Holy moly, it’s that time of year! The holidays are right around the corner and usually I am scrambling at the last minute to get gifts for my coworkers. Last year I decided to get crafty and make my coworkers reindeer mason jars filled with chocolate/salted caramel covered pretzels.
Before we continue, there are 7 things you should know about me —–> 1) I am NOT a crafty person. 2) I dislike crafts. P) I can’t count. 8) I have no idea where how and when I obtained a glue gun, but I have one and I also own 854567 glue sticks.
Last year I made 12 of these jars and the aftermath left me with:
- Second degree burns on my fingertips from the hot glue.
- I was trapped at my dining room table in a hot glue string web.
- I dropped 68964567896 googly eyes on a TILE floor.
- They bounced everydamnedwhere.
- I had to buy 9876546898656 red noses just so I could use 12.
- I had to run to The Fresh Market 17 times because I kept eating the gourmet pretzels.
- I had to buy new pants because I kept eating the gourmet pretzels.
Yeah, I know. They look more like funny faces being held up in a robbery. 😐 Despite the burns and the incredible mess I made making these, I think they turned out super cute and my coworkers loved them.
Homemade gifts make such an impact because of the thought, the time and effort. I don’t spend any time outside of work with my coworkers, but they’re people who still deserve a thoughtful gift made with love. ❤
This year I am making the same type of jars only I am making snowmen with white chocolate pretzels.
Here are two of the jars minus the white chocolate pretzels. I have made 8 so far. I ran out of ribbon so I had to run out and grab more. I’ll have all fifteen jars completed by the end of next weekend.
It’s far too early to buy the gourmet pretzels. I like the way they turned out! The noses are jingle bells that I painted orange. I spray painted the lids black to give the top hat appearance but then I found these adorable top hat ornaments at the Dollar Store! I had to buy them! I am in love with how they are turning out! Much cuter than last year’s reindeer that look like they’re being robbed at gunpoint.
Whattaya think? I appreciate your feedback!
Are you a crafty person? Do you make homemade gifts for family, friends and coworkers?