Agape Fruit Salad in a Jar




About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

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

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


  • 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

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

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

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. 

Step 6: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

If I was on the receiving end of this gift I would certainly feel love from the giver. This is a clever way to express your sentiments and it is so easy to make.

I thank you for stopping by. Please drop in again you never know what I might dream up!
Have a great day! 

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    4 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!!!

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.