This fall, create a beautiful homemade gift of a cookie mix in a decorated skull jar. Homemade gifts from the heart always make the best gifts and this one is no exception.
This fall cookie mix jar gift can be made in under an hour and it’s budget-friendly too!
A pretty image of a skull is attached to a glass jar effortlessly using mod podge.
Then filled with a cookie mix and decorated with a grey fabric top with the cookie directions added.
This is a simple gift from the heart your friends will love!
Just imagine giving a friend a jar decorated with a beautiful skull image with a delicious cookie mix inside.
All they need to do is add the wet ingredients to the cookie mix and bake the cookies.
HOW TO MAKE SKULL COOKIE MIX IN A JAR
A glass jar is covered in a beautiful Halloween-inspired print and filled with a simple cookie recipe that everyone will love!
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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SKULL COOKIE MIX INGREDIENTS AND MATERIALS
This beautiful Cookie Mix in a Skull Jar uses everyday kitchen staples to create a yummy Halloween snack to give as a gift.
All you need is:
- some salt
- baking powder
- Halloween sprinkles
- skull napkin
- printable gift tag
- cardstock paper
- mod podge or craft glue
- string or raffia
- some grey cotton fabric
- pint-sized mason jar (with lid)
SKULL COOKIE MIX RECIPE AND JAR DECORATION INSTRUCTIONS
First, start by decorating your jar.
Take the skull napkin and trim it to fit nicely on the jar.
Coat the jar with a layer of mod podge, then immediately gently place the prepared skull napkin on the surface of the jar.
Since the napkin is thin and fragile you must be very careful, it will tear if you try to move it after the napkin comes in contact with the mod podge.
Allow this first layer of mod podge to dry completely.
Coat the napkin-covered jar with a second layer of mod podge, just to provide extra protection for the napkin.
Allow this second layer of mod podge to dry completely.
Use the funnel and pour the cookie mix ingredients into the jar.
You can have fun with this by filling layers of the ingredients like a layer of flour, then a layer of sugar or just filling it with the already combined cookie mix.
Once filled, place the lid on the jar and secure it tightly.
Take your grey fabric and cut it into a 5-inch by 5-inch square or a 6-inch diameter circle.
Print your recipe card on cardstock paper and cut it to size.
Punch a hole in the top of the recipe card and thread the string or raffia to it.
Place the piece of fabric on top of the jar and secure it in place with the string or raffia!
In a little under an hour, you’ll have a beautiful Halloween-inspired gift that’s sure to become a new favorite!
SKULL COOKIE MIX IN A JAR TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made a jar decorated with mod podge, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.
If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE SKULL COOKIE MIX IN A JAR?
This gift is extremely easy and fast to make. This Skull Cookie Mix in a Jar takes approximately 56 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:
- About 1 minute to trim the napkin
- Close to 2 minutes to coat the entire jar in mod podge and place the napkin on it
- Around 20 minutes for first coat of mod podge to completely dry
- 21 minutes to add a second coat of mod podge and allow it to completely dry
- 2 minutes to fill the jar with cookie mix
- 10 minutes to cut the grey fabric and print the recipe card and attach it to the jar
DO I NEED TO USE A SKULL NAPKIN?
Nope. That’s the beauty of this craft! You can use any image you want.
You can use a different napkin, or an image you print from the internet.
DO I NEED TO USE HALLOWEEN SPRINKLES?
Nope. You can use any sprinkles you want like chocolate sprinkles or rainbow sprinkles.
Halloween sprinkles help give the cookies a Halloween feel.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH THIS HALLOWEEN-INSPIRED COOKIE MIX IN A JAR?
Skull Cookie Mix in a Jar goes well with a wide variety of Halloween Crafts and snacks that you can give as a gift.
Some of my personal favorites include:
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT COOKIE MIX INSTEAD OF THE ONE IN THE RECIPE?
Yes, you can use any cookie mix or brownie mix you want. The steps will be pretty much the same.
Just remember to include the complete recipe directions and what wet ingredients they need to add to the recipe card.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS SKULL COOKIE MIX RECIPE?
This simple cookie recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try adding white icing to the cookies. YUM!
SKULL COOKIE MIX RECIPE AND JAR INSTRUCTIONS
Skull Cookie Mix in a Jar
To Fill the Jars:
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup sugar
- Halloween Sprinkles
To Make the Jars:
- Skull Napkin
- Printable Gift Tag
- Cardstock Paper
- Mod Podge or Craft Glue
- String or Raffia
- Grey Cotton Fabric
- 1 Pint-Sized Mason Jar with lid
- Make your jar first by trimming your napkin to fit nicely on the jar. I cut off 3 of the four sides, leaving just the clean front of the skull and flowers.
- Coat the jar with a layer of mod podge, then immediately place the prepared skull napkin on the surface of the jar. Take care to place it carefully because the napkin is thin and fragile–and will tear if you try to move it after the napkin comes in contact with the mod podge. One thing to note: I left the measurement marks on my mason jar visible on the back of my jar, because I thought it would be neat to see how much of each ingredient is in the jar. Allow this first layer of mod podge to dry completely.
- Coat the napkin-covered jar with a second layer of mod podge, just to provide extra protection for the napkin. Allow this second layer of mod podge to dry completely.
- Fill your jar with the cookie mix. I tried a couple of variations, but my preferred choice was to split the flour into 3 portions. Then I just added the darker ingredients between these 3 layers with the sprinkles in the very middle.
- Once filled, place the lid on the jar and secure it tightly.
- Cut your fabric to about a 5-inch by 5-inch square or a 6-inch diameter circle.
- Print your recipe card on cardstock paper and cut to size.
- Punch a hole in the top of the recipe card and thread the string or raffia to it.
- Place the piece of fabric on top of the jar and secure it in place with the string or raffia and be prepared to gift!
I hope you enjoy this cookie mix in a jar recipe as much as my family does!
If you get a chance to try it, let us know! Leave us a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us @sweetandsavorymorsels and use the hashtag #sweetandsavorymorsels so we can see what amazing meals you are cooking up!