Saturday, 22 June 2013

Canning Jar Favors

My daughter called us to say she was engaged on Christmas Day. They were in the Cayman Islands scuba diving and Galen gave Pam the ring. Yes, 60 feet under water! However, we are still waiting to hear when the big event will take place.

I created this wedding favor in hopes it might get the ball rolling...

658453  Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Canning Jars, 3-D
658443  Sizzix Bigz Die- Flower, Trinity's
658457  Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Rosebuds & Seed Packet Set
656491  Sizzix Little Sizzles - 6" x 13" Mat Board Pack, 6 Cream Sheets
657900  Sizzix Big Shot
656657  Extended Cutting Pads

This die is a great value because it comes with a two sizes of jars- quart and pint, two lids and an inner well to hold treats. 

Die cut Canning Jar. To create a three dimensional project you will need to cut a second jar piece. Emboss all pieces using Rosebud Textured Impression folder. You might have noticed, I debossed the inner well section and embossed the front of the jars. Oops. That's OK...
Lay the back sides of the jars facing down and place the middle section (right side down) across the middle of the two jar bottoms. Mark with pencil. This will make both jar bottoms level when you stand it up. Apply strong double sided adhesive or use glue gun to adhere bottom tabs to jars.
Now adhere sides to jar. The sides may be adjusted to the width and height you desire on the jar. 
All taped up!
The jar stands about 5" tall, 3" wide and 1 1/4" deep. 
Side view...
For this project, the jar lid was used as a tag and tied it on with rickrack. Write in the couple's names with pencil.

Cut the lid from heavy silver cardstock. On the back of it, pencil in lines.
Place on a piece of foam and trace over the lines with an embossing stylus. Adhere to the top of the jar using foam dots for dimension.
This die would also make a great card if you folded over a piece of cardstock and laid the fold  inside the cut line of the die. I think it would also make a cute recipe book...

What would you use this die for? I'd love to hear... Thanks for coming by!


  1. Great tutorial. That's a very versatile die. I would use it to make favors, gift boxes and cards too.

  2. This is absolutely adorable, and a wonderful idea for a wedding (or any party) favor. TFS.