Here's a variation on the gift jar from my last post. For a different look (and more instant results), you can use Elmer's Painters to draw a design directly onto the jar. For the jar above, I printed these templates from Martha Stewart's DIY wedding section. Tape the template to the inside of the jar and trace the design on the outside using an Elmer's Painter pen.
Have you visited the Daily Drop Cap yet? Several times a week, typographer Jessica Hische posts a beautifully hand-crafted initial cap. I printed mine out and used it as a template for this second jar, using the same method described above. I was excited to see the little spirals on my initial, since they happen to be my signature doodle. I drew freehand spirals to cover the rest of the jar.
Fill with a goodie, add a pretty gift tag, and you're all set to go.