giftness: m&ms in glass

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on a now-deleted blog and is being re-posted here for my own sake.]

Have I mentioned that I’m a poor college student? Well, I am. I’m also incredibly fond of holidays, gift-giving, and collecting things. I especially like glass, so I hate throwing away glass bottles. Since the nearest recycling center is a decent drive away I figured I’d reuse them like the good eco-friendly person I am (well, I try).

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I thoroughly cleaned some clear bottles, filled them with M&Ms, topped them off with some pink fabric, white ribbon, and red knotted cord … and voila. Cheap, easy, and universal – because who can say no to chocolate? I wanted to find the red, white, and pink M&Ms, but the store I went to didn’t have any. It was probably for the best since a few of my friends are being decidedly anti-Valentine’s Day this year.

I don’t see why people gripe so much about it. Is it a commercial holiday? Yes. Do I care? No. Why? Because whenever there’s a chance for people to show how much they appreciate each other (and consume chocolate), it’s all good in my book.

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4 thoughts on “giftness: m&ms in glass

  1. No, I cannot say no to chocolate, and YES I am now having some sort of major M&M craving and it's 11.20pm and it would mean another mercy dash out in the car in my jim jams. Breeeaaaatttthhhe. Great jars.

  2. I love this idea! I remember being a poor college student….sucks! Since I work with 'lots of folks' I give homemade gifts too…..and they are always appreciated!

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