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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9 comments:

Sarah said...

Sweet idea, Babs. I know your friends will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is so cute Babs! Have a happy Thanksgiving Day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are adorable Babs! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
hugs,
Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, how cute are these. I love this idea and what special gifts.

Henny Penny said...

So happy I found your blog. These gift ideas are so pretty. Can't wait to read more!

Ivy and Elephants said...

These are adorable, anyone would be thrilled to received one!
Have a happy and blessed thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Patti

Lady of the Manor said...

Beautiful idea, Babs!

Kelly said...

Those are so pretty! I love how you took plain jars and turned them into little snow globes and candle holders. Those will make wonderful gifts.

Stacey said...

How cute! That came together so perfectly and I can't believe you did it all for such a good price. You've got sweet skills. :)