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20 Jam Jar Tombola Ideas

Fun ideas for filling jam jars for fundraising tombolas

Each year my daughter’s school have a Jam Jar Tombola for the children. Naturally, the kids are just mega keen on gaining a jar full of sweeties but I like to add a twist. After all, it’s far more fun to win one of my random ideas, right?

Jam jar tombolas are a great way to fundraise, twenty ideas to fill your jam jars for the tombola. #jamjartombola #jamjarfundraiser


Twenty Thrifty Jam Jar Tombola Ideas


Bathroom gifts


Luxury Jam Jars

Plants & Garden Ideas

  • Various packets of herb seeds, encourage people to grow their own
  • Succulents planted
  • Tea light holders

tea light holder


  • Home made toffee sauce
  • Flapjack
  • Chutney – endless possibilities, in the UK mango may be a good choice for curry eaters:)
  • Jam
  • DIY cookie jar, layered ingredients

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Girly ideas

  • Hair slides
  • Scrunchies
  • Rags, for twisting in long hair to make it curly

Girls Hair Accessories

Creative Play ideas

Creative Play Jam Jars


Rest assured I did manage to get labels on to the more obscure (like the hair rags), or the homemade with  a list of ingredients #healthandsafety.


20 Jam Jar Tombola Ideas

There are so many more ideas just buzzing round my head.. what would you fill your jam jars with?





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Wednesday 30th of November 2016

I filled one of ours with plastic toy soldiers and candy canes.

another was a fairy kit with fairy tattoos, tiny bottles with fairy dust and another tiny bottle filled with tiny scraps of rolled up paper to write fairy wishes on.


Wednesday 30th of November 2016

They sound great ideas:)

Kate Davis

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

These are great ideas. My daughter took in her Jolly Jar on Friday ready for the school fair and I was told they should be filled with sweets (they also have a bottle tombola for the adults), but I like your variety.


Thursday 19th of June 2014

What a great idea

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