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Layered Popcorn Gift Jars


I like to gift people with practical things. But just because they are practical doesn’t mean you can’t make them pretty!

Layered Popcorn Mason Jars with Mitten Tags

We are big popcorn eaters in my family, and none of the microwave stuff. If you can’t get at least a minor hot oil burn it’s not real popcorn (that’s mostly a joke). I’m lucky enough to have a bulk food Mennonite-run shop on my way home. I can buy specialty popcorn in bulk for really cheap so we hand out quite a few popcorn gift jars.

Layered Popcorn Jars:

  • White popcorn
  • Blue and/or Red popcorn
  • Mason Jar with 2 piece closure
  • Holiday paper
  • Bakers twine
  • Hole Punch

Fancy Popcorn Gift Jars

*It’s  important that both of the colors are the same size, don’t mix baby popcorn with regular popcorn or you’ll have trouble when it comes to popping

  1. Start out by tracing the flat lid on a piece of holiday paper and cutting out your circle (you could use a Cameo, Cricut or similar machine if you are making a lot).
  2. Pour popcorn into clean jars, alternating colors about 1/2 to 1 inch at a time.  Gently tap the jar on the table as you go, the more packed the jar is the less likely the popcorn is to shift.
  3. When your jar is as full as possible top it with the flat metal piece of the lid.
  4. Using your silhouette cutter cut out one mitten piece from solid colored card stock. Cut one circle and one cuff piece from pattered paper. You can also use this Studio file or this SVG file.
  5. Fold the cuff and the mitten piece on the dotted line and glue the cuff in place.
  6. Punch a hole, pop a piece of twine through the hole and tie the ends together.
  7. Put the paper circle on top of the flat metal piece and screw on the lid.
  8. Add a holiday message to your mitten tags,  loop the twine around your jar and get ready for gift giving!

You could make a cheap and festive gift basket by wrapping a few jars with some specialty popcorn salt and a large bowl.

Find more holiday projects on my Christmas page


  1. These are super cute. I am not crafty at all so as cute as they are would still slack but my mom would do this!
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  2. What a terrific idea. We love popcorn and this would be a great gift!
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  3. I just love this idea! Thanks
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  4. those are pretty enough to put out on display! i have this shelf that they’d be gorgeous on

  5. What a great gift and decor item!
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  6. These are beautiful and would make a great gift too!
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  7. This is such a cute idea. It would be perfect for our neighbors.
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  8. I love it! I am not crafty, yet this those really easy to do. Very sweet and it looks like it took time and I love the presentation. I might be doing this for teacher gifts!
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  9. They’re so very cute and Christmasy 🙂 You did a great job!
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  10. What a great gift. I know I would love to receive this popcorn! I love the label also!
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  11. Oh I totally love this idea. It is unique and I love the colors of the popcorn. Thanks so much

  12. This would be such a cute gift for my daughter. She is a popcorn fanatic.

  13. What a fun gift idea.. LOVE it.. love the look and love that you can keep it on the counter as a deco item or use it.. super cool.. thank for sharing
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  14. Aww that cute, what a cute gift!

  15. love this idea! When I was a kid my mom would do similar jatsvwith hot coco and soup mixes!
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  16. Great gift to take when you are visiting during the holidays. Something for the whole family to enjoy!

  17. what a nice idea! Do the different color kernels taste different?

    • nope 🙂 it’s all pretty much the same. I have had people tell me the baby popcorn is lighter and softer than the big stuff though

  18. what a cute gift idea!
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  19. This is such a great gift idea! Very cute.

  20. These are adorable and perfect teacher gifts!!
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  21. cut ! thanks