One of my favorite projects is this "Chanukah-in-a-Jar." There are many variations of recipes in a jar for delicious cookies, soups, natural scrubs, and more. In fact, I've even altered 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.
Start by gathering craft supplies to embellish the container. Include printed and solid scrapbook or gift wrapping paper, ribbon, punches, stamps, ink, tags, charms, metal labels, etc.
At this point, embellish the pail. This is what I did. Cut a strip of cardstock 2" x 18". If using a 12" x 12" piece of paper, you will have to cut two pieces and tape them together. Then cut a coordinating piece of your printed or gift wrap paper to 1-1/2" x 18" Using a dry adhesive, tape these two long pieces together. 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, cut 6" strands of coordinating ribbon to pail handle. Cover the inset 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 to tags.
Then choose the "ingredients" for your jar. I suggest an entire box of 44 menorah candles (enough candles for each night), the large dreidel, a small box of matches, 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".
Arrange the candles and other "ingredients" inside the pail.
That's it! 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 you a copy.
These Chanukah-in-a-Jar make great gifts for children, grandchildren, teachers and hostess gifts.
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