It’s a few days before Christmas (and it is already Hanukkah!) and you still have a few gifts to nab. No worries! This is a brilliant idea for the crafty person in your life!

Glitter spices! (For crafting, not eating, silly!)

What makes these so special is that you will custom-mix the colors!

Visit your local thrift shop and check out the bric-a-brac selection. You can almost always find these old spice jars, maybe even the rack to hold them. Use the name of the spice as the theme for your glitter shade.

Of course, I used all Crafty Chica Glitters for mine, but you can use any glitters you want! The idea to make the glitter look just as old as the jar – to do that you will need to “antique” the colors.

For cinnamon, I used 3 parts Crafty Chica Rockabilly Ruby, 2 parts Be Bop Black and 1 part Nova Blue.

For cloves, I used 3 parts Goddess Gold and 1 part Nova Blue, and a pinch of Be Bop Black.

For celery, I used 3 parts Glamour Queen Green, 1/2 part Bollywood Blue and 1 part Tulip white.

Use a small bowl to mix your colors and a chopstick for stirring. Use a rolled up sheet of typing paper to fill the jars. Be careful not to spill!

Those are just my variations. You can remove the label altogether and create your own names. You can theme them around fairy dust, sugar, shimmer powders, etc. If you can’t find these vintage spice jars, use any other kind of small container. Package them in a box with some shredding paper and there you have one nice gourmet set of one-of-a-kind glitters! You can’t go wrong! Think of how special your friend or family member will feel knowing you were a crafty chemist in their honor.

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Love & light,

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