Because we all need a little more sugar in our life.
If you’ve been reading Fox Hollow Cottage for a bit, you might have noticed some changes in how the blog appears to be laid out. I’m trying to make things easier to find and the site easier to navigate, whether you are on a desktop computer or a mobile device.
I really hope you like the updates!
One thing that I’ve run across in doing so, are past posts that have lost and are missing, all the photos.
This is one of those posts. I was going to pop them back in, and then I noticed a few other big no-nos and mistakes.
Like the fact that I originally titled this post “I got a crafty late-night itch”.
Pretty sure no one is going to search for that! At least, I hope not. And if they do, I’m pretty sure they are not looking to find Halloween candy filled mason jars. Either way, you’d never find this, and they make a nice little gift!
So in keeping with the fluffing, fixing and general clean-up going on, I decided to properly title it, and add pictures to the post.
It’s a do-over at Fox Hollow!!
Let’s travel back in time…
No, not to visit Jamie in Scotland (via Outlander) We wish right!?!
I had picked up these cute hinged top jars, even though I didn’t know what I was going to do with them. I ran across them and thought they might be fun to decorate with… so 3 went in my cart.
I also had some candy I had picked up, thinking I might use it for vase filler.
(or eat it. whichever.)
Pretty simple. Jar + Candy
But, then, I realized they at least needed a ribbon… or something.
… ya know what I mean?
So I broke out my Craft Tote.
- I grabbed some Martha Stewart Fall ribbon.
- My Halloween scrapbook paper.
- Jute twine
- Some misc. this & that’s.
- Some buttons.
- And my beloved cool melt glue gun.
Besides the actual jars themselves and the candy I picked up, I had everything on hand. Go craft supply stashers!!
I’m sure you could use just about any mason style canning jar for this.
These happen to have pumpkins and spider webs for Halloween.
You can hardly see them though. Boo.
Use what you have on hand… that is what I did.
I’m sure you could decorate even some recycled jars, and use all sorts of do-dads to decorate them up!
The jar with the taffy candy on top is actually my favorite of the 3! And the most simple. It figures.
I glued a few buttons on for some whimsy.
The stones and pearls on the one coming up?
I have had them since Before my son was born.
This one got Cinnamon Sticks (yummy)
Some Craft Paper & Jute Trim in the lid
(double sided, so it looks good coming and going)
and a jute twine flourish.
These made great little “I was thinking of you” gifts
I really enjoyed giving them, and the recipients enjoyed
eating receiving them.
Thanks for visiting the hollow today!!