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‘Tis the season for homemade things! Because of our tight budget, especially with our little guy on the way, I’m making most of our gifts again this year. Unfortunately, I’m still not done with most of them! But I’ll make it. This year, my goal is to have them done before Christmas Eve so I’m not up until 2 am like I was last year! And we promised Littlefoot we’d take him to see “Chipwrecked” Christmas Eve. 🙂
Anyway, here is one of the gifts that is finished! I bought this cute jar for $5.97 at Tai Pan Trading. It’s darling and I had to snag it, even thought I didn’t know who or what it would be for. Well, I found the perfect person on our list to give it to-they always have bowls of candy, but they are random and get a little messy. So I decided to make them this candy jar to store their goodies!
I thought about using vinyl to decorate the front, but decided I wanted something more permanent. I’ve never tried glass etching before, even though I’ve had the stuff for three years in my craft stash, and decided to give it a whirl. I found the cute “Sweet Tooth” image from Silhouette and used the outline of the image as my stencil (I used my cutter to cut it out of vinyl).
Glass etching is super easy and fast! Just follow the directions on the bottle, wait five minutes, rinse it off, and voila! A cute, simple, practical gift. I used the “Armour Etch” brand. I did have a little trouble keeping my stencil totally flat because the jar is so rounded so some of the etching cream slid under the stencil, but only a little and it ended up matching the font anyway. I’m excited to use it for more projects! My hubby is even thinking of doing something similar for his mom. We only have three more days to get it done!
To finish it off, I added to pieces of ribbon and then the little flower to the ribbon, using hot glue. I had some shred on hand that I had bought from the dollar store and added this person’s favorite treats! I can’t wait to give it to her on Christmas!