I like giving gifts in mason jars. It’s a fun way to give an inexpensive gift and make it look like more thought was put into it. If you have a friend or teacher who loves chocolate these Reindeer Jars might be the perfect gift for them. They would be a fun gift for a gift exchange, party favor, or your child’s friend. These can also be whipped up in no time for a last minute gift.

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This post is part of the 31 days of Christmas Ideas series. Click over to the main page to see all of the 31 Christmas posts (they will be added daily).

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Reindeer Jar supplies:

pint size mason jars (or any kind of glass jar)
malted chocolate balls
caramel balls
red ball candy
google eyes
red pom pom
gold or brown pipe cleaners
hot glue
brown paint (optional)

I opted out of using the paint but I think the jars would look really cute with a brown stripe around them where the eyes and nose are.

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Fill the jars with any brown candy balls adding a few red candy balls in random places. The red candies represent Rudolph’s nose, plus I like the color they add to the jars.

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Attach the eyes and red pom pom nose with hot glue.

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Now it’s time to make the antlers. Cut a stem in half, make a cross with the two halves and twist the horizontal one around the vertical one a couple times, then bring the ends up a little to form the antler.

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Cut a stem to fit around the top of the jar with about an inch to spare. Attach the antlers to the stem as pictured below.

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Wrap the stem around the jar and twist the ends together in the back. Flatten the stem to the back of the jar. Adjust the antlers if needed.

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You could make jars for other holidays too. Think of a bunny for Easter, turkey for Thanksgiving, and pumpkin for Halloween. There are so many possibilities. Happy gift giving!

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Please join me tomorrow for the next 31 Days of Christmas Ideas post.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Robyn October 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Ohhhhh!! These are so cute! What a great idea!
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Kendra Nay October 17, 2016 at 8:50 am

What red candies did you use? Thanks.

leanneja October 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

I used sour cherry candies but you could also use red gum balls or jaw breakers.

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