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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine Love Jars

I love making Valentine projects, especially ones that double as decorations. This project took about a half an hour to make, and cost less than $10. You could adjust this project to fit any holiday, or would even be cute to add to a nursery or child's bedroom. With a little help, the kids could even help put these jars together!

Supplies Needed:
{I used Tulip Fashion Glitter in Apple Red, Gold, Pink, and Red}
4 Jars, multiple sizes
Pledge Floor Finish
2 Disposable {Plastic or Paper} Cups

Step 1: Prep! Decide what color glitter you want to use on each jar. Clean your jars and make sure the inside is dried completely. You will get glitter everywhere {even if you try to stop it}, so prepare yourself for a little bit of clean-up. I like to keep a damp rag or baby wipes around for any spills.

Step 2: Pour a small amount of floor finish into the jar {maybe a little less than 1/4 full}. Slowly swirl the floor finish around the jar, and turn and tilt the jar until the inside is completely coated with floor finish. You will be able to see if you've missed a spot. When you get close to the top edge, tip the jar over one of the cups and pour the excess floor finish into it. Tap a few times to get most of the excess out. You can reuse this floor finish for the other jars.

Step 3: Set the jar down and pour the glitter into the jar. Repeat the swirling/tilting of the jar to coat the inside of the jar with glitter. The glitter magically sticks to the inside of the jar! Keep turning/tilting until you get to the top. Slowly turn/tilt and pour the excess glitter into the OTHER cup {NOT the same cup as the excess floor finish!!} and gently tap to get the stray glitter out. Carefully {with a paper funnel or mini glitter funnel} pour the extra glitter back into its' container.

Repeat steps 2 & 3 until all your jars are covered. It might also be helpful to use a separate cup for each color of glitter to prevent mixing the colors. Pour the extra floor finish back into the container when you're done.

Step 4: Using a vinyl cutter or Xacto knife, cut out your letters and stick them to the jars.

Step 5: Put the lids back on the jars and tie a ribbon around the lid.

Place on a shelf or mantel with your other decorations and enjoy the sparkle!!

Earlier this month, I went over to My Craft Channel to share how to make this project, and the technique of glittering jars and ornaments. I am so excited to announce that you can now see my episode of My Craft Studio that I filmed with Kristine McKay!!

Click below to see the show! Enjoy!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Cute project, and I watched the video! That was adorable! :-)

  2. L-O-V-E these jars! ;) Pinned...thanks for sharing!!
    Have a lovely Valentine's Day!!


  3. This is such a cute project! I LOVE it! I don't think we can buy that product in the UK (the floor finish) but it's on my shopping list for when we go to Florida in the summer!! Just in time to make something for Halloween - I adore the cute witches on the video :D

    I would for you to come share this over at my link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there!

    Michelle xx

  4. Wow! Such a neat project! I'm going to try it! I just came across your blog from the Craft Channel. I really love your blog! I am now a faithful follower! Can't wait to go snooping around your blog to see what other great projects you have! I have some glass Easter egg ornaments that I'm going to try your method on! Wish me luck! :)

  5. I love the video and how it shows that this really is a quick craft that looks fantastic. Also, I love the ring you had on!

  6. Love the craft and the Video! You did a great job, and I noticed that you even had glitter nail polish. Cute! I've got to check out your husband's blog now...

  7. How cool that you are on the Craft Channel! Thanks for showing us how you did this fun project!

  8. I love this idea, Lindsay! And you did great on the show :)

  9. Seriously, it's so cool that you are on My Craft Channel! Lovin' the glitter Lindsay! Thanks for yet another cute project-and even a segment to show me how. As my Zoey says, 'Happy Hearts Day' to you!

  10. SO cool, Lindsay!! You are amazeballs and your jars are adorable!!

  11. Great post and I love your video! You totally blow me away...congrats!

  12. Very fun project! They are darling. Congrats on doing a craft channel episode...that's so cool!!!

  13. These jars are AWESOME! I am going to start using this techniue A LOT!

    PS- I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can check out your nomination and the award on my blog at the link below.

  14. Just gave you a shout out..Happy National Craft Month!

  15. What a great way to coat the jars with glitter!

  16. Adorable. Love me some glitter!!!!

  17. Ooooh, I love the Halloween eeeek jars! So so cute!


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