Handmade gifts are the ideal way to show loved ones you care without the hustle, bustle and environmental impact that often comes with seasonal shopping. So, if you’re looking to reduce waste and save some cash on your holiday giving this year, consider a gift made from recycled vintage Mason jars for a big wow-factor with a small footprint. To help you find the perfect project for everyone on your list, Earth911 rounded up nine gorgeous reuse ideas that you just have to see.
Homepage Image: Arielle Royer/Arielle Elise blog
1. Seasonal snow globes
Photographer Arielle Royer discovered a lovely set of Mason jar snow globes at one of her favorite stores, but she was a bit surprised by the hefty price tag.
Not one to be dissuaded, the crafty mom decided to make her own using recycled glass bottles and Mason jars she already had on hand. And if you ask us, her DIY version looks even better than the original!
To see the original photo that inspired Royer and give her simple 10-minute project a try for your holiday gifting, head to her blog, Arielle Elise, for a step-by-step tutorial that will show you how it’s done.
Tip: For a waste-saving wintry vignette, try removing the labels from recycled jars of all sizes and incorporating them into your project.
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