To decorate Christmas gift jars, crafters can wrap tartan or metallic ribbon around the lid of a jar for a simple decorative touch. Another idea is to use paint to give jars permanent visual appeal so the gift recipient can keep them forever.
Pour acrylic paint into a jar, and swirl it around to cover every part of the jar. Pour out any excess paint, and let the jar dry. The jar retains its glassy shine, unlike what happens when the outside of a jar is painted.
Another option is to paint the inside of a jar with glue. Pour silver, red or green glitter into the jar, and swirl the jar to distribute the glitter.
Alternatively, paint a section of the outside of a jar with chalkboard paint. Write a festive holiday message on the jar. The recipient can erase it later and write something different on the jar.
Make jars look cozy by wrapping lace and yarn around them, or knit yarn cozies to fit snug around the jars.