Revisit ~ “Sweet Christmas”

Hi everyone!

I recently showed you the wonderful bunch of burlap I received for free. then last week, I showed you the wine crates that I received for free. I decided to use these things to create a fun holiday tabletop display.


And since I told you that it was going to be a thrifty Christmas, I decided to use candy, which I would have bought for the holidays anyway, and create something fun.


I started with the wine crate and put a stack of books in the bottom.  Then I cut some burlap to add to the inside. I filled my large glass jar with candy kisses. Okay, I should probably tell you that it would take about 10 bags of kisses to fill this jar full. And that wasn’t going to happen! So I first placed the largest bowl I could get into the jar upside down. That takes up all the middle space and no one knows its there.


I used two freebie tall glass vases and hung candy canes all the way around them and then filled the rest of the jar with wrapped peppermints.


A little ribbon here and there and it’s a fun simple display that can be moved whenever I need it to. I will probably move it to the kitchen table soon.


I love this ribbon! It is a burlap ribbon. It is a large bolt that was normally $12.99 at JoAnn's. I was at JoAnn's last week and was looking for a couple of items. Sadly, this was only the second time in 2012 that I have been in JoAnn's. Their prices just sky rocketed and I really can’t afford to buy there anymore. Back in the 1990’s I used to work for JoAnn’s. That was back when they were little stores and not the huge ones they are today. I miss the little stores. They were fun and friendly.


Back to the ribbon. When I was shopping, I found a section of Christmas ribbon way back in a corner of the store. Not with all the new Christmas stuff. This was last year’s inventory and it was marked 90% off! Needless to say, that is where I bought some ribbon! So, this large bolt of burlap ribbon cost $1.29 (instead of $12.99). And as if that deal wasn’t good enough, I used a gift card I received last Christmas to pay for my purchases. I still have half of the card to use!




You can see the different spools of ribbon I was trying out in the background of this picture. I picked them up at Michael’s last year for 50% off (each were normally $1.00). I need to redo my little bow on the jar. Kinda came out askew. LOL


I thought it was a fun way to had Christmas cheer without costing a lot of extra money.


  1. that is a cute sweet treat! Good buy on the ribbon...........can I have a kiss? looks like you have plenty to give out.

  2. Oh I love this, how fun and clever you are. Now my only problem is I would eat all of the candy and weight 500 lbs. Hugs, Marty

  3. Cute! I think I need a candy display this year!!

  4. Everyone will want to stop by and visit you during the holidays! How neat!

  5. This is so cute and I just adore the wine crate!!!


  6. Really a cute vignette! And love the thriftiness involved :)


  7. What a clever idea. Looks festive and functional.

  8. Hi Diann....

    What a "sweet" display. Very cute. Also liked your Epson salt candle holders. Clever. Susan

  9. Such a sweet display! You and LInda both have such a wonderful talent for making things work so beautifully. I am always happy to be here!


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