Hello, ThriftyFun members. I hope someone can help me with this. I make my own skincare products and would like to give these as Christmas presents to family and friends. Would anyone know of a supplier of pretty little jars and bottles to put these in? It needs to be a supplier who would sell them in small quantity. Hope someone can help me. Many thanks.
By h.arnott from UK
I don't know how economical it'd be to get shipping to the UK, but I've ordered supplies from Majestic Mountain Sage before. Here is a link to their containers page (click on the kind of containers you're interested in):
Their site isn't very fancy, but I've always been pleased with their products and customer service. Best of luck!
Hi. Have you tried a dollar tree? They say that you can buy in bulk. Kind regards, Crystal
Oh. What type of beauty supplies do you make?
Try Ebay. I've purchased small bottles reasonably. Good luck
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I am making homemade handcream. I need to find 1-2oz bottles or jars to be used as a Mother's Day gift for my students. I would appreciate someone helping me to solve my dilemma. I went to Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Michael's already with no success. I do have 22 students, please give me ideas at an economical price.
By Joyce DMG
What about collecting baby food jars? Have you thought about using freecycle.org and asking for that many small bottles or jars if someone has them?
You have to offer something before you can ask for something for the first time but it is a great site. That sounds like a lovely idea, home made lotion!
Check stores in cosmetic aisles. They sometimes have travel size containers cheap.
You should try Ebay. I see people selling these kinds of cosmetic jars all the time on there. You can buy them in a larger amounts on there too, and the prices are probably a lot cheaper than buying from a dollar store, craft store etc. Hope this helps.
I belong to a craft club and was organizing all the doll eyes we have. I went to CVS and Walgreens and asked for pill bottles. Safeway gave me the most.
I forgot to say they were free, except for CVS, they charged a dollar.
The baby food jars are the best deal I think. You can go onto facebook or craigslist and ask people for them. You might also contact a few day care centers and ask them if you can come and pick them up. Good luck, what lucky moms come next month!
I get small containers of all sizes as well as tons of other useful? items from www.sciplus.com
It is an amazing site. Have fun looking.
I love making homemade skin care products. I would like to know where I could buy online, some pretty little jars and bottles for gifts to give to friends?
By h.arnott from Manchester, UK
Try`jbconline`. They seem to have jars in all shapes and sizes in the UK. Hope this helps. (08/18/2009)
Hi kffrmw88. Many thanks for your reply, I will let you know how I go on. (08/18/2009)
I have so many cute little bottles. I save all kinds of bottles that things I've bought come in. One from Carmex, one a little bigger that had something to soften rough heels. There are a lot of makeups that come in little jars. After using the contents I just wash them, soak off the labels. The lids can be painted with craft paint. (08/20/2009)
Do you have a local "freecycle"? Maybe you could post asking for empty baby jars and then could decorate them yourself, or if you know of someone with a baby that could maybe save them up for you? (08/20/2009)
My thought, too, was Freecycle. You're in the UK, so I don't know exactly what you have, but try recycling centers or thrift stores that have community support behind them. If you can, put up a notice that you are in need of small jars without baked-on labels. I used to collect small wine bottles, not because I know what I'd do with them, but because it seemed a shame to toss them. I figured vinegars or dressings for gifts if I ever got around to it. Then on Freecycle someone wanted small bottles for an Alice in Wonderland party for a child...and I had 18. People save, even though they don't know why, sometimes. Good Luck. (08/20/2009)
Do you have Walmart? if you do, or something equivalent to, check their craft section. (08/20/2009)
Many thanks for all the replies you posted for my request. You are wonderful. Will let you know how I go on. (08/21/2009)