Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

A Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar (and a winner announced)

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

This morning I posted a giveaway from The Paperdashery, a UK online store selling washi tape, twine, and more – you can see that and enter to win a £10 gift voucher to spend in their Christmas category HERE {NOW CLOSED}. At the end of this post I’m also announcing the winner of the ‘Announcing Frosty Festivities 2015 Giveaway‘!

Now I’m sharing a project I made with some twine and washi tape that I purchased from them – a twine-wrapped gift jar:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

I went for a non-traditional colour scheme for this project, seeing as there’s been a lot of blue, white, and red so far in the Frosty Festivities 2015 event! You can see I’ve filled my gift jar with nail polishes, but it could be used for all kinds of things, like sweets, mini biscuits, small toys, golf balls and tees… anything small that you want to gift in a unique way!

Here’s how to twine-wrap your own jars…

Step 1: Thoroughly clean an old jar with hot soapy water. You might need to use white spirit or similar to remove any really sticky areas – if you do wash your jar again afterwards. If you are planning to put anything edible in your jar you need to sterilise it too – you can see a video from Jamie Oliver on how to do that HERE. Basically clean it until it’s free of any residue or dirt:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Use Mod Podge to paint a thick ring of glue near the base of your jar. If you don’t have Mod Podge a strong tacky glue will work, or you could just dot a bit of hot glue where you are going to start the wrapping, and keep adding more dots as you go up the jar. Here’s my Mod Podge line:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Start wrapping your twine around the jar (I used the Bakers Twine in Metallic Gold), pulling it tight as you go:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Every 4 – 5 times around you should push the top layer down with your finger, to make sure there aren’t big gaps in between the rows:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: When you get as high as you want to wrap, put a bigger blob of glue and push the end of twine into it:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Push that end down so there’s no gap between it and the top row of twine. Then clean any glue which is outside the areas of your twine, using a baby-wipe (or damp paper towel) and a dry paper towel to dry it until it’s nice and shiny:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: To make a tag just wrap a bit of washi tape (I used Maste Washi Tape Geometric) around the base of a tag, and stamp a sentiment and any other details you want at the top:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: You could outline some details to help them stand out – I also added a pink gem:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: To decorate your jar lid just stick a few rows of washi tape onto a piece of white card:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Then punch out a circle or other shape, big enough to stick onto the jar lid and cover up any writing on top:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 11: Fill your jar, pop the lid on, and tie the tag on using more twine:

Twine-Wrapped Gift Jar at Jennifer Grace Creates

Gift it to someone you love this Christmas!

Be Inspired:

Wrap twine around a large part of a project

Put washi tape on white card then punch a shape from it

Stamp an image then outline it with black pen

What would you put in your gift jar?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

Do you want to know who won the ‘Announcing Frosty Festivities 2015 Giveaway’? It was… Nancy Bradford! Nancy please email me at jennifergrace(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk with your mailing details so I can post out your prize. Thanks so much to everyone who entered and helped to spread the news about the event!

I’ll be back again tomorrow morning at 8am GMT, see you then!

Jennifer x

  • I must try washi on tags…..I seem to have collected rather a collection!!

    November 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm
  • So often we put jars in the recycle bin, and yet something like this would make a wonderful gift – especially for sweets, or homemade cookies 🙂 Love what you’ve created 🙂

    November 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm
  • KT Fit Kitty

    I like to use twine and washi tape – I could totally make this! Thank you for showing what you did! I would put Christmas candies in my jar!

    November 9, 2015 at 8:36 pm
  • oooh I love the twine you have used very gold coloured love it! Lots more ideas for me to pinch!

    November 9, 2015 at 9:22 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Well done Nancy…enjoy your goodies!! Love the jar….might make something similar for sweets for my grandchildren!! Have loads of different twine…don’t seem to use enough of it!!!

    November 10, 2015 at 12:12 am
  • oohhh This is so pretty and such a fun idea! Especially for younger girls or friends!

    November 10, 2015 at 12:47 am
  • Denise Bryant

    Cute project!

    November 10, 2015 at 3:06 am
  • Such a great gift idea…love it!


    November 10, 2015 at 4:09 am
  • Love this idea….that tag is sooo bright and popalicious…..GREAT gift idea. I’ve been over to Pinterest to check out different ‘fillings’ – I really like the idea of filling mine with stuff to make delish hot chocolate drinks:):)

    November 10, 2015 at 9:31 am
  • Jennifer, stop putting things up that make me want to buy them! I know need gold bakers twine.

    November 10, 2015 at 10:14 am
  • This is totally fabulous – what a simple, but gorgeous idea for a gift!
    I love the way the bright coloured washi looks on your tags and the jar top too x

    November 10, 2015 at 11:37 am
  • karenladd

    What a fun way to use both twine and washi! This would be great filled with homemade caramels (yum!) or any bright holiday candies.

    November 10, 2015 at 8:09 pm
  • mycreativemakings

    A really unique and individual little gift.

    November 11, 2015 at 12:22 am
  • Another clever idea.Will definitely give this one a go.

    November 11, 2015 at 10:28 am
  • Such a gorgeous little gift jar. Love the addition of the bright washi.

    November 13, 2015 at 8:34 pm
  • Super fun, bright and cheery!!! Love how you did the tag. So simple with the washi. Thanks so much for all the inspiring ideas that are really workable for me.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 14, 2015 at 12:58 pm
  • Suky

    Perfect to do with my 4 year old granddaughter, she loves crafting and washi and card are right up her street. She would put nail polish in too, for her! Has her toenails painted every week along with Mummy. I would bake cookies to put in them.

    November 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm
  • a super idea. I’ve been keeping my coffee jars ….now i have an idea how to use them. My niece will be happy I saw this post x

    November 15, 2015 at 8:26 pm
  • shartl

    This looks like something my 5 year old would love to do! We could make a few for her little friends and fill them with candy.

    November 15, 2015 at 9:56 pm
  • Congratulations, Nancy!
    Glass jars make such a great wrap for gifts – this was such an easy way to dress it up!

    November 20, 2015 at 2:42 am
  • Punching shapes out of washi-covered card is a great way to get more use out of washi (of which I might have a TINY surplus sprinkled around my craft room….)!

    November 22, 2015 at 5:22 am
  • Love the twine wrapping and such a clever way to use washi

    December 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm
  • Great craft idea. Love your tag with black and bright colours on kraft.

    December 6, 2015 at 8:26 am

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