Would you like a few easy, inexpensive and fast last minute Christmas gifts? Here are four quickies.
All of these little glass jars are from Hobby Lobby and I am pretty sure they were all about $1-2 on sale. They have their glass items on sale at 50% about every other week.
The first one is so simple. Just glue (I use hot glue) and adhere a small bottle brush tree to the bottom of the inside of the jar. I then, take the artificial snow and a spoon and put enough snow in to cover the base of the tree. Then, I added a small bottle brush wreath to the top.
Do you have a friend who collects Nutcrackers? I do. This will be perfect for her. I had a sack of these old wooden spools which were a little different shaped. I wrapped vintage lace around the spool insides, then added a blue and white polka dotted ribbon and to top it all off - a red button.
Then, I hot glued a Nutcracker ($1.00 at Michaels) on the top.
This is one of my favorites! Of course it is, it has vintage lace and buttons! I took a small Mason fruit jar and glued vintage lace around the top and added vintage buttons. I filled the jar with strips of old music. I took one of the little glass votive jars that looks like a flowerpot and set it down in the top of the jar. It fit perfect! I then added a flameless votive candle. I don't do real candles after a small - ok, not too small - fire with real candles. So, John doesn't let me have real candles anymore. Ha.
The last one has three different sizes of bottle brush trees and a tiny red tricycle sitting in snow. I just added a red ribbon and bow around the top of the lid.
So, if you need last minute gifts, you might try some of these. I did all of these in less than a couple of hours.
Our hearts and sympathy go out to the residents and parents in Newtown, Connecticut. I cannot imagine the shock and loss the parents feel and the images the precious children who survived will live with.
Blessings and prayers to them all.
Till next time, Judy