Prior to Christmas, I came across the cutest idea on Pinterest......so, I decided to try my hand at some homemade gifts this year.
Now that the holidays are past and these gifts have been "given", I can finally share the idea with you!
With young ladies in mind, I put together this "mani/pedi in a jar".
The concept was simple......a quart size canning jar and all the ingredients necessary to work on those fingers and toes.
I had fun putting these together. Starting with a layer of cotton balls, I added the tools necessary to work on nails - colorful files, clippers, cuticle sticks......
I included travel-size foot scrub/cream, polish remover and those nifty toe separators.......
And the fun part was picking fun glittery polishes with the young ladies in mind.
To finish it off, I used pinking shears to cut a square large enough to cover the top and screw down with the ring. Twine was just a little finishing touch for fun.
I also did some cookie mixes in canning jars this year and they turned out very well. I experimented with the fabric on top a bit and loved the finished look when I used a saucer to trace and cut the fabric in circles, instead of squares. Alas, I took not a single photograph of the finished product!!! Guess I just wasn't in a blogging state of mind.....
With the cost of the canning jars coming in at less than $1 each, I am eager to explore more options repurposing these containers. Have you found some cute ideas to utilize them? I would love to hear about it in the comment section below!