Love caramel? Chocolate? Coffee? If so, you’re going to love today’s project! I’ve got a quick, super-easy gift idea for you that’s sure to be a hit with the folks in your life who also love those three “C’s.” I’m going to walk you through how I made mine, plus give you alternative ideas so you can adapt it to the supplies you have and the tastes of the people you’re gifting it to.
All you need is:
– a mason jar
– ground coffee
– caramel candies
– chocolate covered espresso beans
– pouches of caramel flavored coffee or hot chocolate mix
– printable adhesive gold foil and cutting machine or circle punch
First, fill your jar with the goodies. Feel free to layer them in any way you like and to substitute or add treats you know your friends will love. If you can’t find the chocolate covered beans, you can use other candy like chocolate covered raisins or nuts, or chocolate covered caramels. If your friend doesn’t drink coffee, you can easily swap out the coffee for hot chocolate mix and the espresso beans for other candy.
Next, decorate the outside of your jar. I tied a ribbon around the neck of mine; you can use any color or type you like. Then, I printed a label on adhesive gold foil and cut it out in a circle shape using my Silhouette Cameo. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can just as easily create a tag on cardstock and tie it on with your ribbon.
Don’t forget about the top! I cut a circle of burlap and laid it on top of the metal lid so that when I screwed the top on, the burlap stayed in place. You can use any type of felt, fabric, or paper to do the same thing.
It doesn’t get much easier than that! Quick and simple to make, but a fabulous treat for whoever receives it! Who in your life would love to receive this jar o’ love? What would YOU love to receive in a mason jar?
Jean Israel says
This is a really neat and simple idea!! I think I’ll make a few with different flavors in them…but I think I’ll try using coffee filters where you used burlap..and instead of cutting the filters to fit…I’ll just let them hang over and see if that will work? I’d think the lid would screw on alright with the filter there and might look kinda cool… Guess I’ll give it a try before Christmas and find out!
Any gift that has both coffee and chocolate is such a thoughtful, wonderful gift!!! 🙂
So how much of each of the ingredients does one use to make a cup of coffee?