November 21, 2013

DIY: No-bake (but Looks like you did) Hostess Gift Ideas


Tis' the season for parties, family gatherings and entertaining.  How many times have you forgotten to buy something for the host of an event and at the last minute you stop at a drug store to buy a bottle of wine or a potted plant?  I know, I have been there a few times, but it's not real personal and doesn't  look like you put too much thought into it.



  Why not give your host a warm and fuzzy with a "homemade" token of appreciation? Here is all you need to keep on hand for those last minute gifts and make it look like you spent time preparing.







1. Tags ($3 pkg) choose natural materials so that you can use them year round. 
2. Glass jars/containers ($2 or less ea), white ceramic pitcher for flowers shown $5.
3. Natural jute ($3 bolt), the tags come with some string, but too short for making bows.
4. Gold ink marker, optional, but cute for adding glitz to your tags.
5. Gift bags and tissue paper, optional.

You can find all of these supplies at the craft or hobby store pretty inexpensively. Fill your jars with anything of your choosing, brownie points if it looks homemade.  The host will love you for it.  I filled mine up with yummy peanut brittle that I bought at a local shop, but you can use cookies, chocolates, holiday treats or anything that will look pretty in the jars. If you do buy flowers, I get mine at Publix for $4, put them in a ceramic container or in one of the glass jars. Check one less thing off your list  to worry about as you prepare for the holidays!

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13 comments:

  1. Love this idea! So cute and inexpensive. Thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from Glitz and Gold

    Alli

    http://thecheerfulcloset.wordpress.com/

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  2. Thanks Alli! Welcome to my blog :) On my way to The Cheerful Closet now!
    xo,
    Monica

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  3. HI Monica, great hostess ideas!! Absolutely Beautiful!! ;)


    Lisa, XO

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  4. This is genius!! I love that they're inexpensive and look amazing. I love natural colored tags/wrapping paper anyway because I think It looks pretty but the fact that it works year round is also an awesome point!
    Thanks for the great ideas! Visiting from the link up :)
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  5. This is genius!! I love that they're inexpensive and look amazing. I love natural colored tags/wrapping paper anyway because I think It looks pretty but the fact that it works year round is also an awesome point!
    Thanks for the great ideas! Visiting from the link up :)
    Jessi

    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for your lovely comment, Jessi!

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  7. Love this idea! What a great option for all of the upcoming holiday celebrations! xo

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  8. lovely! those roses are divine.

    Marie @
    In Our Happy Place

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  9. Thank you Marie! Happy Thanksgiving :)
    xo,
    Monica

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