Another friend of mine brought me about 50 old baby jars she had in her attic. I painting the lids with a dark orange (Americana-Paprika). It took about two coats, but no other special paints to get it to adhere to the lids (I wasn't sure..so in case you have that question). I let that layer dry and then painted a face with black paint. After THAT dried I took a thing white brush and outlined them a little (not fully). I then took a paint brush and white paint and 'flicked' some paint on the lids. This is probably my favorite finish-it just looks flat to me without those little flecks.
I added a clear gloss on top so it wouldn't scratch and then some twine I got at the dollar tree.
I'm sharing this tip b/c I spend a small fortune on ribbon...and seriously...a buck for three? I didn't even put a dent in one and it makes a nice finish.