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Holiday Granola + DIY Winter Village Jars

December 22, 2015

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Don’t forget the hostess. The postman. Your neighbor. The bossman. The dog groomer? Well… yeah. The gift list seems never-ending. That’s why it’s important to think big — as in, “What can be made in bulk that everyone will enjoy and that won’t require extensive shop hopping…” To me, homemade holiday granola (especially one that tastes like Christmas) is always a winner. Tart cranberries, warm spices, buttery pecans, with a dash of fresh orange is something everyone will enjoy, is inexpensive to make, and can be made in mass quantities in just under an hour. Turning the jars into miniature winter villages is as easy a few trinkets and some hot glue. A white paint pen was used to paint the lid snowy white, topped with faux snowballs, brush bottle trees, baby reindeer with merry jingle bells (all found here), some festive parchment paper under the lid, and finished with a darling gold-leafed gift tag! Tell me that doesn’t spell, a jar full of J-O-L-L-Y!
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  • Reply Amber December 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Oooh, so excited to make this!!!! Thanks Missy!!! Also got a question…..could you tell me what house plan you used to build your house? I am in love with what I’ve seen of your house…..especially the kitchen!!! Just wondering how big the kitchen, dining area and living room are? Thanks sweet girl!!!!

  • Reply Mary LeAnn December 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    How stink’n cute!!

  • Reply Mary LeAnn December 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    How stink’ cute!!!

  • Reply Ari December 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Absolutely loooooove this idea!!! I am definitely doing this next year!!!!! Thanks so much for the idea! Ps… Can’t wait for the eggnog French toast recipe …I’m trying to hold out for Christmas night dinner for that one!!:))

  • Reply mary beth at MBZ interiors December 23, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I love these little jar gifts too! Thanks much, your boys look like they’re becoming quite the cooks. Merry Christmas! (I have those little bottle brush trees too that I like to play around with for décor)

  • Reply Brittany @ LemonLimeLife December 29, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Love this festive and homemade gift! Where did you find your jars? And what size are they?

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