Christmas Decorative Jars
I made some very simple Christmas decorative jars to celebrate the festive season in style.Inspired by Parragon books Christmas Crafts and Recipes book with a fantastic collection of Christmas recipes and crafts. Create simple, but inspirational, Christmas dishes that will delight family and friends. Included are traditional favourites and contemporary takes on Christmas classics, edible gifts, inspirational ideas for leftovers and practical advice to keep you on track. Also with stunning ideas for crafts to decorate your home, this is the ultimate go-to guide for Christmas.This has been a huge help and resource over the past few weeks as I get Christmas recipes and crafts for kids to make, including gifts for family, friends and the girl’s teachers.
I am a huge hoarder and always have many craft items to hand, so these Christmas decorative jars were a perfect way to use up some long forgotten items I have either been given or bought from charity shops.As a year-round preserver, I have a cupboard just for keeping empty jam jars in, so again these Christmas decorative jars to use for teacher’s presents.I washed all the jars and dried them as they were a bit dusty.The crochet doilies I bought from a charity shop months ago along with the straw raffia that I glue gunned around each jar and glued the doily on top of each jar lid.Had I used bigger jars I would have glued the doilies on the side.
I traced a ready-made tag onto the sparkly dark stock card. Using a silver pen I labelled each tag with a teachers name and from the child, it was from.I used see-through wired ribbon that was given time from my mum.The girls made up the 3D decoupage from sheets I was given a few years ago from a friend of my mum’s. They were then glued to the front of the tags.A battery operated tealight was placed into each Christmas decorative jar, then a selection of homemade sweets was placed on top.That’s it, very simple and effective present.
The cost of each jam jar I would guess at around £1, maybe less.You could use tissue paper torn into pieces and glued with PVA glue, hessian ribbon, paper snowflakes, Christmas sequins, dried orange slice, cinnamon sticks or small sprigs of a fir tree.
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This post was originally published in December 2015 when I was a Parragon Book buddy. I received this book in exchange for a review.
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