Anyway, let's move forward with Chanukah projects. Here's a fun idea that makes a great gift:
There are many variations on recipes in a jar for delicious cookies, soups, natural scrubs, and more. In fact, I've even altered empty tennis ball cans for brownies-in-a-tennis-ball-can recipes.
For this project, I use a clear plastic pail that is 6" tall with a 4" diameter. It has a lid as well as a handle, which lends itself nicely for attaching ribbons and tags.
Gather craft supplies for embellishing the container including printed and solid scrapbook, glitter and gift wrapping paper, ribbon, punches, stamps, ink, tags, charms, metal labels, etc.
Cut a strip of cardstock 2" x 18". [If using 12" x 12" paper, cut two pieces and tape them together.] Then cut a coordinating piece of your gift wrap or printed paper 1-1/2" x 18." Using a dry adhesive, tape these two long pieces together.
Using a 2-1/2" circle punch, cut a circle out of glittery paper. Punch out two smaller circles (I used a scalloped punch, too) from the solid cardstock. Stamp image on smaller circle.
Adhere long strips to pail. Also adhere ribbon to the center of the paper strip, finishing at the same seam as the paper. Adhere the circles to the pail, covering up the seams.
Cover the inset of the lid with paper with mod podge. When dry, adhere "Chanukah-in-a-Jar" label [which I printed on cardstock] and metal label holder to lid. Using varied textures and widths, cut 6" strands of coordinating ribbon to pail handle. Tie charm to metal holder.
Stamp "Happy Hanukkah" and "To/From" images to tags.
Measure and cut paper to size of top of dreidel. Punch a small hole in center of the paper square, which will fit over the dreidel stem. Decoupage.
Then choose the "ingredients" for your jar. I suggest an entire box of 44 menorah candles (enough candles for each night), the large dreidel, matchbox, chocolate gelt and candle blessings.
For the blessings, I printed the Hebrew, transliteration and translation on both sides of a 4" x 6" cardstock, rolled it up and tied it with blue & white twine.
The match box is embellished with cardstock and a stamped image that reads "Happy Hanukkah."
Carefully place the candles and other "ingredients" inside the pail.
Here is the completed Chanukah-in-a-Jar:
If you would like a copy of the blessings document, leave a comment with your email, and I will be glad to send it to you.
Happy Thanksgivukkah everyone!
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