It's time for another challenge over at Craft Your Passion and this week the theme is 'Anything but a card' Our sponsors this week are Whimsy Stamps
As I'm madly trying to get everything done before Christmas, in amongst unwell family, sad losses, work and everyday life....I thought I should use this opportunity to get another few things ticked off my to-do list.
So I started to make up the sweetie jars that I've been meaning to get done for a little while now!
Lots of shops are doing sweet jars, but not only are they very expensive, they don't always have the sweets I would pick. Plus like most people we are trying to save a bit of money this year and making our own sweet jars up, was a great way to save the pennies, but still be able to give yummy sweets for Christmas!
So here is my first one! They are filled with gummy sugar covered dummies, soft mallow flumps, White and pink chocolate ice cream cones, and a gummy sports mix.
We purchased two different size glass jars from our local Ikea. They are lovely chunky jars and they seal really tightly which is great.
I literally just put a good mix of each of the sweets, in each jar and stuffed them nice and full :)
The hardest thing about putting these jars together was trying not to eat them all!!
I was going to just add a tag to each, but decided a jar label made them look a little bit more special, so I set about designing some labels for the jars, which I then cut from black vinyl. All my jars are labelled up and I'm really pleased with them :)
I then made some tags for each jar and each one has a 'to & from' on the back and a raised name (for the person who the sweets are for) on the front.
The tag is tied on with a bit of ribbon that matches the picture on the tag paper (trees).
A few of the jars will be spare so I will leave the tags blank for now :) They will make a great last minute gift...hehe...