. . . I thought 'How tough can that be!' Not to mention it's a cute, simple gift idea that I know I would love receiving.
So a few days ago I went out and bought the bulbs for $1.29 each, the glass jars at the Dollar store, and purple ribbon at Walmart for $3.79. We already had soil. Oh, and I bought of bag of sphagnum moss, also at the Dollar store.
Just a couple days before Christmas I'll wrap ribbons around all the jars (so they don't accidentally get water stained in the mean time), add a touch of moss, and print out Georgianna's gorgeous tags she has offered up to her readers. And if you aren't a reader of G's blog, you should be!
On Christmas day I'll attach the tags with brown twine just before giving them out to the ladies in the family.
I've made one extra, just in case ; )
You know you want one. Seriously.
Speaking of crafts, my younger daughter, Elise, is about the craftiest young lady I know. She see's an idea she likes and it takes her about 2 seconds to whip it up! Not to mention she has come up with some pretty good ideas of her own too. She's like a mini-Martha Stewart.
We had seen these necklaces at a local shop one day and I think they were asking close to $30 for them. Elise came home and looked them up online, then we went to Joann's so she could buy the materials.
Aren't they adorable?!
Yesterday I bought some bird charms she could attach. I know she's giving several to her friends for Christmas (and one to her bird brained mom, of course). She had also asked me to list some of them on my blog for $10 each, in case anyone wanted to buy one, however, I'm not sure which ones are for sale and which ones aren't. Her weeks are busy with school and homework so she hasn't given it much thought. If she figures it out I'll let you know!
My little birdie
I love the glass candle goblet I found at TJ Maxx yesterday for $6.99!! That's a 'WooHoo' deal!
Can you feel the stress yet? LOL! Just think, less than a week until the shortest day of the year. Then we start going the other way! If that isn't something to look forward to I don't know what is.
I hope you have a wonderful week-end whether it be out there with the masses, spending time with family and friends, or just being in a quiet place. My favorite place to be.
* Don't forget Pioneer Woman's holiday TV special starts tomorrow, if you're interested