Sep 08 2007

Autumn Gift Jar


  • Stamps: Labelicious
  • Paper: Whisper White, Apple Cider DP
  • Ink: Wild Wasabi
  • Accessories: Pint Jar, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, 5.5″ Circle of Fabric, 2 2.5″ Circles of Felt, Pinking Shears

Here’s another super quick little gift — a jar for anything you may want to give from your kitchen. Great for this fall season and for Christmas gift giving. This one is decorated for fall. I used a Kerr pint jar that is sort of square-ish, but you can use whatever you have. I’m not giving measurements as it all depends on your jar. The largest sheet of paper has to be cut so it fits nicely on the flat part of the jar, so the paper is tight to the jar. Here’s the how-to:

Stamp your label on cardstock and cut out. This is a large label so I cut my first strip of DP, the rust dotted, the same width as my label, x 12″ long. I cut my larger strip of DP, the stripes, 1″ wider than the first piece, x 12″, so you have 1/2″ of the striped paper showing on the top and bottom when layered. Adhere layers together with tape at the center point, under the label. Wrap and fit around jar, adhering the paper together at jar back, one layer at a time.

Hint: I have found that whenever covering something that is not totally flat, that has a rounded shape, if you first tape all your paper together perfectly flat, it never lays quite right on theshaped surface — I prefer to tape each layer separately as I am wrapping it around the jar, and I have found that to give the best fit and look — my opinion anyway!

Now, cuta scrap of fabric into a 5.5″ circle (my Corelle desert bowl inverted is the perfect size to trace) with pinking shears. Then cut 2 circles of felt the size of the jar lid. I just put those under the fabric to give it a little cushy look — not really necessary, but just adds a little more finished, inviting look to your jar. Put on the lid, with fabric, and you are done!!! A super quick little project to give a gift of love from your kitchen!!! Wouldn’t it be fun to make jars to match kitchen towels and/or hot pads and give them all in a basket, decorated to match, of course!!!

Another Hint: It is SUPER EASY to do these type of matchy gift things when you have all the things that coordinate — papers, inks, ribbons — takes all the worry out of wondering if it looks OK — because it ALWAYS will!!!

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Autumn Gift Jar”

  1. So glad I found your blog! I love this cute mason jar – I was thinking of getting Labelicious – and of course you are pushing me over the edge to buy it! Nice job!

  2. beate says:

    Sharon, that looks wonderful!
    I am so excited that you have a blog now! Wohooo!!!
    Hugs and smiles

  3. Rose Ann says:

    Fabulous label! I love your choice of papers and ribbon! Thanks for the awesome tips as well!

  4. Lisa says:

    Love this! Great idea for gifts.

  5. leslierich says:

    Oh, my! This is absolutely wonderful! So many things would be great in this adorable jar! I love the way you tied the ribbons. You make me want to buy Labelicious and bake something!

  6. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Just too sweet, Sharon. Love your ideas.

  7. Candy aka cwilliams says:

    Wow Sharon love this jar, adorable!!

  8. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Such a cute project, Sharon!!! Love these Autumn colors– what a fun way to dress up a gift!!!

  9. Linda Bullard says:

    This decorated jar is just fabulous! Now, it’s highly unlikely that I would actually have use for something like this, but I know right where to come if I ever do! So thanks, Sharon! :o) Linda

  10. What a pretty little jar–this would be perfect for my homemade wassail mix…

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