If you're looking for creative gift-wrapping ideas, you already know this: when it comes to gift-giving, the outside is oftentimes just as important as the inside. No matter what the occassion, a uniquely (or cleverly) wrapped gift makes a statement that you're offering more than just an object...you're showing you really care by taking the time to make it extra special. Pssst! Creative gift-wrap doesn't have to take a whole lot of time. All you need is some basics and you'll be able to transform dozens of plain presents into amazing presentation!
Cookies are an obvious inexpensive gift. It's the giving that makes them unique and an easy way to wrap them is to fill a Mason jar with the popable morsels and decorate.
A simple circle of fabric in a colorful print such as floral, or plaid for a holiday theme, is really all you need. Place the upside down jar onto the fabric and trace your circle two to three inches larger all around to allow for overlapping the neck of the jar and a little hanging beneath the band for decoration. For a puffy top, put a small handful of cotton batting on top of the metal lid and under the fabric round. Add ribbon, lace, or in my case, a silly band, along with a decorative label noting the contents and/or a personal note and TA-DA!
It's cute, original, and the Mason Jar can be reused. It doesn't all have to be about cookies though! Give your friends and family an unexpected housewarming gift, such as a basic tool kit, or how 'bout a "craft in a jar"! Candy, nuts, snack mix, flowers, bath beads and more...nearly any medium will work! Happy wrapping!