Let's Change It Up a Bit
My "to do" list is a mile long, and I'm a great procrastinator! Why clean up the kitchen when you can mess around on the computer? Eventually I'll be good and get my work done, but I wanted to add these little Gifty Jars to the blog in case any of you are looking for more little treat containers. I made these for Halloween, but they could just as easily be used for other holidays. I filled them with m&m's and placed them on the desks of co-workers. I'm sure with all the shenanigans that go on at a high school, having chocolate nearby was a plus!
I'm sure you can use any size Mason jar for these - I chose the smallest ones I could find. I bought a box of 12 at Walmart for around $10.00.
You will need:
- Jars - Mason jars or any other kind of jar you have around. I save the little jam and jelly jars from hotels and was thinking of using those somehow
- Ribbon - both themed ribbon and coordinating ribbon
- Decorative paper
- Tags of some sort
- Hot glue
- Pop out the top of the lid. Cut a circle of paper and hot glue it together.
- Wrap decorative ribbon around the rim of the lid and hot glue it.
- Tie a bow with the coordinating ribbon, attaching the tag at the same time.
- Write on the tag or attach stickers.
- Add a sticker to the top of the jar. I bought these at Target in the Halloween party decoration sections. They were supposed to be used for drinking cups.
I've always tied bows the way I tie shoes - very frustrating when doing crafts though. They never seem to turn out evenly. If you compare these bows with the ones I did on the gifty boxes, you will see that I learned the trick. It only took me years and years to find it. To make a simple two-loop bow, tie a knot (or just cris-cross the ends like you are wrapping a present), create two loops on either side of the knot, and tie the two loops together in another knot. Easy!