Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gift idea using old spaghetti jars

Or, you can get new jars, but if you save the old jars (and run them through the dishwasher, obviously!) you're pretty much saving even more (since you are buying spaghetti sauce anyway).
I had an old dress with a hole that I was saving for just such an occasion, bought some burlap (only $2.50/sq yd) and Jute string. I mod podged the material, then hot glued the burlap (only in the middle, then pulled threads on top and bottom to fray), tied the jute and hot glued where the knot was. Then just hot glued a button and used little mini clothes pins to attatch the cards with instructions.
and the only expense on top of pantry staples was buying the hazelnuts. I made sure to pick one that the wet ingredients would also be staples and therefore easier and faster for the recipients to put together. I put all the dry ingredients in And voila! Really cheap but (hopefully) cute gifts!


Becky said...

So cute!

RaCeNMoMmY said...

absolutely love this, so darn cute! thank you! as soon as we are all over our colds & can taste again we will be all over it. yum! Hope you & your family has the best Christmas!

Amy said...

great idea! I love the frayed edges and I'll have to try your pancake recipe. it sounds yummy.

CharlieJo said...

such a great idea. :) sorry I'll miss class on Friday, I was looking forward to it. at the weee hours of morning my youngest surprised me with a fever. she is miserable. AND I've only been able to watch North & South once...must watch it again before I return it. :) Hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas!