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DIY Fall Mason Jars

Fall Mason Jars

All I have to say is—I LOVE MASON JARS!! Who else loves them too? I practically use them for everything! I use them for drinks, storage, serving dishes, canning, and of course decor! These DIY fall mason jars make a great statement decor piece. The great thing about these jars is you can spell out any fall word you would like to incorporate into your decor. The possibilities are endless! So gather up your supplies and get crafting. This DIY project is easy and can be done before your guests show up for Thanksgiving festivities!

Supplies

  • Mason jars-wide mouth quart 
  • Paint–for both the jars and the letters
  • Sponge brush
  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Letter stencils–I made my own with my Silhouette or you can free hand paint your letters
  • Glue gun
  • Coarse sandpaper
  • Letter stencils or a Silhouette cutting machine and vinyl

Directions

  1. Wipe down all mason jars to remove any dirt or oil.
  2. Paint mason jars. Tip: for a distressed look, paint thin coats of paint. Too thick of coats will take longer to dry and harder to sand.
  3. Let paint dry for a couple of hours or until paint is not tacky to the touch. Tip: if you start to paint your second coat too soon, the paint will start to peel and ball up. If you can, letting it dry overnight is best.
  4. Repeat another thin layer of paint and let dry. I chose to just paint 2 layers since I planned to distress and sand them. Don’t worry if some of the glass is peeking through your paint—it just makes the sanding process faster.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 if a more solid look is desired.
  6. While you wait for your paint to dry, cut your stencils if you are making your own.
  7. Cut your burlap down to size.
  8. Wrap burlap around your jars and hot glue ends to secure.
  9. Place stencil onto the burlap and apply paint, repeat, and let dry.
  10. And embellish!

Eats

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mini Loaves

Pumpkin Bread

Let the fall baking commence! You can’t celebrate fall without some pumpkin in your life! Am I right? These chocolate chip pumpkin mini loaves have all the flavors you love about fall combined into each little mini loaf—pumpkin, mini chocolate chips, pecans, and bursts of cinnamon and nutmeg. And with the addition of applesauce in this recipe these little loaves are super moist.

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As I thought about making pumpkin bread, I remember that I had bought this mini loaf pan and couldn’t resist not using it. I love anything mini so, naturally I knew I had to use this new pan of mine! Because mini foods = happiness! 🙂 Does mini food make anyone else’s heart flutter with happiness? I love how these mini loaves are easily shareable with family, friends, and coworkers. And they also make great holiday treats to pack up individually.

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The best part of this recipe is that it is easy and simple. All you need is 2 bowls, a hand mixer, a mini loaf pan, and an oven. I hope I just made your holiday baking one step easier with this simple and delicious recipe.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mini Loaves
Yields 18
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Ingredients
  1. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  5. 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 cups Libby's pure pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  8. 2 cups granulated sugar
  9. 1/2 cup oil
  10. 1/2 cup applesauce
  11. 4 eggs
  12. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  13. 1/2 cup water
  14. 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  15. 1 cup chopped pecans or nut of choice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease your mini loaf pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine pumpkin, oil, applesauce, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and water. Using a hand mixer, mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl combine and whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  6. Add mini chocolate chips and nuts and mix by hand with a spatula.
  7. Scoop batter into pan and fill each just under 3/4 of the way full.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into middle.
  9. Let cool in pan for 5-7 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  10. ENJOY!
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