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Christmas Cookie Swap Party- Decorated Mason Jar

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
A beautifully decorated mason jar will make “Cookies in a Jar” the perfect gift!
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Hologram, 5 oz.
Item #2782
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$7.49

Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - Old School, 1-1/2"
Item #28924
These sizeable letter stencils are great for posters and signs and provide a quick and easy way to personalize any project! For a twist, try painting or embellishing the stencil itself to use as a design element on paper crafting projects.

$5.29

Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.
Item #CS11302
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$10.39

Other Supplies
Large Mason Jar
Coordinating scrapbook paper
Pink cardstock
Small bells
Silver chenille stems
Poster board or Cardboard from cereal boxes
Red paper streamer
Red ribbon
Hot glue
Paint brush
Scalloped/decorative scissors
Hole punch

Instructions

1. Fill your mason jar with the ingredients of your favorite cookie recipe.

2.Cover the top portion of the lid with scrapbook paper adhering with Mod Podge. Once dry, paint with Hologram Extreme Glitter; set aside.

3. Use scrapbook papers to create a tag by using Mod Podge to glue two of those papers to poster board (Approximately one 6” square piece and one 3” square piece). Allow to dry.

4. Draw a 3 1/4” circle (Use a ribbon spool as a template) on one of the papers and cut out with decorative scissors.

5. Use heart template from Letter Stencil pack and draw a heart on the remaining paper; cut out.

6. Cut a 18” strip of paper streamer in half lengthwise. Gather the paper streamer creating a “ruffled” edge while attaching to back of heart cutout with Hot Glue (Refer to photo).

7. Paint Hologram Extreme Glitter over heart cutout including ruffled edge.

8. Feed  bells through Silver chenille stems and create a bow; set aside.

9. Use Hot Glue to attach silver bow to top center of heart. Glue heart to center of circle cut out.

10. Make a small tag with pink cardstock. Write or print “Merry Christmas” onto tag. Punch hole.

11. Wrap ribbon around middle of jar and attach with Hot Glue. Add heart decoration to ribbon with Hot Glue.

12. Tie red ribbon around lid hanging tag from bow.

Note: Don’t forget to include the cookie recipe and baking instructions with your gift! This can be taped to the back of the jar or written on a tag which can be hung in the back.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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