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Jam jar hats

Need to dress up some jam jars to give as gifts?
I top mine a little differently than most so I thought I would share it with you.

This is what you need: fabric ~ about 1/3 yd will make 3 jar toppers & ribbon ~ 1 ft. per jar.

Now you need a circle template about 12 inches wide.  When I need to cut circles I always go to the cupboard.  Usually I can find just the right size.  This time it was my biggest mixing bowl.
Trace around it on the wrong side of the fabric.

Cut on the line with pinking shears so it won't unravel.

Now, remove the jar ring but not the sealed jar lid.  Lay the fabric wrong side down on top of the lid.  Even it up all around and screw on the jar lid.  

Gather up the fabric over the jar lid and tie with a ribbon bow.

Yep, it's that easy.

Aren't they cute?  All dressed up and ready to go.

But wait, we need labels.  I hate the stickers because they are hard to remove later if you want to reuse the jars.  Here's another idea ~ make some out of a paper sack.  First, cut rectangles and snip two corners off.  Then hole punch them and add hole reinforcers.  Tie on some string and write what kind of jam it is.
Now, they are ready to give away!


  1. Loverly, loverly, and more loverly! Really like the tag idea.

  2. These are too cute! I love this idea and the tags are wodnerful. Would look great on packages too :)

  3. Those are so cute, I've never seen them done like that and I love it! I especially like the red gingham!

  4. Adorable! And I love *easy* - thanks for the tip! -Tammy

  5. I like these so much and I'm with you on the stickers. Trying to take some off a couple of pill bottles today to rinse out and put beads in and thinking "Why do they make these things so sticky??"
    Glad your chicks are hot and happy!!

  6. I make a lot of home canned gifts for the holidays... I will be borrowing this idea for sure!


  7. What a fun way to dress up your jars!

  8. Great idea! I really like that you can see the contents of the jars, because I think anything in a jar is pretty! Well....except meat. LOL

  9. Love this idea. I have done it the other way, but this is different. I like it!

  10. Great idea! I'm crazy about making jam. I planted a whole orchard just for jam. I love the tops. Thank you for sharing.


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