Good afternoon! How are you today? I am Carolyn Hasenfratz and I have a quick and easy project for you today.
There are lots of ways to decorate gifts packaged in Mason jars.
I recently made some candles infused with chunks of colored wax that will show when the candle is lit and burning down. The colors I used were inspired by green and blue seaglass so I wanted to make some decoration for the lid and some tags in beachy colors and textures to complement the candles for a festive gift presentation.
First, I made parts to use in a collage technique on the lids and tags.
To begin I cut narrow strips from Architextures and Canvas Corp papers that complement the theme of beach combing.
From my scrap stash, I selected complementary colored and textured papers and cut those into strips also.
I was looking for colors in the blue green range plus brown, cream and white.
Products you will need to make decor for the Candles in Mason Jars:
Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Painted Doors, Whale of a Tale, Ledger Paper
Canvas Corp paper – Blue & Ivory Ticking Paper
Canvas Corp Printed Cardstock – Blue on Ivory Paper
Assorted scrap papers in beachy colors
StazOn Timber Brown permanent stamping ink
Scrap cardstock, Scrap paper
Turquoise and white baker’s twine
Paper Cutter, Scissors, Glue Stick
Pencil, Old lid to use as a palette
Eraser with flat sides, Bone folder or squeegee
To begin, I cut an assortment of strips in widths around 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch.
Next, I cut some strips from plain scrap cardstock and also made those 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide.
With a glue stick, I glued on assorted small pieces of my previously selected papers to cover them.
To help the glue hold, I placed clean scrap paper over my glued papers and burnished well with a bone folder.
When the glue was dry enough to hold tight during handling, I trimmed the strips to make the edges even.
Then I squirted some Timber Brown StazOn ink onto an old lid used as a small palette and dipped the side of an eraser in the brown ink. I applied a narrow stripe of brown ink along the edges of each strip.
To begin decorating the jar lids, I removed the metal circle from inside one of the candle lids and traced around it on scrap cardstock. I cut these circles out by hand with a scissors. I then glued the strips onto the circles.
You don’t have to use a special circle cutter to get perfect circles because the metal rim of the lid will hide the edges and disguise any imperfections.
Next I filled in the rest of the circles with cut paper strips, gluing them alongside the center piece until all the cardstock was covered. I then trimmed around the circles.
After trimming, I inserted the decorated circles into the Mason jar lids over the metal insert.
To make the gift tags, I cut tag shapes out of scrap cardstock. On one side, I glued a piece of Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Ledger Paper. The lines will make good guides for writing the recipient’s name and a short note. I trimmed the tags, then decorated the other side with glued on strips as I did on the circular lid inserts. I then doubled some turquoise and white baker’s twine, tied the pieces to the tops of the tags using a lark’s head knot, then I tied the tags to the necks of the candles.
It’s a quick and easy way of making effective alterations to your mason jar gifts – changing color scheme or patterns on the papers will help you match the occasion.
This is what personalised gifts look at their best.