Dollar Store Gift Jars
Welcome to The little brown house! I have been thinking about
the holiday’s lately… I know, we are still in the midst of summer.
Don’t hate me! It is hard not to think ahead when the stores have
Halloween and Thanksgiving things out on the shelves already!
Anyway – I have been looking for some craft
idea’s for gift giving – and I came across these jars at
The Dollar Tree –
the store that lures you in with the thought
that “I will only spend a dollar or two” and then pops you out
an hour later with $25 worth of items in your bag!
Guess how much these jars were!!
I know – old joke..
But aren’t they so cute for one dollar? I don’t know what it
is about glass and jars, I am just drawn to them.
So I decided to buy some and figure out what kinds of
things I could do with them to make them into gifts.
I decided to spray paint one of them with a white semi-gloss.
It was a little breezy outside – but I insisted on doing it anyway -
It could have turned out better, but as usual, I was in a hurry!
I gathered up some supplies from my kraft things
and began to play around with them and the jars.
I had some Chinese wrapping paper, some vinyl number stickers
and letters, and some buttons..
You might remember from my Black and White Console Redo
that I love to combine paper, numbers, and jars!
I did not take step by step pictures of how I did everything,
So I will show you the pictures and explain as I go!
OK – the first one really requires some explanation.
My son is turning 19 in a couple months, and all he ever asks
for is money. Which is usually what we give him.. but I wanted
to find a more creative way to give it to him – so this is my thought
The jar has the numbers 1 – 4 on it, and here is what I plan on putting in it,
* A $20 bill
* 2 movie tickets
* A gift card to a restaurant
* A gas card
Here is what I will write on it -
1 for the money (cash for movie treats)
2 for the show (two tickets to movie)
3 to get ready (Restaurant gift card for dinner before movie)
4 to go! (gas to get to the theater)
I think he will like it, and I know I will enjoy putting it together!
This next one is for my granddaughter Kelsi
Her birthday is in November,
I just made her these two rings she is wearing
So I thought I could do a jewelry jar for her
This is the one I painted – I cut out a square of the wrapping paper
and sprayed adhesive on the back, then put it on the jar.
Then I put a vinyl K on it, and glued a button on the top and the front.
The third one I was thinking I could
fill with tea bags or those individual Starbucks instant coffee’s
I put the word Tea on it with the vinyl letters, and then
put a strip of the wrapping paper inside.
I wasn’t sure if I would keep this one, so I didn’t use the
spray adhesive to stick it in there – but it would work like this
if you just wrapped the paper around the tea/coffee.
So – tell me what you think! And please share any ideas
you might have of how to make these dollar store jars
into a great gift idea -
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