DIY Christmas Simmer Pot Mason Jar by Brandice Spencer
As a child, we always spent Christmas at my grandmother’s house. As soon as December 1st rolled around, she would start baking for the holidays. The dining room table would be filled with sweet treats and candies while the whole house smelled like vanilla, rich butter and sugar. The smell of my grandmother’s house at Christmas is one of my favorite memories. She’s no longer with us but my memories of her fill our home during the holidays. Here’s a recipe that will make your home smell wonderful. I’m sure you’ll love, and it makes a great gift!
–Brandice Spencer, Director of Advancement
- Mason jars + lids(however many you plan to make, and you can use quart-sized or pint-sized jars)
- White cardstock (there are 6 labels per page, so the number of pages you’ll need will be determined by the number of labels you’re wanting to print)
- Printable labels (grab them for free at the bottom of the post!)
- Ribbon or raffia to tie around the mason jar
(the recipe below is for one jar – either quart-sized or pint-sized; you can use the same ingredient quantities for either size jar, just adjust the water you add to the size of the jar):
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp whole cloves
- 1-2 small fresh Christmas tree branches or rosemary (use the fresh tree branch if you can!)
- Cranberries – enough to your liking!
- Water to fill the jar up to the lip
Recipe from the American Patriette.