Inspiration

Dressed Up Jars

by Lisa Bacon

These are a simple, easy and fun way to present homemade canned goods. Recipients feel special and the possibilities are endless!

Materials:

  • Homemade canned goods
  • Jacquard Inkjet Fabric Sheets™ - Silk (8 1/2" x 11" paper-backed silk fabric sheets) or Jacquard Inkjet Fabric Sheets™ - Cotton (8 1/2" x 11" paper backed cotton fabric sheets)
  • Jacquard Lumiere Paint (colors shown are Halo Violet Gold #557 with the plum sauce, Crimson #544 with the pickles and Metallic Bronze #565 with the apricot sauce)
  • Images for transferring to the Jacquard Inkjet Fabric Sheets™ (the internet is a great source for copyright-free images)
  • Pencil
  • Computer
  • Inkjet Printer/Copier
  • Scissors or pinking shears
  • Compass
  • Paint brush
  • Rubber bands
  • Ribbons
  • Thread

Step 1

1) I created my jar cover artwork in Microsoft Word™. I centered the image on the page and added the text for the jar label at the bottom, then tested on a plain piece of paper to assure I had the placement I wanted.

2) Once I was happy with the placement I printed the image and text onto the InkJet Fabric Sheet. I then marked a 5-6" circle around the image and a cutting line around the text in the size I wanted for my labels. I removed the peel-off paper backing from the fabric sheet and with the pinking shears, cut out the circle around the image and the rectangle around the text.

Step 2

3) With a Lumiere color appropriate to the ‘theme’ of the preserve or image I brushed paint onto the edges of the jar cover and tag. I really like the festive sparkle this added to the project. I then used a rubber band to anchor the cover in place, tied a ribbon (you could use raffia or string) over it and used a piece of thread to attach the label.

Step 3

Finished project

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