I thought these would make great gifts for neighbors or co-workers. I etched the jars using a technique I learned back in high school for Screen Printing T-shirts. It was one of my favorite things, to sit down with an exacto knife and cut out the negative space to create the image outlines. My sister allowed me to use some of her vinyl, which had a sticky back. I printed words or images on the vinyl with my ink jet printer. Of course the ink did not dry, I had to use clear packing tape to cover the ink so I could cut without smudging it. I applied the vinyl to the glass and started cutting. I figured I wasn't going to scratch the glass, not without a diamond cutting blade. I believe it worked out just fine and I made quite a few fun jars and even a flower vase. I made myself smile when I decided to etch "Just add flowers please" to the vase.
I really enjoyed making the snowman jar filled with hot cocoa mix & mini marshmallows. But my favorite finished jar is the "dog treats" jar with the cutest little dog face on one side and a bone opposite.