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DIY Last-Minute Christmas Gift: Sweet Snowflake Jelly Jars

by Kayla K on December 21, 2011

Apparently I depend on a white Christmas to remind me to get gifts done!  I have been running outside, driving to work with cruise control, and skipping a jacket some days.

This crazy (mild) Iowa weather is throwing me off big time.  I nearly forgot my family Christmas last Sunday, and just today it hit me that tomorrow is my last day of work this year!  I had to think quick for cute mentor gifts.

These would make great teacher gifts, because I am a teacher, and I like them! :)

I really enjoy homemade canned goods as gifts because I eat waaay to many sweets over the holidays.  The canned goods get me through the doldrums of January and February.

I shared my triple berry jam from my summer canning adventures.  I added a fabric top, using an extra canning lid as a template.  I used variegated crochet thread to tie on a button and crocheted snowflake.

I made the jam from scavenged blackberries and mulberries.  (Remember that disaster?!)  The crochet thread to make the snowflakes and tie on the button came from a $5 grab bag of thrifted thread.  I made the snowflakes last year; they were in my stash waiting to be starched. Snowflake patterns are free online.  The buttons came from my stash.

I am so happy with the results!  These make nice token gifts that anyone would be happy with.  It is hard to plan ahead when I think best under pressure.

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1 Jo's Country Junction December 22, 2011 at 7:32 am

They did turn out cute!!

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