Looking for Christmas gift ideas under five dollars each? This year you can make them yourself with these cute, clever ideas. These make great gifts for her or gifts for him.
Here is how to make a glass jar with lid gift and a candy bowl gift from items you can find at the Dollar Tree store or at dollartree.com. I have two packages of Smarties candies, which are an excellent choice because they are gluten-free and peanut free, a roll of Holiday Ribbon, a package of straws, a glass jar with a handle, a mayonaisse jar lid (this item is not from Dollar Tree, it is a recycled or upcyled item from my home. It was on a mayonaisse jar.) and a decorative plastic candy container with a lid.
With recycled lids, you just have to try them on your jar to see what fits best. There are some that are too large or too small. When you find the right lid, take a drill and put a straw sized hole in the top somewhat near the center. Sometimes this does crack the lid you are trying to put the hole into. Try again on another lid until you are successful. If you do not have a drill or would prefer to purchase them, you can buy them at my Etsy shop.
Take each empty container and place a bag full of candy in each. You may arrange the candy to look pretty or just dump it in. Place the lid on each container and tie the ribbon around the container. If you tie the ribbon tight enough, you will not need to glue it in place. Place a straw in the glass mug. Here is a YouTube video to show how it is done.
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