Earlier this week I posted that I made Reese's Cup Cookies for my brother in-laws birthday.
I have a thing lately where I try my best to make the wrapping for all my gifts a little special.
I didn't want to slap them on a plate with a piece of saran wrap or throw them in a tupperware that has the hardcore white spots that I can't quite figure out what it is (is it melted plastic??...or water spots???...I can never tell!)
So I thought what better than to put them in a giant peanut butter jar.
So I got to making my own
I used a giant olive jar from work and covered the lid just like I did in this tutorial HERE .
The above link will give you a detailed tutorial but I took a few pics for ya.
Word of advice though. I was trying to do this project using things I had on hand. I was feeling lazy that day and a trip to Michael's was just a bridge too far. I didn't have any red scrapbook paper so I thought I would give wrapping paper a whirl. Since wrapping paper is super thin and only has the color or print on one side it's much harder to work with. When I picked it up my fingers stuck to the areas that weren't completely dry and took some of the red off with it.
No biggie though....after it dried I colored in the little spots with a marker. But scrapbooking paper is just less of a hassle
Of course you need a cool label for your peanut butter jar. We were more of a Skippy family growing up. (Apparently my mom wasn't that choosey) But I decided on Jif for the sheer fact that it seemed easier to draw. I'm not much of an artist.
|I am completely aware that the "creamy" looks like ass haha|
When your done just glue or tape it to your jar and fill with your peanut butter treat!
In hind sight I should have made a double batch of cookies to fill this beast of a jar.....but I am TERRIBLE at that kind of stuff. I have no concept whatsoever of what will fit into something
I dirty more containers putting the dinner leftovers away that it's just easier for The Boy to do it. The first one is way too small....then way too big...then I find the right size but can't find a matching lid to save my life. By then end of it I've dirtied 5 sets of tupperware. Annoying.
Here it is
This is the Instagramed version he posted.
Better than a plate right? I freakin hope so!