October 28, 2011

Recipes in a Jar with FREE Printables + A Giveaway! (Swell Noel #19)

Giveaway Closed
Congratulations to #27
jwhite1203!
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Kiki from Kiki creates is here today for this installment of a Swell Noel, not only with a terrific gift idea, but also with not one, but TWO (!) $50 gift certificates up for grabs to her shop!! Be sure to get yourself entered to win: her wares are beyond fabulous!

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Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be here at Positively Splendid today for this fun event. Thank you so much, Amy, for having me.

My name is Kiki…

Yes, that is my head shot today because in real life I actually look like this:

On a normal day, you can find me cleaning, driving, running around and chasing after my 3 little kiddos while currently 34 weeks pregnant! Yep, that’s right..just 6 weeks to go and I will have 4 little kiddos to care for and love!  In my “spare time” you can find me at my blog:

Kiki Creates is a place I like to share all my crazy ideas in the form of projects, tutorials and free printables. I also have contributors who write on Fashion/Makeup, Cooking, Photography and Fitness/Health!

So you have to know…I LOVE CHRISTMAS.  I love all the magic, the smells, the sights..I love that everyone seems to have a smile on their face, that serving someone is a normal occurrence and that I get to think of meaningful gifts for my loved ones. I LOVE IT ALL!

This year may be a little crazy though. With baby #4 making his appearance somewhere in the first part of December, I know the month will go faster than I can imagine, so having EASY, QUICK, and THOUGHTFUL gifts will be to my advantage this year.

Today, my idea is for neighbor gifts…or gifts for those around you, who you want to wish a Merry Christmas to, but you have a lot of them, so you need to make big quantities and fast!

I love receiving recipes in a jar! I love I can dump them out, add a few ingredients and have something yummy in a matter of minutes. SO let’s talk about putting a few together!

There are many sizes and shapes for jars..you can get them as fancy or not as you wish, and by buying them in bulk, you can save a lot of money!  Do you have a favorite recipe to use in jars?  Make sure you leave a comment with the recipe or a link to it, so we can all try it out!  Here are a few sites you can find recipes at to suit your taste:

At the end of this post, I will put a link to pick up these tags for free!  All you have to worry about is printing and cutting.  I love having a little cuteness to make it even more personal!

Using the free tags, you can create a lot of different tags. The cocoa tags can be embellished with the added elements on the free download. On this one (left picture), I cut 3 little slits on the tag and added some wire to make it look like steam..and added a few more with snowflakes to make it wintery!  The tea bag tag is attached with bakers twine. The tag on the right is simply cut out and wrapped with bakers twine to be put directly on your jar! So simple.
This has to be one of my favorite parts!  There are so many ways to package up jars…or you can leave them plain and add a tag and be done super fast.

This recipe in a jar is a hot cocoa mix in one jar and a jar of marshmallows in the other..directions for the recipient are found on the back of the tag (included in the download).
The hot chocolate can be made like this:
Ingredients
  • 6 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 (5 ounce) package non-instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup powdered chocolate drink mix
  • 1/2 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine powdered milk, chocolate pudding mix, chocolate drink mix powder, creamer, confectioners’ sugar, and cocoa. Divide the mixture between two 1 quart jars. Seal, and decorate as desired. These can be stored in a dry area for up to 3 months.  

Awhile ago I saw this image and knew I had to try it out.
       image chewing the cud via rue magazine     
The package I put together, I used a sweet, soft scarf from Target to wrap it in (a fun way to add a little winterizing to your hot cocoa mix!). Using the technique shown above I wrapped it, and then because I had enough material left over, I tied a bow at the top. Love how soft and warm this one turned out! 
    To save a little money and to have the opportunity to use ANY fabric. I used a 20″ x20″ napkin to wrap these two in. Any fabric can be used for this..so imagine the possibilities with this one!

    And here is a simple recipe in a jar with a tag tied right to it. Still beautiful, still homey, still fun!  I love this idea as you can make it as elaborate as you would like..think adding cups to the hot cocoa mix, a mixing spoon with cookies or a ladle with soup, etc.

    I cannot wait to see what you all do with them!

    In addition to my project today, I am also going to get 2 of you closer to being done with Christmas shopping this year, as I will give 2 of you a $50 gift certificate to my etsy shop!
    Some of my favorite prints in my shop right now are these prints:
    Many people ask if I put my prints up in my own home?
    YES! I do. This is one of my favorite walls right now…an I love you because print added with a picture of one of my kids and it makes an instant love note on the wall that I can change out as often as I want to!
    So head on over to my shop..find your favorite print and then to enter the giveaway simply:
    *Leave a comment with your favorite print
    for extra entries (leave a comment for each one you do):
    *Like The Kiki Comin Shoppe on facebook (on bottom left hand corner of my shop page!)
    *Tweet, post, or blog about the giveaway.

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    Thanks so much, Kiki! I love to receive jar recipe gifts, and I think I need to make some to give out this year! 

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    98 Responses to Recipes in a Jar with FREE Printables + A Giveaway! (Swell Noel #19)

    1. Jen@thecraftingfiend October 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

      love this! I pinned it!

    2. Big D and Me October 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

      I adore the “Be Yourself print” I think it has such a fabulous message – love both of your blogs!

    3. Big D and Me October 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

      I’m already a Kiki follower!

    4. Sims Family October 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

      I like There is Sunshine in My Soul Today print. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    5. Sims Family October 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

      I am a Kiki follower, too!

    6. Sisterino October 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

      I LOVE the Ralph Waldo Emerson print. Love it.

    7. Bryndis Julia October 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

      My favorite is the There’s No Place Like Home Print :)

    8. Bryndis Julia October 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

      I follow Kiki Creates!

    9. Laralyn October 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

      Wow, so many must-have prints! My fave is the “sunshine in my soul”.

    10. Becca October 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

      I love the love you because prints.

    11. Becca October 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

      I follow Kiki creates

    12. Becca October 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

      I like Kiki Creates on FB

    13. Becca October 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

      I like the Kiki Comin Shoppe

    14. Dawn October 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

      I love the David O. Mckay print

    15. Dawn October 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

      Following Kiki creates

    16. Dawn October 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

      Liked on facebook

    17. Dawn October 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      Like the Kiki comin Shop

    18. Katie October 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

      Hi! I feel so lucky that I’ve came across your site as well as kikicreates.blogspot.com. I’m stoked about the giveaway and would LOVE to use the gift certificate on the “Wedding Print Trio”. My husband & I got married 7 years ago & I already had 2 kids. My husband was able to adopt them 2 years of marriage & this past summer, we were sealed together as a family in the SLC temple. It was the most spiritual experience of my life a& with our kids being teenagers (14 & 16), it was more meaningful because they understood the importance of that momentous occassion. Thank you for this opportunity and you’ve both found a follower for life!

    19. Tammy October 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

      The Be Yourself print is my favorite.

    20. dancin' momma October 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

      I love the “There’s No Place Like Home”! So cute!

    21. dancin' momma October 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

      I’m a follower of Kiki Creates.

    22. dancin' momma October 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

      I Like Kiki Creates on FB!

    23. Kristie K. October 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

      My favorites are the Go Notes! and I love you because…

      My oldest child and hubby’s main love languages are words of affermation.

    24. Kristie K. October 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

      I already LOVE you on FB!

    25. Kristie K. October 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

      I already follow your blog!

    26. jwhite1203 October 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

      I like the I love you because print.

    27. jwhite1203 October 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

      I’m now a kiki crates follower!

    28. jwhite1203 October 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

      I’m a Kiki Creates FB fan!

    29. Tammy October 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      I “liked” the shop on Facebook

    30. jwhite1203 October 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      I liked the Kiki Common Shoppe on FB!

    31. Kristie K. October 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      Posted it on FB

    32. Amanda @ Serenity Now October 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

      What a cute cute gift idea. Love those printables. :)

    33. Amanda Kristeen October 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

      Really beautiful prints!! Love them! I like best the “in all things give thanks,” “come what may and love it” and “there’s no place like home.”

    34. Kara October 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

      1st of all, THANK You for the chance to win!! I can’t believe you have “spare time” to do ALL this amazing work with 3 kiddo’s and 1 on the way! Amazing :) I like you on facebook

    35. Kara October 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

      I like the I love you prints…so cool!!

    36. Kara October 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

      I shared on my facebook https://www.facebook.com/kdoerfer

    37. Kara October 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

      I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/KaraD83

    38. Kara October 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

      And I liked the shoppe on facebook as well!!

    39. Stephanie October 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

      I’ve been a fan and still love your To Be Yourself print! What a powerful message!

    40. annemarie October 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      Love the letter house print.

    41. annemarie October 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

      I follow Kiki.

    42. Dianna Powers October 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

      So many great prints it is hard to choose, but I really love the “Family Tree” prints. I have been wanting to put together a family tree for my son.

    43. Dianna Powers October 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

      I follow Kiki Creates!

    44. Dianna Powers October 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

      I follow Kiki Creates on Facebook!

    45. Dianna Powers October 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

      I “liked” The Kiki Comin Shoppe on facebook!

    46. Raejean October 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

      I love the Salt Lake Temple print!

    47. Rita October 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

      thank you for sharing your Christmas tags with all of us — very thoughtful and generous!

    48. Jenn October 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

      How am I supposed to pick just one? I think I would go with…the I love you because, and I would do it just like you have done. I think that’s a great reminder!

    49. Jenn October 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

      I am also a follower!

    50. Meghan Jacoby Rapp October 29, 2011 at 12:05 am #

      I love the “I am a child of God” print! Would be perfect in my little girls new nursery!

    51. Meghan Jacoby Rapp October 29, 2011 at 12:06 am #

      I am also a follower

    52. Meghan Jacoby Rapp October 29, 2011 at 12:07 am #

      I am also a fan on facebook

    53. Doubly Blessed October 29, 2011 at 12:08 am #

      my fave is the I love you because houndstooth

    54. Doubly Blessed October 29, 2011 at 12:08 am #

      I follow Kiki Creates

    55. Meghan Jacoby Rapp October 29, 2011 at 12:09 am #

      I “liked” the shoppe on facebook

    56. Doubly Blessed October 29, 2011 at 12:09 am #

      follow kiki creates on fb

    57. Doubly Blessed October 29, 2011 at 12:09 am #

      like the Kiki comin shoppe on fb

    58. Stacie October 29, 2011 at 12:25 am #

      I like Every Day I Love You and I would put it in our children’s bathroom, so they see it multiple times a day!

    59. Stacie October 29, 2011 at 12:27 am #

      I like Kiki Creates on Facebook.

    60. Stacie October 29, 2011 at 12:28 am #

      I follow Kiki Creates on GFC.

    61. C & A October 29, 2011 at 4:42 am #

      My favorite prints are the “love you because” as well as the “love you forever, trio”

    62. C & A October 29, 2011 at 4:43 am #

      I follow kiki creates

    63. C & A October 29, 2011 at 4:44 am #

      I follow Kiki Creates on fb!

      Also, I’m a fan of the shoppe on fb

    64. kjogo October 29, 2011 at 5:46 am #

      “To be yourself” would be perfect in my newly painted great room. I think I would put my girlies pictures around it featuring something that is particularly true to their individual personality. Thanks for the inspiration!

    65. Donna October 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

      Love the go notes and i love you because! Thanks for the giveaway!

    66. Donna October 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

      Following kiki’s blog!

    67. Donna October 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

      Liked her on facebook!

    68. Donna October 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

      Hearted her shop!

    69. Marthalynn October 29, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

      They’re all so lovely! I adore the There’s No Place Like Home print.

    70. Marthalynn October 29, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

      I follow KikiCreates via GFC!

    71. Marthalynn October 29, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

      I added her Etsy shop to my Favorites. marthalynnr

    72. Jessica October 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

      I love the I love you because prints. Also the There is no place like home.

    73. Jessica October 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

      I am a follower of Kiki Creates.

    74. Jessica October 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

      I like Kiki Creates on facebook.

    75. Jessica October 29, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

      I like the Kiki Comin shop on facebook.

    76. Sarah October 29, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

      “be yourself” is my fave

    77. Katherine October 31, 2011 at 1:15 am #

      Oh, I love your shop! Some of my favorites are the Be Yourself and No Place Like Home prints.

    78. Katherine October 31, 2011 at 1:17 am #

      I became a blog follower!

    79. Katherine October 31, 2011 at 1:17 am #

      I also became a facebook fan!

    80. Katherine October 31, 2011 at 1:19 am #

      I also liked the shop on FB!

    81. Katherine October 31, 2011 at 1:19 am #

      This comment has been removed by the author.

    82. Katherine October 31, 2011 at 1:21 am #

      Oops, I posted (and deleted) the wrong link before! Here’s the correct one for my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/katherinevw/status/130816166577963008

    83. Jen T November 2, 2011 at 3:55 am #

      I like the Families are Forever print. I actually love all of them.

    84. Jen T November 2, 2011 at 3:56 am #

      I follow Kiki Creates.

    85. kcernick November 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

      love the you are my sunshine print!

    86. Samantha @ Moody Mama November 2, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

      I don’t know if this has closed yet or not :( I hope not since I somehow missed it until now!

      I love “There’s no place like home” and “You are my sunshine” :)

    87. Anne Payne November 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

      My favorite print is You Are My Sunshine!

    88. Anne Payne November 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

      I’m a follower of Kiki Creates.

    89. Anne Payne November 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

      I “like” Kiki Creates on FB.

    90. Anne Payne November 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

      I “like” the Kiki Comin Shoppe on FB.

    91. Toya | The Limerick Lane November 3, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

      Brilliant!

    92. Mel November 4, 2011 at 12:58 am #

      I like the “I love you because…”

    93. Mel November 4, 2011 at 1:00 am #

      I liked Kiki on Facebook.

    94. Mel November 4, 2011 at 1:01 am #

      I am a follower of Kiki Creates.

    95. Carol November 4, 2011 at 1:43 am #

      The Be Yourself print is very meaningful to me right now. Love it.

    96. milliemorganmedia December 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

      Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower and your blog is too cute. I look forward to reading more posts. I’d appreciate it if you stopped by my blog and followed me back. Thanks! http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com

    97. Cynthia December 1, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      Thanks so much for the adorable jar printables, will be using them this Christmas,
      this is one for pinterest, will be pinning this..thanks again, and Happy Holidays…

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