What you'll need:
- 1 Mason Jar with lid (clean and dry)
- Hot Glue Gun or Super Glue
- Hole punch
- 1 Piece of Ribbon about 8 inches long
- 1 square of fabric (about 4.5"x 4.5")
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup flour (white or wheat)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1-1/2 cups oats - (quick oats or old fashioned - uncooked)
- 1/2 cup raisins (sometimes I add Choc chips instead!)
1.) Plug in your hot glue gun.
2.) Measure out all the dry ingredients above and put them in seperate bowls.
3.) Add each ingredient to your jar one layer at a time and be sure that each layer is even in the jar before you add the next one. A funnel works really good for this. You can also improvise with a paper plate as shown in this photo. Try to seperate the colors to make the jar look more intricate. Example: add them to jar like this - 1/2 the flour - 1/2 the brown sugar - 1/2 oats - 1/2 the regular sugar - 1/2 the chocoloate chips - 1/2 flour and repeat the pattern.
4.) Once your jar is done, set it aside because now it's time to decorate the jar lid. Using your hot glue gun, center the fabric on top of your jar and glue it down. Let cool.
5.) Print out your printable recipe card, cut it out, and punch a hole in the left hand corner using your hole punch.
6.) Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar and attach the card by threading the ribbon thru the hole in the card and tying a bow.
7.)Put the lid on your jar and you're done! Make as many as you want and I know many mothers who sell these during the holidays for around $5-$8 a jar. You can even paint on the jars themselves with paint markers if you're artistic!
I hope some of this idea helps make gift-giving a little easier on your pocket book!