It’s so basic it’s almost embarrassing, but hey, I’m a busy mom with two little ones who have a tendency to destroy things, so we keep it pretty simple around here.
So far, this concept has taken me from fall to winter seamlessly. The formula is pretty much foolproof.
Take any number of any size (cleaned and de-labeled) glass jar – think spaghetti sauce, pickles, baby food, etc.) and fill with something seasonal. Embellish as desire and time permits.
For fall, I filled my jars with candy corn, and tied a simple orange ribbon around the neck.
For the holidays, I did this:
The jars were filled with sparkly, ribbon-y, bag filler, and although the lids were already spray painted black, I went a step further, and covered the top with some super-wide candy cane-ish ribbon I had stuffed in a box of gift wrap. I merely used a rubber band to hold the ribbon in place, and then covered the rubber band with some narrow gold wired ribbon.
Placed on the end table in the living room along with Seth’s Santa pictures, the jars add a festive touch that I’m not super invested in, if, for example, inquiring little hands would happed to deconstruct. ;) And, of course, there is the added bonus of getting to reuse the jars (and bag filler) for years to come.
Head over to Kate’s blog for Part III of the Holiday Home parties for more crafty inspiration.