This page contains all the instructions needed to make decorative jam pot covers. As autumn approaches these covers can be used to transform a pot of homemade jam into a luxurious gift to be enjoyed by anyone who receives it. These jam pot covers are simple to make and a perfect activity to amuse your children over the holidays (always to be done under the supervision of a responsible adult of course).
The first step to making a jam pot cover is prepare a round template to cut out. The diameter of the cover is typically about 10cm wider than the diameter of the jam, depending on the shape of the lid and of course personal choice. The jam pot in the picture has a diameter of 6 cm and the saucer in the picture has a diameter of 15cm.
Using the paper sizzors, carefully cut out the template. I find it is easiest to cut out a circle if you hold the sizzors in one place and move the paper. It is best not to use dressmaking sizzors for cutting paper as they can become blunt.
Place the template in the centre of the materials with at least 1cm of material overlapping on each side. Pin in position.