Thursday, December 2, 2010

25 Days of {homemade} Christmas Gifts-Day 16 Decorated Jar

For today's gift, I decorated a jar and filled it with some scented bathsalts. What is great about this gift, is you can fill it with almost anything!

I used the following supplies on this project;

A Mason Jar
ribbon, scrapbook paper
snowflake ornament
hot glue
bath salts or something to fill the jar

To start, I used the circle of the lid as a stencil to cut out the paper on the lid. I added some hot glue to the edge and put the ring back on. I didn't want the person to have to deal with putting the lid back together everytime she opened it.

Then I tied the ribbon and tag around my snowflake ornament and hot glued it to the top of the lid.

I filled the jar with some bath salt. This is very easy to make. There are a ton of recipes on the web, just Google it and find one that you like. Check for the scents in the candle section of your hobby store!

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a Michael's gift card! Happy holiday crafting!


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Mel this is a little scary. I just made a double batch of scented bath salts this morning!

Julie Kay said...

I've also seen Mason jars filled with powder mixes for different kinds of cookies, or powder mixes for cocoa. I've always just used fabric to cover the jars, but this is definitely a fun, new way I'll be trying out this Christmas.