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But with a little (and I mean very little) time and effort, you can easily transform its appearance into something that will make the recipient reluctant to disassemble it to get to the food inside!
A very simple way to quickly dress up a jar begins with inexpensive muslin and a circle template. Trace around the opening of the 5" circle template onto a scrap of muslin and cut it out with the Fiskars Razor Edge Scissors. Add a stamped image to the center of the circle, center the muslin circle over the jar lid, and tie it securely with a length of twine. A punched tag can be tied in with the twine, the name of the food gift written on it if desired. I chose to make my tag purely decorative. I first ran a sheet of adhesive cork through the Fiskars Fuse with the Hexagon die and the newsprint letter pressing plate. I then used the Tag Lever Punch to punch the tag shape from the embossed cork.
The second gift is also an easy one. For this one, I inked the newsprint letter pressing plate from the Hexagon Design Set and again ran adhesive backed cork through with it. I adhered the cork hexagon directly to the jar. I used circle Squeeze Punches and a wooden button to further embellish it, and I tied a length of printed fabric around the metal band at the top.
For the final gift, I used repetition to embellish a kraft paper gift bag. I used the Large My Funny Valentine Squeeze Punch on a variety of different patterned papers, as well as some adhesive backed cork. With this method of gift presentation, there is no need for adding embellishments to the jar.
Adhesive backed cork
Patterned paper scraps
Printed fabric scraps