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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas Ideas: Gift Jars






So for the past few years, Christmas has been a time full of hectic deadlines, especially last year with the forbidden D word, and Christmas shopping was put on the back burner in order to complete essays etc, however now a graduate, and being free from the work load, I am thoroughly throwing myself into the spirit of Christmas shopping (aswell as convincing myself not to purchase an extra polish here and there for myself ha). After reading Becky's post on crafty Christmas gift jars, I decided to take some inspiration from her fabulous idea and created my own jars as gifts for friends. Not to blow my own trumpet, but I am currently smiling like a Cheshire cat with how they turned out!! 
I purchased everything to create these gift Jars from Wilkinsons (apart from the presents) for around £20, with the most expensive items being the Jars themselves at around £4 each. 
Like Becky I have hidden some of the presents within the jar,however instead of filling the jars with chocolate I used faux snow, which I think adds an extra little Christmas touch.
I filled the jars with:  
  • Nail Polishes from the Mirror ball Collection
  • A Disney Vinylmation
  • Cath Kidston Mirrors
  • Snowmen socks (from Tesco)
  • A Cath Kidston purse. 
 After filling the Jars with presents I then wrapped ribbon around the lid, and then threaded it through the clasp to create a pretty bow. The way  in which I have tied the bow means that it needs to be undone in order to open the lid, so hopefully no sneaky peeking until December 25th ;).
To finish it off I bought plain paper tags for around 60p and jazzed them up with christmassy stickers and added two bells which I think gives that finishing touch, what do you think?? 

What Crafty ideas to you have planned for Christmas this year??

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12 comments:

  1. Great idea. I may well do something like this for my children's teachers this year.

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    1. thaaanks ..Ah I reckon it would be fab for a teacher xx

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  2. This is such a lovely idea, i love crafty things like this - makes it all the more special xxx

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    1. completely agree with you!!, makes people realise you've added that little bit more time and effort :) xx

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  3. wow i love this idea!! I'll definitely be doing this for my friends this year... Thank you!!! xxx

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    1. my pleasure :) ..glad you like it xx

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  4. Those are beyond adorable! I love how they turned out, you did a lovely job xx

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    1. Thaaanks, im such a perfectionist so im glad they turned out how I imagined ;) xx

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  5. These look really professional! Fab idea, well done!
    x

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  6. This looks a great idea not only for xmas but other events with presents too! Would it be ok with you if I pinned this to Pinterest? xox

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    1. aww thanks so much!!.. as long as its linked back to my blog then I have no problem with it xx

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