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This month we were challenged by some of our blogger friends to create a gift that could be completed in 30 minutes or left. (Links to the other participants can be found at the end of the post.) The "Half-Hour Holiday Challenge" really had me thinking about how to make something simple enough to be completed in a short amount of time but still be useful and gift worthy.
As an attender at the Haven blogging conference, we were given several sheets of M-D Decorative Aluminum Panels. They have many different styles but when we saw the one below, with it's symmetrical design, we thought it could be used to cover a mason jar and cut to fit the center ring to serve as a "frog" for making a simple flower arrangement for gift giving.
Push the brads into the holes and open up the prongs to secure into place. If one of the prongs extends past the metal, cut it off with the tin snips. Note: there are lots of decorative brads in the craft store scrapbooking supplies. These could be used, but since the prongs are shorter than the paper fastener ones, I'd suggest a bit of glue to keep it in place.
The jar can be used for a simple floral arrangement with either fresh or silk flowers. It would make a great hostess gift! The jar, since it has a perforated top, could also be used to hold potpourri for a bathroom or small space.
Be sure to check out our other blogger friends below to see what they created in the Half-Hour Holiday Challenge!
Please note: We are not sponsored by any of the companies/products that we used. These products were picked and bought by us.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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