This handmade gift idea is a Pedicure In A Jar. I gave these cute mason jar gifts to my girlfriends this summer.
Earlier this summer I went on an annual girlfriends getaway weekend. I have been friends with the ladies I went with for most of our lives and my friends are truly a gift from God.
Life gets so busy and there were a few years where we didn’t see much of each other. Finally, we decided to plan a yearly getaway for just us girls so that we would be sure to make time to stay connected. We’ve been going on these getaways for 13 years now.
So far, we haven’t gone anywhere that involves an airplane but we keep promising that will happen one of these days. I wanted to give my friends a small gift just for fun and decided to make a Pedicure In A Jar.
The supplies are basic: a mason jar, small containers, pedicure tools, a ribbon, labels and the spa treatments. I used a vintage pint sized mason jar, Spare Parts plastic storage tubes from Hobby Lobby, nail care tools from Trim and chevron print burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby.
Fill the 3 plastic containers with spa treatments. One for soaking feet, one for scrubbing feet and one for softening feet. You can use treatments that you purchased from the store (a foot soak, a foot scrub and a good lotion) or you can make your own, which is what I did. Here are the recipes:
Homemade Citrus Foot Soak Recipe
Print the labels to whatever size you need for your containers. Download the free printable labels here:
Soak, Scrub, Soften Labels for Pedicure In A Jar
Cut out the labels and glue them to the containers.
Remove the nail care set from the package and fill the mason jar with all of the supplies.
Add some ribbon to the top of the mason jar and it is ready to go!
Love gifts in a jar? Here are a few more ideas:
Everything In A Jar Handmade Gifts In A Jar
I know you posted this pedicure in a jar quite some time ago but I was wondering if you could tell me what size the storage tubes are. I can’t find the brand “Spare Parts” any longer.
Unfortunately, I no longer have the storage tubes. Measure the length and width of the mason jar you plan to use and then search Amazon, Michaels or Hobby Lobb for test tubes, vials or jars that will fit. Also look under bead storage. Here are a few options to try depending on the size you need:
Best of luck!
Hi, I was wondering about how many jars the recipee makes? I want to make six pedicure jars but don’t know if I need to double the foot products recipes? Thank you
Do you mean the recipes I linked to in the blog post?
Coconut Body Butter Recipe = six 8 oz mason jars
Citrus Foot Soak Recipe = one 8 oz mason jar
Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub Recipe = one 8 oz mason jar
Best of luck!
Very cute idea! You could also print your labels on sticker sheets instead of glueing the labels on. Thanks for your idea.
Wow, I’m seriously impressed with what I’ve seen here. I decided that I wanted to give some home crafted gifts this year but wasn’t too sure on what to do. After visiting your sit, I am really inspired. Thank you so much for sharing and keep up the great work.
Suzanne b says
Love everything on your site! Esp all these gifts in jars.Thanks so much for sharing. You are brilliant!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me such a lovely comment Suzanne! I am delighted that you found your way to my site and I hope you have fun making your own jars! ~Tonia
Love, love, love these!! 🙂 You are amazing! Wondering what size jars were used for the gifts in a jar?
Thank you! 🙂
Hey Lisa! Thanks so much! The size of the jar you choose will depend on the size of the items you plan to put in it. For the pedicure in a jar, I used the 16 oz (pint) size. For the spa in a jar, I used the 32 oz (quart) size jars. Best of luck! ~Tonia
Hi, Tonia. I absolutely love these! I want to try and make the foot scrubs. I was wondering if there was a specific way to store the scrubs. Room temperature or fridge? Thanks!
I store it at room temperature as I do with my coconut oil. Best of luck!
These are wonderful! I’m currently planning a baby shower and these pedicure jars are perfect “games gifts”, with an added pink nail polish to tie in the girl baby theme. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you happen to get the nail grooming kit?? Thanks!!
Thanks Jamila! I got them from Walmart. Best of luck with the baby shower!
Kristen Duke says
I love, love, love this idea!! The tubes from Hobby Lobby are so cute with the labels!
Such a genius idea…totally love it!!
This is so cute!! I would LOVE one of these! 🙂
Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil says
Super cute idea, Tonia!
This would be such a cute hostess gift at a baby shower! So fun and the labels are cute!
I love your gifts in a jar! Another great idea 🙂
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
This is just too adorable Tonia! You are so creative!
Alyssa Rivers says
Tonia everything you do is amazing! I love this idea!!
Fun gift idea; perfect for Mother’s Day!
Melissa wood says
Where do u get the smaller containers ?
The Spare Parts plastic storage tubes from Hobby Lobby. Thanks for stopping by!
Liz Fourez says
How darling is this?? I bet your friends loved their gifts! Awesome idea, Tonia!
Stephanie@Henry Happened says
this is so nice! I wouldn’t mind any something-in-a-jar gift, haha!
I just adore these!!! 😉
Tonia,I just checked my Facebook page & one of my nieces & 13 others like the
Pedicure In A Jar ~ Mason Jar Gift.
Woohoo! Thank you!
Tonia, those are so cool. I have to share this with my Face Book family & friends.
Thank You… 🙂
Thanks, Anna! You are a total sweetheart!