Monday, January 14, 2013

Cute Gift Idea in a Jar.....

Good morning, sweet friends!  Hope you had a fantastic weekend and are ready to get the week off to a great start!!!

Prior to Christmas, I came across the cutest idea on, 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!

Happy Monday!


  1. That's adorable! I know 10 young women and one old woman :) who would love to get a gift like that!
    Great idea sweetie!

  2. Those would make great party favors!

  3. I am always on Pinterest and never saw that one. Those are adorable. I will have to try and do those next time :)

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