November 14, 2014

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

 I love Christmas.  And I love glass jars.

Put them both together and you have one happy Farmer's Wifey!

Thank goodness my family eat jam, pickles and pasta sauce because I don't know where I'd get my stash of jars if these items weren't on my shopping list.

One day I might become very rural and actually have a try at making my own jam, pickles and pasta sauce but then where would I get the jars to put the finished products in?  That's right, I'd have to buy it all from the supermarket first, so I can actually make my own.

I'm confused!  Sorry I digress, where was I?

Yes, Christmas is apon us and there are thoughts of homemade gifts for the teachers, candy canes popped lovingly inside cards for school friends and the stress of finding the exact match for the Elsa doll because the shops have sold out to parents with little girls under the age of 5.

Our school is having a bottle sale during the Christmas Carols this year, and I'm looking forward to checking out the jars ahem contents which have been donated by local families.  What a great fundraiser!  Fill bottles and jars with whatever takes your imagination, make money for the school, everyone wins!

I decided to get crafty so off I went to my child free craftroom.....yes I have one, don't hate me....:)  and I've done two chocolate/lollie jars and two scrapbooking/craft ones which are filled with ribbons, flowers and stickers in a summer and spring theme.

Finished with Christmas ribbon, toppers and tags and they look great!
What do you think, you like? How's your Christmas preparation going, are you organised?

Farmers Wifey xo


CountryMum said...

These look great! What a fantastic idea.

Blooms on the Hill said...

These look fantastic! Great idea. I haven't even started thinking about Christmas yet!

Mimsie said...

Oh my, is Christmas THAT close already? I guess you need to have youngsters at home or around to remind you.
We do Secret Santa in our family which is good for we oldies as we know who we are buying for and what they want.
I think your jars of goodies are fantastic and you made me feel all Christmasy just looking at them.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful time leading up to Christmas and during the festive season and beyond. xx

CountryMouse said...

Christmas, oh that is right ;) I have nothing organised yet although I did slip a couple of new decorations into my shopping, woops. I always plan to get crafty but sometimes that jut doesn't happen or only happens last minute. I need to make cards and calendars for this year. Gifts, well I started thinking on it. Love your jar ideas and what a great fundraiser.

River said...

They look really nice and you've given me an idea. I have a large empty coffee jar and some mini ornaments....

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks Ladies! I hope I've given you some Christmas inspiration! Not long now xxx

Norlin said...

Oooh I really like what you've done with those jars!! I'm still in denial about Christmas. No, it's not November yet in my mind - yes I'm delusional I know. That's because I have not organised a single thing yet! YIKES!!

Fiona said...

ooo grat idea! I have some jars and I need to do things like this!

Jacana said...

Looking fantastic. Wishing you a happy new year.