Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine's Day Favorite Find

Valentine's Day brings back memories of those little cards that we would pass out in class in elementary school, hoping that you'd get one from that cute boy that sat on the other side of the classroom, or maybe one with a piece of candy taped to it! Once in awhile, a mom would bring in cupcakes to celebrate. And then, there was always that Valentine's Day craft we'd make in school for our mom, usually consisting of tissue paper and paste. I now have a box full of Valentine's Day gifts from my daughters that they made when they were in school. I still have one sitting on my desk here at work from 12 years ago (a little clay pot with silk flowers)! So, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, I thought it would be fun to make a gift to give to someone special, be it your spouse, significant other, your best friend, your mom, your dad or your child!

Below you will find directions on how to decorate a glass jar to fill with your favorite candy! You can personalize it with your own colors and/or sentiments.  Make a miniature version by using a baby food jar. 



Outdoor acrylic paint (red and white)
Mod Podge ® Matte
Glass jar with lid (mason jar or recycled food jar)
Gingham red and white paper
Paper with love phrases
Red paper
Pink paper
Small sparkle heart piece
Red ribbon
Hot glue
Large craft stick

-Paint the lid Engine Red. Allow to dry.
-Cut out a large heart to go on front of jar and a small circle to fit on top of lid from the gingham paper. Glue into place with Mod Podge.
-Cut out heart shape from pink paper to go on top of the gingham heart. Glue it in place with Mod Podge.
-Cut out a smaller red heart and glue on top of the pink heart with Mod Podge.
-Cut a large craft stick to the length of the word phrase using scissors. Paint it Wicker White. Glue the phrase to the front with Mod Podge. Allow to dry. Apply a finish coat of Mod Podge to the paper only that is glued to jar and lid. Put a finish coat also on phrase. Allow to dry and then hot glue the red bow and small glitter heart in place.

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