Make Your Own Jar Filled with the Spirit of Christmas: 23 Christmas Mason Jar Ideas

An Easy Christmas Gift: 10 Christmas Spirit Jar Ideas

Many people wish that the Christmas Spirit could last all year. This simple craft is a great way to give a handmade or handcrafted gift filled with Christmas Spirit.

Isabel Currier has a good definition of Christmas Spirit found at the collection of Christmas Quotes at the All Things Christmas website. “It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one’s fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.”

These feelings of good will, peace on earth and being kind to others are very evident during the holiday season; this special Spirit of Christmas are the feelings that one would like to keep throughout the year.

A quote by Harland Miller also from the collection of Christmas Quotes at the All Things Christmas website was the inspiration behind this quick handcrafted Christmas gift.

I wish we could put up

some of the Christmas spirit in jars

and open a jar of it every month.

This simple handmade gift, a Christmas Spirit Jar can be made in under an hour, using materials you probably have around the home. It is a gift that lasts all year ’round. This is an easy gift for tweens to make as gifts for their teachers or friends.


An Easy Christmas Gift: 10 Christmas Spirit Jar Ideas

Making a Christmas Spirit Jar

A Christmas Spirit Jar is an easy way of reusing and re-purposing glass jars into a simple craft.

  • Start with a food jar, like a pickle jar or peanut butter jar.
  • Carefully clean out the jar.

You could also use smaller jars or ones with corks on the top.

Filling a Christmas Spirit Jar

Find something that represents “Christmas Spirit” to you. For some people Christmas Spirit is the smell. It might be pine cones and pine needles or something pine scented. It might be something that reminds you of gingerbread or peppermint candy canes. It might be mulled apple cider or hot chocolate.

For other people, “Christmas Spirit” may be something sparkly, glittery or twinkly, like star ornaments, wrapping paper and bows or glitter sprinkled on baby powder.

One of the easiest things to use to fill your Christmas Spirit Jar is Christmas scented potpourri.

Finishing a Christmas Spirit Jar

To finish the Christmas Spirit Jar you need:

  • Make a label
  • Pick a quote to include with the jar

Quotes to Use for a Christmas Spirit Jar

Decorate the Christmas Spirit Jar with a label and add a quote to a label or a card. Here are several quotes about Christmas Spirit taken from the collection of Christmas Quotes at the All Things Christmas website.

I wish we could put up

some of the Christmas spirit in jars

and open a jar of it every month.

Harlan Miller

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When we recall Christmas past,

we usually find that the simplest things

not the great occasions

give off the greatest glow of happiness.

Bob Hope

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It is the personal thoughtfulness,

the warm human awareness,

the reaching out of the self to one’s fellow man

that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.

Isabel Currier

Final Touch Cover the Top

Decide whether the top should be open or closed.

If you want someone to be able to smell the Christmas Spirit Jar all the time then leave it open. The example in the picture uses a gauzy fabric. Other options are cotton fabric in a colorful print or painting the jar lid in holiday colors.

Add the labels and a gift tag and you’ve got a handmade, meaningful gift in under an hour.

Enjoy the Christmas Spirit Year ‘Round

Being able to look at the Christmas Spirit Jar may just the the pick-me-up someone needs during dreary winter months or the heat of the summer.

10 Christmas Spirit Jar Ideas

#1. Snow globe jar

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#2. Mason Jar Themed Christmas Gifts

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#3. Christmas Treat Jars

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#4. Candle Holders

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#5. DIY Mason Jar Holiday Luminaria

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#6. Frosted Mason Jar Votives

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#7. White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

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#8. Snowflake Mason Jar DIY

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#9. DIY Mason Jar Snowglobe

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#10. Snowy Pinecone Candle Jars

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#11. Christmas tree mason jar sconce

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#12. Mason Jar Christmas Tree

#13. Chalky Painted Mason Jars

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#14. Christmas  sweater mason jars

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#15. Christmas Tree Mason Jar Votive

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#16. DIY mason jar snow globes

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#17. DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

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#18. Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries Stairs

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#19. Snowman Mason Jar

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#20. Santa Claus Mason Jar Gifts

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#21. Painted Santa Claus

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#22. Carved Heart Ornament 

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#23. Distressed white and gold mason jars

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