This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending The My Favorite Things event by The Elevate Blog Conference in Carlsbad at The Printed Palette. We had to bring 5 of our “favorite things” to trade with 5 other people, all while being creative in the packaging. Want to hear more about this awesome event? Check back later this week, I will be doing a whole separate blog post about the event. For now I will be giving you a little teaser on how I packaged my favorites!
I love mason jars. I use jars for everything. They are in my craft room and help me organize things. I always give away my homemade salsa in them. Last year even started giving my cookies away in them as well. This year I wanted to take it a step further and start packaging non edible items in them as well. I decided to package my items in mason jars. Genius right?? YES!!!!!!
First off, if you know me you know I love Mary Kay Eye Make Up Remover…like LOVE the stuff. But I knew I couldn’t buy and give that out to everyone (we had a $5-$7 cap). I also use Ponds cleansing towelettes, they have been a favorite of my especially when I travel. Those I could buy (in the travel section for $1). I knew they would be a perfect fit in the jars too!
Between scrapbooking and my photography business I use my camera stamp almost daily. I love it so much so I knew I had to include that in there. What else is my trade mark style? Tickets… I always use them as my to and from tags on gifts… and we cannot forget my love affair with kraft paper, so I included a few mini kraft bags. Boom done!
I couldn’t stop there, I had to decorate the jar itself. I always have a massive stash of paper doilies and cupcake wrappers on hand. I cannot pass cupcake wrappers and not buy them… they are a total weakness of mine. I just went with the whole “blue ribbon” look and layered it all together and attached it to the lid of the jar. I made the tails out of a pages from a vintage book I have been using to create with. I added some pom-pom ribbon and a bottle cap with the same vintage paper and DONE! I am mason jar wrapping hooked. I am now going to wrap everything in a jar! Don’t be surprised what I will now stuff into a jar.
Looks cute right? I know you all have jars in your cupboards. Get them out and start using them.. like NOW!