Monday, February 6, 2012

4 am wakeup jar {free download}

 One of my favorite things to take to a friend who has just had a baby is a jar full of treats..and not just treats for anytime but a jar of treats for those 4 a.m. wakeups that happen so often from the start with a newborn.  It takes just a few minutes to put together, but can give mommy OR daddy a little sweet treat for being up so early!

All it takes is a can buy one at the store or recycle an old jelly or pickle jar.  Pick out some special treats..and you can make it ANYTHING..if they don't like sweets try something else! Fill the jar:

And use the free downloadable tags I am giving you today to embellish it.  You can make it as simple as can be:
This one was simply printed on sticker paper:
Or as embellished as you would like:
On this one, I ruffled some streamers, ruffled some felt and sewed around the tag that I printed on paper. I made a strap for the jar from paper that has been punched on the sides.
Either way, you have a really fun and easy project to throw together to take to a friend who has just had a baby!

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mommy2boys said...

no babies here (maybe a few for friends) but I work @ a retail store that does truck unloading @ 3am................This would work for my co-workers that are there way way b4 the crack of dawn

Thanks for the idea :) I might be making a few soon :)

cheeks said...

so cute of my bff's is having her baby TODAY! this is the perfect thing to finish off my gift! thank you!

Melanie said...

Very cute! Mommies need a treat from time to time.

I think I'd make it a "Made It Through The Day" jar instead, though. I got into a *bad* habit of snacking when I was up with my first one and packed on a lot of pounds that way! :-O

Anna said...

The problem is, is I wouldn't just eat them at 4am. I'd eat them at 6am, 8am, 10am, 12pm, etc. etc. They would be gone in a day. :)