You can use jars to store buttons, craft supplies, flour or sugar. You can also display a decorative jar on a windowsill to accent your decor. Jars can be embellished with a number of craft items to identify their purposes or simply to add a touch of colour to a room. One easy way to achieve this is to add colourful ribbons to your glass jars. These hand decorated containers also make wonderful holiday gifts when they are filled with cookie mix, cocoa mix or even homemade bath salts.
Cut and measure a length of ribbon long enough to wrap around the jar up to the bottom of the mouth. Glue a dot to the bottom of the jar to secure a piece of ribbon. Wind the ribbon around the jar, making stripes. Add a thin line of glue to glue the ribbon to the jar every other time you wind it around the diameter. Secure the ribbon to the top of the jar with another bit of glue. Finish the decoration by tying a separate ribbon into a bow around the mouth of the jar.
Cut small pieces of ribbon and tie them into bows. Put dots of hot glue on the base of the bows and glue them all over the jar, including a few on the top. Use several different colours of ribbon for a more festive look.
String a piece of ribbon through the holes around the edges of a cloth doily, and place the doily on the lid of the jar. Glue the doily down in the centre so it will stay on the jar, or use a rubber band to secure it. Tie the ribbon into a bow for a finished look.
Tie a thin ribbon or two around the mouth of the jar, and thread small beads on to each side of the ribbon. Knot the ribbons after you thread the beads on to make sure the beads stay put.