• Holiday Gift Idea: Homemade Munchies

    Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?-xmasgift.jpg Create your own simple holiday gifts from your kitchen! Here are several easy ideas for gorgeous, inexpensive gifts for all ages. . .
    Create beautiful personalized "old-fashioned" looking labels using up a little bit of leftover coffee or tea. To create your labels follow the same directions for the apothecary bottles.

    Ideas for simple, inexpensive gifts:

    1. Homemade Jams or Jellies
    2. Mixes in a Jar- make several different homemade mixes

    There are a number of ways to decorate your Gifts in a Jar.

    1. Paint a Design on your Jar before filling it.
    2. Layer the ingredients in the Jar like Sand Art
    3. Wrap the entire Jar in Tulle or Fabric
    4. Attach a Tag using ribbons or Raffia
    5. Wrap the entire Jar with Colored Cellophane or Fabric
    6. Simply add a finish tag & Pretty Label
    7. Place several different size mixes in a Themed gift basket
    8. Purchase odd shaped jars at dollar stores & fill them
    9. Attach small whisks, wooden spoons, mini garden trowel, jute, etc to spruce up your jar
    10. Decoupage photos to your jar, or pieces of Tissue paper for a stained glass effect
    11. Attach a cookie cutter with some ribbons or raffia
    12. To create a star effect with you layers, slide a toothpick or Kebob Stick down the sides, allowing the ingredients to "Star": See below

      Before: Ordinary layers
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      Use Knife or Kabob Stick
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      Star all the way around, add fabric & tag

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    1. Use hot-glue to add Flowers, spice ornaments.
    2. If making a jar for a grandparent, let the kids use different colors of paint and "Handprint" the jar
    3. Decorate with stickers
    4. Make your jar sparkle with Glitter Paints
    5. Use Babyfood Jars for Dip mixes & Single serving "Mug" Mixes
    6. Create a Raffia Bundle by cutting 6" pieces, bundle the center with a twistie tie. Fluff it out a bit & attach to jar with hot glue
    7. Create a Victorian "feel" to your jar by attaching dried flowers and a drapery tassel
    8. Top jar with a doily & paint the lid, glue on a fabric heart, bat, christmas tree etc
    9. For western theme, wrap bandana around jar & attach mini straw hat
    10. Decorate jar or bottle with natural materials such as mini pine cones

    How do you like to decorate your jars for the holidays? Feel free to submit your photos for inclusion here on the site!

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