Valentine's Day is just around the corner, do you have your gifts in order?
Usually I'm not one to celebrate Valentine's Day. I still don't plan on celebrating it with my boyfriend this year. But a couple of coworkers decided to do a "Secret Cupid" type of thing. Basically we drew names from a bottle and we're buying or making a gift for the chosen one.
When I get the chance to create something for someone else, it's rare that I won't be all in!
Today I'm going to be showing you how to make this beyond easy, little candy stash jars out of mason jars. The cool part about these is when all of the candy is gone, you can put a little tea light candle in the bottom and the heart cut out illuminates.
This project will cost you less than $15 and will be the perfect gift for any Valentine.
Here's what you'll need:
Using your X-acto knife cut small hearts out of your tape. Duct tape is a little more difficult to work with so I ended up using blue painters tape for the smaller hearts.
The easiest way to do this is to place a large piece of tape directly onto your jar and cut the heart out while the tape is actually on the jar. Make sure that when you have your shapes cut out you really make sure the edges are secure and flat. You don't want any paint to seep through.
Paint the jar.
Gather your paints and start going to town. You will probably need about 5 coats depending on the opacity of your paint. I did about 3 layers of this red paint and then 2 coats of the glitter on top.
Don't worry about painting on the hearts. The tape is there to make sure your final shape is in tact.
Take off the stenciled heart.
Very carefully remove the tape hearts from your jar. You may want to use the X-acto knife to aid in the removal. If you try and just rip it straight off, your shapes may come out a little messy and jagged.
I traced the outline of the heart with my X-acto knife before I even tried to remove the tape from the glass. That way I knew it would come off very clean.
If your shapes are a little jagged, you can go back in with your knife after and sharpen up the lines and edges. This project is pretty forgiving.
Fill 'em up.
Fill up your jars with the candy or other goodies that you decided to purchase. The dollar stores usually have all of the good candies for really cheap at this time of year!
Admire your work.
I decided to add a little twine to the top of my jars. I felt it added the perfect rustic feel that my jars were needing!
Not only was this project inexpensive, I know that the recipient will definitely love it. Both the jars and the crate can be used for numerous things after the treats are all gone. I was a little tempted to keep this one for myself, not going to lie!
This project is one of those that you honestly can't really screw up. It's completely customizable and is a simple way to tell someone that you care!
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