Nov 12, 2012

Easy Christmas Gifts: DIY Decorated Jars

As I now have about a foot of snow in my yard, maybe more... I thought it would be a good time to start sharing some Christmas projects. I guess the beauty of freshly fallen snow just gets me in that Christmas mood. The reminder that with the birth of Christ we are all offered the free gift of salvation, the opportunity to be washed whiter than snow. 
With that being said, of course Christmas is my favorite holiday to celebrate. I enjoy everything about it... meditating on what my Savior did for me, the costly price he paid for my ransom, the deepness of HIS love. I enjoy the extra time I get to spend with my God, my family , and my friends at this time of year. I look forward to the extra days off from work/ homeschooling  my husband and I will have, to just enjoy what God has blessed us with. And of course I enjoy crafting little pretties for my family and friends.  
Like these super easy decorated jars. These started as Great Value maraschino cherry jars. I washed them and removed the labels. I then used mod podge to adhere the Christmas paper and labels to the jar. Make sure to use 2-sided paper, so that what you see inside the jar looks pretty too. I used Websters pages Botanical Christmas paper. I then used a free printable Christmas label from Pioneer Women found here.
Next,  I Mod Podged the lids and rolled them in Martha Stewart's fine craft glitter. Lastly I used mod podge to adhere the labels to the top of the lid. 
Once the jars are dry, add your favorite snack. I filled mine with chocolate covered cinnamon bears. Yum. 
These were so much fun to make, and I loved the results. I hope you are inspired to make something fun for your loved ones this holiday season. May we all strive to glorify God, by enjoying HIM now and forever more. 

       Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow
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