Monday, 26 November 2018

Artline Monday - Mason Jar Christmas gift

Did you know that the 30th November is Mason Jar Day?  Well, I do love a little mason jar craft and as we're getting nearer to Christmas I thought I would share with you one of my favourite quick and easy gift ideas.

Supplies for my mason jar craft

You will need a mason jar (or a similar style jar), Artline poster and Supreme markers, hot chocolate powder, mini marshmallows, some sprinkles or chocolate buttons and a ribbon and gift tag. 

Before we begin you need to wash out your jar with some soapy water as we will be filling it with food and then leave it to dry completely.  When that is done you can start to decorate the outside of your jar.  I wanted to do a pretty snowflake pattern on mine so I started to draw this with my white poster marker.

Adding a snowflake pattern around the jar

When I was happy with how the design looked I added a few highlights with the Supreme metallic markers in blue, gold and silver.  They are quite hard to see when the jar is empty but they standout more once it is full.

Layers in the jar

I filled the jar in layers, the hot chocolate powder goes in first and should be about half of the contents.  Then you add mini marshmallows, the more the better and finally top the rest up with either chocolate buttons or sprinkles.

Decorating the tag

I carried on with the snowflake theme on my gift tag, drawing a large flake on the front and added some silver sparkle with the Supreme marker.

Writing my message

Then I wrote my message on the other side.  I used a white calligraphy pen because I love how white ink looks against kraft coloured paper and card and it matched the design I had drawn on the front of the tag.  You could also you the tag to write down the instructions for making the hot chocolate, 3 heaped teaspoons of powder mixed with hot water (or however many spoons the jar it came from says) and then generously top with marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles or buttons.

Finished with a bow

The last step was to thread the tag onto my ribbon and tie it around the top of the jar with a big bow.  

This really is a fun and easy gift to make, it is perfect for children to make for their friends or great for the chocoholic in your life!  As all of the ingredients are in an air tight jar they should last quite a long time, but if the recipient is anything like me this will be long gone by the start of the new year!

Please let me know if you have a go at making your own, I'd love to see it!


  1. Woohoo - best day ever! TY for sharing the love for our holiday - National Mason Jar Day! We are very excited to see how people celebrate the day!

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