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Christmas Gift Jar Toppers

A fringed paper tassel is made to look like a tiny Christmas tree.

MS crafts mason jar

Photography: Andrew Ingalls

Source: Martha Stewart


We filled ours with chocolate-coated pretzels and homemade hot chocolate mix for holiday snacking, but you can cook any delectable treat that will store well in a glass container. For more ideas, browse our collection of Homemade Food Gifts. For more pretty packaging techniques and how-tos, browse our Gift-Wrapping Ideas.


  • Jars
  • Solid and patterned paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Baker's twine
  • Scissors
  • Double-stick tape
  • Gold star stickers


  1. Tape an 8-inch square of paper to the cutting mat. Using the circle cutter, cut out a 6-inch in circle.
    MS crafts mason jar
  2. With two 9-inches-by-9-inches layered sheets of tissue, fold the square in half and fringe 3 inches down the length. Unfold, and roll from the uncut edge to create a small fringe tassel. (This will be your Christmas tree!)
    MS crafts mason jar
  3. Center the 6-inch circle on the lid of your gift jar. Press down firmly with both hands to wrap around the edges, then secure with twine. Tie your tree tassel onto the twine, and top with a star.
    MS crafts mason jar

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