One of the most popular projects on my blog is "Chanukah-in-a-Jar." So, I thought I would share it again.
Start by gathering craft supplies to embellish the container. Go through your stash or stroll down the craft aisles looking for printed and solid scrapbook or 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 printed or gift wrap paper to 1-1/2" x 18." Using tape adhesive, tape these two pieces together, one on top of the other. Adhere ribbon to center of strip.
Adhere long strips to pail. Then adhere the circles to the pail, covering up the seams. (This then becomes the front of the pail.)
Using varied textures and widths, tie 6" strands of coordinating ribbon to handle. Cover the center of the lid with paper using decoupage sealer. When dry, adhere label printed on cardstock and metal label holder to lid. Tie charm to metal holder.
Stamp "Happy Hanukkah" and "To/From" images on tags.
Then choose the "ingredients" for your jar. Include:
[Box of] 44 menorah candles
(enough candles for each night),
the large dreidel,
small box of matches
[embellished to match]
chocolate gelt, and
For the Chanukah 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.
Arrange 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 send it to you.
These Chanukah-in-a-Jar make great gifts for children, grandchildren, teachers as well as hostess gifts.
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