Apple Butter Gift Jar

By  Mary Ayres 

Share your homemade apple butter with family and friends in this beautiful handmade gift jar.

  • Apple Butter Gift Jar


  • Quart jar with lid
  • Muslin or linen cotton fabric
  • Fluffy batting, small amount
  • Wool felt: red, light green
  • Light brown cardstock
  • Embroidery floss: red, dark brown
  • White flat button, 3/8”
  • Twig cut from tree, 5/8”
  • Cord: jute twine, narrow green
  • Copper eyelet, 3/16”


  • Circle punches: 3/16”, 2”
  • Pinking shears
  • Embroidery needle
  • Brown ink pad
  • Computer and printer
  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, large rubber band, transfer paper, sponge

Pattern - Apple Butter Gift Jar

  • Note
  • 1. Use three strands of floss for all embroidery unless otherwise indicated.
  • Gift Jar
  • 1. Print and cut out patterns. Use pinking shears to cut 7" square from fabric and leaf from light green felt. Cut apple from red felt.
  • 2. Apply dab of glue under apple and adhere to center of fabric square. Transfer "apple butter" above and below apple.
  • 3. Use brown floss to blanket stitch around edges of apple. Use one strand of floss to stem stitch lettering. Glue twig stem and leaf to apple. Single feather stitch through center of leaf. Sew button to left side of apple.
  • 4. Use red floss to feather stitch around square close to edges.
  • 5. Cut three 3-1/4" circles from batting. Glue batting layers together around edges. Spread glue around top edge of lid and place batting circles on top of lid. Place fabric square on lid with design centered. Wrap rubber band around side of lid to secure fabric. Wrap just around side of lid several times, covering rubber band, and tie into a bow on one side.
  • 6. For tag, print words on cardstock. Punch 2" circle around words. Antique edge of circle with brown ink, using small piece of dry sponge. Machine sew straight stitches around circle close to edge. Punch 3/16" hole in circle; attach eyelet. Thread green cord through eyelet and tie around bow.
  • Tip
  • 1. For a vintage look, tea dye the muslin or linen cotton fabric.