Minibar in a Jar (a gift idea)

The best part of making gifts in jars is that it usually goes together super quickly. This minibar in a jar idea definitely follows suit – in just a few minutes you can create a gift for those who enjoy the occasional drink. You could even create a themed minibar in a jar if you wanted to match your wedding or event.

minibar in a jar (an easy gift idea)


This project is in partnership with Happy Crafters.

To create a minibar in a jar, you will need:

  • A large jar with lid (big enough to hold several small bottles)
  • 5-7 small bottles of alcohol
  • Adhesive Vinyl 
  • Transfer Tape
  • Silhouette Machine + tools

minibar in a jar gift idea

Start with your jar (you can find them at any big box type store), along with your bottles of alcohol.


open bar graphic


Next, cut your image out of vinyl (you can use the free image above by clicking on it to open it up in a new window then saving it to your computer. Once saved, use this tutorial to cut the graphic out of vinyl.)minibar in a jar gift idea

Next, use the pick tools to peel off all the excess vinyl, leaving just the letters. Use transfer tape by putting it over the vinyl, peel off the backing and then apply it to the jar.

minibar in a jar gift idea

Working from the middle of the graphic out, use a smoothing tool to affix the vinyl onto the lid of the jar. Once it’s all down, peel off the transfer tape and you’re done!

minibar in a jar (an easy gift idea)


weddings in jars

Be sure to see the other great Weddings in Jars ideas at these amazing blogs:

The Country Chic Cottage

The Cottage Market

The 36th Avenue

Yesterday On Tuesday

*Thanks to Happy Crafters for partnering with me on this post. All ideas, words, photos and opinions are 100% my own.*

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Jenny @ Simcoe Street says:

    Hi! Just wanted to leave a quick comment to say that, although I haven’t been able to comment lately (I usually read blogs while I”m up at night with my littlest baby, reading on my phone with only one free hand), I’ve remained a regular reader. Just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying your blog!
    xo Jenny

  2. Stupid question (I don’t drink) where do you buy those cute little liquor bottles? Love this idea!

  3. Cute idea. This would also make a good 21st birthday gift!

  4. Fun! Can you share what the approx. cost was to make this?

  5. Love this idea! I am curious what type of jars these are? They don’t look like mason jars but are very cute.

  6. Very cool gift idea! It would be really great for a bachelorette party as well and even less expensive since you could fill it with more “girlie” type alcohol such as Pucker and you can usually find them on the checkout counter for a dollar or less. This is a good idea for so many different occasions. Thanks!

  7. Can I ask you approx what size jar did you use? Love this idea!

    Thank you so much!
    Warm regards!

    • Gina Luker says:

      I *think* it was a 1 gallon jar – you could also use the canister style at most big box stores.

  8. Kandice says:

    I can’t seem to find any of these jars anywhere! Where can I find them specifically?

  9. Were do you get the small bottles of liquor?


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