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Dreidel in a Jar Hannukah Party Idea

This clever Hanukkah craft turns ordinary baby food jars into perfect party favors for hosts and hostesses on a tight budget. Spruced up with a touch of paint and ribbon, these festive jars are ideal for stashing small gifts or dreidel kits - no wrapping required!

This season glass jars are all the rage; from cocktails to impromptu vases, it seems there isn’t an entertaining dilemma the mason jar can’t get us out of!  

Opting for handmade gifts and favors enables you to customize each jar for your guests, and adds a touch of charm to your party table. Use these easy to make jar gifts as fun and festive place settings or hand them out as prizes for any Hanukkah games you may have in store for your guests.

  • Baby food jars, rinsed and dried with labels removed
  • Gold paint
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock in blue or white
  • Glue
  • Gold marker or pen
  • Small gifts such as dreidels, gelt or other toys
  • Confetti (optional)

Step 1: Begin by removing the jar lids and laying them out on a few sheets of newspaper or a drop cloth. Using spray paint or acrylic paint, apply a few coats and allow to dry for an hour or two.

Step 2: Next cut a circle out of cardstock big enough to cover the top of the jar’s lid. Write a guest’s name or a festive message on the circle using a gold pen or maker, and glue to the lid once your paint has dried.

Step 3: Fill each jar with candy or toys, and a little bit of festive confetti for an extra touch of flare. Replace jar lids and tie a small length of ribbon; using sharp scissors, carefully curl the ends of the ribbon to your liking.

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