Monogrammed Glass Cookie Jar ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Monogrammed Glass Cookie Jar

Last month, I was invited to a friend and her husband's birthday party.  Yes, they have the same birthday!  The year before, I made a beautiful (and time-consuming) nectarine tart from scratch.  I knew that I would not have as much time to get a gift together AND I needed it to be a joint gift, which made it a bit harder.

They were married less than a year ago (I wore this dress to their winter wedding), so I decided to do something a little sneaky.  I stole the monogram from their wedding invitation!  It was for a good cause, of course.  :)

In the end, I made a Monogrammed Glass Cookie Jar for them to enjoy their sweet life and sweet desserts together!



I used Silhouette Studio to trace the monogram from a scan of their invitation.  Then, I used the vinyl as a stencil for the glass cookie jar I purchased.

Etched Cookie Jar 2

Next, I filled it with cookies.  Ordinarily, I would have made the cookies myself.  However, with no time on the clock, I filled it with my favorite storebought ginger snaps.  Delish!

Etched Cookie Jar 3

As always, I included the "sticker" of the design as a bonus gift.  :)

Etched Cookie Jar 4

It's not a tutorial, but I figured that some of you might like this idea for a future gift, or even for your own cookie jar.  Also, it is a wonderful way to dress up what would be a boring storebought gift.

Enjoy!




22 comments:

  1. Such a great idea!! Will have to d this for some friends!

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  2. Very thoughtful gift...one more reason I need to buy a Silhouette. I am new follower from the bloglovin blog hop.

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  3. I had to finally give in too! Well, I got mine as a birthday present, so it wasn't a totally difficult choice. :)

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  4. I don't have experience with the Cricut, but at the time I got mine, the Silhouette computer software allowed for more customization. Not sure how they stack up now, but I love my Silhouette and can't recommend it enough!

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  5. I love this is as a gift idea! Of course, I love anything with a monogram on it. And when you pair it with cookies - there's not much better :). I just pinned it. I hope you'll pop o on over to the Link it or Lump it Link Party and share your monogrammed cookie jar there! http://www.twoityourself.blogspot.com/2013/10/link-it-or-lump-it-party.html#more

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  6. Great! I'll try to make my way over. :)

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  7. This definitely will make a wonderful gift idea. It's better than a gift basket in my opinion. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

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  8. Love this! Such a fabulous gift!! Nicely done ;)
    -Brenda, ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  9. This is so creative! Such a great gift!! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  10. I want a Silhouette so bad! LOL

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  11. The holidays are coming up soon, maybe you'll get lucky! :)

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  12. That is such a lovely idea for a gift Diane!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!

    Hope you have a fabulous week!

    Jill @ Creating my way
    to Success

    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi Diane, this is so beautiful! I hate to be repetitive but it really is a fantastic gift idea.
    Thanks for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party, you have been chosen
    as one of the top 5 featured posts at tomorrow’s party.
    Have a lovely evening!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
    http://kraftycardsetc.com/

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  14. This is SO beautiful! I've never tried etched glass with my silhouette, but now I am eager to give it a go! I am always looking for gift ideas - thanks for sharing!
    :) Michelle
    www.daydreambelieversdesigns.com

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  15. Great gift idea!! My girl's would love M's on their very own! You are so awesome for linkin up to Sunday FUNday! I appreciate it so much!

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  16. Thanks! How cute would that be to have an M & M jar for each of your little M's!

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  17. Great project for a hostess gift Diane, I love that you also include the sticker so they ca use it on a project of their own, great idea!

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  18. Just a little extra treat that I would want too! :)

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