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Baker's Clay - Jar Lids

Use Baker's Clay to sculpt unique jar lids!

This is a unique way to decorate jars containing your own preserves, candy, nuts, potpourri or other "gifts in a jar".

Roll out dough about 1/4 inch thick. Place jar lid on dough and cut out a circle about 1 inch wider than the lid. Gently shape dough over the lid. For the excess dough around the edges, pinch dough between your thumb and forefinger all the way around the lid to form a kind of scallop. If you want more of a solid edge, take a sharp knife and very gently cut the dough from the top of the lid to the bottom of the dough. Take one side of the cut and fold over the other. Seal by painting with water and pressing edges together.

You can make interesting fruit or f decorations for your jar lids, forming them and attaching to lid before baking, or baking them separately and attaching to finished lids with glue.

Bake at 300°, lid and all, for 1/2 hour to 1 hour, until dough is golden and dry but not brittle. Paint with beaten egg for a more golden-bread appearance. Or, if you want colored lids, wait until lids have cooled, and then paint with acrylic. Shellac or varnish to seal.

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