Mum transforms Kmart jars into unique recipe gifts: 'Love this'

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Kmart jars often feature in our laundry and pantry when reorganising and decluttering, but one clever NSW mum has another brilliant use.

They say a handmade gift shows thoughtfulness, and when you're also giving something delicious that is finished off by cooking it at home - with all the wonderful baking smells that entails - you have a perfect gift in my book!

That's just what Daniella provided when she shared her use of Kmart glass jars on Facebook.

"Kmart Jars with recipes - thought it was too cute not to share!" she posted on the Kmart Hacks & Decor page.

Kmart glass jar; Kmart jar filled with muffin mix and mousse mix as recipes in a jar
Daniella shared her brilliant recipes-in-a-jar idea on a Kmart Facebook group. Photo: Facebook

In just two days, almost 1000 people liked the post and 100 took time to comment.

"What a fantastic idea - love it," one wrote.

"Love this idea so much," another added.

Others immediately picked up on the potential.

"Great prezzie for teachers at the end of the year or Secret Santa," one commented.

"Excellent presents," another wrote.

The Kmart glass jar from online shop pictured against a white background with pricing details on the right.
Kmart jars come in a variety of sizes from $4.50 to $12. Photo: Kmart

"I bought the jars and used my cutting machine to add the recipe myself," Daniella explained.

"I actually have a home business personalising and designing items for baptisms/christenings and weddings, so my Roland cutting machine always is getting a good workout, cutting adhesive vinyls," she told Yahoo Lifestyle.

"When I bought the jars home from Kmart, I was going to write the recipe on a piece of paper and keep it in the jar, but then saw all that empty window space and thought some cute fonts and a recipe would look amazing."

Apart from a label printer, the idea is very simple to replicate.

Daniella even bought the mixes in bulk before decanting them into the jars and reprinting the recipes.

"The recipes and products I bought from for meal prepping for my family and making our hectic life a little easier," the work-from-home mum revealed.

But if you want to make your own mix, there are lots of recipes online.

The advantages include no fillers or preservatives and you can layer the ingredients to look pretty in the jar.

Don't limit yourself to sweet baked goods; there are plenty of interesting savoury meals you can gift in a jar.

From mac and cheese to noodle soup, you can get creative and tailor it to the recipient.

A homemade label with the printed recipe tied onto the jar looks authentic.

Now there is no excuse!

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