I was able to make these tiny gift jar boxes because a couple of days ago Christmas arrived again at my house and I received a box of goodies from the Cut at Home store! Nothing makes an addicted crafter happier than pawing through a box of surprise goodness! Inside I found a bundle which made these cute little jar boxes. I love the idea of filling the little box with either a gift card like I show in the one or a couple of bags of tea like I’ve put in the other.
The Sizzix Bigz Score Boards Food Jar die comes complete with the darling jar, spoon and box to hold a goody. I used the Sizzix Bigz Ribbon 3D die on the blue jar to make the 3-D bow and ribbon. They cut so nice even through two pieces of decorative paper and the medium weight chipboard. The box comes pre-scored so all you have to do is fold and glue, I used my hot glue gun.
All the pieces are cut from medium weight chipboard, you glue your paper (on both sides of the chipboard) and then cut, I used my Sizzix Big Shot. I covered the chipboard that I was going to cut for the spoon with some silver foil that I had on hand, it has adhesive on one side so you simply peel the paper back and stick it down (you can find something similar in your local hardware store). If you don’t have that try gluing some regular heavy duty kitchen foil to the chipboard and then die cutting. The last step for the spoon was to run it through the Sizzix Embossing folder, Corner Flower Vine. I only placed the handle of the spoon in my embossing folder so the bowl wouldn’t have impressions on it.
For the jar lids I laid a piece of paper (foil on the one above, Kraft on the other box) and cut out just what would be the jar lid. I placed it in my scor board and scored lines like a canning jar lid would have and glued it on top. In the photo above the inside striped paper is actually just plain pink cardstock but I inked the inside of the Sizzix Textured Impressions Stripes embossing folder with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet distress ink and then ran the paper through my Big Shot. The result is an embossed paper with colored stripes, this is a great technique.
I’ve used Graphic 45‘s Botanical Tea papers on both boxes. You could make these little gift boxes for any occasion or just to say I’m thinking of you with a couple of chocolate truffles put inside. How about using them as favors for a baby or wedding shower? Or at Christmas time, when I make my neighbor gifts, I can change them up with Christmas paper and put little peppermints inside. The possibilities are as many as your imagination!
Check out my video for a start to finish and more photos!
Thanks and Happy Scrappin!
658981: Sizzix Bigz ScoreBoards Food Jar 3-D & Spoon dies
658978: Sizzix Bigz Ribbon 3-D die
658989: Sizzix Textured Impressions 2PK Pinwheel & Stripes Embossing Folders
657783: Sizzix Textured Impressions 2PK Floral Vines Set
TIM27195: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Victorian Velvet
657900: Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Supplies from my Stash: Pink cardstock, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Hot Glue gun, Ribbon, Tulle, pink bling, black medium weight chipboard