In my family, with Christmas comes the inevitable question ‘What would you like for Christmas this year?’ My least favourite part of Christmas is trying to figure out what I would like. The same applies to others and so this year I thought it might be nice to try something a bit different.
I’m not sure where I got the idea from, maybe Pinterest, but having a Christmas wish jar on the side seemed like a good idea. In addition, rather than having the little people in my life write a letter to Santa or a list, I thought we could either write down ideas or cut images from catalogues and magazines and pop them in the jar. A novelty thing I know, but a nice one at that.
And so I set about creating a wish jar. Rifling through my Christmas box, I found a few bits and pieces I could use. I found some ribbon, a wooden Christmas tree and some Christmas print transparent cellophane. Using a jar purchased from Ikea some time ago, I set to work.
For the tag, I just used some red and cream card. I created the lettering myself, copying a font from the computer. This is the same technique I used for my DIY Baby Gift video. Having made the tag, I remembered that I was creating this for youngsters, so created a second tag with text that would be easier for children to read. I used gold and red pens to decorate the tags and cut them to shape. I then used a hole punch to thread some cord and assembled the jar.
A very simple Christmas craft to put together, I very much hope you enjoyed it. As you can see from the image, it also looks pretty with some little LED lights inside.
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