Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DIY Holiday Craft Day 3: Making Homemade Gifts Shopping At The Dollar Store! Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

Ok.  Check out the table I showed you on Monday!  Its hump day Wednesday and I'm feeling good about my promise to share a creative, homemade craft idea with you for 5 days straight!  So far, this is what I have completed.  You are about to learn how to make the craft idea for the small mason jars I showed you on Monday.  Remember?  That was one of the Dollar Store items that was on the craft table I showed you.  Oh yea, remember seeing the Christmas ornaments on the table too?  Well, I'm creating a homemade craft today that include both the mason jars and the ornaments.  They are lovely and they are called Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice! 

Do you want to know why I call them that? (smile & say  Well, these small mason jars can hold products from the kitchen to the powder room!  Personally, we use them for our spices and rubs.  I make my own rubs and I will be sharing some of my own recipes with you during the holidays as you season your turkey for Thanksgiving and other poultry, beef or fish, throughout the holidays.  My spices stay so fresh in these jars.  But check this out, here's another thing I use them you ever buy the small sugar dots?  They are the little cube sugars that you can plop into your hot coffee or tea!  Yes, they fit perfectly in these miniature mason jars.

It's your choice.  They are just big enough to store your homemade scrub you mix up for that special spa time and small enough to fit on the corner of the bathtub ledge without taking up space.  I love them and guess what?  I'm going to hook you up with a decorative idea so that you can give them away for the holidays. 

You can purchase them in the dollar store individually or you can purchase 12 in a box for $9.99 in your grocery store.  No, you can't beat that deal @ $9.99, that's like 83 cents a person, for 12 gifts.  The ornaments came from the Dollar Store too and you get 3 in a box for 1$ and they are really nice!  This homemade gift is a winner and here's how you can make it.  Let's get started....


STEP 1:  Here's what you need:


Miniature mason jars (Dollar store or Grocery Store)

Decorative craft and/or fabric tape (craft store)

Christmas ornaments (Dollar Store)

Ribbon (craft store)

Silver elastic twine (craft store)

Gold stickers that say "Homemade"  (get these from Wal-Mart in the section that sells stuff on how to make homemade candy)

STEP 2:  Add craft or fabric tape around the bottom of the jar until one end meets the other.

STEP 3:  Add ribbon above the craft or fabric tape.  Again, until one end meets the other.

STEP 4:  Tie a knot in the ribbon, cut and tape down (I use the ribbon that has the self-adhesive on the inside as you can see in this photo but if you don't have this type, use clear tape.)

STEP 5:  Now, get your ornament.

STEP 6:  Cut the string off the ornament.

STEP 7:  Replace the string that you cut off with the silver elastic twine.  Tie a knot into it. 

STEP 8:  Attach it to the jar.  It will fit like a rubber band because its elastic!

STEP 9:  Add your sticker on the top of the jar.

STEP 10:  That's it!  You did it and look how nice these are!!
Now you can fill them with something special for gift giving or you can gift them away, as is.  They will not be empty for long and what makes this gift so special is that it's "Homemade" and your label proves it (smile)...Good job!