Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Peaceful Noel Cookie Jars


Hello and welcome to Kylie's Training blog hop where a group of gifted crafters from all around the world are showing their projects. Hops usually have a common theme, this one doesn't so you will see all sorts of designs. How exciting!

For the last month or so cookie jars overtook my household. Once again (this is my fourth year,) I was very busy preparing (getting, washing, filling and decorating) one hundred of jars for my children's school bazaar.

I made several designs and the other day I blogged about the simplest design. Today I am showing the most elaborate one. 


I saw a card on Pinterest from sallystampers.com that inspired me to create these toppers. I, too, used products from Joyful Noel Suite (Peaceful Noel stamps, Specialty designer series paper, glimmer paper and sprig punch). I listed all the products at the very bottom of this post. For the topper, I found the biggest scalloped circle from Layering Circles Framelits and the smallest circle from Stitched Shapes were the most suitable for the jar size.


The labels (name, instructions and ingredients) were printed on a self-adhesive label sheet. I am featuring 2 little stamps from a brand new set (available from January 2019) called Amazing Life. Do you see the little three tip crown above the sentiment on the topper and on the top of the ingredients label? And the lovely twirly image at the bottom of it? Those are the new stamps. Perfect for the occasion. The tags are made out from a piece of the specialty DSP, measuring 2 x 3 1/2".

I made a short video showing you how I put it all together.



Each year I got the jars from Ikea. Their capacity is 500ml; large enough to make a batch of 12 cookies. I do two flavours - dark choc chip & fudge and white choc chip & cranberries. One is more popular than the other. Can you guess which one?

I filled the jars, creating layers of all the ingredients in this order: 75g plain flour with 1/4 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp of bicarbonate soda, 75g brown sugar, 50g dark or white choc chips, 50g fudge or dried cranberries, 60g oats. I fold a sheet of baking paper to finish the jar off. And that's all.

Ok, I am off to bake some now. I hope my project inspired you to try it yourself and give a jar to someone this season. But before you do, stay a bit longer on the hop and see the lovely project of others. You can just follow the list below or choose a crafter at random. This post is #5.





Supplies to make these toppers and tags (click on the image to SHOP):

18 comments:

  1. So Pretty... a Lovely gift idea!

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  2. So pretty! I would love to get a Jar like that!

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    1. Thank you Tatiana. I am at the school market every year... :o)

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  3. This is a great idea - such an awesome gift!

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    1. Thank you, Pia. They are always a hit. It's a great gift.

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  4. What a great idea, I have homemade gifts to give this year too, and you have helped me decide how to decorate them!

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    1. Oh Tara, I am glad you find an inspiration in them. I'd be interested in your project, if you feel like sharing.

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  5. Wow! you made a hundred? They are lovely! I'm guessing the chocolate and fudge is the most popular?

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    1. Thank you, Kate. Hundred it was. I had few other designs so not all of these were so elaborate. I find it difficult to go too simple. But I enjoy to see people love the creations.

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  6. The cookies sound delicious, and the jar decoration looks fab!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. They are good and so easy to make. I am not a baker so grateful for one recipe that works for me.

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  7. I adore this retiring stamp set! Such a lovely cookie jar topper... wonderful inspiration for this cookie baker stamper! TFS

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    1. It's a great one. I used this so much this year that I am kind of tired of it but I am sure I'll find something for the next year, retired or not.

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