Little by little our home is turning into a festive spot. In the past I have gone gung-ho into decorating in hopes to get it done in a day or two.
Not this year. This year I am taking my time.
I am trying to enjoy the creative process - making and buying a few new things along the way and trying to get my family involved as much as possible.
The other evening I had 2 little helpers - my younger two children - who aided in filling several vases and jars with Christmas-y things.
Here are some of our favourite ways to "fill a jar."
These bows were in a bagful I nabbed at Hobby Lobby for $2.
Free cones from the neighbourhood (my littlest boy and I had a GREAT time collecting them!) and some inexpensive tree ornaments. I love the mix of shiny and earthy.
You gotta love a functional jar filler! I go through what seems like hundreds of tealights this time of year and I am glad to have them stored close at hand.
Candy is "functional" too, right? Yep. Probably TOO functional. That's why I glue-gunned this jar shut ( much to hubby's chagrin!)
Candy canes - $1.00 a box anywhere. Cute and stripey!
And the commercial "jar filler" balls - they were 80% off in January last year at Michaels. I bought 6 bags!!
My jars are all part of vignettes that I am tweaking just a bit and I'll be able to share in the next week.
But for now - I am going to enjoy a cup of Twinings Christmas tea and do a little bit more of this:
Have a wonderful evening!!
Hugs and warmth to all,