Monday, December 8, 2014

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on my craft desk.  I have lots of ideas for gifts for friends.

My first idea was to find inexpensive glass jars (can you say Dollar Tree) and personalize them.  Then I can fill them with candy or the salt or sugar scrub I have been perfecting.

The first way I've personalized the jars is with glass etching.  I used my Silhouette to cut out names in contact paper.  I used the negative to mask the jar and then added etching cream.  I know the instructions say leave on for 5 minutes, but it takes more like 30 to get this amount of etching.  Take my word for it.

Add a pretty bow and some candy and there you have it.




I stocked up on glass jars from the Dollar Tree.  I plan on decorating them with vinyl and doing some more glass etching.  I also found cups (the ones with the lids and the straws) at the Dollar Tree and I plan on personalizing those with vinyl, too.  Don't worry - I'll share.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my Christmas card dilemna.  I still haven't come up with a design for my annual Christmas card.  I will share some of my designs that haven't quite made the cut.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Psalm 42:11  Why my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

2 comments:

  1. Love the idea of the jars. Looking forward to seeing more.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

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  2. Hi April, love love the candy jar. Etching is fun to do...little messy...but fun. It's amazing how you can take an inexpensive piece of glass, personalize by etching and have a beautiful gift for someone. Love this idea...great project.
    Happy Holidays!
    Dee B

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