Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Jam Jar Gift Box Tutorial, handmade box for preserves using Stampin' Up Homemade for You.

Jam Jar Gift Box Tutorial, handmade box for preserves using Stampin' Up Homemade for You. 

Those of you who know me well with know that food is a big passion for me,  I love the way I've been able to combine my love of food and my love of crafting in today's project.

I was in Tesco a few weeks ago and they were selling off piles of blackcurrants really cheaply as they were almost out of date. 

The jam maker in me was delighted and I bought a tonne and had a lovely day making quite a few jars of jam - ok maybe too many jars of jam, we'll be eating it for a long time. 

Stampin' Up to the rescue however and I was able to make these fabulous little boxes and decorate the jams to match. Now when I give away the excess jars, they look really special.

I've used a great new stamp set called, Homemade for You, from Stampin' Up. I know this stamp is going to be getting regular use.

Even the polka dot pattern is made with the stamp - and you know me, I love making my own DSP looks!

Here is the video for a closer look at that stamp set and how to make the box. Hope you enjoy. 

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Card Stock measures 8-1/4 by 11 inches

Score on the long side at 2-1/2, 5-1/4, 7-3/4 and 10-1/2 inches.
Score on the short side at 1-1/2, 5-1/4 and 7-3/4 inches. 

Very Vanilla Mats:

2 x 2-1/2 inch by 3-1/2 inch
2 x 2-2/4 inch by 3-1/2 inch


  1. Caroline, what a gorgeous gift.
    Homemade jam & a home made decorated box,
    Very classy, I will try both.
    Only one question tho' what are the finished dimensions of the box, need to make sure my jars will fit..
    Also I love your videos and your occasional struggles with ribbon & twine, just like the rest of us. Never edit them out.
    Thanks for Sharing

  2. Can you make a box that a quart jar fit in?

  3. this is awesome!!! getting ready to do a craft fair and was looking for something to dress up my jam bottles and this is perfect. thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Great tutorial. I made a Halloween box out of it. It's on my blog at: vaversproductions.blogspot.com
    Thanks again, Renate

    1. Thanks Renate - just seen your lovely version, so pleased to have inspired you. tfs

  5. Hi Caroline,
    I would love to know the dimensions of the finished box plz. Love your tutorials­čśŐ

  6. right, not knowing the finished dimensions before starting is such a pain. and scrolling down to see several comments with same query and no answer is even more annoying. sorry, dont meant to be rude but really?

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