Friday, December 18, 2009

Frugal Friday #8

So with Christmas just around the corner I know everyone is in need of a quick last minute gift idea. You know the ones you don't plan on, or a party comes up, or you just plain forgot!
Rainy Day Farm
This is a quick and easy idea, and you may have most if not all the ingredients already in your house. I had everything but the chocolate chips, so it was easy for me. I mentioned in a previous Frugal Friday post the idea of mixes in a jar. They are simple, cute and kind of fun to make. The one I chose is called Cowboy Cookies. My mother-in-law gave me one a month ago and it was such a fun treat. The cookies were good and super easy. So I went to Recipezaar (love this site) and found the complete recipe.

I also have several great little books by Goose Berry Patch on the same subject. They have great ideas from quick breads and cookies to soups. They also give you tags and recipe cards. Well worth the investment.

This is what you need:

1 wide mouth quart Jar

1 wide mouth jar lid and ring


Tamper or spoon

Recipe with ingredients (click on Recipezaar for complete recipe)


Follow the measurements and tamp everything down tightly. Cut a large circle of your favorite material (mine is from old valences that I had) and place it over the jar lid and screw down the ring over the material.

Create a cute little instruction tag ( I made mine using my
PC Crafter account) and tie it to the jar with some ribbon or raffia.

Tada! You have a great simple and cute gift. I made up several at once to have on hand, and I am so glad I did. I have already had a few things pop up so these little things will be very handy!
Hope this frugal little idea helps you out this Christmas season! Remember to relax and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas!


Amy said...

I lurv (sorry) that U used bandana's & rafia.. super cute. These kind of gifts are the BEST!

Candy♥ said...

neat!!! I love your canisters too!