Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Heads Up – Mini Mason Drinking Jars & Mini Christmas Paper Pads

I spotted this mini mason jars in the wedding section of Home Bargains. At just 39p each it would have been rude not to buy a few. £3.90 for ten is about the same as a latte and a piece of cake, so in making this considered purchase I was really saving myself from an unwise choice along my Slimming World journey!!!!
mini mason jar glasses Home Bargains
I am thinking “Christmas” …….. along the lines of chocolate jingle beans, red and green ones would be perfect (M & Ms?) and then attaching a cluster of small bells tied with ribbon to the handle or perhaps Cadbury snowballs  with a snowflake and ribbon on the handle.  I need to study the various festive sweets as they come into the shops.  Chocolate foil wrapped snowmen could also be an option ……. any other ideas/suggestions very welcome ………
I also spotted these small 10cms x 10cms design pads (5 x 20 designs) in The Range for £1 each.  They had quite a few different themes and colour ways but I went for the blues and greys because I need to get a wriggle on and start putting together another set of advent drawers, but where my last one mainly used red and green patterned papers, I thought blue, grey and white would give me a completely different look as I get very easily bored if I have to repeat a lengthy project.
The Works also has this size of paper pads for the same price but NOT with Christmas designs (yet).
IMG_8965I like these pads because the proportions of the designs are scaled down and so perfect for small projects. I have been caught out too many times buying the smaller size of a 12 x 12 design pad only to find that though the paper is smaller  the design is not! One sheet from these pads would perfect for the centre panel on a simple square card, so, in theory no cutting and wastage. I love the knitted design, perfect for a patchwork card?