Create beautiful personalized "old-fashioned" looking labels using up a little bit of leftover coffee or tea. To create your labels follow the same directions for the apothecary bottles.
Ideas for simple, inexpensive gifts:
- Paint a Design on your Jar before filling it.
- Layer the ingredients in the Jar like Sand Art
- Wrap the entire Jar in Tulle or Fabric
- Attach a Tag using ribbons or Raffia
- Wrap the entire Jar with Colored Cellophane or Fabric
- Simply add a finish tag & Pretty Label
- Place several different size mixes in a Themed gift basket
- Purchase odd shaped jars at dollar stores & fill them
- Attach small whisks, wooden spoons, mini garden trowel, jute, etc to spruce up your jar
- Decoupage photos to your jar, or pieces of Tissue paper for a stained glass effect
- Attach a cookie cutter with some ribbons or raffia
- To create a star effect with you layers, slide a toothpick or Kebob Stick down the sides, allowing the ingredients to "Star": See below
How do you like to decorate your jars for the holidays? Feel free to submit your photos for inclusion here on the site!
- Use hot-glue to add Flowers, spice ornaments.
- If making a jar for a grandparent, let the kids use different colors of paint and "Handprint" the jar
- Decorate with stickers
- Make your jar sparkle with Glitter Paints
- Use Babyfood Jars for Dip mixes & Single serving "Mug" Mixes
- Create a Raffia Bundle by cutting 6" pieces, bundle the center with a twistie tie. Fluff it out a bit & attach to jar with hot glue
- Create a Victorian "feel" to your jar by attaching dried flowers and a drapery tassel
- Top jar with a doily & paint the lid, glue on a fabric heart, bat, christmas tree etc
- For western theme, wrap bandana around jar & attach mini straw hat
- Decorate jar or bottle with natural materials such as mini pine cones