Um, well, sort of, kind of $10. Don’t believe or sorta of believe me? Let’s sorta look, shall we?
Jars: I am sure they cost me something at some time. Among them you’ll see two jars for sauce, one jam, one salsa, one coconut oil, three small honey, a Ball jar (purchased years ago) and one bottle from salad dressing.
Cost to me? Sorta nothing. All but one would have been recycled and I chalk the Ball jar up to one of those jars we all have sitting around. Want to be a stickler on the Ball jar? Okay, $1.
Fancy notions: I am a big believer in making do with what you have or can afford. As the craftiest of us know –and those who just don’t know they are crafty need to realize – craftiness is basically the same thing. Really, the materials dictate the craft rather than the craft dictating the materials. One everyone, and I mean everyone, can do. The other just means a lot of money spent on a lot of supplies that make you feel a lot of guilt. I will go more into this theoretical notion at a later date, but for now, back to fancy notions.
Bat stickers at Michael’s ($1,) Gems and plastic spiders at Target ($3,) and hair bands and napkins from CVS ($3) for a total of $6.
Paint: I had the can of black spray paint already, but let’s make that $3 for good measure.
Fillings: This is truly a personal question, left up to the individual. What we have here is a lot of cheap candy corn and a splurge on candy corn-flavored M&Ms. I also filled the Ball jar with macadamia nuts I had from Costco. Filling one with pop corn kernels was another idea. This number is entirely up to you.
I don’t include tax because that would require more math than I am capable of on a Sunday morning.
So there you have it, for a total of $10, sort of.
Being crafty, frugal, spreading happiness and recycling? Win, win, win and win. And for only $10? Boom.
I could go into what I did with to each individual jar but I think these directions are the most straightforward for all.
1. Clean jars.
2. Spray paint lids (maybe a jar or two) and let dry.
3. Stick and glue fancy notions on jars and lids.
4. Fill with candy.
Here are just a few of the frugal transformations. Happy Halloween!!!!
Jars: 2 sauce, one coconut oil.
Jars: Salad dressing
Jars: Jam jar
Jar: Salsa, honey jars (upper left)
Jar: Ball jar