11.28.2011

made with love: DIY cute mason jars

it's time for another wonderful post for made with love---ashley A.K.A. little miss momma is here today with an adorable gift for your crafty buddies...enjoy!
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I'm Ashley and I write the blog called, Little Miss Momma. And there's nothing I love more than a heart felt, handmade gift. I first saw today's handmade gift idea in my Martha Stewart Sewing and Fabric Crafts book.There are so many fun ways to use mason jars to make gifts, and this is one of my favorites. You can even fill the mason jar with whatever craft related goodies you want--buttons, needles, scraps, tape measure, etc.




Supplies:

Mason Jars with lids that come apart.

Fabric scraps at least one inch larger in diameter than your jar lids.

Stuffing.

Scissors.

Hot glue {optional}

1. Take a larger chunk of stuffing than you think.

2.Turn the lid insert upside down and place the stuffing on the bottom side.

3. Wrap your fabric scrap around the lid insert.

4. Now, place the outside of the lid over the fabric.

Use your scissors to cut away the excess fabric. If you fabric seems a bit haphazard you can also glue down the extra pieces to the inside of the lid. Then put all the goodies inside your jar and replace the lid. And that's it! You can even add a cute handmade gift tag or some fun trimmings. I decided to spray paint one of my jars white to create a different look.




I know I would be excited to get a jar full of buttons!
Here are a bunch of other handmade gift ideas for your favorite gal pals.

Even more projects can be found on my DIY page here.

14 comments:

  1. What a great idea. Love mason jars for anything. I just got my blue ones out to decorate for Christmas. Hope you are feeling okay.

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  2. These are so cute! I love me some mason jars :)

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  3. two of my favorite bloggers :)

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  4. I have seen this on pinterest. Its a great idea! :)

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  5. just joined ur blog very cute!! i follow l.m.m and i just started blogging if you have time you should check mine out!!!
    http://justthe3ofus-mary.blogspot.com/

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  6. These are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Super cute, love me a good mason jar DIY!

    xo

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  8. I love Little Miss Momma! Cute idea!

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  9. This is amazing! Thank you so much - I posted my version on my blog, yours are way cuter - but oh well - I'll just have to make more ;)

    Thanks,
    Paige

    http://artsyanthropology.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-mason-jar-pin-cushions.html

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  10. These are fantastic. We haven't got around to making any yet, but we're certainly pushing the idea!

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  11. I guess I don't get the part about putting the stuffing and fabric on the bottom side of the lid. That would put the puffy inside the jar. Unless it doesn't matter which way the lid is inserted. Seems like I would glue the fabric to the bottom side of the lid. Maybe I'm clueless... Which is totally possible! =) thanks

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