I have been doing a little crafting (in between naps!!) but haven't gotten anything posted for a while. One fun and easy project I worked on recently was a set of autumn decorated jars filled with candy that I made to give to some girlfriends who had birthdays.
I used some recycled almond butter jars and wrapped either some burlap ribbon or sheer ribbon around them. (I scored these ribbons at 90% off at Walmart!! Woo-hoo!!) I attached some autumn leaves over the sheer ribbon, but left the burlap ribbon by itself. I used my Sizzix - Circles, Scallop dies to cut scalloped circles from some DCWV autumn scraps for the jar lids and topped with some autumn leaves I had glittered and some gold bows. I filled them with some yummy wrapped caramels, toffees, etc. Super easy peasy!!!
Another little thing I usually include in gifts for my girlfriends is a set of A2 sized notecards. I do the very simplest thing imaginable.....I choose pretty DCWV patterned paper, trim and fold. On these particular sets, I rounded the two outer corners of each card. I tie together 2 each of 3 prints with white envelopes with a coordinating ribbon and package them in a zip-close sandwich bag. So super easy, but they seem to like them. :) For these girlfriend gifts, I also included a purchased autumny kitchen towel. You can see the gifts for these three gal pals in their sets below:
Thanks for stopping by! I have a bunch of Christmas cards I've been making that need to be blogged, too, so you might be seeing a lot of posts coming soon...if I can muster up the energy!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering these decorated jars in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #46 - Use Scraps
2. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #203 - Use Snippets
3. Tuesday Throwdown #271 - Shopping Spree
4. DL.Art November Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Little Scrap Pieces Show-It-Off Saturday Linky Party - Anything Goes
6. Amusing Challenge - Fall Colors
7. DRS Designs Challenge #201 - Inspired by Color