How to Create Shamrock Jars {Tutorial}

I am a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honorary society of women educators.  This year I am serving on the "New Teacher" committee and so members of the society are given names of new teachers to the area and are responsible for sending them notes of encouragement and other items throughout the year.  I have two new teachers to care for.

I had the hardest time thinking of something I'd like to do for these teachers, and then I read this post on The Crafty Ginger and when I saw the Mason jars decorated for Saint Patrick's Day, I knew that was what I wanted to do.  So after a little rummaging through my mom's pantry and a quick trip to the Dollar Tree and Big Lots, I was armed with all the supplies I needed.

The Mason jar was lined with shamrock garland, then filled with a bar of Irish Spring soap, a pack of Doublemint gum, a handful of Andes Mint candies, a green highlighter, and a green sticky note pad.

The white between the lid cover and ring is none other than a piece of Kleenex tissue.  I cut the pointed edges to create more of a rounded shape.

One set of curly ribbon was taped on top of the lid and separated like hair ringlets to cover the top of the jar.

Finally, the jars are completed and each teacher received a St. Patrick's Day card that I found at Big Lots.

I hope they enjoy these little treats.  And now I'm off to think of what to do for them for Easter.  Since it's early this year, I better get started.  At the rate we're going in this country, the Easter items will be gone and Fourth of July will already be on the shelves.  LOL

Happy Crafting,

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  1. Definitely a great idea...and can be used for other holidays too!

  2. These are so sweet Libby! I bet the teachers loved them!


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