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

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  1. CJ {Pink Tea} says:

    Those are adorable. I just finished packing up cookies for our teachers.

  2. 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 😀

  3. I like it. Simple and cute!

    Andrea @

  4. I LOVE this idea. So cute. You have one of my favorite blogs out there!!!

  5. Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations says:

    What a cute idea!

  6. 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!

  7. super cute is right. can you paint the lid a different color?

  8. Tiff @ Making The World Cuter says:

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

  9. 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!!

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

    great work!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Carmie - the Single Nester says:

    I love these jars from Ikea! And, great project you did with them.

  14. charming! Lezlee

  15. One Cheap B*tch says:

    Those are great! My boys would LOVE them!

  16. I think I will have to take a trip to Ikea !!

  17. 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!

  18. Another great project.

    Thanks again for joining Get your Craft on Thurs.


  19. 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

  20. Very versatile. Looking forward to seeing you at Creative Jewish Mom next week.