Create a fun gift perfect for baseball fans and filled with their favorite game-time treats!
Good morning! Today I thought I’d celebrate the start of baseball season here on the blog with a quick baseball craft! These Baseball Mason Jars make great little gifts and come together easily. You can customize them with your favorite team’s colors and fill them with any of your favorite baseball-themed snacks! Today is opening day for the Brewers, and despite the fact that it just snowed over the weekend, I am definitely feeling like summer is almost here!
Supplies Needed for Baseball Mason Jar Gifts:
- Mason jar
- White acrylic paint
- Red acrylic paint or red marker/Sharpie
- Red and white ribbon
- Cracker Jacks
- Licorice Bites
- Salted Roasted Peanuts
- Candy in your favorite team’s colors
STEP 1: Paint the lid of the mason jar white. I gave the lid several coats of paint letting them dry in between.
STEP 2: Add the baseball stitching to the mason jar lid. Before adding the lines, put the lid on the mason jar and mark lightly on the lid where the front is. This is helpful if your mason jar has a clear front and you want your baseball to line up nicely.
To create the stitch lines, I used a lid from another jar to help me draw the two curved lines. I traced around the edge of an extra lid with pencil and then moved it to the other side and repeated this. Be sure your stitch lines are symmetrical. If you are doing lots of these, I would create a quick pattern!
STEP 3: Add a ribbon around the lid. I chose to use a thin red and white gingham ribbon.
STEP 4: Fill the jars with baseball-themed goodies!! I filled my jars with traditional game-time snacks like Cracker Jacks and peanuts. I also filled them with Brewers-themed m&m’s! You don’t need custom candy, though; you could pick any candy that matches your favorite team’s colors and add that to the jar!
A note about the treats you choose – if the gift won’t be opened for awhile, you may want to avoid treats that will get sticky or go stale. The combination of treats you choose may have an effect on the treats as well.
When filling the mason jars, start with the smallest item first. If you wait and add the smallest item last, they may fall down in between the larger items. If you are filling a bunch of jars, do one first to get a sense of how much of each snack will go in each before moving on to all the others!
Happy Opening Day! We are looking forward to this season and are exited to take Bugaboo to his first game this year! He has been to the stadium but hasn’t seen a game yet so that will be really fun. Interested in another summertime baseball craft? Check out the DIY Cornhole Boards we made a few years ago! We still use these every summer and they have held up really well! :)