Every year for Christmas, I make my world famous candied walnuts for my family. My sister is allergic to walnuts. Her tongue swells up and her mouth starts itching like crazy.
But she eats these. They are that good.
But enough bragging.
I’m always looking for ideas on how to creatively package these so-good-you-eat-them-even-though-you’re-allergic walnuts. Last year, I sort of copped out and used those cool Chinese takeout containers, and topped them with these salt dough ornaments. This year, I wanted to use up the zillions of applesauce jars I have sitting around. Since I have a sudden obsession with glitter, I decided to make some of those super cute “glittered” jars that I see all over Pinterest.
First, a coat of red spray paint.
Some mod podge and a generous sprinkling of red glitter, then a light sprinkling of gold glitter, followed by another coat of mod podge to seal it. I ran out of the superfine glitter about halfway through and had to switch to the regular stuff. I think I like the regular stuff a little better. Looks more festive, right? Like confetti. Since I wasn’t really careful about getting a clean line with the glitter, I added a thin gold ribbon, which doubles as a gift tag. Yipee!
Now, no family gift would be complete without a picture of those two adorable girlies, so I turned the lid of the jar into a fun little fridge magnet! The magnets I got at the craft store weren’t quite thick enough to reach from the lid to the fridge, so I planned on cutting up some wine cork the bridge the gap. But I opened my hot glue gun box and saw these smiley erasers. Sweet! Cuz, honestly, the first cork i tried to cut shot across the room like it was off a champaigne bottle. It took me ten minutes to find the stupid thing! These little smiley guys did the trick perfectly. A little dab of hot glue, and viola! A magnet.Hee hee, these look like big ole googly eyes! Just glue the pic and add some more glitter. This project turned out pretty cool! Suddenly I feel the need to “glitter” everything…hold on to your mugs, people!
Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market blog! We hope you have a joyful holiday filled with family, good friends and celebration!
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