When hosting a dinner party the general host or hostess gift usually consists of a bottle of wine or a case of beer. Although I see nothing wrong with having a multitude of wine and beer to choose from for the next few weeks, it can become a bit blasé to always receive the same gift time and time again. For a fresh take on the hostess gift, I came up with this simple DIY project consisting of a candle and a little bottle full of matches that they can actually strike off of. I love the that the candle can be lit after dinner, and it shows that you put a that extra bit of effort into making the host/hostess feel appreciated.
What You Will Need:
1. Candle (get mine here)
2. Glass Apothecary Bottles (available at Michaels or the Dollar Store)
4. Sand Paper
5. Gold Sharpie
7. Tissue Paper
9. Gift Tag
Step 1: I decorated my glass apothecary bottle with a gold sharpie to match my candle. I made a simple abstract polka dot print.
Step 2: Cut a circle out of the sand paper to the size of the bottom of the glass bottle and secure it with a hot glue gun.
Step 3: Insert the matches into the bottle and add a layer of tissue paper to the bottom of your box. Place the candle and the matches in the box and cover with tissue paper.
Step 4: Tie some swine and add a pretty gift tag around the box.