Fun D-I-Y Gifts

Anthropologie has so many cool gifts that could also easily be D-I-Y, if you are so inclined (which generally I am NOT).

First, these Celebration Jars could be tailored to almost any recipient or occasion and are cutely packaged in a mason jar. Love those felt crowns! Kids could also even make these as a D-I-Y favor at a birthday party.

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This would take a bit more work (instructions here), but Surprise Balls are also a lot of fun, especially if the trinkets inside were extra sparkly. Before and after shots shown below.

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This is a set of small gifts, one for each day of the recipient’s birthday week. Fun!

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How about this sweet little mouse? She could be made in a re-purposed Altoids tin.

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More ideas for a re-purposed tin are here.

Happy crafting! Send me some completed projects, please. 😉 

 

Mason Jar Candle Holders

Recently I saw this oversized Mason jar candle holder online, but it was sold out from the store by the time I got there to check it out.

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It holds a large three-wick candle, and I thought this would be perfect for a casual outdoor gathering, provided that spring and summer eventually show up.

Even though I struck out with the above, I found some cool DIY projects that are even better.

Check out these glittered jars from Cakerypapery:

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So simple to make! Here’s how.

A floating candle version:

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Ok, here’s the coolest one of them all, glow-in-the-dark jars:

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Will someone please make me a set of these? Here are the instructions.

P.S. 100 other great ways to use Mason jars