I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and lots of time spent with friends and family. Half of our kids were home and two of our granddaughters so we were delighted.
Today I wanted to pick out an easy Christmas project that almost any age from about 2 on up (with help) can do in under an hour. They turn out so cute and are so easy peasy.
Optional are spray glitter and spray snow available again at any craft store or big box store that sells Christmas decorations. You can 'glam up' your trees or use as they are.
If you want to get fancy, you can spray your trees with alcohol inks or spray glitter. You can also bleach the bottle brush trees in a mixture of one part bleach and two parts water until the color is gone. I then added some of mine to food coloring batches with vinegar and food coloring after rinsing them with soap and water to get the bleach out.
I embellished this jar with ribbon and added two large jingle bells and a tag that says MERRY CHRISTMAS.
I printed a tag that said 'O Holy Night'. I found a funky elastic ribbon and put it around the lid.
Lids can be painted or covered in paper as other options.
So there you have three different ideas for these little jars. They are great gifts for teachers or to personalize for grandparents, aunts and uncles or special neighbors from your and/or your children.
I hope you enjoyed this and it starts you thinking of all kinds of other ideas to make simple but affordable decorations.