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Our hero teacher gift in a jar is perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week. If you are looking for a fun gift to pull together for any teacher, this is a cute and practical idea. You can fill it with any gift that the teacher will love and will fit inside. Then gift to any teacher that is a hero to your child. This post is sponsored by Cricut however all projects and opinions are my own.
Items needed to make your own hero teacher gift in a jar:
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- Cricut Explore
- Red and yellow card stock
- White card stock
- Red felt
- Mason jar
- Blue spray paint
- Red spray paint
- Adhesive runner
- Hot glue and glue gun
Start by painting your mason jar blue with the spray paint and allowing to dry. You can work on the graphic for the front of the jar in the meantime. You will need to download the following graphics for use in Cricut Design Space. The following was what I had intended to use for the red portion.
I then created the below graphic for the yellow portion.
I ended up having to isolate the border and the “T” in the red portion as my mat would not hold the card stock securely during the cutting process. You can use the same graphics as above just upload to design space.
Then use the erase function to get rid of some of the areas. I continued to erase until the outside border was by itself. I then added it again and isolated the “T”.
I cut those from the card stock and was left with the below cutouts for the front of my jar. I think if I had a strong grip cutting mat available that it would have worked. I ended up improvising with the standard grip mat. Either way will look great on your jar. And I love the fact that with the Cricut software it is so easy to use the eraser to customize your graphics in this way. That way you can easily turn an uploaded image into a custom cutout right in the software.
I used an adhesive runner to attach the pieces together.
I then cut a piece of red felt about 7 inches long and a little shorter than the jar is tall. It should go from the neck of the jar to almost the bottom.
Use hot glue to put the felt cape on the painted jar. I gathered the cape on both sides when gluing as shown in the image below.
Use additional hot glue to put the “T” logo on the front of the jar as shown below.
Now we need to work on an awesome lid as well! Paint the band of the mason jar lid with red spray paint and set aside to dry completely.
I then designed a lid in Cricut Design Space. You can draw a circle the size of your lid and make it red. Then add letters that read “Teacher you are my hero!” A picture of what I used to design my lid is below.
I then used the print and cut function to make my lid. I printed on white card stock then used my Cricut to cut out the circle.
I then added it to the lid (no glue needed).
And screwed the entire thing onto the mason jar.
Now you just need to fill your jar with any gift that your teacher will love.
They will love getting this token of your appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week.
This adorable mason jar is sure to brighten the day of any teacher! Make our hero teacher gift in a jar for every teacher your child has this year!