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One of the happiest things I experience with all this bloggy stuff I do, is the opportunity to review gorgeous craft pretties, like all this David Tutera Casual Elegance accents and decorations. There’s nothing more fun than to open a big cardboard box of craft goodies!
I thought that all these pretty accents would make a great table setting for a formal dinner or party, but since I don’t have anything special planned for awhile, I thought of how these could be used as decorations instead. I thought long and hard, and I decided that I would use of my new David Tutera Casual Elegance stuff with a mason jar, and layer all the dry ingredients for oatmeal cookies. All these wonderful decorations can be found exclusively at JoAnn Fabric and Craft stores.
How fun would it be to receive this as a gift? it’s easy to make – but best of all, it’s one from the heart, I love gifts like these! All you need are a few ingredients from the kitchen – these cookies are super simple and delicious!
- 1 cup of softened butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup of flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3 cups of quick cooking oats
- Preheat oven to 325F. Cream together butter & sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time & stir in vanilla. Combine powder ingredients, and gradually add to mixture.
- Bake 12 min on an ungreased cookie sheet
Above, is the full recipe – in order to make the mason jar, you would leave out the butter, egg and vanilla. I started with the 3 cups of oats at the bottom, then the flour/cinnamon/salt/baking soda mixture. Using a quick paper funnel really helped get the ingredients inside the jar without a big mess.
I used my hand the pack the brown sugar down gently…
Once I had all the ingredients together, then it was time to decorate it! I got out some of my favorite David Tutera Casual Elegance pieces, and got to work. I decided to use a paper baking cup as a decorative topper to the mason jar – it worked out quite nicely!
I used the David Tutera burlap trim, and wrapped that around the jar, securing it with a little hot glue. In the next layer, I wrapped the David Tutera twine around the burlap and secured it with a small knot. This is when I decided it needed a little hang tag or label – so I pulled out the David Tutera rectangular kraft tags and got out my ink and stamps.
I’m always looking for an excuse to pull out the stamps – so why not make a pretty label using the David Tutera kraft labels? I love how well pigment ink stamps on to kraft paper, so I thought that my ‘made with love’ cling stamp would work perfectly.
Once I had this, then I printed out a copy of the label (download your free copy here) , and attached it to the jar ….. and ta-da! done!
Did you like my craft? Please take the time to see what my fellow bloggers did with their boxes from David Tutera!