Teacher Survival Kit in a Mason Jar

Not too long ago, I was contacted by QVC via my Craft Gossip blog (Did you know I run the Lesson Plans blog over at Craft Gossip?)… They were looking for bloggers to create fun and creative back-to-school projects using a set of 4 mason jar tumblers. I jumped on the challenge and came up with a couple of designs for a teach survival kit gift.

The first thing I thought of, as clique as it might be, was an apple. I grabbed some paint and set about trying to make the mason jar look like an apple. I even made the tumbler handle look like a happy, little worm. I added a few leaves and this is what I ended up with…

Apple Mason Jar Survival Kit

I had so much fun with this idea, I didn’t want to stop there. I grabbed another of the mason jar tumblers and worked on making it look like a flower…

Flower Mason Jar Survival Kit

Once these were created, I set about trying to figure out what to put in them. I figured treats are a welcomed gift by almost everyone so I set about trying to come up with a list of ideas and what sort of sayings I could put with them.

Here is what I came up with:

Snickers Candy Bar – “To help you remember to snicker and keep things fun when possible.”

York Peppermint Patty – “Because you are worth a mint to your students and parents!”

Starburst Candy – “Because you are bursting with valuable knowledge.”

Fast Break Candy Bar – “For those moments when you just need to take a little break.”

Milky Way Candy Bar – “Because you try to help each child be the brightest star in the galaxy.”

Mounds Candy Bar – “For the mounds of knowledge you share with your students.”

100 Grand Candy Bar – “To remind you how much you are worth to everyone!”

Lemonade Packet – “To remind you that when you are given lemons, to make lemonade.”

Lifesavers Roll – “Because you are a life saver to so many kids.”

Smarties Candies – “Because you make each child a smartie!”

I printed these onto paper leaves and attached them to each treat. I was so excited with how these turned out, I wanted to share them here… If you would like detailed directions for each one, visit this tutorial:

Mason Jar Tumbler Teacher’s Gifts

Teacher Survival Kits in a Mason Jars

Please visit the link above and leave me your feedback! If you want to make these for yourself, you can even follow the link I provide to buy the exact same set of mason jar tumblers I used. I also provide a template for the leaves and sayings. I hope you have as much fun making these as I did.

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2 comments for “Teacher Survival Kit in a Mason Jar

  1. 08/19/2014 at 11:20 pm

    I love your ideas. I’d also like craft ideas for regular Mason jars with screw on lids. We eat a lot of Classico spaghetti sauce and it’s sold in Mason jars, so I have access to lots of jars.

  2. Carol McFee
    08/22/2014 at 9:05 am

    Awesome idea and very cute.

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