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Liners can spiff up jars

Dena Fishbein
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Scripps Howard News Service

Giving gift? Beautify Mason jars with cupcake liners.

It’s getting to be the end of winter, so while you may not be canning or pickling fresh veggies from your garden, you can still use these festive Mason jar decorations to give freshly baked cookies to friends and family.

This project is such a simple way to add delightful detail to your jars, and would look especially great in a big bunch on a table, as party or wedding favors.

Gather:

•Mason jar

•Two cupcake liners, one larger than the other

•Scissors

•Coordinating tag with string

•An embellishment with foam dot

•Something delicious to put in your jar

Create:

Layer the small cupcake liner on top of the larger one. Liners in different colors work well so you can see the layers.

Flatten the cupcake liners out and lay them centered on top of the flat part of the jar lid, and then screw on the cap.

Use scissors to fringe the outer edge of the larger cupcake liner for an extra-fun look.

Tie a tag around the neck of the jar to label what’s inside or write a special message.

Add a layered paper embellishment to the tag with a foam sticker dot for a really special look. I used a paper rosette.

If you want to go one step further, decoupage a beautiful image to a smooth area of the jar. Thinner paper works best; use a foam brush and Mod Podge to glue down the custom design.

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