Pinterest Christmas: DIY Cookies in a Jar

I am finally here to share my first Pinterest Christmas project with you!

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This year, I made (actually, I am in the process of making) cookies in a jar for the teachers at the kids’ school. I went with the Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie because I asked Greg and our friend Ryan what cookie they would prefer to receive as a gift and the answer was “oatmeal”. I figured the cranberry white chocolate makes it a little more festive since this is a Christmas gift. I found the recipe through Pinterest (obviously) from Thrify Jinxy.

Here are all of the ingredients and supplies needed:

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I got majority of my ingredients at Aldi (which is another blog post for another day) except for the brown sugar since they didn’t have any. The 32 ounce ball jars were purchased at Ace Hardware for $10 for a case of 12! Do not purchase these from your local craft store… they are way more expensive. Michael’s had them priced at $3 PER JAR!

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My original game plan was to do one ingredient at a time over several jars, but after I made the first complete jar, I just continued to go one jar at a time. Here are a few things I learned from the process —

I do not own an 1/8 teaspoon measuring spoon, so I eyeballed the measurement using my 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon.

You will make a mess in the process and if you have little ones, they will want to help, which means they will want to eat all of your white chocolate chips.

Once you start adding in the ingredients, you may think they aren’t all going to fit in the jar, but it really ends up fitting perfectly every single time.

The layers of your jars though will not be perfect. I know, this was a hard one for me to swallow, but some of my jars looked better than others. Live with it!

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I really love how they turned out! I am planning to add a little ribbon with the instructions for baking tied on to them, but right now, I just like to admire my hard work. I definitely recommend these cookies in a jar if you are still thinking about giving some homemade gifts this year!

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Don’t forget to link up to the Pinterest Christmas 2015 linky party with your Christmas crafts the entire month of December. Click the link below to add your blog link!

Also, don’t forget to check out what Misha is crafting over at Emerald City Diaries!

a few of my favorite things :: stocking stuffers

Today I’m linking up with April, Elise, Katie, and Zelle to share some of my favorite things…stocking stuffers!

Stocking Stuffers for Her

lip balm // iPhone case // bobby pins // coffee mug // Tervis Tumbler // bracelet // washi tape // Clif Shot

Stocking Stuffers for Him

boxers // candy // Bodyglide // glassware // SD card // Starbucks cup // screwdriver set

Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

Re-Play Utensils // LEGO duplo train // undies // water bottle // Band-Aid // sticker book

A Pinterest Christmas – We WASH you a merry Christmas!

This is the second year of A Pinterest Christmas blog series happening this December,
where myself and several bloggers across the country will be making fun,
Pinterest inspired (Pinspired) holiday decorations, treats, and keepsakes.

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This week I am sharing a DIY gift that I completely threw together at the last minute.
I was scheduled to take in Kenley’s teachers’ gifts on Thursday morning and I was putting these together late Wednesday night.
I just can’t get ahead, no matter how hard I try.
Anyway, this little project was inspired by Darling Doodles Design from this pin.
I decided to make my own tags because I was apparently feeling ambitious,
and more than likely putting off things that I really should have been doing.
I chose to do them in black and white, solely because the color ink is out in our printer.
The fonts I chose to use were Santa’s Sleigh and Happy New One.
I especially like Happy New One, so I’m already looking forward to using it again.

Earlier in the week, I picked up the always-amazing foaming soap from Bath & Body Works in their yummy Christmas scents.
Lucky for me, they were six for $20 and the nicest woman in front of me gave me a $10 off coupon!

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There isn’t much else to this easy project.
Print the tags on cardstock, find some cute ribbon, and tie them on to the soaps!
These are a perfect add on to any gift, especially for teachers, who I’ll be using them for.

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In the spirit of giving, click on the link below to download the tags to use for your next gift!

We wash you a merry Christmas!

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Looking for more (p)inspiration? Check out these other bloggers participating in A Pinterest Christmas!

Amanda @ Without a Doubt
Misha @ emerald city diaries
Maggi @ Greg, Maggi & Rodney
Abbi @ The Peña Family

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Click here for all of the other Pinterest Christmas projects!