Pretty Preserves: Cover Jar Tops with Muffin Liners

Dana had a lovely tip last week on covering your freshly-filled jars of sauces and preserves with fabric and yarn. So sweet, for a gift of something homemade! It reminded me of this tip from Martha Stewart, too — use pretty muffin or cupcake liners to cover your jar tops.

This is a nice tip for an extra muffin liners hanging about in the back of the cupboard — too few for a whole batch of cupcakes. (I have so many mismatched liners hanging out in my baking cupboard!) Use them to frill up a jar or two of homemade jam instead. Tie them to the jar top with twine, or with a rubber band.

Read more: Quick Jar Covers at Martha Stewart

Are you "putting up" any jams, jellies, or preserves this month?

Related: Crafty Kitchen: Creative Toppers for Homemade Preserves

(Image: Martha Stewart)