The best hostess gifts are projects that are cheap and easy to make, and can be made assembly line style.  I found these cute plastic candy jars at the dollar store and transformed them into old timey apothecary-style jars with a colorful twist. Fill the apothecary jar with sweets for an inexpensive hostess gift sure to brighten up anyone’s day. Make one for teachers, your hairdresser, UPS driver, or anyone you want to give a little gift to. [how to make a sweet candy apothecary jar]

My project was chosen by Krylon to featured on Your Holiday Style – one of their sites dedicated to sharing cool spray painted holiday projects.  Go check out all the great ideas already on the site, and upload your great ideas too! my project: [how to make a sweet candy apothecary jar]

Project Materials:

  • 1 plastic or glass lidded jar (mine was pre-printed with Christmas graphics), $1
  • 1 glass taper holder candle stick, 2 for $1
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Satin – Burgundy, and Gloss – Blue Ocean Breeze (less than one can), about $4 each
  • Drop cloth or paint box
  • Glass glue (I used E-6000), $4 or on hand

Total: $1.50 and up

Go check out my fellow Crafterminds‘ awesome projects too!

Mod Podged Holiday Gift Tin by Amy from Mod Podge Rocks

Burlap & Chalkboard Fabric Gift Bags by Jen from Tatertots & Jello

Time Capsule Ornament by Beckie from Infarrantly Creative

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