Updated: Nov 18, 2022
I have these cute preserving jars in my stash – I bought them from Kmart a while back. They are 120ml each and perfect to make a yummy edible gift for work colleagues or neighbours. I’ve filled mine with drinking chocolate, marshmallows, peppermint chips and mini Oreo cookies. And because you can’t give them naked, I made this cute little carry basket – it’s really easy, and once you know the measurements you’ll be able to whip up a few in no time.
Preserving Jars – 120ml each. Buy from Kmart in a pack of 8.
Base – Mossy Meadow 20.5cm x 20.5cm.
Score at 4cm on all 4 sides
Handle – Cherry Cobbler 29.7cm (the longest side of A4) x 12.4cm
Score at 14.8cm (the middle), and also at 6cm for each end.
Handle support piece – Cherry Cobbler 12 x 18cm
Score at 6, 9 and 12 cm on the long edge
Cover for the handle – Painted Christmas DSP 12cm x 17.5cm
Score at 8.75cm on the long side
Decorative pieces of Painted Christmas DSP for outside of the box - 4 of 12cm x 4cm plus scraps to cut circles for tops of jars.
Label - Basic White Scrap & DSP scrap
Sentiment stamp – I used Christmas to Remember Stamp Set
Ribbon – Natural Finish Ribbon – approx. 60cm Item #159051
Linen Thread Item #104199
Simply Scored Scoring Tool & Metric Plate Item #122334 & #127531
Tombow Liquid Glue
1 ¾” circle punch or die
Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine
Scallop border die from Scalloped Contours Dies Item #155560
Tailor Made Tags Dies Item #155563
Stitched Oval Die (retired)
1. Make the base of the box / basket by folding and burnishing the score lines on the Mossy Meadow cardstock. Cut on score lines using picture as a guide. Assemble the basket using Tombow Liquid Glue to adhere the flaps.
2. Fold and burnish the score lines on the Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Use picture as a guide.
3. Cover with the DSP and cut out the ovals to make the handle hold.
4. Fold and burnish the score lines on the smaller Cherry Cobbler piece, again using the picture as a guide.
5. Cut the handle piece up the centre stopping approx. 2cm from the bottom of the oval. You are basically making a slit in the handle so the smaller piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock can slide in to make a cross shape. This will make your basket sturdier. Use the pictures as a guide.
6. Use Tombow liquid glue to adhere everything in place. Set aside to dry.
Once the handle is assembled and the glue is dry, adhere the whole piece to the inside of the box.
7. Cut the 4 pieces of DSP with the Scallop border die. Adhere to each side of the basket. Wrap the Natural Ribbon around the base using glue dots to hold it in place. Tie a knot in the front and trim the ends.
8. Punch 4 circles and attach each one to a jar lid.
9. Fill the jars with treats.
10. Make the label by stamping a sentiment on a piece of Basic White cardstock. Adhere a scrap of DSP at the end of the sentiment, then use a label die to cut the whole thing out.
11. Attach the tag to the handle with linen thread and tie a bow.
Get ready to wow someone with this sweet gift!
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