Remember that adorable black & white striped mason jar soap dispenser I made for Halloween? Well, I just couldn't resist making a red striped version for Christmas, and I'm in love! You can also fill it with candy and use it as a gift jar instead--they are both super cute, easy to make, and make darling gifts!
Today is our first day of school! I feel like the summer went way too fast, and we just didn't have enough time to do all the things we wanted to do. And...my twin boys are starting kindergarten, and I'm crying my eyes out. For reals. Their time at home goes so quickly--I'm never ready for it to be over. I'm excited for them and their new adventures, but I have to admit, it's hard for me. So bittersweet.
Between my tears (I'm kind of joking), I'm going to share our teacher gifts that have been safely delivered to the school this morning. Our fun tradition teacher gift for the first of the year is to give an apple--in some form. Some years it's been a caramel apple, and other years it's been apple soap. This year I decided on these darling apple mason jars full of pencils--perfect for a teacher's desk!
If you've been reading my blog for very long, you know that I'm all about simple ideas that pack a big punch--small things that don't take a lot of time, but look like you did. :) I try to always have simple packaging items on hand, in case I need to quickly put together a gift for someone. Mason jars, milk bottles, bakers twine, and jute are a few, but I'm going to let you in on a little secret about one of my favorites...cupcake liners! They fit perfectly on the top of mason jars, and dress them up to make an easy and adorable Cupcake Liner Gift Jar.
Isn't that SO cute? And it literally took me three minutes. THREE!