Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: DIY Apple Jar Teacher Gift

Hello crafters! Welcome back to a brand new Studio Monday video! With school starting already for many of you out there, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share some teacher-themed inspiration.

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Today I will be using Tim Holtz Distress and Oxide Inks, along with his vintage Mini Mason jar set. On the card, I also used some our newest Simon exclusives, including the Dancing Fruits and Thank You Teacher stamp sets.

The jar you see is made to mimic an apple… yes it doesn’t look like a real apple, but I still think it looks cute! You can fill this jar with candy, small gifts, etc. for a teacher in your life!

I used chalk paint on my jar, as I love the distressed feel of chalk on glass. To distress the jar, I brushed on Fired Brick Oxide inks. In the video I’ll explain why I chose this ink for the distressed effect.

The lid of the jar has a simple handle attached to the top (found in most hardware stores), and I also die cut leaves from our Simon exclusive Poinsettia die set (coordinates with the Poinsettia stamp set). Proof that holiday sets can indeed be used year round!

As with any gift, you usually want to include a card! So I made a coordinating card to go with the jar… in an apple theme of course! :)

I stamped the apples from the Dancing Fruits stamp set in black ink and then watercolored them in with Distress Inks; you can see the coloring process in the video below! I also included a sentiment from our Thank You Teacher stamp set, heat embossed in white.

With the Simon exclusive Wonky Rectangle die set, I trimmed my watercolored panel down and adhered it to a brown-gray card base.

I really love how this gift set turned out and I hope you will check out the video to see everything come together! Thanks for visiting with me today… I’ll be back next week with more to share with you!

 

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