Instant Iced Coffee Gift with Free Gift Tag Printable
This instant pick-me-up iced coffee gift is so versatile! Give it as a teacher gift, hostess gift, ‘thinking of you’ gift, neighbor gift, or thank you gift. But let’s be honest, this iced coffee gift is perfect “just because” – no special occasion required!
I promise this gift comes together in mere minutes and is always well received! Read on for all the details!
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Today’s post also includes:
>> 3 teacher-themed mason jar lid printables <<
<< a tutorial for making your own mason jar lid covers using a simple Word document >>
>> a Cricut vinyl decal tutorial to include on your mason jar <<
My Original Teacher Gift
The very first time I made this iced coffee gift I gave it to my son’s preschool teachers at the beginning of the school year. The weather was still hot in central Illinois in early September, so iced coffee seemed like a nice way to start the school year.
An Iced Coffee Gift for Any Occasion!
This gift was so well received, I gave it again and again as thank you gifts, just because gifts, thinking of you gifts, new mom gifts and get well gifts. You can literally give this quick and easy gift for any occasion!
But let’s be honest, as I’m typing this post, we are in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic, so who couldn’t use a pick-me-up right about now?
This iced coffee gift would be cute tied with a bow and left on anyone’s doorstep with a ‘thinking of you’ note!
For additional gift inspiration, check out any of these projects:
Favorite Instant Coffee Brand
When it comes to iced coffee, I’m a huge snob. I gave this brand of instant coffee a whirl on a whim while shopping at Costco. Boy, was I happy I bought such a large can!
Caffe D’Vita is the best instant iced coffee I’ve found. It’s lightly sweetened – but for someone who doesn’t usually sweeten her coffee – I don’t find it too sweet.
I’ve since been unable to find it at Costco, but it is (currently) available on Amazon. It comes in a 40 ounce can, so you can make quite a few of these iced coffee gifts, depending on the size of your mason jars.
Next, I want to try their Instant Mocha Cappuccino and Chai Spiced Tea Latte. Wouldn’t these variations make such great gifts around the holidays?! Can you tell I’m already thinking about Christmas gifts for our teachers??
Download My Lid Covers
As I said before, I originally made these iced coffee gifts to keep my favorite teachers caffeinated at the start of the school year. But if you would also like to make these gifts for teachers, you can download my FREE mason jar lid covers here.
I made three styles*:
- Coffee – Teach – Repeat
- Teacher Fuel
- C is for Coffee
Print the PDF once and get all three!
*These lid covers were made for a standard mouth 16 oz. mason jar.
Make Your Own Lid Covers: A Word Tutorial
Maybe you love this iced coffee gift, but you don’t plan on giving it as a teacher gift.
You can easily make your own mason jar lid covers in Word. No fancy program required!
Here’s how to make your own:
Step 1: Measure the diameter of your mason jar lid
For this iced coffee gift, I used a Kerr band standard mouth 16 oz. mason jar. For this size, the jar has a 3″ mouth. I made the lid covers slightly smaller so they fit easily between the metal lid and the screw-on ring.
For example purposes, the jar’s diameter is 2.7″.
Step 2: Create in Word v.10
Open up a new Word document and insert a circle by going to the Insert tab and add select a circle from the drop-down menu.
Right click on the circle and select More Layout Options…
Select the Size Tab and change the Absolute Value under both Height and Width to 2.7″.
Next, add your text. For my Teacher Lid Covers, I used a combination of Sanchez and Brusher fonts. If you do not have these fonts (I do not believe they come standard), you can download them from dafont.com.
Step 3: Print, cut and add to your mason jar
That’s really all there is to it! Print them, cut them out and sandwich them between the metal lid and the screw-on ring.
Cricut Decal Tutorial (optional)
It’s helpful to give this gift with the instructions for making an iced coffee that comes on the Caffe D’Vita can. I chose to use my Cricut to add a vinyl decal, but you could totally add handwritten directions on a gift tag of your choice.
To set up the decal in Cricut Design Space, you’ll need to:
STEP 1: GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES
- White permanent vinyl
- Cricut transfer paper
- Mason jar and lid/ring
- Cricut Explore Air 2 and cutting mat
- Weeding tools
- Additional font* (See Step 2)
- Mason jar lid cover, if desired (see above)
- Any additional ribbons or tags, if desired
STEP 2: DOWNLOAD THE FONTS AND UPLOAD THEM TO DESIGN SPACE
*Always double-check the licensing for the fonts you download. I am using these for personal use and will not be selling these mason jars for profit. However, there are plenty of completely free fonts on dafont.com.
- First, go to Dafont.com and search for the font names or click on the links above. Next, click on the gray “download” buttons to the right of the fonts.
- Once the zip files have downloaded to your computer, open the files and double-click on the TrueType font files to open them.
- Then hit the “install” button at the top of the document.
- Once the installs are complete, open Cricut Design Space and select your new fonts names from the font drop-down menu. (If you are already working in Design Space, you’ll want to refresh it or log out and back in so you can see the new font selection).
STEP 3: ADJUST THE LAYOUT AND SIZING OF YOUR TEXT
First I typed out “Iced Coffee” and the directions for making one: “1 TBSP/8 oz water or milk.”
Once I was happy with the overall layout, I welded the script font together and attached all the text so it would later cut at once.
I used a small standard mason jar, so the size of the decal (once welded and attached) is roughly 2″ by 2″.
Click on the green “MAKE IT” button in the upper right of Design Space and cut your vinyl.
STEP 4: CUT, WEED & TRANSFER YOUR VINYL
My application process is to: 1) weed 2) barnish 3) remove the paper backing 4) place the text on the mason jar 5) barnish again and 6) remove the plastic liner.
STEP 5: GIVE YOUR ICED COFFEE GIFT!
Add a mason jar lid cover (see above) and any ribbons or additional gift tags. Happy gifting!
NEED ADDITIONAL GIFT INSPIRATION?
AS ALWAYS – IF YOU NEED HELP BRAINSTORMING OR CREATING A CUSTOM GIFT, PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME! I’D LOVE TO HELP!
More later! The craft room is calling, and I must go…