February is almost here. I can’t believe how quickly January has blown by! It seems like just yesterday, we were preparing for Christmas.
In preparation for February, I have started making Valentine’s Day gifts for my daughter’s teachers. I love making gifts for teachers! They are one of the most under appreciated people in our children’s lives. They have so much influence on the minds & emotions of our future leaders, yet many parents take them for granted. I am always proud to shower them with EXTRA LOVE!
Supplies needed are: Glass jars, paint, foam paint brushes, ribbon, twine, heart charms, keys, & 3-D heart stickers.
I have been saving glass jars for years, and they always come in handy when I am ready to create something. For this project, I used several Bertolli pasta sauce jars. These jars are great because they have character to them.
I started by painting the outside of the jars in Valentine’s Day appropriate colors. I used containers of paint samples, so that I didn’t need to invest a lot of money in paint. You can find inexpensive paint samples at Target, Lowes or Home Depot. I used red, pink, lavender, and beige paint. Once painted, I turned the jars upside down and let them dry for a couple of days.
I had quite a lot of red & beige burlap ribbon left from Christmas, so I decided to try using it. On the red jars, I stacked both colors of ribbon for added texture. I only used red ribbon on the other colors of jars.
I added heart shaped charms that I purchased at Joann’s and keys that I purchased at Michael’s Crafts, attaching them with red, pink, and natural twine. Very simple to make, yet very festive.
I also had some 3-D heart stickers that I thought would be fun to work with. I tried several styles, as you can see.
In all, I created over 35 jars that I will fill with Hershey’s Kisses and Hershey’s Hugs. I will hand these out in a few weeks, spreading lots of LOVE in the process. I mean, isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about? Spreading LOVE? I think so!!!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
“Wonder what I will come up with next”…