Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Purim fun!!! part 1







On Purim there are many Mitzvahs to do but one of my favorite is the Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot. This is a gift that we make for friends and family read more here. I love doing this because it gives me chance to let my creativity shine. This year was a hard one with all that has been going on with Rozie i just thought it wasn't going to happen, but persevered. Working late hours i decided to do something simple and easy, but the results were great! This is a simple project that anyone can do as a gift for a teacher, house warming, even a hostess gift. It can be done with hot chocolate like i did or even the ingredients to make cookies. Bakerella did an amazing job here.
To make a gift jar:
1. Ball canning jars ( found at local grocery very cheap about $8 for a dozen)
2. layer with yummies
3. cut square of fabric and tie on
4. Make a fun label

12 comments :

Maya said...

They turned out great! Love the flowers on top!

Susan said...

You are so crafty and talented! I'll bet the receivers loved these :)

creativejewishmom.com said...

Gorgeous! Sheva, please drop by my blog linking party every Sunday (thru Tues. and link to a craft from your blog) The party just isn't the same without you! xoxox Sara Rivka

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

I just came across your blog through Kosher on a Budget and am so glad I did! These shalach manot's are beautiful. Looking forward to following your posts.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I think i will be copying this one this year :)
Can you tell me what you put in the jars? It looks like a layer of hot cocoa, chocolate chips, marshmallows and cookies on the top..is that right? I will probably just use a glass mug from the dollar store.

Sheva said...

That is exactly right...cocoa , Chocolate chips, marshmallows and cookies. I actually used ball canning jars and they are very inexpensive any local chain grocery carries them usually where you would find things like matches. I tied them up with fabric and twine and on the twine I attached directions with a spoon. They were a big hit, have fun!

Tobey said...

um... so you're not involved in the CC shalach manos eh? too bad!!

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! Where did you purchase the fabric and flowers from? I'm assuming a Michael's type of store? Also, did you use a glue gun to attach the flowers? Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Sheva said...

Hi Anonymous i most likely purchased the flowers from either Jo-ann fabric or Michaels and maybe even the dollar store, and yes i dropped a bit of hot glue on the lid and glued them on.

Anonymous said...

What were the directions that you attached? Thanks! Chag Sameach!

Dalia said...

Hi Sheva, these are amazing! What were the directions that you attached? Thanks!

Sheva said...

What i did to make these...
Layer hot chocolate mix on the bottom, next chocolate chips, then marshmallow, and last cookies. I put a piece of fabric and then screwed the lid on. I used a dab of hot glue and glued the flower on top. I tied it all up with some twine, a home made label and a spoon. Enjoy i hope it works for you!