I haven't done as much canning as I would have liked to these past few years. My extended family, however, has been like a scurry of squirrels, stocking us for the winter. We get wonderful Christmas gifts of salsa, jams, jellies, pickles and canned vegetables. The only problem is the aftermath.
There's a mess of Kerr, Mason and Ball jars, popped lids and bands. While the lids are for one-time use, they're still too good to throw away. I'm like a trash collector, but this time it turned out to be a good thing.
I took some family portraits for my friend earlier this year. I used the goofiest image I could find for this project, because those make me smile the most...They seem to spark the best memories. I printed it with Photoshop and it took me awhile to get the shape right, but I cut it down with scissors. There's obviously an easier way of doing this right in Photoshop, but
I'm pretty sure I haven't seen this on Pinterest. But I spend so much time on there that there's a definite possibility that I am wrong about that. The only supplies required:
I used wrapping paper to decorate the other side and stickers to display the year. I think when I make more, I'll continue to use wrapping paper but perhaps try scrapbook paper, too. Also, I might try puffy paint or something instead of the stickers for my next batch. I may also use them as gift tags next year, depending on how productive I have time to be.
By no means is it perfect, but the mess is off the counter top. :)