Thanksgiving Thank You Gift

Step 1:  Etch the outside of the jar with etchall® by immersing the jar in dip'n etchup to the neck.  (See instructions for glass etching in the second part of this previous post, which will explain how to dip using an empty soda bottle.)

Step 2:  To decorate the outside, I printed a photo (sized to 4" x 11") on to Craft Attitude printable film then wrapped it around the center of the jar. I secured the ends with tape, so the wrap could be removed later when the jar needed to be washed.  The photo I used was a pile of apples taken with my phone at the grocery store, but you can use any photo. 

Step 3:  Cover the top and bottom edges of the wrap with 1/2" wide burlap ribbon.  Secure the ends with 3D glue dots then adhere additional embellishments to the front with glue dots.  Cover the rim of the lid if desired.

You can fill the jar with a mix to make an apple dump cake, then place it in a basket of red apples and your favourite dump cake recipe to give to a friend or neighbour, or simply place a small LED tea light inside and use as a decorative accent in your own home. 

For a different look, fill the mason jar with etchall dip'n etch then découpage the printed layer of a fall themed napkin onto the bottom half of the jar with DecoArt® Americana® DécouPage.  Embellish as shown.  Etching the inside of the jar will give the jar a milky look, but it will still be shiny on the outside.

Julie McGuffee
  • Julie McGuffee
  • Originally from England, I have been professionally involved in the arts-and-crafts industry for more than 20 years as a television host, presenter, designer, author, product developer and manufacturer consultant. I have authored more than 50 "how to" arts-and-crafts books and feature columns for national and international magazines. I LOVE creativity and LOVE what I do!

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