Hello friends! So this week we are back with the rest of the jam jar gifts project. Where I last left you, I had glued the little present boxes onto 8 jars and some shells on the other 8. I then created some homemade chalk paint (I've talked about this process a lot before!) to paint around the shells and presents. I used a sand-colored paint for the shell jars and some bright colors on the present jars which matched the paper on the present boxes. I also added some thicker white paint to mimic snow on the Christmas jars which definitely made them look a bit more cohesive.
The most exciting part of the blog is the introduction of a new crafty tool that I used to make tags for these jars. THE CRICUT! If you don't know what a Cricut is, its a magical machine that can cut intricate shapes out of a variety of materials such as vinyl, paper and fabric. It can also write for you and do some fancy calligraphy. It is glorious and I have to thank my lovely husband for the gift. Look at it! She's beautiful!
So using my fancy-shmancy machine, I cut out tags for each jar in a variety of paper. I then glued on some sentiments to the tags that I had printed out and added some stickers and gems here and there. I didn't take a dedicated picture of the birthday tags, but they are generally the same as the ones you'll see below!
Then using either yarn or twine, I attached the appropriate tags to each jar. Below is an example of a finished jar of each style.
Once we get closer to craft fair season, I'll fill each jar with some kind of candy. Of all the jars, I think that my favorite are the Christmas ones. The little trees are so cute! To be honest, my least favorites are the yellow and pink birthday jars. Yellow is probably my least favorite color and I am always on the fence about projects when they feature yellow heavily. I just try to remind myself that just because the color combo isn't my preference doesn't mean that it won't speak to someone! What do you guys think of the finished jam jars? Leave suggestions in the comments below on what candies to add to each jar!
I am a 24-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!