If you're looking for a quick way to dress up a mason jar to give a homemade gift, here's an idea you can whip out in no time. Using some re-purposed book pages, twine or yarn and the pretty scalloped edge box die cut Sizzix shape by Eileen Hull, you can make a plain mason jar go from blah to chic in 3 minutes flat!
I added a hand colored paper butterfly to one of the jars for a bit of extra flare. This butterfly art digital stamp from my own design collection available at LilGoodies.com. The paper I used is from an outdated business law book… I knew there was a reason I was keeping it around!
You can use this simple technique of adding fancy cut papers to spruce up mason jars for storage too. One of my jars is used to store colorful buttons.
- Cut out the paper using your Sizzix machine and Eileen's die.
- Add double sided tape to the jar.
- Apply paper to the tape.
- Wrap with twine and tie with a simple bow.
- To add extra details, use glue to hold in place.
Using some recycled paper, Eileen Hull's pretty scalloped die for Sizzix, one of my digital stamps and a little imagination you can create some pretty gifts in no time. You don't have to make complicated projects or super details art pieces to add your own personal touch to something to make it unique. Do you have a favorite trick to pretty up your handmade goodies?
Check out more great ideas using Eileen's Sizzix dies by jumping on over to her Sizzix Spring Linky!
9 thoughts on “Quick mason jar dress up”
What a great idea. My pantry is full of canned goodies.
So cute! Boy I could see a lot of uses for this die, shrubs, clouds and even awnings, just from looking at your sweet jar covers. I guess thats what hopping is all about, but it always surprises me when it happens. LOL ;)))
great idea for an alternative use of the die
Love this very simply clever idea of how you used this die Jen!
Such a fun project. Thanks for sharing
Very cute idea……lovely gift!!
Jen what a great little gift idea; love your butterfly too!
Love it…from blah to chic! Such a great RRR project!
Oh is that fun! What a great way to pep up your jars, Jen! Love your cute little butterfly 🙂 Thanks for hopping again!