Decorate a cookie jar

How many days left until Christmas?

We'd like to show you this super-quick idea for a creative present to give someone in the run-up to Christmas: a storage jar with enough delicious cookies to last (hopefully!) right through to Christmas Eve. It's the kind of gift you can give to good friends who just can't wait until Christmas arrives – one biscuit for each day. It’s basically the equivalent of opening the window of an Advent calendar! edding gloss paint markers are ideal for customising the jar. We chose a silver-and-white theme, but you can select any of the 22 gloss paint marker colours (there are 22 in total). Because each one is opaque, quick-drying and smudge-proof, it’s possible to create designs without smears.

Paint markers
Glass and mirror
Easy peasy
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • Storage jar or sweet jar
  • Template
  • Washi tape or other adhesive tape
  • Scissors

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