5 Easy Ways to Dress Up Your Canning Jars

Updated: Mar. 21, 2024

Top off your canned goods in style before showing them off at the county fair or giving them as homemade gifts.


Print tags on card stock and cut them out. Punch a hole and attach with decorative ribbon and twine, or adhere to the jar with a coat of decoupage glue.

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Paper lids

Trace the circumference of the lid on a piece of decorative paper, cut it out and adhere it to the canning lid with decoupage glue. Cover with metal jar ring.

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Fabric caps

Use pinking shears to cut a circle of fabric 1 inch larger than the lid. Secure around the top of the jar with a length of ribbon or twine.

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Crocheted caps

Crochet a favorite doily pattern 1 inch larger than the lid. Weave a narrow ribbon around the edge and tie it around the jar.

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Embroidered caps

Cut a piece of linen 1 inch wider than the lid. Embroider or cross-stitch a design on top of the jar. Finish edge with lace, and secure to the jar with ribbon or twine.

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