Hi everyone! Melissa here, and I’m so very excited about today’s project!
I’m normally a layout only girl who’s not used to thinking of papercrafting beyond the page, but when I was asked to make a gift wrap project for the blog this week, something just clicked in my head and I immediately knew I wanted to make a gift card holder…in a mason jar!!!
Mason jars were a huge trend in the latest crop of new releases from CHA Winter 2012, and even before that they were popping up everywhere in holiday decor. I spotted several beautiful winter scene jars while browsing Anthropologie before Christmas, and the idea of making my own has been in the back of my mind, just waiting for the right time and the right occasion. Instead of going with a Christmas theme for my jar, though, I pulled out Pink Paislee’s Spring Jubilee collection and made a spring themed scene instead!
Creating a scene in a jar added a level of complexity not found in flat projects. Since all sides of the project are visible through the glass, even the back of the gift card holder (where it’s attached to a “post” made from a pretty paper straw) has to be decorated. A chipboard sticker from Spring Jubilee turned out to be the perfect thing to cover up the glob of hot glue holding everything together.
The entire scene (except for the hanging butterflies) is built into the lid of the jar and can be removed by simply turning the jar upside down (to allow the colored mica flakes to stay contained) and unscrewing the top.
The jar is a beautiful decor item on its own, even with the gift card removed, making the packaging truly part of the gift itself!
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