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

    Note*
    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.

14 comments:

  1. Mmmmm this looks so yummy and pretty! Will you link it to my Handmade on Humpday link party over at
    http://createdbycori.blogspot.com/2011/12/handmade-on-humpday-5.html
    Thank you!

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  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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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 :-(

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  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 penpalsandpicturebooks.blogspot.com I'm going to go look around your site now!

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  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! http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com

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  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

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

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  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!

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  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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