Party in a Jar

A few weeks ago I was getting ready to take out our recycling when I realized how many glass containers I had collected throughout the week.  Between spaghetti night and realizing the molasses had expired when cleaning out the spice cabinet I had a bin full.
I am currently attending  Dave Rasmey’s  financial peace class. If you are familiar with his teachings you know I am on a strict budget. With Christmas fast approaching I knew these little jars could be reused and would save my budget.
After removing the original paper wrapping I put the jars through the dishwasher, making sure the spaghetti sauce didn’t decide to soak into my inside surprise!!! Once the jars were clean and dried I used Annies Chalk paint to paint the top lids.  As the lids were drying I found papers and ribbons and lace that would match. With the jars being all different sizes and shapes I cut paper to wrap around according to each jar. This way the gift inside is not shown.
It is surprising to see what actually fits inside these jars. I love the idea of gifting pens. There is such a variety of fun patterned and colored pens that this would be a great gift for anyone who is a list maker or lover of fun patterns pens like me !!
I might be wrong, but I think everyone could name at least one person on their Christmas list that would love a jar full of washi tape. These rolls fit perfectly inside. I also added a few flower cabochon magnets I had made!!
And if your not into gifting washi tape, gift cards are always an option. And yes these fit inside too!! The wider the mouth on the jar, the easier it is fill.
Now before you go rummaging through your recycling bins and cleaning out your fridge I am honored to have my dear friend Heather from  Life Made Lovely  who is crazy talented and always inspires join me in creating these party in a jar gifts. Hop on over and see how she has used her jars to create cute gifts for the teachers at her kids school!!

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