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.
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  • Reply Cori December 15, 2011 at 2:20 AM

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

  • Reply Angie@Echoes of Laughter December 15, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    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

  • Reply Diana December 15, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    Who ate all the other M&M colours Lowri?

  • Reply designdazzle.blogspot.com December 15, 2011 at 6:03 PM

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

  • Reply WillieburgScrapper December 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    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!

  • Reply Lan December 16, 2011 at 3:23 AM

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

  • Reply Pixie Camembert December 16, 2011 at 11:50 PM

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

  • Reply Lowri December 16, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    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 🙁

  • Reply Robyn December 17, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    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!

  • Reply milliemorganmedia December 17, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    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

  • Reply Hanna December 18, 2011 at 3:22 AM

    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

  • Reply laura@imnotatrophywife.com December 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM

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

  • Reply Jennifer @ Just A Girl December 18, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    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!

  • Reply Otter December 20, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    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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