Neighbor Christmas Gift: Old Fashion Christmas Candy in a Corked Bottle.
This is a beautiful, delicious, and old fashion neighbor gift.
Glass corked bottles display the old fashion Christmas candy optimally.
One can see the beautiful colors and designs of the hard candy very well.
The colors are vibrant and varied and the flavor of the candy (if you use the brand I’ve linked to in the supply list below), is also varied and delicious.
I decided I’d test this brand of candy (as I’ve never eaten it before); it was so good, it was hard to stop eating it!
I put Christmas wrapping bows on the top of the corked bottles that matched the candy (red, green, white, and a shimmery white).
The bows were put in place with a hidden sewing pin so that they would stay attached to the cork well.
I thought that likely the tape would not hold the bow as it was being placed on cork.
It turns out that the pins do hold the bows on the cork very well. My only advice is to use 1/2″ or shorter sewing pins so that the pin does not poke out the other side of the cork top.
Supply List for this Neighbor Christmas Gift: Old Fashion Christmas Candy in a corked bottle.
Cost Breakdown List for this Neighbor Christmas Gift: Old Fashion Christmas Candy in a corked bottle.
I found them for $2.99 an 11 oz bag at BigLots.
Mixing 1 bag of 11 oz Baby Ribbon and 1 bag of 11 oz Cut Rock will fill 10 of the 3.4oz jars.= .60 each
Small Christmas bow- I think these are 3″. = .13 each
1/2″ sewing pins = less than .01 each
Total for this gift = $1.34 each
Directions for this Neighbor Christmas Gift: Old Fashion Christmas Candy in a corked bottle
Continue reading and/or watch the video on how to assemble this gift.
1- Clean the jars and dry them well.
2- Place a few rock cut candies in the bottom. Then place a few of the baby ribbon candies and alternate rock cut candies and baby ribbon candies until you have filled the jar. Note- Do not fill the jar up to the rim as the cork top needs space to settle into the neck of the jar.
3- Place the cork into the jar and push it down at least 1/2 way or more so it is closed tight—if you use the bottles I link to in the supply list.
4- Take a 3 inch bow and stick a sewing pin with pearl top that matches the bow into the middle of the bow.
I pushed the pins into the bow before sticking it into the cork so that I could press down hard to get the pin into the bow and tape without pushing it hard onto the cork. You don’t want to apply a lot of pressure onto the top of the cork or it may pop into the bottle or break.
Tip- You could remove the tape from the bow to make this easier if you desire.
4- Press the pin into the middle of the cork jar, fluff up the bow, and trim off any rough edges of the bow.
This Neighbor Christmas gift of old fashion Christmas candy in a corked jar is decidedly festive, pretty, delicious, and unique. Each one only takes a minute to assemble which is perfect for a busy holiday season.
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