Paper Covered Lids - Gift Idea & Tutorial

Hi Everyone

I am showing this tutorial as Christmas is coming and this is a super simple way to jazz up plain jars for easy gifts. You can use any scraps of scrapbook paper and they look really neat when finished!

You can see another example on my Neighbor gift post here.



If you need to keep a good seal on the lid for your jars (for example if they contain perishable food) simply cut the paper a little smaller and then use a sticker or ribbon to hide the join without compromising the seal. (Take a look at the tutorial below and all will become clear!)


Covered Lids Tutorial
  1. Cut a circle of paper (see Note* below for sizing information)
  2. Trace rim onto reverse of paper
  3. Make cuts as shown ¼” apart to centre line
  4. Using mod-podge, glue lid to paper
  5. Glue strips, one at a time overlapping as you go round
  6. Seal with 2 coats of mod podge all over

    Note*
    Cut circle to equal diameter of lid PLUS 2 x height of rim PLUS 1.5cm

I would love for you to link back here if you give this a go and please post a comment with any questions
Lowri :-)

I am linking up this project to these websites here.



40 comments:

  1. very cute! stopping by from TT&J! newest follower!

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  2. Cute was to gussy up jars, that's for sure :) Nicely done! Thanks for sharing :D

    Visiting from TT & J linky party!
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  3. Those look great! What a fun way to dress up boring jars.

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  4. Ooh, I have to buy modge podge tomorrow for a different project... I will have to try these!

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  5. I love these Lowri! I'm pinning them - I have a cabinet full of old pickle/sauce jars that could use a sweet lid update!

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  6. visiting from tt&j! what a great tutorial.. I was wondering how to cover all the jars ive been saving. I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. oh and enter my TinyPrints giveaway too :)

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  7. I seriously LOVE this idea! They look so good! You should come and enter my Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway! http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2011/11/vanilla-bean-paste-giveaway.html

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  8. Awesome, Lowri! I love this idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  9. Oh, what a great idea! I give a lot of gifts in jars, and this will make them so much cuter.

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  10. I am going to Pin this right now. This will be perfect to put on the lids of my homemade body scrub! I'm so glad I found this idea. Thanks!

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  11. Very cute idea! I really want to try this! Thanks for sharing:)

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  12. Perfect holiday accents! I tried this once but I think I used paper that was too thick or lids that were too deep... the lids didn't close in the end, crafty fail! I'm a follower from awhile back... about the time of the 52 reasons cards =) Thanks again for visiting me!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  13. how cute love all the great colors come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  14. love this idea!! thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Love this idea! I'd love for you to link up to my Homemade in December Link Carnival.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

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  16. Got to try this!

    I'd love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-friday.html

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  17. Great way to personalize jars used to store gifts.

    Stopped by via Design Dazzle Link Up of 100 Christmas Ideas of Wonderful.

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  18. What a fun idea, I've got to try it this year!

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  19. These are so cute! Definately making these!

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  20. This is perfect! I am going to giveaway homemade jam for Christmas. This will be the perfect way to dress up the jars!

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  21. I did one last night - it looks great! Come and see my Christmas house when you come down x

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  22. This is such a cute idea.

    Would be brilliant if you could share this at my Christmas Link up - happening now at:

    http://twelvecraftsofchristmas.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-link-party-no3.html

    Would be great to see you there!

    Rosie x

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  23. so sweet! great idea!! pinning!!

    Would love it if you could share this on my link party at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xxx

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  24. I love this! I did a post recently on how to remove jar labels and this takes it to the next level. I'd love for you to share with my readers if you have a moment. http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/11/taking-timeout-thursday-no-6.html

    P.S. I pinned this!

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  25. Great idea! I have a bunch of small jars that I store supplies in and this would be a great way to add some beauty to them! Visiting from whipperberry :)

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  26. wow what a need idea! thanks for sharing! happy new follower!

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  27. What a perfect way to spruce up the lids. I feel lame giving things away to my neighbors with a plain lid.

    (I'd love you to submit this to the Make and Takes spotlight page--http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight)

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  28. I save every glass jar I buy and now I can spruce a few up for the holidays!I am hosting my first EVAH link party this weekend. It is up and running now and I would love for you to come link up some of your projects!

    Kim @ Too Much Time

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/search/label/get%20schooled%20saturday

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  29. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing! Love it!

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  30. This is a wonderful idea! I look forward to making this.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm saving this to my Christmas craft list! What a great idea to dress up a jar for a gift!

    I'm your newest follower! Stop on by sometime.
    I also have a linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love to have you link up!

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  32. Fantastic idea! love it! following . . . :)

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  33. They are super cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I will Pin this!

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  34. These are adorable! I love the one with the music notes!

    I'd love for you to stop by today and link up at my Friday Favorites party! Today is a special Christmas edition with a giveaway!

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  35. Cute, great gift idea for any holiday!!

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  36. Congrads! This is the most viewed link last week at the Whatever Goes Wednesday party. I'm featuring it today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  37. I really like you lids!
    Please come share at:
    www.storieswithzach.blogspot.com

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  38. This is an awesome idea! What a cute, inexpensive way to spice up a jar!

    alyschmuhl (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. just wanted to let you know i found your blog via pinterest. i am now following your blog and you on pinterest
    great site!

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