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Gift Packaging: Mason Jar Gift Card Holder

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!

Pink Paislee Supplies Used:

Spring Jubilee – Bash – 00602
Spring Jubilee – 6×6 Paper Pack – 00608
Spring Jubilee – Press Ons – 00610
Spring Jubilee – Chipboard Stickers – 00611
Soiree – Twine – 00483

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13 Responses to "Gift Packaging: Mason Jar Gift Card Holder"

  • Pam Meyers
    May 29, 2012 - 6:03 am

    I recently found You tube.I have been a scrapbooker/card maker for 13 years I recently got the buy of a life time when a friend niece bought a Gypsy loaded her 55 cassets and then could not work it. I was luck that day I got it for $100 with all those cassets you can see what a bargain that was. since she had no instructions or any paper work I was sent [by my son ] to you tube. What a day that was. I found several videos on paper bag and envelope book making. I fell in love with a couple peoples work, and thought that was great, but Saturday past, I found your work. OMG! I was blown away. Your several different was to make hinges just blew my mind. The other thing that grabed me was the way you delivered your videos. I love them. I then downloaded a few so that I would’nt have to be on line when working on a book. You have won over this Grandma I look forward to later today when someone will come and explain how to buy some of your videos and other stuff. Thank you so much for building a fire in this ol Grandma Pam

  • Marlou McAlees
    May 29, 2012 - 6:47 am

    looooove this gorgeous project, thank you for sharing how to make it :)

  • Danielle
    May 29, 2012 - 9:09 am

    LOVE this! It’s so beautiful and what a neat idea! The Spring Jubilee is perfect with this!

  • Court's Crafts
    May 29, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    WHAT A DARLING idea!!! And mason jars are so “in” right now!

  • Tona
    May 29, 2012 - 6:02 pm

    Such a clever idea!

  • Beth W
    May 29, 2012 - 7:16 pm

    I love it-the brain is racing with inspiration!Thank you for such a great idea.

  • Ruth G
    May 29, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    All kinds of wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration, Melissa!!!

  • Gina Duncan
    May 30, 2012 - 11:21 am

    Te felicito esta hermoso, saludos desde Colombia

  • Mandy Sheridan
    May 30, 2012 - 11:49 am

    this is sooooooooo cute, in LOVE!!!! I want to be surrounded by then, will definitely have to give these a go :)

  • Antoinette
    May 31, 2012 - 3:31 am

    what a precious and gorgeous keepsake to make..beautiful..thank you for sharing your handy piece of art.you are an inspiration

  • Eva
    May 31, 2012 - 4:57 am

    As I said in FB, it’s so cute and delicate. I love the way butterflies are “flying” inside the jar. Thanks for the inspiration.