Don’t throw out your glass spice jars! Let me show you how to make the easiest and cutest upcycled Christmas ornament gift ever!
I know you may have groaned or rolled your eyes right now.
It’s alright I totally understand. We haven’t even had our Thanksgiving pie yet, and here I am with an upcycled Christmas ornament gift idea.
Here’s the thing, if we blink twice, December will be knocking on our door, and you’ll start making that gift list.
If you are anything like me, you want to give everyone you know a little sample of the season, but sadly even the smallest of somethings add up in a hurry.
Before you know it, your budget has been cracked like so many holiday walnuts.
So please forgive me for the first intrusion into your season just this once.
Save Those Glass Spice Jars!
If you purchase spices in glass jars, don’t ever throw them away. Like never.
Remove the labels and run them through the dishwasher. I have a whole stash of them.
Of course, you could purchase more spices and just refill them. (yawn)
I have a better idea.
Let’s make a cute ornament or maybe ten to give as a gift to that teacher, friend, or co-worker on your list.
- Epsom Salts or something that resembles snow
- Funnel (optional)
- Bottle Brush Trees
- Ribbon or twine
- Empty glass spice jars or any small jars
You can buy a carton of Epsom salts for under $3.00. You will have more than enough leftover to add to a relaxing hot holiday bath. 🙂 #bonus
I purchased my bottle brush trees from the Target Dollar Spot this year. You can find them almost anywhere Christmas decor is sold and they come in a variety of colors.
Using a funnel, fill your jar with just enough salts to make a layer of snow. The size of your jar will determine how much is needed.
Add your tree and kind of twist it down into the “snow.”
I used a hammer and a small nail to create a hole in the lid, then inserted and knotted my ribbon.
You may need to trim the excess ribbon so it won’t show.
That’s all there is to it!
Everything you see in the above photo I found in the Target Dollar Spot. (except the Epsom salts)
I love any project that is easy, inexpensive, and versatile.
I created a set of jars a couple of years ago that I use for my Christmas place settings.
It’s also cute enough to use as part of a holiday vignette.
(see my Simple Holiday Home from last year)
Of course, you could quickly create a more significant version using the beloved Mason jar.
I hope this idea leaves you feeling inspired enough to make your own version.
Get creative and have fun with it.
Be sure to check out all the other early gift ideas from these talented ladies.
And one more thing before you go…
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Your Christmas loving sister in paint,