What I Did With What I Thrifted - Gift Jars
The gift jar concept is simple enough: the packaging helps make the gift. Gifting a small present in something other than a gift bag or a wrapped box helps make the present a little less "small". In my family, we're big into chapstick. Carmex is a regular at our Christmas Eve dinner. Jars like these help make gifts, like chapstick, a little more special. Another alternative, these little guys are a great way to gift money, a check, or even certain giftcards (not all giftcards would fit). Fun packaging that isn't an envelope. Stuff some colored paper shreds in there and gift it up!
The client these were created for uses them for hostess gifts. She's gifted candy and votive candles in them; small gifts that are made a little more special simply by their thoughtful and unique packaging!
So save your jars and make your own! They can be completely customizable for any holiday or season. Clean your jars well, and remove any labels and label adhesive before you get started. Next paint the lids. I adhere wrapping paper to the lid to help jazz it up, and then embellish the jar. I used some scrap burlap leftover from my burlap table-runner along with some ribbon and twine I had on hand. Don't want to make you're own? I'll have another batch ready soon enough, or contact me to order your own!