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Hello Wednesday - Ribbon Jars

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday  "hello wednesday" It's all down hill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

What do you give a crafting friend that has everything, and I mean everything?

Who could resist these ribbon jars, they are jam packed with ribbons!!  Just perfect for that little summer treat for your crafty friends, much better then a box of chocolates and you are also doing your bit for recycling. 

O.K. you have to eat the jam, but if you have a Tony or a Sydney in the family then your jam pots will never remain full for very long! They both love this type of jam and I love the labels, you know, black and white with that old fashioned feel.

I washed out the pots carefully so that the labels didn't get damaged, and left them to dry.  The fun part was picking all the different ribbons to match the name on the jam pot labels.  You can use the ribbons from your stash (if you can bear to part with them) or we have put together Jam Pot Ribbons, you can find them all HERE.

We have tawny orange, with a zany collection of orange and lemon ribbons. Oh the Blackcurrant pot is bursting with berry delicious purples! I am sure you will find a flavour you love, the ribbons are all narrow to a maximum width of 15mm, which could be used to tie the bow on the jam pot. (Sorry the jam jars are not included, although Tony and Syd eat a lot, certainly not enough to keep up with the (hopeful) demand! Buy all 7 flavours and only pay for 6 - bargain.

But you can make your own, they are really easy - cut a circle of fabric for each ribbon jar, the fabric was from a tea towel, I liked the waffle effect design. Just place the jar lid onto the fabric and cut around, making sure you make it about 3cm larger all the wayround the lid. It was a bit fiddlly getting the fabric to stay on the lids while tieing the bow, until I thought of an elastic band (lightbulb moment).  Put the lid onto the jar, place fabric over the top of the lid, pop an elastic band over the fabric - fabric stays in place while you tie the bow, magic!

If you can not remember how to tie these simple bows, you will find the tutorial HERE

Do you like the Purple Polka Dot ribbon?  It is a limited edition colour and also comes in Turquoise. It was added to the site this morning you can find it HERE

Please, please if you want this ribbon get in quick, it is a true LIMITED EDITION Colour so stock is very limited.


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