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How to make easy decorated mason jars

Here's an easy way to decorate your jars when giving delicious jams and sauces to loved ones.

By Steph Hung

How to make easy decorated mason jars

Photo: Ryan Szulc

Make fancy jars for the holidays

Spreading cheer

This craft works perfectly for a recipe like Decadent Dark Chocolate Sauce with a Hint of Mint. The tasty sauce makes five half-cup servings, but feel free to use larger jars. Just remember to adjust size of the paper circle to fit your lid.

decorated mason jar filled with homemade chocolate saucePhoto: Ryan Szulc

Supplies

Here’s what you need:

A half-cup jar with lid, paper, scissors, pencil, tape, decorative twine

supplies needed to decorate a mason jarPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Step 1

Cut a paper circle 13 cm in diameter. Place jar lid in centre; trace around outside.

supplies needed to decorate a mason jarPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Step 2

Cut slits in paper from outside edge to traced line. Place the jar lid in middle of paper and tape slits down.

supplies needed to decorate a mason jarPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Ta-da!

Cut out the twine and wrap around jar; tie the label with string. Get the cute gift tag printable here.

a decorated mason jar with a cute labelPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Read more:
10 fun mason jar crafts 5 baked goods to give as gifts How to make a gift-wrapped tube for holiday baking

This article was originally published on Nov 09, 2012
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