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Homemade gifts are the best kind. They come from the heart and are usually very cute like the ones my kids make for me, yummy to eat or drink, or practical. I was thinking of fun and easy gifts to make for someof my friends and for my kids’ school teachers and I loved an idea I saw in the #BicMerryMarking Bookelt for “Donut Worry Eat Happy” with the #PeachParfait Color. It inspired me to make an Apple Cider Mason Jar Gift and use my BIC Mark-It™ Markers to create a cute card and gift the Jar with a Donut. It turned out to be a big hit. You can get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking. There are so many fun and creative gift ideas for your family and friends. We only needed a few things to make these Apple Cider Mason Jars. We took a smaller jar (think Jam Jar) and filled it full of Apple Cider (you can just get a box and dump the packets in – I figured it was about 2 tbsp per glass). I used a red sparkly mesh that I have had for a while, some gold foil bell tinsel, and scrapbook paper. I also used just a white piece of cardstock for the card and I freestyle cut the tree, star, and card. It was fun. For the main Font writing I used the BIC Mark-It™ color Peach Parfait. It is a great color to “Savor the Season”. The idea was to create a note for all to enjoy that you can surprise co-workers with. Add in seasonal treats like apple cider, pumpkin donuts, or peach pie. I used a 3″ circle punch and cut a circle to use as a “topper” for the lid of the jar. I turned it over and wrote the directions for making the cider on it – so they would still have it in case they misplaced the card. I forgot to take a picture – but I freestyle cut the Christmas tree and the star. I think it turned out pretty good. I folded it in half, cut it out (so it was symetrical on both sides), and then used a few of my BIC Mark-It™ markers to color the tree, trunk, and star. I then used Glue Dots to attach it to the card. After I attached the tree to the card, I used my Peach Parfait BIC Mark-It™ Marker and wrote the cute saying “Donut Worry – Eat Happy” just like it showed in the guide. I practiced a few times before writing it on the card, and I think it turned out pretty good. For the”silver bell”, I used the Metallic Silver – and I was SO impressed with how silver it was – a true metallic – I can’t wait to used the rest of the Metallic BIC Mark-It™ Markers now. I used a green and red marker and added some red dots and couple green leaves by the bell for some holly.I added a swatch of the red mesh to the top of the jar and screwed the lid on. I then added a some of the gold bell tinsel by wraping it around the jar (right under the lid) a couple times. I used one end of the gold bell tinsel (since it was sharper and pointy) to attach the card to the jar. I poked a hold with my ball point pen first, then put the wire through and bent it up so the card couldn’t slide off.
These Apple Cide Mason Jars make perfect gift for a co-worker, teacher, or friend. It only takes a few minutes to put together and it will be something they will remember and love (and savor). I would love to hear how you use BIC Mark-It™ Markers to create and craft and share your Holiday Spirit. Create and awesome craft to share with your family and friends. You can get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking and be part of BIC’s Month of Merry Marking.
I challenge Krista, Donna, Rachael, Amee, and Michelle to participate in BIC’s Month of Merry Marking. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!