I wanted to share with you one of the gifts I am making this year. I love to make homemade gifts for my family and friends. Every year I come up with many ideas and this is just one of them that I have planned to gift to two people. This Patchwork Soup in a Jar will accompany a set of five bamboo utensils that I hand painted.
I will show you how you can make up your jars to give as gifts and have made a FREE printable so you can attach a label that has already been made up for you. This can also be a very economical gift, as a small bag of each of the dried foods cost about $1 each and a small bag will have about 2 cups in it which will allow you to make 4 gifts of Patchwork Soup in a Jar. Most of the seasonings you may already have in your cupboard and perhaps, you even have some pint jars around your home to use as well.
Layered Patchwork Soup In a Jar Mix
- 1/2 C barley
- 1/2 C split peas
- 1/2 C long grain rice
- 1/2 C lentils
- 1 T dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. dried onion flakes
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. sage
- 1 tsp salt-free seasoning (like Mrs. Dash)
- Layer first four ingredients in a pint jar in the order given
- Mix seasoning in a small bowl and place in a snack size baggie
- Decorate jar lid, attach seasoning packet and label (Just click on the image below and then print it)
If you are looking for other “Mixes” in a Jar ideas, I do have a couple over on my blog, Save Green Being Green:
Gifts in a jar are wonderful and budget-friendly gifts. I especially like to give gifts of food to those who already have everything, but do enjoy cooking or to those people who would appreciate not having to grocery shop for a meal. Presents do not have to be expensive to be meaningful. Your recipients will appreciate the thought and time you took in preparing a homemade gift like gifts in a jar. Gifts in a jar can also make wonderful teacher gifts.
Check out our collection of handmade gift ideas and if you need more ideas on sticking to a budget for your holiday gift giving, then I suggest reading:
- How to Afford the Holidays
- 5 Ways to Have a Less Expensive Christmas
- Five Mistakes That Can Break Your Holiday Budget
What a cute label for that precious gift. I’d love to get soup in a jar to make!
Lexie Lane says
Very cute idea, I love it and this is really smart gift idea. My friends would love this idea.
Nicole Escat says
I’d love to give this gift to my grandmother, she would love this too. I’m gonna do this cute and smart idea.
Elizabeth O. says
This is definitely cool! I wouldn’t mind giving this out to people, even as a giveaway at parties!
Lalia Frolick says
I absolutely adore this idea! I am all for anything to do with canning jars! I was using mason jars in my house for a variety of reasons before they became a big thing a few years back. This will definitely be on my list of gift ideas this year. Thank you for sharing!
Omg! I love these. Such a cleaver gift idea. Love making things like this during the holidays
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
SOUP in a jar, how neat! I haven’t seen this! I’ve seen all kinds of baking and even drink mixes in a jar, but soup is brilliant!
American Dreamer says
We love making cookies in a jar. But this is a gift that I would love to receive. We love homemade soup in our household. Thanks for sharing.