I wanted to decorate canning jars a little differently. Every year I try something a little different. Obviously canning jars are not just for canning. Many gifts can be placed into canning jars. Gift ideas include, but are not limited to: canned food, aprons, pot holders, dry spiced tea mix, hot chocolate mix, and cake/cookie/brownie mix. When you give a gift in a jar, you want the jar presentation to look nice, but fresh and have a little oomph. This time, I am concentrating on the lids. I purchased jar lids and rings. On the lids, I cut out fabric rings and glued them on. I also cut larger fabric rings and used a yo-yo method and wrapped the fabric over the lids and sewed them along the edges. I got a little carried away and made lids with lace on top of fabric. I used antique linen fabric for more. I centered items on the fabric before attaching them to the lids. If you hadn't noticed, I centered a cottage, a rabbit face and food, a toile scene, and a tea cup of flowers. I found that the best glue for this project is rubber cement. Other glue bubbled on me, or turned colors. If you are going for vintage, the discoloration is not necessarily a problem, but it you want it to look sleek and modern, it would be an issue. When using the yo-yo method, it may be a little tighter fitting if it is placed directly on top of canned food with a sealed lid, but it should fit fine. I have some other ideas and I plan to try those in the next few weeks. I will share the results with you.
|lace on top of fabric the yo-yo method|
|I turned over one made the yo-yo way so you could see the back side.|
Since I am from Kansas and our state flower is a sunflower, I like to decorate with them here and there. I found a lady at the 4th of July craft fair, who made sunflower doilies. This is her pattern. She made many doilies with this same pattern. I had to share this with you.
Have a great evening! Dawnie
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