A couple of weeks ago I was able to attend a blogger meetup hosted by Snap! at IKEA in Draper. IKEA is a favorite place of mine and I am so lucky that it is only 8 minutes away from me. IKEA gave me and my kids a yummy breakfast, told us about some of their new products and gave us a little shopping spree. We were also given the newest catalog! It was awesome! One of the items I got were these cute little jars. The pack of 4 is $3.99 – not expensive at all.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I love giving little treats throughout the year and especially at Halloween and knew this would be perfect. You could use this idea to make party favors, a teacher gift, any holiday gift, a thank you treat – really anything would work. So let’s get started.
Grab some paper scraps that you have around the house.
Next I cut a bunch of circles and a shape like a sun. The jar lid is a 2 inch circle. So my bigger circle is just slightly less than 2 inches. The sun shape is a bit smaller than the big circle and the smaller circle just a little bit smaller than that. I think the small circle ended up being just under 1 1/2 inches.
Since I was working on 4 jars I chose 4 pieces of each shape.
Now ink the edges of the papers. This is optional but I really do think it makes a difference. I just used a small black ink pad like this one
You can tell in the below picture the difference it makes. I inked the circle on the left – it really does add a bit of depth and character to the project
I wanted to put a word on the small circle. I cut the word Boo! out with vinyl – if you don’t have a way to cut out vinyl you could do some small stickers or your own handwriting.
See how great the word looks on the small circle!
Glue the sun shape onto the big circle (I used glue dots)
On the back of the small circle I put an adhesive foam square – you could use pop dots or anything that will give it a bit of lift. I like the dimensional look this gives it.
I think this little circle turned out so cute
Glue the circle onto the lid (I used glue dots again). Fill the jars with candy – put on the lid and using some tulle tie a little knot around each jar
I just love how these turned out! They were very inexpensive, fast and easy to make.
Don’t you just love fast cute projects like these?
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