I talked about getting the kids involved with collecting Box Tops the other day, now we a place to put them all, right? Well, when you start collecting something, you need to have a place to store it and with all the bonus Box Tops at Walmart right now, I started thinking of what we could use to make a collection box. When we were in Walmart last night, I was looking at the crafting supplies and realized… I already had everything I need at home. I just needed to gather all my supplies to put a fun, rustic collection jar together.
I’m a Mason jar addict and have a ton on hand for canning but I also love using them for many other things.
You’ll need the following materials:
- Mason Jar with smooth side, quart size
- Mason Jar ring
- Brown paper
- Chalkboard label
- chalkboard pen
- Pen or pencil
- Glue gun
Trace the outer side of the ring onto your brown paper. It’ll be a bit too big but you can trim it down to the needed size after it’s cut out. Fold your paper over so you’ll cut out two circles at once.
Cut the circles out and bend in half but don’t crease. Cut your holes in the two pieces of paper. Using tape, get as close to the edge of the holes as you can on both sides of one paper and one side on the other. You’ll want to leave the piece that’s facing up without tape. Hot glue the two pieces of paper together.
Practice writing out your phrase on paper before writing on your chalk label if necessary. Write on your label and allow to dry. You’re going to want to apply the label last, though I didn’t do that at first.
Next, hot glue your ribbon to your ring. Once the ribbon is done, add a little bit of hot glue to your string and apply a little at a time. I applied string to both the bottom and top of my ring. Add a bow and two more lines of string using hot glue.
Apply your chalk label carefully. You’re now good to go. Find a nice place to display your new, cute Box Tops for Education collection jar!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.
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