Chica and Jo
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Chica and Jo
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Chica and Jo
24
JAN
2011

Jar of hearts for Valentine’s Day

by: Jo

Jar of hearts for Valentine’s Day
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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.  Anyway… that song inspired this project, but don’t worry, my jar of hearts isn’t sad.  I liked the idea of making a Valentine that was a cute jar filled with customized heart messages.  Easy enough! 

I started with a bag of small wooden hearts that came in a couple of different sizes.  Then, I used Smooch Spritz in red to color the hearts.  I have to take a moment to say that I wasn’t overly thrilled with this product.  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.  Not cool.  I also didn’t think the results were much different than regular spray paint.  Have any of you used this product with success?  Am I missing something?

Valentine's Day jar of heartsValentine's Day jar of hearts

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.  I really enjoyed adding these touches to the little hearts.

Valentine's Day jar of heartsValentine's Day jar of hearts

With that done, I turned my attention to the jar.  I started with a small glass jar that I had on hand. Any type of small glass spice jar would work well.  I am certain you have something around your house you could recycle!  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.  For this, I just free-handed my heart on with the leading and filled it in with red.  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.  I’ll have to do a project like that soon to show you guys how super easy it is.

Valentine's Day jar of heartsValentine's Day jar of hearts

My jar of hearts is all ready to give as a special Valentine.  This would be a great project for kids to do.  Let them at the bag of hearts with paints and markers.  I know Little Jo would love it.

Valentine's Day jar of hearts

Valentine's Day jar of hearts

If you need some more heart-filled inspiration for Valentine’s Day, here are a few fun decorations for your Valentine party!

Valentine Happy Heart Swirl Party PackValentine's Day Glitter Heart Value Pack (12)

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3 comments so far:

  • 1
    issy 09/11/2011 at 11:49 pm

    Such a good idea!! you could also replace some of the wooden hearts for chocolate ones.

  • 2
    TXMess 02/14/2012 at 2:27 pm

    I made these jars for my daughters this Valentine’s. My 9 year old read her hearts first thing this morning. She was so moved by all the “love” that filled the jar. The hug she gave me was priceless! My 7 year old didn’t have time to read hers before school, so I can’t wait to get home tonight and see her reaction. Thank you for a wonderful idea!

  • 3
    Chica 02/14/2012 at 2:35 pm

    What a wonderful story, TXMess!

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