Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jar of Love

Every time I have asked my grandmother what she wants for her birthday she is always tells me that all she wants is love. So I decided that was what she was getting. I decided I was going to make her a jar of love. I was thinking this would also work perfect as a Valentine gift. Today, I would like to share with you how I made my jar of love.

Materials needed:
  • a clean jar
  • glue
  • printer
  • scissors
  • material (optional)
  • twine (optional)
  • spray paint or paint (optional) 
 1) First get a clean jar. I used an old pasta sauce jar. You really could use any type of jar you want. This is a great way to recycle/ reuse something.

2) For the lid I decided I didn't want the words "Prego" on it, so I covered it up with a silver spray paint.

3) I then printed out the label I made on regular printer paper and the hearts on red and white thicker paper, like card stock. I actually used scrapbooking paper. The hearts all have different love quotes that I found like, "All you need is love."

If you don't feel like you could make the label or hearts by yourself, or if you really love my label and hearts or you just want to make it easy on yourself I do have a pdf download of the label and hearts I am selling in my Etsy store. You can find it HERE.

4) Once I have everything cut out, my next step is to glue on my label. I ended up only putting glue on the back of the label and applying it to the jar.

 5) Next, add your hearts. You will want to stack them in a way so they don't just lay flat in the jar. Then add the lid. You could stop here, but I wanted to give the jar an extra touch. 

6) Take out a piece of fabric and trace a circle on it. I ended using a cereal bowl to help me make the perfect circle. I used pinking shears (the zig zag scissors) to create a neat edge on my fabric circle.

 7) I then took a piece of twine and tied the circle onto the lid of my jar.

Look how happy my grandmother is with her jar of love!

Here are some more views of the jar of love, so you can really see how the hearts look in it.

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