Hey all, Adrianne here with you today to share an easy gift idea: Valentine treats in mason jars. I just love giving gifts in jars. It’s a great size, it’s on-trend, and it’s always well-received. The best part about it is that you can decorate the tops of mason jars in just the same way you might embellish any card or tag! I am going to show you a simple embellishment today, but truly: the sky is the limit when you start looking at that round lid as your space to send your special message.
Easy mason jar Valentine treat supplies:
- Core’dinations Vintage Collection 4.25×5.5 inch (or larger)
- Core’dinations Gemstones 4.25×5.5 inch (or larger)
- Sand-it Gadget
- Manual die cutting machine (like the Sizzix Big Shot)
- Darice Assorted Hearts embossing folder
- Darice Ornate Tags die set
- Darice Heart die set
- Round die the size of your lid (or trace the lid and cut by hand)
- 1/8 inch hole punch
- Mason jar – this is a half pint, but any size will work!
- Self-adhesive pearls
- Glue dots and small self-adhesive foam stickers
- Baker’s twine
Step 1. Emboss your vintage collection paper with the heart-themed pattern. It’s difficult to see on the patterned Vintage Collection red/pink paper, but when you sand it in the next step, it’s perfect! Choose a portion of the embossed design to use for your lid. Trace the jar’s lid, or use a circle die to die-cut that area.
Step 2. Using coordinating papers, die-cut a small ornate tag and heart shape. Cut some extra tiny hearts to use for embellishements. I used the Gemstones paper because I love the pearlescent finish, but you could easily use scraps from the Vintage Collection paper you started with. This project takes very little paper – you could even raid your scraps!
Step 3. Sand your embossed lid cover using the Sand-it Gadget.
Step 4. Assemble your tag with some glue dots, and punch holes in the ends. Fill your jar with candy, treats, or even a small gift.
Step 5. Add a couple glue dots around the edges of your round lid cover to help adhere it to the ring of the jar. You’ll be placing the jar’s lid on top of the jar as normal, and the paper is just an addition to the ring. This will help keep the contents of your jar fresh if you’re adding anything edible or scented.
Step 6. Add your embellishments! A die-cut heart or two on top, adhered with a foam sticker, is a simple but pretty addition. Add a few self-adhesive pearls for a minimalist look. Tie on your gift tag with baker’s twine.
Your gift recipient will love the presentation of a treat within a paper valentine, and the jar is easily re-used. They’ll think of you every time they use it!
Other ideas to fill the jar with are a few home-baked cookies, a batch of bath bombs or bath sea salts, or a small gift like jewelry or even a gift card. But I have found you can never go wrong with chocolate!
Not sure about you but I always feel as if I need a baby gift these days!
And what better way to whip one up than with a brown bag and some Pink Paislee Core Impressions? Design Team Member Char Dobson created this super cute bag with some Pink Paislee Nantucket papers and Core Impressions and her Cricut. If you don’t have the Wrap it Up cartridge, no worries! You can use any die cutting machine or even hand cut these details with a pattern.
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Step 1 Take a sheet of chocolate box cardstock and punch a circle about 2 inches from the edge.
Step 2 Cut the cardstock into a rectangle shape approx 3 inches wide and 8 inches in length(leave one side on the side of the circle longer than the other)