Sunday, December 21, 2008

jars of fun



my secret elf project is finished! for my munchkin gifts this year, i stuffed little jars of fun with artsy goodies. each jar has a healthy dose of the basics - crayons, scissors, glue, markers, pencil cases, and post-it notes - as well as little foo-foo packets of yarn, stickers, googly eyes, felt squares, envelopes, and maybe a little chocolate treat or two. i laughed when i finished the label - it looks like it came directly from the circus. now i regret that it doesn't say "jar O' fun".

it will be a marvel if these arrive before christmas. maybe i'll just put "happy new year" on the tag so it won't look like i got the idea and did it at the last minute, which is indeed the case.

now, this spent elf is ready for a glass of wine, a spin of the dreidel, and a quiet evening!

34 comments:

Tita Moma said...

What a great idea! Who wouldn't love to receive one of these!! And, of course, your art work is just perfect! ~ Peggy

lfisher-writewhereiam said...

I swear, you have the best ideas Aimee. These should go over big. A wonderful holiday to you!

Ricë said...

fabulous idea! i love the label--and it emboldened me to try a layer in photoshop to put words (which i couldn't otherwise get big enough) on a photo--thanks!

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I love that idea! Can I borrow it for the next round of presents? Did you buy your jars somewhere? I can't imagine eating enough pretzels or whatever to get enough jars!

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

I would be ecstatic to receive this jar!! then or now! what fun!

Happy Hanukkah! May the lights shine brightly for you this year.

e.beck.artist said...

you are SO very clever ... i love those VERY much ....

Nina Crittenden said...

All the wee munchkins will be loving the jars o' fun! SO sorry about your human splat with the kid. Can totally relate to that one! Dang!

Bella Sinclair said...

These are DARLING! It must look like a candy store at your house right now! There's no doubt the little munchkins will be thrilled with their own personalized jars o'fun. I have to chime in with everyone else: You have the BEST ideas!

Happy Hanukkah!

L'Atelier said...

great idea- misses elf!
the art work is gogeous! just fabulous- last minute? who cares??? even i would get it 3months late i would be extatic!!! you go elf! :)
oh and hope you enjoyed your welldesereved glass of wine

cindy : quaint said...

i love these, such a great idea! the custom artwork makes them totally worth the 'wait'.

cindy : quaint said...

maybe the tag can say 'happy craftmas' ;)?

yoon see said...

They are really fun & colouful:)
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year again...and agian....to you:)

painted fish studio said...

wonderful! such a great gift. have a wonderful christmas, aimee!

parisa mahmoudi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!I really like this idea!merry Christmas and happy new year Aimee! :)

peg nog said...

LOVE this!!!

please sir said...

WOW - what a wonderful gift! Great idea!

see you there! said...

There are going to be some happy people when they get their gifts.

Darla

joanne said...

wow...this is so incredibly inspiring and fun...from the hands and the heart...your creativity just takes my breath away...how can anyone come to your blog and not leave with a smile on their face and a fire to create...

●• Tiny Red said...

looks like 'jars' of fun indeed!!! :)
now, back to work for me. have a great holiday!

T

Suana said...

So much fun!
Happy holidays, Aimee!

heather smith jones said...

those are awesome aimee, those kids will love opening those and finding all the fun surprises inside!

DJ said...

Aimee,
I'm linking you from my blog post today! CUTE!
Love & Laughter

Kelly C. said...

LOVE these!!!! what a fabulous idea, lady! wishing you a lovely holiday, my dear!
xo

Mixed Media Martyr said...

These look so much fun!!

aimee said...

my girls opened their jars o' fun last night, and the house just exploded with stuff everywhere... they had the time of their lives, though - cutting, gluing, glittering, making stuff that would have never entered my mind, as children so often do... but now i'm nervous that the parents of the other recipients are going to come after me ... what a mess...

Cestandrea said...

Great idea, I would try to eat the stuff, it looks so very yummy:)

Miss Aimee said...

I am loving your blog. just found it through julia's blog. I mean wow! I am adding you to my blog roll this second! You rock!!

Ria said...

Oh, Aimee..I wish I can get this kind of gift! Surely will add lotsa lotsa fun to my Christmas. Well, nice idea and happy holidays!

soulbrush said...

how absolutely delightful, you are a special mama munchkin!

Kelly said...

these are fabulous! what a great idea!

Denise Scicluna said...

fun fun fun :)

onírica said...

very nice!!!
;)

Robert Robillard said...

Awesome labels - great idea

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