Valentine Treat Jars

I have made a ton of these the past couple years because they are easy and cute gifts you can give to anybody that can be adjusted for any occasion or holiday.
Basically you take a jar- any glass jar will do, but my favorite are the IKEA Burken Jars with lids.
A mason jar looks cute too, but the reason I like these jars is the lid has a cute little handle that looks adorable embellished with ribbon.
So you take your jar, you embellish with ribbon, fill it with treats, add some vinyl lettering (or puffy paint looks cute too!) and in less than 5 minutes, you have this:
These will be the gifts my kids give to their teachers for Valentines Day!
We have given these as Christmas gifts for teachers and neighbors, end of the school year appreciation gifts, Halloween… you name it, we’ve done it!
Super easy and super simple!
What are you guys giving to teachers this year?treat jar

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Sarah says

    Ooh super cute! I just did a tutorial on a treat jar for a friend. I know exactly where to get the jars and I already have the other supplies. Thanks so much for a quick and easy teacher gift!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah 😀

  2. Cassie says

    So cute, this is going in my idea file for when my kids are in school and I need teacher gift ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tiff @ Making The World Cuter says

    Love this idea-those jars are super cute with the ribbon you're right! Thanks for sharing!

  4. brandy says

    We are making homemade fortune cookies dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. The kids are making their own "fortunes" to put inside each cookie. More like pictures since they are 4 and 6.

    I love those jars!!

  5. Jessica says

    endless options here you are right. thoughtful, inexpensive and quick. 3 of my favorite things :)

    great work!

  6. Brooke says

    Could I please have your child in my class? Because my kids bring me used (seriously with a 2001 embroidery) stuffed animals 😉 and I make them handmade valentines and they ask me where the cartoon is.

  7. JadeLD says

    I just found you over at Simply Modern Mom, great fabric flowers. I got a hot glue gun for Christmas and haven't used it yet! I'm sure there are lots of possibilities for creations on your blog.

  8. Andy Porter says

    What a perfect idea for teachers. It would be great to be able to keep that treat jar in the classroom! Thanks for the idea and link!

  9. says

    So cute Steph! Thanks for linking up at Craft Schooling Sunday, I'm always so happy when I see you've stopped by!
    all the best, Sara