Blogmas 2017 – Day 6 – DIY Christmas Wish Jar

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.

The Result

DIY Christmas Wish Jar

Check out yesterday’s post here: Blogmas 2017- Day 5 – A Syn Free Festive Coffee. You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.

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DIY Christmas Wish Jar

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