Gift idea: brownie mix in a jar

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When I saw this the other day I immediately knew what I would give as a homemade gift for a friend. He loves good food (well, who doesn’t?) and rarely has time to cook, so I though this would be a lovely and original idea for his birthday present. Plus I know I will be making some of these for holiday season.

I followed this recipe and I have to confess I had to test it before I handed it out: it was heaven. Jimmy loved the brownies and I am planning on making some more to store in the freezer for our future sweet cravings.

This post falls into the Culinary Tuesdays category but I am going to go ahead and post it too in the OCD Thursdays because it is also a DIY gift idea.

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Layer carefully your ingredients so they look pretty (mine look kinda weird, but I made the effort)

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Don’t forget to add a little tag with the instructions and the rest of the ingredients to add when making the brownies. I bought my paper and tags at Tiger. 

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As easy as it gets: jar decor

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The first time I found this tutorial on Pinterest, I was obsessed and made tons of golden jars. Since my apartment was resembling a jar store, I baked miniature cookies and put them inside as gifts for friends. Smart right? I have a few at home where I store my craft buttons and other different small items.

You will need:

– Gold spray paint (or any other color you like)

– Glue gun

– A jar with a lid

– Plastic little animals (I used an old Barbie’s teddy bear)

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Glue the plastic animal to the lid and spray paint.

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There you go: fun and useful.

potecito 3(Just so you know, the turquoise frame behind the jar is now gold. Yup, more spray paint.)