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Red and Green Mason Jar

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When you find the perfect cookie recipe, you can't help but look for more Christmas cookie ideas. After all, that's the best part of the holidays - sharing your recipe with someone special. This Red and Green Mason jar is a great way to "wrap" your edible gift. Fun and festive, this colorful jar will look beautiful even after the contents have been empties. If you are searching for unique homemade Christmas gift ideas, consider filling a decorative jar with your favorite cookie recipe. This Red and Green Mason Jar will not disappoint.

Red and Green Mason Jar
Red and Green Mason Jar
This image courtesy of plaidonline.com

Primary Technique: General Crafts

Occasion/Theme: Winter

Beginner

Materials:

 

  • FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Hologram, 5 oz.
  • Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - Old School, 1-1/2"
  • Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.
  • Large Mason Jar
  • Coordinating scrapbook paper
  • Pink cardstock
  • Small bells
  • Silver chenille stems
  • Poster board or Cardboard from cereal boxes
  • Red paper streamer
  • Red ribbon
  • Hot glue
  • Paint brush
  • Scalloped/decorative scissors
  • Hole punch

Instructions:

  1. Fill your mason jar with the ingredients of your favorite cookie recipe.
     
  2. Cover the top portion of the lid with scrapbook paper adhering with Mod Podge. Once dry, paint with Hologram Extreme Glitter; set aside.
     
  3. Use scrapbook papers to create a tag by using Mod Podge to glue two of those papers to poster board (Approximately one 6” square piece and one 3” square piece). Allow to dry.
     
  4. Draw a 3 1/4” circle (Use a ribbon spool as a template) on one of the papers and cut out with decorative scissors.
     
  5. Use heart template from Letter Stencil pack and draw a heart on the remaining paper; cut out.
     
  6. Cut a 18” strip of paper streamer in half lengthwise. Gather the paper streamer creating a “ruffled” edge while attaching to back of heart cutout with Hot Glue (Refer to photo).
     
  7. Paint Hologram Extreme Glitter over heart cutout including ruffled edge.
     
  8. Feed  bells through Silver chenille stems and create a bow; set aside.
     
  9. Use Hot Glue to attach silver bow to top center of heart. Glue heart to center of circle cut out.
     
  10. Make a small tag with pink cardstock. Write or print “Merry Christmas” onto tag. Punch hole.
     
  11. Wrap ribbon around middle of jar and attach with Hot Glue. Add heart decoration to ribbon with Hot Glue.
     
  12. Tie red ribbon around lid hanging tag from bow.

Notes:

  • Don’t forget to include the cookie recipe and baking instructions with your gift! This can be taped to the back of the jar or written on a tag which can be hung in the back.

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