Good morning everyone! How’s your week going? If you’re like me, you are yearning for spring. I enjoy winter a lot, but I’m itching to wash all our winter coats, mittens, hats and scarves and tuck them away. I’d also like to get outside with a big pail of sudsy water and scrub those windows. So anyway, since my thoughts are on warmer days, I thought I’d share these cute Strawberry Shortcake treat jars with you today.
Our little girl loves Strawberrry Shortcake so that was the theme she chose for her last birthday. I had a
collection few empty baby food jars laying around, just waiting for the perfect Pinterest project to use them for. So when I came aross these sweet little jars, I jumped at the chance to make them! They are very easy to make… just plan ahead so you give them plenty of time to dry!!
*empty baby food jars with lids (however many favors you want to make)
* Elmer’s glue
* red food color
* permanent black marker
* green spray paint (I just used cheapest can you can buy at Walmart and it was perfect)
The first thing you’ll need to do is clean the baby food jars well and dry them. I decided to make my own modge podge and it couldn’t have been easier. I mixed 1 cup of water and 1 cup of glue (I used a plastic sour cream container). Drop in red food coloring until you reach the shade of pink/red you want. Go slow and keep stirring, and then add another drop or two. Don’t overdo it.
I started on the bottom of my jars, turning the jar upside down. I used a small brush and “painted” the jars from the bottom to the to/mouth of the jar. Use gentle strokes. I moved my jars after painting them so they wouldn’t stick to the newspaper.
Allow the jars to dry for at least two days. Do not wet the jars as the glue and color will run!
While the jars dried, I spray painted the lids. This was super easy. Just spread the lids on a large area of newspapers and spray paint them to get all angles of the lids. I gave mine 3 coats to make sure they were well covered.
Once the jars were dry, I used a black sharpee to make “dots” for the strawberry seeds. Super easy again, and it makes them more real looking.
The printable for the tags can be found at: The Suburban Mom
For the tags I used:
* a hole punch
* a daisy punch
* white cardstock
* twine, raffia or whatever you have on hand
First I glued the Strawberrry shortcake tags onto the white cardstock just to give them more support. I then used the daisy punch to cut them out, punched a hole on top and used my raffia to attach them to the jars. I filled ours with little berry gummy candies to go with our berry theme! These little favors couldn’t have been easier and got rave review at the party. Most of all, our little girl loved them!
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