Neighbor Gift Idea (with Echo Park)

Hi Everyone – an easy neighbor gift to share today. It’s really two gifts in one as the decoration for  the main gift serves as a mini-gift too!

First of all I have taken some of the Fa-La-La-La-La paper from the Holly Jolly Christmas Collection and used it to cover the lid of my jar. 

You can see a tutorial on how to do that below - all it takes is a pair of scissors and some mod-podge! 

I have also used some of the Element Stickers to add some extra detail around the edge.  

I filled the jar with my Christmas bark and for decoration I created a few blank tags that could then be used be the recipient to decorate their Christmas gifts.  

I used a few of the digital journal tags, printed them onto matte photo paper, and used double sided adhesive chipboard to give them some weight and add a plain paper backing so they can be written on. I secured them round the treat jar with a generous length of bakers twine that can be used to attach the tags to gifts.

To make the Christmas Bark – melt some white chocolate, throw on some crushed green and red M&M’s, a few smashed Candy Canes and try and hide until December starts!!

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

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

Please post a comment with any questions
Lowri :-)
I am linking up this project to these websites here.


  1. Mmmmm this looks so yummy and pretty! Will you link it to my Handmade on Humpday link party over at
    Thank you!

  2. It's lovely Lowri! What a beautiful project! I know anyone would be delighted to receive this! Wishing you a wonderful week & Merry Christmas! Angie xo

  3. Who ate all the other M&M colours Lowri?

  4. Darling. I used Echo Park digi for my Christmas card. Thanks for linking!

  5. The first thing I thought (after I said- what a great idea!) was were to get red and pink woodgrain pattern scallops??? MUST HAVE!! Like the wood stockings in the Crate collection I wish they had included a few more items- it's a great detail! Thank you the Christmas bark recipe too- I'm gonna try it!

  6. Just discovered your blog from Pink Paislee's. Fantastic ideas & projects, i'm a follower now! :)

  7. Great idea! Can't wait to try the bark. Can you tell me where to get that fabulous jar?

  8. I can tell you Pixie - but I fear it would be no help as I am in New Zealand! I picked it up in our local cake decorating shop
    The manufacturer name is not on the jar either - sorry :-(

  9. Wonderful idea- your Christmas bark sounds fantastic and simple (which I love) and the jars are absolutely adorable, thanks! I'm new visiting you through your tt&j link- if you get a chance come see me over at I'm going to go look around your site now!

  10. These looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower and your blog is too cute. I look forward to reading more posts. I'd appreciate it if you stopped by my blog and followed me back. Thanks!

  11. WOW WOW WOW. I LOVE this! Thank you so much for linking up!!!!! I just might do this for my neighbors:) AMAZING! loving your blog by the way.New follower. NIce meeting you

    xoxoxo Hanna

  12. LOve this. Thanks for the tutorial on covering a lid. Can't wait to practice!
    thanks, laura

  13. I love this tutorial! I have some ugly lids I would like to pretty up. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, I am your newest follower!

  14. Thank you so much for such a fun and useful tutorial! I love the covered lid and it adds just that much more class to the gift. It's really pretty and the bark sounds divine. I also like how much effort and thought went into the little tags. You put a lot more layers on those than most would so that definitely shows you care.


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