a month of giving // easy handmade hostess gift
It's nearly Thanksgiving, when many Americans go home to visit family or spend time with friends over a huge meal. If you're one of the people who gets to go to someone else's house this year, why not bring a little gift for the host family? You know, just to say thanks.
This gift is easy and quick to put together, but it's also got an element of handmade. And they don't need to know that it took you less than 10 minutes!
Here's what you need:
A canning jar
Grab a cereal bowl (or something a little larger if you'd like), and trace a circle onto the back of your fabric. Cut out the circle.
Write a word of thanks (or perhaps a seasonal design) in the center of the fabric circle, then stitch the design. I used a regular pencil and stitched with back stitch. It was super fast!
Fill the jar with candy or other treats. Chocolate is good choice, but nuts or dried fruits look harvest-y for Thanksgiving!
(Have you tried the pumpkin spice Hershey's Kisses? They look so pretty, but I'm not a huge fan. At least...not yet. We'll see if I warm up to them.)
Place the embroidered fabric on the jar and screw the ring in place to tighten. It's as easy as that!
Even a gift as simple as this will be appreciated, because you thought to do it. Want to show you really appreciate your host? Go for a big jar! (You might need a bigger bowl to trace for those!)
And of course, this can be adapted to any occasion, and given to anyone...it makes a wonderful neighbor gift too!
By Mollie Johanson at Tuesday, November 26, 2013