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    i was wondering where you all get your jars and how could i ship them with out them breaking? also how do you wrap them for christmas?

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    I get jars at yard sales and thrift stores for almost nothing, they can be purchased at Walmert for about $7.00 a dozen, or just save jars from pickles, mayo, ect....They work fine for most of the gifts, paint or decorate the lids...Soak in hot water to remove the lable and use a little fine steel wool to remove amy stubborn glue..... HTH

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    thanks, i used a ragu jar for the one i made my brother. just wondering wht everyone else uses.

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    I use baby food jars, mason jars I have bought, jars from foods, just about anything.

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    For gift wrapping:

    One year I used a couple sheets of tissue paper, put the jar in the middle, pulled the paper up to the top and tied with curling ribbon.

    Last year I got colored bags in the craft dept at WM, decorated them with Christmas stamps, put the jars in, folded over the tops, stapled and covered the staple with a bow. I've also used plain brown lunch bags jazzed up a bit. I've tried putting pictures on with my printer, but the bags get jammed.

    For packaging I save ALL my bubble wrap!

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    Karen, i love the tissue paper thing.thanks!!!!!!

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    Thanks for the ideas. We go through tons of Ragu. I used to save the jars, then started throwing them away, now I know what to do them.

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    As for shipping the jars without breaking - that might be really difficult and keep in mind that the jars, once filled with a mix, will have some weight to them so they may end up being quite costly to ship.

    I know it doesn't create as striking of a presentation, but could you put the mixes in ziploc baggies instead and maybe wrap those with cellophane and pretty curling ribbon? That way you wouldn't have to worry about anything breaking and it would lesson the weight of your packages.

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    quiltermom. great idea. maybe i will use that too!
    thanks

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