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In this report we have collected ideas, inspirations, tutorials and patterns on how to decorate, embellish and sweetly package jelly and jam jars. These are great ways to turn delights to the palate into a feast for the eyes.
The quickest way to spice up the design of your jar is by using a cupcake liner. Who would have thought how you could use these practical, colourful muffin cases in versatile ways.
The best way to adorn jam jars with cupcake baking cups is when the liners are about the same size as the lid of the jam jar – a typical muffin liner has a diameter of 5cm.
You can go on to garnish the lid a little more – we use a crochet heart, made with the heart pattern Maria. You could use a paper flower or gift tag as adornment.
For those who like to gift home made wild garlic pesto in a jar, we have created something special. For this occasion we have designed matching labels, you can download wild garlic pesto tags here.
Quick crochet pattern circle:
For the smallest circle: work 10 treble stitches (US double stitch) into a chain to form a ring (you can also chain 1 – for the centre and chain 3 for the first tr – and chain 9 tr (US:dc)). For the second row crochet two tr (US: dc) in every chain, close circle, this second row has 20tr,
the third row will again grow 10tr, here you crochet one tr normally in the second chain crochet 2 tr. For the third row you make two normal tr, and crochet two in the third tr. All pretty easy,
When you have reached the size of the lid, normally crochet the following rows until you have reached the neck of the jam jar. At this height you make of row with holes – e.g. crochet 2tr normally, make one chain. This will be the row where you can put the string to attach the lid cover to the lid.
Those who love kitsch as much as we do, can add a ruffle to their lid cover. There are many ways to do ruffles - when you like to use double crochet (US: single crochet) make the rows this way: stitch one double crochet normally, in the next chain stitch two double crochet. Make two or three rows like this. Do you see the colourful jam jar lid cover with the lilac ribbon? After the row of "holes" I did crochet 1tr in every chain of the row before – in between every tr I did make a chain. The last row in blue was one dc, 4 chains. You can test new crochet patterns when you decorate your lid covers or even try to invent your one ruffles. Being creative, enhancing your crochet abilities, reducing your wool oddments and dressing up a dear little present. That is a real win-win situation.