Maggie Bob Makes: Christmas Gift Jam Jar

One of the things I looked forward to when we moved to this new flat was that there’s a box room I can commandeer as my BRAND NEW CRAFT ROOM. I’ve nearly finished setting this up to my satisfaction (well, as much as it ever could be finished – I’m sure I’ll keep tweaking it forever) and I’ll do a blog to show that all off, but even in its half done state I’ve been able to use it for some Christmas crafting projects.

There’s plenty of ways to upcycle a jam jar – you only have to spend a few moments browsing Pinterest to see that. I wanted to do something a bit festive with mine and use it for a beautiful gift. I’m really in to pastel blue as a Christmas ‘theme’ and just happened to have some shimmery flocking powder around in just that colour.

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I knew I wanted stripes of the flocking and double sided tape is just perfect for these nice neat lines. I even cracked out the hot glue gun to attach some die-cuts as embellishment. I was watching Kirsty Allsop’s Christmas show and she said something about always feeling happy when she’s got a glue gun in her hand – I’m with you there Kirsty!

So what am I going to put in my jar? I’ve used them for homemade cake¬†mixes before, or paper fortune cookies. I’m thinking about making some home made chutneys and jams which would be gorgeous in these, or I could do a ‘snowman soup’ – hot chocolate mix, including mini-marshmallows. This time I decided to fill with some goodies; scented tea lights, hot chocolate sachets and candy canes.

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Wouldn’t you just love to find that under your tree? Or have you got some suggestions about what to put in a festively decorated jar?

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