Upcycled Treat Jars
When decorating a jar, I usually choose decor that compliments the type of jar I am using. The jar on the left, with its brushed metal lid and square container, has a very hip and modern feel so I chose both decor and candy that is simple and has clean lines. The jar on the right has a more rustic and country feel so I dolled it up with festive gingham and plenty of polka dots.
A few glittery Thickers on a tag makes a festive statement.
Nothing says country like polka dots and a "hand-written" sentiment.
Isn't that red and gingham paper the cutest? To make a jar lid wrap out of paper, lightly spritz a paper circle with water, wrap and fold around the lid, and secure with a rubber band until dry.
Each jar is topped with a handmade gift bows. Handmade bows are easy to make. Here's how I did it:
Gift Bow Tutorial
- Trim 7 lengths of ribbon--three at 5 3/4", three at 4 1 /4" and one at 2 1/2".
- Twist the ends of each ribbon and adhere to the center with an adhesive dot.
- Adhere the similarly sized pieces together with adhesive dots and then stack the layers.
- Fold the shortest ribbon into a circle and adhere to the center of the bow.
I used 3/8" ribbon for these bows, but you could easily use wider ribbon or even strips of paper.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
American Crafts ribbon