There’s a song out by Christina Perri called “Jar Of Hearts“. It’s not an upbeat song. It’s about a guy who goes around collecting women’s hearts because I guess he is just a heart breaker.Â Anyway… that song inspired this project, but don’t worry, my jar of hearts isn’t sad.Â I liked the idea of making a Valentine that was a cute jar filled with customized heart messages. Â Easy enough!Â
I started with a bag of small wooden hearts that came in a couple of different sizes.Â Then, I used Smooch Spritz in red to color the hearts.Â I have to take a moment to say that I wasn’t overly thrilled with this product.Â It looked like it would be fun to use, but the nozzle clogged up quickly so I ended up with the paint pooling down the side of the spritzer.Â Not cool.Â I also didn’t think the results were much different than regular spray paint.Â Have any of you used this product with success?Â Am I missing something?
Once the hearts were all painted and dry, I started writing my messages on them. I embellished them with loving words, special dates, and a few inside jokes for my recipient.Â I really enjoyed adding these touches to the little hearts.
With that done, I turned my attention to the jar.Â I started with a small glass jar that I had on hand. Any type of small glass spice jar would work well.Â I am certain you have something around your house you could recycle!Â To decorate it, I turned to my Gallery Glass Liquid Lead by Plaid and Gallery Glass window color. I have been using this stuff for years to decorate simple glass objects.Â For this, I just free-handed my heart on with the leading and filled it in with red.Â If you want to do a more intricate design, you can print something out on paper, tape it to the inside of the glass and then outline with the lead.Â I’ll have to do a project like that soon to show you guys how super easy it is.
My jar of hearts is all ready to give as a special Valentine.Â This would be a great project for kids to do.Â Let them at the bag of hearts with paints and markers.Â I know Little Jo would love it.
If you need some more heart-filled inspiration for Valentine’s Day, here are a few fun decorations for your Valentine party!