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In ten minutes or less, 5 common items, and a little touch of creativity you can express your feelings in an extraordinary way.  Are you looking for gift ideas for a teacher, friend, child, husband, boyfriend, or someone who just needs encouraged?  Why not give them a salad with a vintage touch?  
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Step 1: Supplies

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This is what you need:
  • 1Small wide mouth canning jar with lid.
  • 1 Small scrap of fabric for the jar topper.
  • 1 small piece of batting for the jar topper.
  • A few grapes.
  • A few strawberries.

Step 2: Assembly

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  • Wash/dry  Jar and lid.
  • Wash/ dry the strawberries and grapes.
  • Remove the strawberry stems reserving 2 for garnish.
  • Carefully carve the strawberry to form a heart.

Step 3: Layer Fruit

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Layer the fruit:
  • Layer the strawberries against the jar with a few grapes in the bottom of the jar and around the strawberry with out changing the shape of the heart.  
  • Continue until the jar is full. 
  • You will use more grapes than strawberries. 

Use the grapes to hold the strawberry in place while you fill the jar.  

Step 4: The Lid

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Assemble the lid:
  • Depending on the size of your jar, cut out a circle that will be large enough to hang down from the jar as shown.
  • If you have pinking sheers it would give it a pretty edge.
  • Take your batting and place it on the lid
  • Position your cloth over the batting and lid.
  • Straighten the edges to even it out.
  • Screw the lid over the jar as shown.
  • Garnish with Strawberry stem or a grape leaf.  

Step 5: Name The Jar

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Name the jar:

I named mine Agape salad.
Other names might be:
  • Aren't you Grape.
  • Berry Nice of you.
  • You are Grape.
  • Grape teacher.
  • Berry sweet of you.
  • I heart U.
  • Thinking of you with love.
These are  just a few.  
Include the name of the jar with a note or card.
If you have some clever ones please share. 
flyingpuppy3 years ago
I love the lid idea! I think I'll make a larger jar and put my threads in it with needles stuck in the puffy lid! This is v. pretty, btw. It gets my vote!
sunshiine (author)  flyingpuppy3 years ago
Thanks for commenting! Have a very nice day!

bajablue3 years ago
This is so GORGEOUS, you majorly crafty woman!

I'm going to "attempt" to do this with the canning jars of my Sun-Roasted Tomatoes.

Wish me luck!!!!!

sunshiine (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thanks for the compliment! I will wish you the best! That sounds like a good one! I will be commenting when I get the salad ones done. Trying to kick up the ante! LOL.