Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Quick "Just Because" Gifts for Under $3

During the holidays, I love to give "just because" gifts.  
I've been inspired by the great ideas that y'all have shown on your posts, for using mason jars.
Yesterday, I ran across cute mason jar candle holders at Kirkland's...on sale for $2.39 each!  Here's how I decorated them.

 I looked through my ribbon stash, and found ribbon for a bow... ...added some Epsom salts for the snow...

...and then I looked through my Christmas decorations. 

In this jar, with the natural ribbon, I "planted" tiny natural/bleached trees...

...this one has green ribbon and... 

 ...little pinecones from my yard. 
I dabbed them with white paint, and hot glued them to a sprig of faux greenery. 
I made several of these to use in other jars.

The LED tea lights are from the Dollar Tree.  I already had everything I needed except the mason jars and LED lights, so the cost per jar was just under $3. 
I plan on giving most of them to friends, just after Thanksgiving, and I still have a few more to finish, so guess I'd better get busy. 

Hope y'all have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
xo Babs

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