Thursday, August 25, 2011

Altered Candy Jar for Dad!

Hello everyone!  Thought I would share a birthday present I did for my dad!  First of all you need to know that my dad has Alzheimer's and does not recognize his family anymore except on rare occasions.  But for some reason he still loves candy!  So I was trying to make sure I got him something that would make an impact.  He also turned 80 this birthday and we are so thankful that he is still with us!

I went to the store and saw this Rubbermaid jar and thought that would be great for candy.  All you need to do is just add a little something to it and it will make a pretty jar to sit on a bedside table or counter.  So I grabbed the jar along with some different packs of candy and went home.

After I started looking at it, the only thing I could think to do was to add a ribbon and a tag for sweets.  So that is exactly what I did.  I think it turned out great and he acted as though he loved it.  When I started to take it away from him so he could open another present, he held it close and looked at me like, "you are not getting my candy."  We all had a laugh over that and I told him I was just sitting it to the side so he could open more goodies!

Here is what it looks like from the front angle.

Items used were for Ribbon and tag are all Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Tagtastics (hostess set)
Ribbon: 1 1/4" Night of Navy Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

NickelNook said...

That looks really yummy! I wouldn't let anyone take it away either! lol