November 25, 2008

Candy Cane Jar

I bought some candy canes for some Christmas projects and the girls spied them right away. So my first batch of candy canes got snatched from me! This holiday season I'm using a red and white candy cane stripe for my gift wrapping theme so I thought it would be fun to make some decorations to set out also. I love using canning jars for storage so I got out a quart jar, stuffed in some candy canes and made a cute display. Note the small jar, it's a junk store find that I filled with jingle bells and tied up with ribbon. I started out by painting the gold lid ring white and then dipped it in shimmery glitter while still wet. I cut a circle of candy cane striped fabric with pinking shears and slipped that under the lid. To decorate my jar, I used JustRite Stampers' Christmas Ensemble Borders and Centers stamp set. (Check out the buy one, get one free sale, the stamps I used are included!) The candy canes made the perfect border and the Merry Christmas sentiment finished off the center piece. I used Spellbinder's circle dies to cut out my stamped images. Papertrey polka dot ribbon in Pure Poppy was tied around the jar. I added two silver jingle bells and then finished off the ribbon with some silver tinsel pipe cleaners from my Holiday Inspiration Station. I used a fat pen to curl the pipe cleaner, LOVE THAT and will be using that idea again soon.
Inside the jar, I placed some irridescent scrunchy filler, some punched Marvy snowflakes and the candy canes.

Over the Thanksgiving break, we're cleaning the house and preparing for holiday decorations. Jordan has asked me several times now so we're making it a priority. Can't wait to set out the candy cane jar!

10 comments:

Laura said...

It looks beautiful!!

chelemom said...

This is super cute!!! What a great gift idea!

VictoriaG said...

Too cute! What a great and affordable idea!

DeeDee said...

What a neat idea Mish....these would make a sweet gift too....Can't wait to see your holiday decorations!!! HUGS!!

**Nancy** said...

This is a wonderful idea!!! I love that "Merry Christmas" stamp!!

2stampis2b said...

Very sweet project!

resmith said...

These are so cute!!!

Michelle said...

Such a cute little jar. I love it!

scrappinfox said...

This is adorable!

Ruby Craft said...

Such a fun project! Happy Thanksgiving!

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