Friday, November 17, 2017

Xmas Cookie Jar - Step by Step

Fancy a Xmas gift in a jar? Read on, I'll tell you how these are done...

Get a 500ml jar. I got mine from Ikea (currently 95p). It's large enough to make a batch of 12 cookies.

Fill it with ingredients. I'm using two flavours - a dark chocolate chip with fudge and white chocolate with cranberries. 
Create nice layers of all the ingredients. I keep it in this order: 75g plain flour, 1/4 tsp bicarbonate soda, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 75g brown sugar, 50g dark or white choc chips, 50g fudge or 50g cranberries, 60g oats.  
I fold a sheet of baking paper to finish the jar off.

Print the labels from the print lab here.

Make Santas and Reindeers toppers. Stamp, colour, apply glitter to Santa outfit, Wink of Stella to reindeer bows, punch the images, glue on a pompom or bow. The full list of supplies is at the end of this post.

Cut out a top layer, punch out the labels. I'm using SU! layering circles on big shot, oval scalloped punch (now retired) and handheld 1/8" punch. 
Scalloped circle size ... is for the ingredients. Those will show on the bottom of the jar lid when it opens. The top layer is a themed paper. These two cutouts are glued together (words facing down, desired design facing up). The small label is used for a tag.

Make a tag. Cut 8.5 x 5 cm of white cardstock and same size of themed paper I use the paper matching the previously made simple circular layer. The reverse punch on the envelope board cuts off 2 corners on the narrower side. Stick the printed label with instructions onto the white cardstock and lay it underneath the themed piece. Slide both into the tag punch, sharp (uncut) corners first and punch. Thread the small bells onto a string that goes through the small hole on the oval label. Make a little loop at the end. Push the ribbon through the top of the tag and attach the oval label. This tag is at the end attached to the side of the jar hinges. I use a simple knot here.

Attach the circular label to the lid. I used double-sided tape. Then apply dimensional to the back of the Santa o reindeer topper and the jar is ready to be given. 

The cookie mix is not specifically just Xmasy so the jar can be decorated for any occasion and be a perfect little gift all year round! 

Do you feel inspired? 

Give it a go! Make one or two... or a hundred! Below is the full list of supplies used in this project. Check this post to see different Xmas design.

          Supply List

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