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Ok, ok… you caught me. I’m kind of cheating on the blog post today because I posted this one last year. BUT! In my defense, it’s a good one so I really don’t think you’ll complain if I bring it up again.
I actually only just made our own jar yesterday but it’s been simmering on the stove almost non-stop since then. But, once you make your own, you’ll understand why! It’s like you’ve poured Christmas out of a jar in order for it to permeate your entire house. It’s amazing!
Feel free to go back and look at the original post here (there are a few more photos over there), but for the simplicity of things, I’ll post the recipe for it here too.
1 pint jar
small fabric scrap
1 piece of twine/jute/ribbon
2 lemon wedges
2 orange slices
1 lime slice
2 tablespoons of whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks*
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
3 bay leaves
*(can be substituted with 1 cinnamon stick and some ground cinnamon)
Write or type these instructions onto a tag to be tied to the jar: “Pour contents into saucepan on stovetop and simmer on low heat, add water as needed. Return contents to jar and refrigerate to keep fresh.”
Then, all you do is cut up your fruit, measure everything else, and put it into a jar. Fill it to the top with water and put on the lid, fabric scrap and screw on the top over it. Use your choice of twine/jute/ribbon to tie on the instructions and voilà! Super cute Christmas jar full of Christmas! And the best part is that it won’t cost you more than a few dollars. Enjoy!