Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hostess Gifts

For many years I have given paperwhite bulbs for hostess gifts but this year I decided to do something a little bit different. I was cruising blogs and came across
and found this great idea. She took tall jar candles and embellished them with vintage Christmas goodies.
So today I went to my local grocery store and found these inexpensive candle jars in two sizes and rushed home to get busy crafting.

I photo copied vintage postcards, attached them with glue, and added ribbon, tinsel, glitter, and ornaments.

Then I had this idea to wrap a sweater band around one of them and spiff it up with tinsel and this great jingle bell garland that we carry at the store.

There are so many options that I can make them special to fit the personality of each hostess.


Jill said...

So cute Jana!!! I wish I was hosting the party this year so I could get one :o) You are amazing.

Royaltouch said...

Oooo I like that idea too! Great gifts. I collect antique ephemera so have alot of antique post cards to color copy.
Thanks for the idea!

Elyse said...

hi! just found your blog. great job on the jars!!! what a wonderful gift they make.

Marie Reed said...

Holy Moly! That turned out very nice! What a nifty way to use vintage postcards:)

Barb said...

The candle jars are a great idea.
You know my mind is already going crazy with that one. =0)
I'll let you know if i get any done so you can check it out.
Thanks for sharing.
Barbara Jean

mari said...

i bought those candles a few months ago to do this very thing. i guess i better get busy!

Lavender Dreamer said...

I have some of these candles and would like to try this! I wonder if I can figure it out! lol I think I can...I think I can...

Ruth said...

I hope I can fine some of these, they are so cute!