Mason Jar Turned into a Gift Bag



I have been waiting to post about this mason jar gift bag purse since early November. It was hard having to wait until today, my scheduled day to share it with you and tell you about the Ball Canning 25 Days of Making and Giving promotion and giveaway.

Ball Brand Mason Jar made into a Christmas Gift handbag

Anyone can give a gift card this holiday season, but Ball brand wants to inspire you to think “out of the box” and “in the jar” to create something that is personal, local, and made to share in this season of giving. Ball is giving away daily prizes to help you make and share when you enter their 25 Days Sweepstakes!


Christmas is not Christmas to me without a little glitter, greenery, and jingle bells.  I knew that my project using a mason jar as a gift jar needed to have one of these. I ended up using all three to convert a mason jar into a cute little gift bag jar.


What really inspired me though was this Vintage Christmas card.

I loved it and her pretty red dress.  The thought that went through my mind as I was thinking of what to do with the Mason jar…”how cute would it be if she had a Christmas handbag that coordinated with her dress”.  It is just how my mind works…all visual.

These two thoughts crossed in my mind and the idea for the purse was born.  It was right about the same time that I posted about all the things you can do with garland ties. They were on my work table and became the handle of the purse…. 

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