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Easy Way To Create, Recycle, And Gift Give

Posted by terrepruitt on December 21, 2020

Last year a friend gave me a Bath & Body Works candle in a jar. It smelled so yummy I bought a bunch of them when they were on sale. But I have an issue with throwing “jars” away. Jarred candles feel much safer in that the flame is in a glass container, so I primarily purchase those type of candles (aside from tealight which I then put in containers). I just don’t like throwing the jar away. Last year I painted jars that I had from candles and gave them as gifts. But this year I am not seeing anyone and with a dance studio in our living room I didn’t want to take up the dining room table with crafts. But I did have those Bath & Body Works jars to deal with. And actually it started with a vase that I got for my birthday.

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So, I filled the jar with the ornaments to see how they would fit. Then I took them out and put in the light. I ended up doing that several times until I was finally satisfied. I didn’t use any glue so it was quite easy to rearrange things. Then I tied a bow around it and whamo! INSTANT light up Christmas decoration.

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So, I am super happy. I really like these decorations. I like to make stuff and I love to be able to recycle. And like I said, I think they have a big pop. Anything that lights up POPS to me.

I have a lot of Bath & Body Works candles to burn so I am sure I will fill the emptied jars with other things and give them as gifts. The possibilities are endless, they don’t have to be filled with Christmasy stuff!

I think these are adorable (yes, a little horn tooting), what do you think?  Do you like to make gifts?

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5 Responses to “Easy Way To Create, Recycle, And Gift Give”

  1. Sheree said

    No, I don’t make gifts though I do gift some of the things I cook or assemble: cakes, cookies, flavoured sugars, flavoured salts.

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  2. Donna S Holt said

    really great idea.

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    • Well, I am sure I have seen it somewhere. I have a lighted jar I received as a Christmas gift a few years back, but it is a plug in kind. I love it. I have done painted bottles, but hadn’t done jars before. Thank you, Donna.

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