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Saturday, December 28, 2013

12 Days of Christmas: A Journal Jar with a Pretty Lid

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. We are doing our last family Christmas tomorrow, so technically I can still post my last few "DIYs of Christmas." This final post counts as two DIYs, because I'm going to show you how to make a pretty jar lid for all of your jar gifting needs (see pinterest for hours of inspiration) and then share one idea for what to put in your pretty jars!

First, pick out some paper.


Then, draw a circle about 1/2"-1" larger than your lid on the back of the paper. I traced a bigger lid for this. Then, center your lid in your large circle and trace it. 

Then cut our your large circle and cut slits in it to the line for your lid.

Cover in glue (I used modge podge) and fold the paper over the edge of the lid and into the inside. I made sure there was tons of glue on the inside rim, and over the top to reinforce it.

Let dry and there you go! I don't know if I would use these lids to store food (cookie mixes and such) because I don't trust the seal they make now that they are covered in paper, but it is up to you. These are great for storing little items like cotton balls, q tips, buttons and what not, or to stuff with goodies for a gift.

I used mine to make a journal jar for my mother. I filled it with 100 journal prompts for her to pull out and use one at a time. I couldn't post this before Christmas because she would have seen it and it would have ruined the surprise!

You could type up your own journal prompts like I did or if you want a copy of mine email me at SewMuchToSay@gmail.com and I'll send you a copy.



  1. Oooh! This is clever.

    Next time I need to give a special gift, I'm going to do this and I'll ask you for your journal prompts, too!

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  3. Very nice article. Thanks for sharing.
    Team Printo


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