I ordered the paint through Amazon, a week before Christmas, so I expected to pay more for shipping but it usually costs around $11. I bought 4 mason drinking jars for $10 and the glass container for $3 at Target. And finally I found the gift tags and string from Home Goods for less than $5 but honestly you could make those yourself (I had a gift card so I didn't feel so bad for buying it). I repurposed my old black and white prints as notecards to include the types of teas and brewing instructions. Plus, I'm a big tea drinker so I killed two birds with one stone by buying some new Tazo teas to try and give away (Gingerly Jasmine and Iced Passion Tea not shown.) Overall, I was satisfied with how they turned out and happy I got to do this project before the new year ended!
The last touch on the gift was figuring out what to write on the mugs. Choosing "create" served as a reminder to my friends, and ultimately a message to myself, to keep the right side of the brain more active this upcoming new year. I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets their ideas for projects during those moments of solitude with morning coffees/teas. With this mug, you can write your goal for the day or an inspirational quote and it won't leave your mind even after your morning fuel is done. This gift was personal and allowed me to start one of the many crafty and joyful Christmases I look forward to sharing.