Advent Calendar Jars

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Remember when I snagged 22 wee jars at the thrift for $3?  Well I did.  And they've sat in my cra(p)ft room awaiting inspiration.  I decided they needed some glitter.  Right.  
Just what I need for a happy advent countdown.

Made a sparkle banner to match.  
I just used scrapbook letters, paper and ribbons I had.  

Decorated the jars with paper, ribbon, stamped and glittered tags.

.  Filled them with crystal sugar and a gummy snowman and Christmas tree.

By happy accident, I had these wee glass bulbs that look adorable on top.

I'm pretty happy with it for using what I had.

Gotta have a token sepia pic in every post.  Almost.

Oh yeah, the boys promptly decided how to get the gummies out:

I'm almost done with Christmas crafting.  
I have a couple ideas for ornaments, but they might not happen. 
 I've still got my porch to festify and cookies to bake guys!

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Noble Vintage said...

that is just adorable!!! I was smiling at the Lego guys that your boys added to the mix. (or to stab the snowmen????) ;)

Heather said...

Love that idea! And we have mini figures all over as well!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

There's that glitter again!! LOVE THIS!! What a GREAT idea!!

Love the spear guy too! lol

Lou Cinda :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

go on with your bad self and get out of town! that is AWESOME! this year's best christmas ever award goes to you!

BCraftie said...

These jars are amazing, I'm surprised you hadn't done anything with them sooner!

Polly said...

Cindy, I hereby crown you the Christmas Crafting Queen!! You never cease to amaze me with all these ideas and finished products! Your banners are always awesome! This advent calender is just the cutest!! LOVE LOVE!!

Where do find the time? And the energy? Can you put some time and energy in one of those wee jars and ship it to me? PLEASE???!!!

It's awesome!


Unknown said...

Crafting is your thing, girl! This is just precious. My kids would love it. The bottles for 3$ ??? Not fair! It's all so cute together with the banner.
Becky C

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my gosh... do you sleep?!? Amazing and cute idea! My cats would LOVE this... LOL

So cool Cindy! Your crafting is outrageously interesting this year!


Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Well. That's just too cool! And you made it with stuff you had!

I love the banner, too. I'd watch out for that lego man. He looks a little shifty to me.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Wow-fabulous idea. Good job. The Bavarian Christmas linky party is now open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html and while you are there join the give-a-ways going on.

Destiny said...

What a CUTE idea! I'm a jar hoarder - so maybe that's what I can do with some of them LOL

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Too cute!
Lots of inspiration to be found here!
Happy holidays! It looks like everyone is having fun at your place!

Leanne said...

This turned out so cute. I love those little bottles and your labels are adorable.

Tiffany said...

CUTE idea!

Unknown said...

simply beautiful! i especially love the banner.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

This is just too cute! I will be posting my own advent calender on monday involving little buckets...get excited. ; )

Richella Parham said...

Darling, Cindy. Just darling.

I think your boys would get along well with my boy(s). Did you see my Lego Christmas "vignette"?

Crafty Sisters said...

Cute, cute! Love the glass bulb on top.

Anonymous said...

WAY TOOOOO COOOOL! Those are great.

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

oh my word... just to cute!!!

DanielleisNesting said...

These look gorgeous lined up! Great idea!

The House Creative said...

Ok, those are amazing! I love it!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Now this is just so cute and so clever. Good for you. Love it. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

Okay- I gotta tell you I had a blond moment there- I thought ...but WAIT~!!! There are 30 days in December...DUH!!! It's an ADVENT calendar! lol

Anyway...those are just darling. What a great idea and you can use them again next year if you want..sooo stinking cute. You are pretty smart...gotta admit it...just did! Hugs-Diana

shannon i olson said...

oh this is great!! love it

Brenda Pruitt said...

You seem to be embracing the holiday crafts with gusto, Cindy! You go, girl!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

All your projects are amazing this year. Please stop before I get a serious case of overload and keel over. My family will just nod n say; "see ,knew blogging was gonna kill 'er." (Couldn't be all the cooking, cleaning, critters, n chores now could it?!) Okay, when I'm not green w/envy at your talents (covet your stockings) I'm jazzed up w/inspiration, so THANK YOU!
ps- we have a candy cane advent n family activity list but often fall behind even on those!

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

What a great idea. This is so pretty. I am really enjoying your blog this afternoon. Your posts are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

MJ said...

Love this one...I made an advent calendar tree this year with paper funnels. Ugh, but I so love your jar idea...I have tons of baby food jars from my 8 month old and think I will give this a try....Thanks so much!

Pamela said...

Well aren't these just the cutest ever?!!


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