We started out with 6 mason jars. We used the small ones. Only for the reason that I had those at home and didn’t have to go out and buy anything else. The small size ones were perfect because they fit a half piece of licorice perfectly. If you have any old masons jars those would look fantastic too. Ours were brand new and looked fantastic.
Cut the licorice to fit. Feel free to cut a few the wrong size so you can eat them while you are working.
Fill the jars with the licorice. We found it worked best if you layed the jar on its side while you filled it so that you could pack it as tight as possible. It is important for the look of it that you keep them standing upright in the jar.
One bag of licorice filled two of the small jars perfectly (with a couple of pieces being eaten as well).
My favorite scrapbooking store,Scraptease, was able to order in this gorgeous red and white striped string for this project. In this photo on the right my daughter braided four strands of the string together. The girls each made gift tags and we tied them to the jar.
To add a little something special we hot glued some cute little accents to each of the jars. The girls chose letters that were reflective of their recipients names.