Pazzles Holiday Hop

Welcome to the Pazzles Holly Jolly Holiday Blog Hop. I hope you are feeling inspired to create!

Today I have an easy project to share with you. I always love to give Christmas treats to my friends and neighbors but cannot ever find time to make a whole bunch of cookies all at once. I need non-perishable treats so I can work on them a bit at a time. This year I’m giving mason jars full of candy. A jar of candy is just a jar of candy until it’s decorated cute, so let’s get started.

Christmas Mason Jar


For my project I used the Christmas Mittens file from the Pazzles Craft Room Library. I wanted my mittens to look soft and fluffy so I stuffed them with stuffing to give them dimension. I enlarged the file just a bit and cut a mirror image of the two mittens. Once I had a front and back for each mitten, I quickly stitched them together with my sewing machine. Even though I can sew like mad, I go really slow when I’m sewing something as small as these. If you trust your sewing abilities, use a contrasting thread. If you are a novice sewer, pick a thread that matches so your wobbly sewing lines will blend in.Sewn-Mittens


Sew all around the mitten leaving the tops open. Stuff a bit of stuffing inside and work it into place using a pencil. A cotton ball is also the perfect size for stuffing these. Once it’s stuffed, cut a length of twine about 20″ long and stick an end in each mitten. Sew the tops closed, catching the twine in the seam. I like to backstitch (sew backwards) over it again to make it nice and sturdy. Trim all your threads and add the embellishments to your pieces.


Gather another ribbon with the twine and tie both around the jar lid. To cover the jar lid, I simply cut 2.6″ circle out of coordinating paper and attached it with a dimensional dot to the top of the lid. Then I screwed on the ring to hide the edges. Now you have a DIY Christmas neighbor gift that is adorable!

Christmas Mason Jar


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In case you become lost during the hop, here is a list of all of the blogs:

Melin Beltran

Heidi Edwards

Belle Donaghey

Joanna Wright

Michelle Price

Klo Oxford

Krista Petersen-Hong

65 Comments on Pazzles Holiday Blog Hop: Treat Jars

  1. Melin
    December 6, 2014 at 7:17 am (3 years ago)

    Oh Michelle, this are adorable! How clever to stuff them with a cotton ball to fluff them up! I love this idea and think I am going to try this! I have a couple of gifts this would be perfect for! Thank you for the great idea!

  2. Sue Webb
    December 6, 2014 at 7:29 am (3 years ago)

    These are too cute. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Upstate NY

  3. Stephanie E
    December 6, 2014 at 7:33 am (3 years ago)

    This definitely is NOT just a jar of candy. I’d never think of sewing & stuffing these mittens – they’re so cute and turn this gift into something special.

  4. Joanna
    December 6, 2014 at 7:36 am (3 years ago)

    Such a pretty idea and love the fact that you used your Pazzles to cut the mittens.
    My Blog : ilove2cutpaper

  5. Bonnie Visser
    December 6, 2014 at 7:51 am (3 years ago)

    Already made these and added them on X-Mas gifts! Cute!

  6. Klo
    December 6, 2014 at 7:51 am (3 years ago)

    Oh my, this is so cute. I thought I was going to do the reindeer box for neighbors, but I may have to do this too. Love it.

  7. Belle
    December 6, 2014 at 7:52 am (3 years ago)

    These are adorable! What a fabulous way to present a jar of goodies! Especially stuffing the mittens :)

  8. Cheryl
    December 6, 2014 at 8:00 am (3 years ago)

    Cute idea-especially stuffing them-angeland

  9. Lisa
    December 6, 2014 at 8:07 am (3 years ago)

    Another awesome idea and project for easy but cute Christmas gifts. Thank you.

  10. Vicki Kee
    December 6, 2014 at 8:22 am (3 years ago)

    I always like mittens and have made these larger to place on the tree. I never thought to put them on a jar. How cute!

  11. meheidie
    December 6, 2014 at 8:31 am (3 years ago)

    Just ADORABLE!! Sewing and stuffing the mittens is genius! I love the little heart patches on them! What a great way to give a mason jar gift!

  12. Mona
    December 6, 2014 at 8:34 am (3 years ago)

    Such cute mittens. Would make great ornaments too.

  13. Roxanne Lowe
    December 6, 2014 at 9:06 am (3 years ago)

    Wow!! As an avid stitcher & scrapbooker, I’m ready to get started on this super cute project!! So happy I have access to the files on Pazzles’ FABULOUS Craft Room!!

  14. Patty M
    December 6, 2014 at 9:22 am (3 years ago)

    Love the mittens!

  15. Roberta
    December 6, 2014 at 9:31 am (3 years ago)

    Nice way to dress up a gift! never would have thought to stuff the mittens. -wonderful-

  16. shelissa rodriguez
    December 6, 2014 at 9:32 am (3 years ago)

    Love the idea of the cotton ball In the mit. Great job and a very easy project to make multiples

  17. robyn stein
    December 6, 2014 at 9:48 am (3 years ago)

    Love the idea of stuffing with cotton. I WILL be using that idea for this and other projects

  18. Brenda Holser
    December 6, 2014 at 9:57 am (3 years ago)

    Love the cute little mittens!!! very nice!

  19. Wilma Davenport
    December 6, 2014 at 9:57 am (3 years ago)

    Super cute! The only sewing I do is on my scrapping projects.

  20. Judith Mott
    December 6, 2014 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

    What a cute idea. Am always giving gifts in a jar and will add this to my die cuts that can be used for this purpose.

  21. Toni
    December 6, 2014 at 10:09 am (3 years ago)

    I love how you stuffed them, it really makes a big difference! Such a cute gift idea, I think I’ll be making one for my sons teacher! Thanks!

  22. Robin
    December 6, 2014 at 10:09 am (3 years ago)

    Michelle, the mittens are adorable, I had to re-read as I thought you cut them out of felt or material, I would have never thought to stuff paper with a Cotten ball, so clever!

  23. Ulrike
    December 6, 2014 at 10:12 am (3 years ago)

    It´s a fantastic idea

  24. Connie
    December 6, 2014 at 10:14 am (3 years ago)

    Very nice. I even have a box of old jars. This is a perfect use for them.

  25. Jeri Moody
    December 6, 2014 at 11:16 am (3 years ago)

    So very cute!! Love how you stuffed the mittens to give them some dimension! Anyone would love receiving these cute jars! Merry Christmas!!

  26. Tonya Day
    December 6, 2014 at 11:17 am (3 years ago)

    These are so adorable. I love how you used the cotton for the inside.. Can I be your neighbor…. LOL I love them. Thank you for your time and design. You did awesome.

  27. Shari Trujillo
    December 6, 2014 at 11:18 am (3 years ago)

    Love the idea of stuffing the mittens, never would have thought to do that

  28. Brenda Meade Adams
    December 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm (3 years ago)

    I just love homemade gifts…and this adds that extra pop to any gift

  29. MikiG
    December 6, 2014 at 12:29 pm (3 years ago)

    wow super cute!

  30. Margie Eades
    December 6, 2014 at 12:43 pm (3 years ago)

    OMG I love this cute jar. I think I will use this idea for hubbies guys at work!

  31. Krista Petersen Hong
    December 6, 2014 at 1:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh these mitts are so sweet. I like that you are dressing up the candy jars.

  32. Julie
    December 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Nice gift idea. Adding the stitching is a great touch. Thanks for sharing your project!

  33. Judy
    December 6, 2014 at 1:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Cute and simply, love it!

  34. AmyBeth Ogden
    December 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Great idea to add to my hot chocolate gifts!

  35. Sheri K
    December 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Great job Michelle, these are really cute!

  36. Sue Tapp
    December 6, 2014 at 5:53 pm (3 years ago)

    awfully cute – thanks heaps

  37. Susan Boeglin
    December 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Michele, I am smitten with your mittens. You are correct…the decorated jar makes it special.
    Great project,

  38. Darlene Iglehart
    December 6, 2014 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    great gift for neighbors.

  39. Kay Goebel
    December 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm (3 years ago)

    What a cute idea for a gift :)

  40. Annette
    December 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm (3 years ago)

    Stuffing the mittens brought them to a higher level! Thanks for sharing

  41. Marina Armodie
    December 6, 2014 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great gift idea. Instead of making cookies for everyone, as Christmas time is always time poor, you could add the dry ingredients to the mason jar, so that the recipients could enjoy cooking it themselves, and then printing the recipe of the backs of the mittens? A thought for next year perhaps? Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  42. Charlene
    December 6, 2014 at 10:07 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great idea, I love this. Charlene

  43. Goldie
    December 7, 2014 at 12:52 am (3 years ago)

    Very unusual! My in-laws all do canning. This would be neat just on empty jars as a gift from the great- grandkids!

  44. ssr
    December 7, 2014 at 8:33 am (3 years ago)

    So cute! Love the idea of stuffing the mittens

  45. Cathy
    December 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm (3 years ago)

    This is wonderful. Will definitely make this.

  46. Victoria
    December 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Excelente idea para decorar y regalar en esta navidad…dulceros personalizados. Felicitaciones

  47. MaryQ
    December 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Such a neat idea to stuff the mittens, it gives it so much more dimensions. It is a have to make!

  48. September
    December 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm (3 years ago)

    We made similar mittens at the Atlanta Pazzles retreat to use as gift toppers or tree ornaments but I hadn’t thought of using them on a mason jar gift. The stuffing really does give them “life”. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  49. Patti
    December 7, 2014 at 8:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Soooo many great ideas. I hope I have time to make all of them!!

  50. Kelli Smith
    December 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow, super cute mittens. What a great idea to stuff them so they appear 3D. Thanks for the inspiration.

  51. Siobhan
    December 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this great gift idea. The mittens are so cute! Thanks!

  52. Nana Rogers
    December 8, 2014 at 9:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Cute mittens! Makes a lovely gift tag.
    xo Nana

  53. Kim Hillman
    December 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Those would be so cute as teacher gifts.

  54. LauriBuck
    December 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm (3 years ago)

    What a cute way to dress up a mason jar!

  55. Mary Johnt
    December 9, 2014 at 12:53 am (3 years ago)

    This would make a great gift jar for my homemade hot coca mix. Thanks for the great ideal.

  56. Sue Davitt
    December 9, 2014 at 2:46 am (3 years ago)

    Very cute. Great idea.

  57. Cheryl De Rita
    December 9, 2014 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

    Very cute! Great gift idea! Thank you for sharing!

  58. Tammy Joyce
    December 9, 2014 at 9:15 am (3 years ago)

    Love the mittens and the jar looks great. Did you cut the mittens out of cotton or out of felt. If felt how. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Michelle Price
      December 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Tammy-The mittens are actually cut out of paper.

  59. Kelly Fassler
    December 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm (3 years ago)

    SUPER Cute way to decorate gift jars!!

  60. Adeline Brill
    December 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Love these mittens! I could have used them today as it was 59 degrees in Florida! Now that is cold to me…

  61. Georgette
    December 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Cute idea – thanks for sharing!


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