Jar Gift question

mjowestJuly 30, 2013

I am in love with canning jars, and am planning on doing many more Jar Gifts-

I made one for playdough- recipe said to keep the koolaid in the envelope, but I dumped it into the top.

now there is a blank space between the ingredients and the canning jar top-

wondering what could I fill that space with?

thinking:
tin foil
colored material that matched the color of the playdough
saran wrap
????

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concretenprimroses

I can't quite picture what the gap is. The koolaid is dumped in but separate? Sorry, I've never made these and can't get my brain around it.
Kathy

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 8:37PM
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mjowest

Playdough-

Here is a link that might be useful: jar gift- Playdough

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 3:14PM
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mjowest

The jar will be decorated with fabric, ribbon, flowers. something!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 3:16PM
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FlamingO in AR

Rip a piece of coordinating fabric and tie it in a knot or a bow just below the jar lid to disguise the gap and decorate the jar. Tie the instructions for mixing to the fabric.

Or cut a large circle of fabric and cover the whole lid and tie it with a piece of jute or sisal or cording. Leave an inch or 2 of excess fabric to make a "collar" and that will disguise the gap, too.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 9:31AM
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mjowest

I'm worried about people picking them up, turning it on it's side, and things "shifting".

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 1:26PM
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FlamingO in AR

Then I think you'll need to increase your portions until the jar is full.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 6:05PM
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mjowest

I decided to use some saran wrap- worked pretty good- I'm using the white tops for the canning jars, with a wide strip of fabric around the jar to match the color of the playdough.
Almost forgot the cream of tartar- wonder if it makes that much of a difference?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 6:19PM
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