Going to a birthday party but don’t know what to gift the guest of honor? For a simple yet standout gift, try this DIY birthday in a jar. It’s easy, affordable and can be made at the last minute. Just fill the jar with the birthday guy or gal’s favorite things, or check out the video below to get tips on what to put inside. For the finishing touch, download our free birthday printables and you’ve got the perfect gift in no time.



  • Free printables
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick (or tape)
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • 64-ounce mason jar
  • Crinkle paper
  • Confetti push pop
  • Mini Champagne bottle
  • Party blower
  • Candles
  • Stickers
  • Confetti


Step 1: Download and cut out free printables. Glue (or tape) the round “HBD” printable label to the top of the mason jar lid. Punch a hole in the center of the square printable gift tag, then thread a piece of ribbon through. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar. For an extra festive gift, cut out the “Pop, Clink, Fizz” printable and glue (or tape) it around the base of the mini Champagne bottle. Last but not least, cut out the matching confetti wraparound label and glue (or tape) it around the neck of the bottle.

Step 2: Fill the bottom of the jar with a small handful of crinkle paper.

Step 3: Carefully place the confetti push pop, mini Champagne bottle, party blower, candles, stickers and confetti in the jar, one at a time. Tip: In order to make everything fit, place the confetti push pop in the jar first followed by the mini Champagne bottle.

Step 4: After all the gifts have been added, place the top on the jar then present it to the birthday boy or girl.

Plan your own party by sending the free Evite invitation below or another invitation from evite.com.

Evite Birthday Invitation


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