I love gifting yummy treats in cute packaging as much as I love receiving them [hint, hint;)]. In the previous post, I shared candy cane cookie truffles, which I made using Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s cookies. Today, I will show you how I packaged them.
Yup, those are winter hats that you see! With the chilly weather, tasty treats like to be kept warm too ya know! ;)
Let me show you how I made these hat wearing frosty jars. Don’t worry, no knitting experience needed. This is what you will need:
- Frosted Glass spray
- Alphabet stickers
- Sleeve from an old sweater
- Rubber band
First thing, decide what you want your jar to say. I used the phrases Let it Snow, brr, and Frosty for my three jars. Once you have that figured out, adhere your stickers to the jar (I made my phrases out of vinyl with my Silhouette). Following the instructions on the frosted glass spray bottle, spray your jar. I applied three coats. Also, I did keep the caps on the jars to keep the spray from getting into the jars.
Once the frost is completely dry, slowly peel off the stickers. At this point, if you are using a recycled jar, you can spray paint the cap with whatever color you want or leave it as is like I did. Your call!
Fill your jar with treats.
Now it’s time to make the hat, so grab your sleeve, yarn, rubber band, and scissors! For this part you will need to base the hat size on the size of your jar. For the jar sizes I used, I cut off about 5 to 6 inches from the more narrow end of the sweater sleeve. Place that cut piece onto the jar about an inch past the cap. Tie the top end with the yarn double knotting, and cut slits to create the pom pom. To hold the hat down, place a rubber band where the neck of the jar hits. Lastly, fold up the bottom end of the sleeve. Your winter hat accessorized treat jar is done!
Wasn’t that simple?
I would love to hear what you think… so go ahead and comment away!
Also, yesterday I did a guest post over at Craftionary. I shared a No Sew Snowman tutorial. I would love for you to check it out!