diy housewarming or hostess gift…

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Hi everyone-  How was your weekend?   My son is in the middle of varsity tennis tryouts so my nerves are on edge!  I swear it’s harder for parents, which my son is like, “Um, mom I am the one on the court!” Oh yeah, right.  Anyway, we  had several rainy days this week, which lead to cancelled practices which meant I had some “free” time on my hands.  So, that means time for blog projects.

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Here’s a fun  hostess or housewarming gift for the pending holiday and party season.  All you need is a mason jar, matches, striking paper (I used the paper on the size of the bulk match box at Kroger), tea light ( or large candle). And, a fun label finishes it off!   Boom! That’s it!

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I also had velcro  to secure the striking paper to the bottom of the jar (double sticky tape would work too)

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Repurpose a Lantern to Organize

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Somewhere in the year 2010 I decided I could not have enough lanterns. I snagged them on clearance aisles, HomeGoods. It came to a head this spring when I would spend hours minutes re-arranging lanterns.  My family was getting a little worried. So I used our annual garage sale as an opportunity to lean out the collection.  Until, I had a mismatched, lonely, isolated wood lantern from Target clearance.  And, it taunted me.

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Fast forward a few weeks,  I got an idea while I was consolidating/organizing my wrapping paper.  Is there a rule that I have to stick a candle in the lantern?

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What do you think?

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