Sunday, 4 October 2009

Jar of Jingle Beans

Jingle Beans In A Jar
I love Poundland and Poundworld, you never know what you’ll find.  It takes me ages to go round as I have to really look at the stuff they have and then think “What could I do with that?”
I got these jars yesterday, would you believe a pack of 3 for a pound?
Jingle Beans
I have used my Stampin Up scallop and plain circle punches for the top, front, back and tag and added a snowflake punchie to the top with a clear gem.  Around the lid of the jar I have put self adhesive ribbon, slipping the thread from the tag under it to keep it secure.
Jingle Beans Jar
The jar is filled with red, green and white jelly beans. You can get these beans in many different colours, so you can mix and match them to go with your them.  Blue and white ones would look brilliant too!
Other ideas could include, bonbons for snowballs, chocolate nibs for reindeer poop, aniseed balls for Rudolph noses, jelly lips for Christmas kisses and jelly hearts for Christmas love …… (hearts and lips are available from W H Smith and Thorntons Pic n Mix)
A side affect of crafting is also looking very carefully at sweets to see what they could be used for …… and then of course you have to sample the goods ……!

14 comments:

Angie said...

what a find those jars are ..... now ...where is there a Poundland ?????

Rainmac said...

That is fantastic!!! I have bought some plastic test tubes to make sweeties tubes after seeing your ones on your fabulous blog, may not need to make jars too x

Angie said...

Me again ....I cant get your seed packet post to come up ...it says you dont exist lol

Sally said...

What a brill idea - will have to take a visit to our poundland!

Helen said...

Hi Angie, I am going to post seed packet again in the week.

Sharon said...

Wow! these are lovely I love the font you have used!

Sarah xx said...

Helen these are super cute! Might borrow this idea for the school fair at Xmas!! xxx

Judith said...

Fantastic. What a bargain X

Merry said...

What a terrific idea and thanks for listing all the other clever uses for the other lollies.

Tracey and Paul said...

you have such good ideas, everything looks soooooooooo professional
and I'm loving those jars

Anonymous said...

I love what you have done to those jars :o) Could you please advise what size Punches you use for the circles and the scalloped circles? Would love to attempt something like this and want to buy some punches but don't know what sizes. A big THANK YOU from me in advance!

Carmen said...

Love Poundland! Am currently altering a set of glass coasters from there for a swap I'm on. Wish I'd bought more at the time - these have been in my stash a good year now!

princesswoo said...

I loved your jars as soon as i saw them, they inspired me to make my own with my leftover jars.

Alex said...

These look great :)

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x