Retro Foil Cookie Jars

Turn simple glass jars into retro-inspired metallic cookie jars for holiday gift giving.

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If you're a baker, you've definitely been on the hunt for cute but affordable containers to hold your holiday cookies. Search no longer! Make special storage containers using simple glass jars from the discount store. (Or try using clean recycled glass jars!) Dress the jars up with metallic Mylar and foil to create your own retro-inspired DIY cookie jars.

Have leftover jars? Try these Mason Jar craft ideas.

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What You'll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Mylar and cellophane (assorted colors)
  • Empty glass jar
  • Mod Podge
  • Decoupage brush
  • Step 1: Cut Shapes

    Cut semicircles out of Mylar. These are just under 1 inch across, but you can adapt the size to best suit the jar you're working with. Use a mix of 3 to 4 colors that look festive as a grouping. For a modern look, try other geometric shapes like triangles and squares to create a pattern. 

    Want a more uniform look? Use a stencil or stamp to cut perfectly matching shapes. 

    Step 2: Attach to Jar

    Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the outside of the jar. Place the Mylar semicircles onto the Mod Podge covered area. Use the brush to apply additional Mod Podge on top to seal them in place. Let dry. Once the jars are completely dry, fill them with your favorite holiday cookies or display them year-round on your counter. To clean, wipe gently with a damp cloth.

    Try making a handmade gift.

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