it!

 

Beautiful Mason Jar centerpiece with Sola flowers.
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Mason Jar Addiction?

Friends, do you suffer from Mason Jar addiction?

Is there anything you wouldn’t put in a Mason Jar?

From brownies to flowers to sea shells to gold bullion… if you’re suffering from Mason Jar addiction, you know you’d stuff it in a Mason Jar…

and then wrap it in burlap or dress it up with pearls.

You get me.

You totally get me. I’m glad you’re here.

Are you a Mason Jar addict? Would you put just about ANYTHING in a Mason Jar? (Me, too) www.MasonJarCraftsBlog.com

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Mason Jar Crafts for Kids

These Mason Jar crafts for kids are so stinking cute. Maybe you’ll have time to get a few done before the kiddos go back to school!

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Homemade Kahlua in Mason Jars

Homemade Kahlua? Can I get a oh-hells-yes-please? Carol Remsburg, a cook among cooks, just whipped up a batch of her famous Homemade Kahlua and mercy, mercy… I want to go to there.

She says she has neighbors beating down her doors. I totally get it. I’m in Kansas and she’s in Maryland and I am about half ready to get in my car so I can beat down her door, too!

Enjoy this wonderful post from Carol, and please visit her blog. She does things with food that’ll leave you speechless. (Hint: look for her Fireman’s Chicken.)

How to make homemade Kahlua in Mason Jars! So, so yummy!

 

Homemade Kahlua in Mason Jars

by: Carol Remsburg – Tidewater Bound

I’ve been making Homemade Kahlua for many years now. Mostly I follow the recipe from the ‘work’ cookbook from Second National, friends and co-workers from over 20 years ago, doubling the recipe and adding more.

I don’t make Kahlua often, I don’t. This requires a trip to the local dispenser for both a bottle of cheap brandy and even cheaper vodka. Why? Because the actually flavor of both don’t count. The flavor of the Kahlua comes from the coffee and all the rest.

How did I learn to MAKE Kahlua?

Years and years ago, I worked at Second National Federal Bank Savings and Loan. We won’t even address how that was dissolved, just call it ugly and unfair via politics. However, we had co-workers offer up recipes for a cookbook. ONE of those recipes, by Jeanie Ward, was one for Kahlua. I’ve taken a bit a license and liberty with that basic recipe:
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Hers was:

Kahlua:

2 cups boiling water
2 oz. instant coffee
4 cups of sugar
1 pt. brandy
2 tsp. vanilla
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Bring water to a boil, add the coffee and then the sugar. Bring to a boil and then remove from the heat. After it cools, add the brandy and vanilla.

Well, I didn’t just double this, I tweaked it.
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4 cups of freshly brewed, best strong coffee I could make
1 tablespoon of instant coffee
8 cups of sugar (if you can, 7 cups of white, and 1 cup of brown sugar)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolates
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 750 ml of brandy
1 1/2 cups of vodka
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Process:

Wash up the Mason-Ball 8 oz. jelly jars and lids.

Into a large steel, heavy bottomed pot set to boil.

Put the coffee, brewed and instant, and all the sugar.

Watch this, if you have GAS, you can turn it off. If you have an ELECTRIC stove, MOVE it from the heat.

Bring to a boil, watch it, stirring often.

Once to a boil, get it off the heat, either by turning off the gas or moving it. (If electric and you don’t move this, it will boil over. Um, if this boils over, you will end up with a huge mess and likely a burner replacement, so just don’t.)

Now is the time you toss in that handful of semi-sweet chocolate. Whisk it well, it should be hot enough to melt, you may have a few floaties, but they will melt, later.

Wait about an hour, maybe a little longer, this stuff is like making-candy HOT, sugar holds heat.

Wash your hands, dip a finger into the mix, if it’s cool enough, then dip a spoon in there to check for flavor. If it’s deep and rich, with that deep flavor you want, it’s cool enough that the alcohol won’t burn off. Now is the time to add the vanilla, whisk a bit. Then add the bottle of the brandy, followed by the vodka.

Whisk it all smooth, it will come very clear quickly.

How do you store this? Save this mass of supreme goodness?

Mason Ball Jewel Jelly Jars…of course.

All washed up and ready to take on precious cargo.

8 oz. at a time, that’s all you would need and I brought home a case of them.

All washed up and ready to roll.

Each jar was filled, capped tightly, and needs to be stowed into a cool, dark spot.

While you can imbibe at will, the longer this rests, the better it is, especially after about 30 days. While you don’t have to refrigerate the jars, keep them cool so they can do their job to finish making nice.

It’s the storage for this little bit o’heaven that makes the difference. Only Mason-Ball jars can store this prize so well, filled with sugar, they’ll keep and seal for months, very well, just keep them cool, not chilled.
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Costs?

Let’s see:

Sugar: $1.97
Coffee: $1.00
Brandy: $5.50
Vodka: $1.75
Sundry: $.75

Total Costs: $10.97

Dozen Mason-Ball 8 oz. jars: $10.48

A 750 ML bottle of Kahula runs about $23. 7.50 ML is just over 3 cups.
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Let’s see, total costs to make, and the jelly jars, and I had a coupla extra.

$10.97 + $10.48 =$21.45.

$21.45 for 14 cups.

Brand name at 3 cups a pop, let’s do the math. 14 cups/3=4.67

So, 4.67 x $23.00=$107.41…or make it yourself for about $21.45.

That’s including the Mason-Ball Jars ya just gotta have. You just hope they come back home to roost to reuse.

Homemade Kahlua makes fabulous Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, pretty much any type of gifts.

Remember..always leave’em wanting more, and with this stuff, they will be clamoring at your door. The funny part is, they can make it themselves, just like you can. It’s so easy.

So go and play in your kitchen.

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Patriotic Mason Jars {Hot Etsy Find}

I’m crushing hard on these Patriotic Mason Jars. Love the red, white & blue glitter for 4th of July. But, you  could use these again at Christmas. Right? That makes the $25 price for all three and even better deal!

Beautiful red, white & blue glitter patriotic Mason Jars.

by TrulySouthernDecor (25.00 USD)