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November 20, 2013

Gifts in Jars: Loom Bands

Gifts in Jars: Loom Bands

Gifts in Jars

Girls love loom bands so this holiday gift idea is perfect for them. This Gifts in Jars Loom Bands is very simple to make and you can give these as souvenirs for parties or holiday gift for girls to give to their friends.Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Gifts in Jars: Pretty Nails

Gift In Jars: Pretty Nails

Gift In Jars

Here’s a simple but fun holiday gift idea for girls. This gifts in jars pretty nails is super easy to prepare and a nice surprise for girls who love polishing their nails. You can even give this gifts in jars as a nice surprise gift for slumber parties.

What you need:

  • Nail File
  • Buffer
  • Cuticle Trimmer
  • Nail clipper
  • Nail polish
  • Nail Designs
  • Jar
  • Piece of Fabric
  • Ribbon or elastic band

Put all items into jar and put lid on. Place your piece of fabric on top of the lid and use ribbon or elastic to hold it in place. This is an easy and inexpensive gift that is great for the kids to help make! You can add special details if you wish.

Gift In Jars

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Gifts in Jars: Thanksgiving Hostess Gift
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November 14, 2013

Gifts in Jars: Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

Need a Thanksgiving hostess gift or Fall gift?This Thanksgiving Hostess gift is super easy and great for a child helper to assemble  in preparation of your Thanksgiving or fall visit to family and friends or the local nursing home.

Use this Gifts in Jars Thanksgiving Hostess Gift with a Real Deal for an inexpensive pretty gift!

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This gift can be used as a Thanksgiving Hostess gift just as the Gift in Jars: Turkey Noodle soup can be used.  However, this can also be an extra treat for someone who just loves fall, fall colors, or these specific candies that are only found during this season!

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Supplies: pinking shears, jars, fall colored or themed candy, jar with lid and band, cotton fabric, optional:  spray paint, ribbon or twine in coordinating color

Instructions: Fill jar with the candy and decorate the jar

Shop Halloween clearance for wonderful deals on candy corn and  mellowcreme pumpkins or fall mix.    Several drugstores discount the candy bags up to 90% off after Halloween.  Candy corn can be found year round but not nearly as inexpensively as during Halloween clearance.  My Mom has even bought and frozen candy corn in years past.   The bag in the picture for the supplies for this Thanksgiving Hostess gift were bought for less than a $.25!!

Jars may be found at yard sales, estate sales or simply by mentioning to friends throughout the year that you are collecting jars.  The jars can be recycled from food items you regularly buy.  Cotton fabric is recommended because it hangs nicely and fits well under the band of the jar.  Fabric may be the most expensive item needed for this gift…and it doesn’t have to be expensive if you buy it after Thanksgiving this year for next year’s gifts! No sewing is required, simply use pinking shears to cut a large circle to place over the lid and under the band.  Twine, ribbon or other decor may be added.  A simple spray painted band or plan band may be used.

Use other inexpensive ingredients to make these Gifts in Jars:  Brownie, Oatmeal Spice and Bath salts.  Use fabric that coordinates with the season or celebration occasion.   Get fall, football:   Denver Broncos, and other teams Christmas, Hannukah fabric at Amazon! Be sure to take your Thanksgiving Hostess gift on your next visit.

Know that your Thanksgiving Hostess gift can be used as decor and enjoyed after the company is gone!