Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament Kit in a Jar

 This is one of my favorite gifts in a mason jar ever!  I saved it for the very end of my gifts in a jar series.  This cinnamon applesauce ornament kit can be given to anyone with kids.  They will love making these keepsake ornaments together all with this fun kit in a jar.  If you have missed any of the mason jar gifts series, just click here to see those mason jar crafts and more.  This post is a part of the Crafty Hangouts series this month and is sponsored by Online Labels.  All projects and opinions are as always my own.

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament Kit in a Jar -- everything you need to make cinnamon applesauce ornaments all in a jar!  Give this as a gift to anyone with kids for a fun holiday activity!  Perfect to give for Christmas! [Read more...]

Santa Gift in a Jar

I have another super simple gift in a jar idea for you today.  Literally you need a jar, two craft items, and your gift!  So easy and so darn cute!  This is part of mason jar mania week where I am posting gifts in a jar all week long!  I am also hosting a fun series on Instagram where ANYONE can post their gift in a jar and play along.  Click here to follow me on Instagram to see more.

Santa gift in a jar -- can be made in minutes for a budget gift that is adorable! After all we all love mason jars!

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Build a Sundae Kit Gift in a Jar

 Have an ice cream lover on your gift giving list this holiday season?  Make their day by giving them this build a sundae kit gift in a jar.  This is a part of our gift in a jar series this week.  If you have missed any of the fun, you can always check out all of the mason jar crafts here in the gallery.  Now are you ready to see what is in this fun mason jar gift?   

Build a Sundae Kit Gift in a Jar -- fill a mason jar with everything needed for a sundae but ice cream. Includes free printable tags!   

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Mason Jar Candy Dispenser Gift

 Are you ready for the easiest mason jar gift ever?  Well that is what I would call this mason jar candy dispenser gift.  Grab two items from the store and you have a gift in seconds.  Oh…grab the third item as well which is CANDY!  You can use jelly beans like pictured or any type of candy that your recipient loves.

  Mason Jar Candy Dispenser Gift -- a fun gift that you can make in just seconds!

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Snowman Gift in a Jar plus a $400 GIVEAWAY!

 It is time once again for Crafty Hangouts and this time I am sharing a snowman gift in a jar plus there is a $400 giveaway at the end of this post.  This handmade gifts event is sponsored by Online Labels and you can see all of the gift ideas by heading on over to Crafty Hangouts.  This is also a part of mason jar mania week here on The Country Chic Cottage where I will be posting tons of mason jar gift ideas.  If you want to join in, be sure to follow me on Instagram to show off your mason jar creation!

   This snowman gift in a jar can be made in minutes.  Fill a mason jar mug with hot drink mixes for a great gift!  Get the instructions and free printable face labels by clicking here.

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Gourmet Popcorn Gift in a Jar

 I am kicking off a week of great gifts in a jar with my gourmet popcorn gift below.  You can follow along all week for tons of great mason jar gift ideas.  You can also win a great Fandango prize pack below so be sure to scroll to the bottom.  This is a part of the Laura Kelly Popcorn Box hop so you can see tons of popcorn box ideas at the bottom of this post as well.  This post is sponsored by Online Labels as part of the Crafty Hangouts series all week this week.  Stay tuned to Crafty Hangouts for tons of great handmade holiday gift ideas.

  Gourmet Popcorn Gift -- add your seasoning mixes to mason jars for a great handmade gift in a jar!

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Christmas Home Tours — 14 for you to enjoy!

I joined up with some other bloggers this week to show off our home tours for Christmas.  I thought I would round up all of the homes today just in case y’all missed any of them.  Get inspired with these lovely ladies and their Christmas decor.

Get 14 blogger home tours all in one place!  Get inspired for Christmas decor!

Kids Craft: Cork Tree Ornaments

Are y’all ready for the kids to be out of school?  Maybe I can help a little with a super simple kids craft today.  My cork tree ornaments are perfect for kids of all ages to make and it will keep them occupied for at least a few minutes. 

Kids Craft:  Cork Tree Ornaments -- make these in just a few minutes with the kids help of course!

 
 Start with some corks and pompoms.  I used purchased corks actually cause I have none at home.  But you might just have some that you are saving to recycle and this project is perfect for that.  Corks can be found at your craft store if you need them or online at Consumer Crafts.  You will also need some type of cording or ribbon for a hanger.

Kids Craft:  Cork Tree Ornaments -- make these in just a few minutes with the kids help of course!

I had a package of assorted sized corks so I dug around and tried things together until I got a tree like shape.

Kids Craft:  Cork Tree Ornaments -- make these in just a few minutes with the kids help of course!

I used hot glue to adhere all of my pieces together just because it was fast.  For the little kids, I would recommend either low temp glue or a quick drying adhesive.  We don’t want any burns y’all.

Kids Craft:  Cork Tree Ornaments -- make these in just a few minutes with the kids help of course!

The kids can make these in no time and you will have some extra cute little ornaments for your tree.  Now what will you do with them the rest of them time?  I can only offer my cork tree ornaments for now but you can check out my kids craft gallery page for more ideas.

Christmas Home Tour 2013

Better late than never y’all.  I am bringing you my Christmas home tour 2013 today.  First of all if you love Christmas home tours you can see my home from 2012, 2011, and 2010 as well.  Every year I change things up a bit but some things you will see remain the same year after year.  Also I am joining in with an everything Christmas tour this week.  You can check out Denise Designed for the full line up of home tours this week and to follow along.  Now come on in to my country home.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

I will start with my barnwood mantel which hubby made me around this time last year.  I still love filling it with seasonal goodies and of course hanging our stockings this time of year.

 

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.
 
I started on the right with my snow and cranberries centerpiece.  I then layered in more red, gold, and white.
 
The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

I have lots of dear on the mantel including my glitter dipped deer silhouettes.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

I love throwing ornaments and vintage bulbs in a container for quick and easy vintage decor.  I put my gold silhouette and mini snow globe ornaments on the mantel as well.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

A galvanized bucket piled high with ornaments also adorns the mantel.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

I had to add some trees of course.  This tree trio includes my gold leaf trees, painted milk glass trees, and faux nailhead trees.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

Next stop on the tour is our tree.  If you have not been around here long let me tell you about our tree tradition.  Every year we load up in the truck and go hunt a cedar tree on our farm.  We cut it down, load it up, and that is our Christmas tree.  It is a fun tradition that we all cherish.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

This year we added blue and silver ornaments to our rustic cedar tree.  Under the tree is a train, vintage car, and of course presents.  The tree skirt (which actually is not even visible anymore) is a collection of vintage grain sacks.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

I also have a few surfaces in my home where I create Christmas vignettes.  I love to add in my son’s toys to the decor.  On the left is a little advent calendar I made for the kids last minute.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.
 
Also on this table there is a little mini tree and this year it is full of handmade ornaments.  You can find instructions for my string art, gold frame, or embroidery hoop ornaments here.  
 
The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.
 
Under that little tree is a something very special.  We found that little bird nest in the Christmas tree once we had it in the house.  I love that extra treasure that comes with our tree tradition.
 

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

 
This is another surface that I dress up a bit for Christmas.  I started with my sheet music tree here.  
The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

I added in my candy cane button tree and glitter mason jar luminary.  You have yet to see that snow globe project but y’all stay tuned.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

I hope y’all enjoyed our rustic farmhouse Christmas tour.  If you want to continue to get inspired all week, be sure to join us for our Everything Christmas Tour over at Denise Designed.  I will also wrap the entire week’s events up for y’all sometime this weekend.

The Country Chic Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2013 -- a rustic country farmhouse home tour with tons of pictures you don't want to miss.

Thank y’all for coming to the cottage today for my Christmas home tour!
Linking this up to The Nester and Thrifty Decor Chick.

Last Minute Handmade Gift Ideas

Christmas is right around the corner and I have over 20 last minute handmade gift ideas for you today.  Grab some craft supplies and make some of these gifts for those still left on your holiday gift giving list.  There are ideas here for just about anyone on your list.