Monday, November 5, 2012

Santa Jars

Want a quick and easy idea for a Christmas gift, and recycle at the same time?  These Santa Jars  filled with candy are made out of recycled Snapple Ice Tea bottles and decorated to look like Santa.  I saw a similar one last year, but never got around to making any, so I don't remember who gave me the inspiration, but I knew that they would be a fun and easy gift to make.
To decorate the bottle, I cut Real Red Cardstock so it would cover  the roundest part of the jar, and used Sticky Strip in several places to give it a good hold.  My white strip measured 1" x 4" and my black strip was also 1" in width, and cut long enough to wrap around the whole bottle.  My buckle was created by stamping a piece of Silver Glimmer paper with my 1" Square punch, and then I centered my 1 1/4" Square Punch around the square that was punched out of my glimmer paper and punched again.  I also decorated the lid with with a small strip of Real Red Designer Paper from the Brights Collection Paper Stack, and added a Real Red and Garden Green circle to the top of the lid, along with my stamped and punched Santa.  Some retired Real Red Satin Ribbon was tied around the neck of the bottle, and I added my stamped and punched sentiment and tied it to the bottle with a piece of Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Real Red #102482, Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Garden Green #102584, Silver Gimmer Paper #124005
Punches:  1" Square #124094, 1 1/4" Square #119865, Scallop Square #119884, 1" Circle #119868, 1 1/4" Circle #119861, 1 3/8" Circle #119860
Stamp Sets:  Jolly Bingo Bits #120857 wood or #121187 clear, Tags til Christmas #120847 wood or #121169 clear
Ink:  Real Red #126949, Garden Green #126973
Ribbon:  Real Red 1/8" Taffeta #119251

1 comment:

Patti said...

Cute idea Eileen. Great way to recycle without throwing the bottle out.