Sunday, December 18, 2011

Last Minute Gifts…BBQ Rub

I saw this recipe for BBQ rub on the Real Simple website.  I love Real Simple…so many great ideas there and I love their comparisons on what the best product is and their cost comparisons. 

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I “borrowed” some jars from my SIL and made three Christmas gifts in less than 10 minutes! 

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I just layered in each pint the ingredients…

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Just FYI, each pint holds 1 1/2 recipes.  I packed it in snugly, tamping down the mixture with a measuring cup.  When I was done, I ran a bamboo skewer down the side all around to get the design (remember sand art?)  Love it! 

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In combination with three potholders or a gift card, this makes a nice gift!  See my assistant Jack in the first four pics? No matter how I took the pic he was right there! 

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I Mod Podged scrapbook paper to the jar lids for a more professional look…and I included the directions for using the rub on the gift tag.

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22 comments:

AmericKim said...

Great idea! Love the look of the "sand art" effect.

Designed by Dawn Nicole said...

This is genius! It's so hard to find things you could gift a guy! And I agree...the sand art effect is very cool. Pinning this to remember to try soon.

Jennifer said...

Love this! So great for guys!
Thanks for sharing at our Special Christmas Soiree! I'm featuring you on Monday!

Erin said...

Too cool! Thanks for the great idea!

shopannies said...

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Jen said...

This is a really great idea, I know a few men that would really enjoy something like this! I'd be thrilled if you popped by to share this post, and any others you'd like to show off at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

Etcetorize said...

What a great last minute gift idea. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

Shiloh said...

this is a fantastic idea. I think I'll see if hubby wants to use it for work mates. Love the sand art effect.

Kimberly said...

This is such a great idea, and it looks so pretty! That is a unique gift to get too. Thanks for sharing.

Our Delightful Home said...

Wonderful gift idea!

~Mrs. Delightful
ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Great idea! The 'sand art' is fun too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Mary Ellen said...

BBQ rub- sounds like a great guys gift! I just finished making Russian tea mix in jars.

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

What a great gift idea! I would love for you to add it to my Best of 2011 link party, as well as any other projects you are most proud of from this year. Visit http://www.petalstopicots.com.
~Kara :)

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

This is wonderful! I love the sandart idea. I dont think Ive ever seen BBQ rub done before. I would love for you to share this at my special holiday linky party going on right now! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/12-days-of-christmas-holiday-linky.html

Happy Holidays to you and yours!!
~Nikki ...xoxo

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh, what a super gift idea! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing!

karah said...

What a great gift idea. So simple, and so tasty! Happy Holidays.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Ohh..a great twist on the jar gifts for men! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday! Merry Christmas!

Melanie
www.bearrabbitbear.com

Cat said...

Great idea! My DH would love this.

Cat

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

what a great idea!!! thanks for linking up!

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Neat gift idea! Looks so fun! Glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

Anonymous said...

OMG! These are amazing....what a great idea. Will surely make some of these.