Décor & Gardening
GIFTS IN A GLASS
1 Mani pedi a in a glass!
Decorate your jar with a piece of ribbon and add a beautiful nail varnish, a top coat, a small hand cream, nail file and cuticle pusher – and you’re all set!
2 Breakfast in a jar
Sometimes the greatest gift is one of time. Treat your loved one to breakfast in bed and serve it in a jar to make it extra special. It’s as easy as throwing in a good quality muesli, some plain yoghurt and your favourite berries! (Add a mint leaf for a bit of green!)
3 Pretty plants
What better way to thank your hostess than giving a succulent in a beautiful glass jar? Add some rocks or pebbles, then the soil followed by the plant or plants. Add some ribbon or string and you’re done.
4 Crystal love
There are loads of DIY bath salt recipes online. Choose your favourite one and set to work. Once done, add a beautiful tag and gift away!
5 Treat the teacher
Every teacher deserves a bit of love every now and then. Surround your jar with beautiful coloured pencils and secure with a matching ribbon. Then use the jar as a vase for some lovely, fresh cut flowers.
6 Body butter
Do some research and find a DIY body butter recipe online. Add a beautiful ribbon and sprig of lavender (or another ingredient in your butter) to finish off your jar.
7 Jam in a jar
Why not go ‘old school’ and whip up some homemade jam or marmalade for someone special.
WE LOVE THESE CLEVER CRAFTS…
1 Everyone needs a handy stock of different coloured buttons and spools of thread. What a great way to store them.
2 Whether it’s a wedding or a simply backyard party, fill a jar with some baby’s breath and add a piece of lace or burlap for a vintage-style piece of décor.
3 Who needs fancy vases when you can fill your favourite jar with freshly cut flowers?
4 Whether you’re a buddy artist or just someone who draws and paints for fun, or even for the kids’ arts and crafts supplies – glass jars make the perfect holders.
Go to www.consol.co.za for more inspiration.
WIN with Consol Cornubia:
A first for KZN, Consol glass are opening a boutique store at the new Cornubia Mall. Opening specials for the store will be amazing, ranging from 25% 30% and event 50% off selected products. In fact, no single item will be selling for more than R25! To celebrate, Consol are offering five readers the chance to win a hamper valued at R200 each. (winners must redeem their prize from The Consol Shop Durban – at the new Cornubia Mall – and the prize is not transferable for cash. Terms and conditions apply). To enter click here!