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Santa will be in for a sweet surprise when he sees this Cookies for Santa Jar. This tutorial shows you how to create a fun little Christmas jar craft that you can put out a part of your Christmas home decor. Guests will love the cute little details, and can also enjoy whatever treats you put inside. Making a DIY Christmas decoration like this is an easy way to keep Christmas spending down while still adding something special to your collection of Christmas decorations.


  • Small glass jar with lid
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Foam brush
  • Small elf toy
  • Masking tape or painters tape
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue stick
  • Chalk
  • Optional: Primer paint


  1. Using your masking tape, mask off a rectangular portion of the front of your jar
  2. Optional: Paint 1 coat of primer paint and allow to dry for 2 hours
  3. Using your chalkboard paint and foam brush, paint the area inside the masking tape
  4. Allow to dry completely, 1 hour or longer
  5. Repeat for 2 more coats
  6. Allow to dry completely, 24 hours or longer
  7. Rub chalk over entire chalkboard surface
  8. Wash off with water and dry with a paper towel
  9. Using your hot glue gun, attach body of elf toy to the lid of the jar
  10. Using your chalk, write “Cookies 4 Santa” on the chalkboard portion of the jar
  11. Fill with cookies and wait for Santa to arrive

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How else can Santa keep his cookies fresh? This is such a wonderful idea for gift giving and decorating. I think that people will adore getting these jars as a holiday gift. People have their favorite holiday treat. I can use those to fill the jars and make all the jars the same to save time.


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