diy projects, valentines day, weddings

DIY: Valentine Treat Jar

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Not only is this a beautiful container for Valentine’s Day treats, it also provides endless possibilities once the treats inside have been consumed.  A Valentine that turns into a beautiful vase…or an illuminated heart-projecting candle jar….who would not love this special handmade gift?!  I mean, come on…it projects adorable little hearts of light all over the wall!  Uhmmm, I may be a little too excited about this one!  Click “Continue Reading” to be directed to the tutorial.
heart jar

Materials Needed:

  • Glass Jar
  • Heart punch (or just use scissors to cut out the hearts by hand)
  • Adhesive Paper
  • Spray paint
  • Treats (to put inside)
  • Optional: Ribbon, Paper doily, Handkerchief

Step 1: Either by hand or using a heart punch, take your adhesive paper and cut (or stamp) out the hearts.  Peel off the sticky part and adhere it to your jar – pressing firmly to smooth. Next, apply 1 – 2 coats of spray paint to your jar and let dry. If you prefer a painted top, now would be the time paint the lid of your jar, making sure not to paint on the inside of the rim. Once your jar is dry, peel off the heart stickers.

Note: If you want to be extra cautious, tape the rim of your jar to prevent the lid from sticking once it’s ready for use. 

mason jar valentine

Step 2: I decided I wanted to line the interior of my jar with a vintage handkerchief before putting in the treats, but this part is totally up to you.  You could also use tissue paper, raffia, or just keep it simple. Place your treats inside the jar. I used small chocolates and placed them in a plastic bag before putting them in the jar. masonjar7

Step 3: Once your lid is dry, you’re ready to go. I placed a doily over my jar before securing the lid for a little extra beauty.heart

Step 4: Go gift your Valentine!

These heart jars don’t have to be just for Valentine’s Day.  They could be used as wedding takeaways, centerpieces, party favors…the possibilities are endless!

candleatnightmason jar vase

4 Comments

  1. Patrice

    January 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    It really is the simple things…isn’t it? Lovely.

  2. sharondeestefania

    January 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I did it last night, it’s really lovely… thank you n.n

    1. alanajonesmann

      January 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

      oh yay! that’s so awesome to hear!

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