DIY Valentines Day Candle and Love Note Jar

on January 27, 2016

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The greeting card companies want you to believe that valentines day is about the chocolates, and diamonds and whatever else expensive things you buy… but really, this is one of the holidays where its definitely the thought that counts.

 

To the dudes: nows the time to at least attempt to wear your hearts on your sleeves.

 

I’ve seen these “boyfriend jars” floating around the web, but I know a few friends that need a little nudge in the right direction… SO! Download and print out this form, cut along the dotted lines and fill up this cute DIY Valentines Day Jar.  Whether you’re impressing your boyfriend, girlfriend, mom (she’s mine every year), or anyone else, these definitely fill the thought bubble without causing your brain to explode.

 Make your own jar and fill it with love notes. Perfect for thoughtful valentines gifts. - DoItYourFreakingSelf.com
Want to make a jar to go with it? Follow the easy steps below for a jar that will double as a candle holder!
DIY Valentines Day Jar supplies
Stuff you need:
  • A Mason Jar with lid – I got mine at Target 2 for $3
  • Rubbing Alcohol and paper towels
  • Chalk paint
  • Contact paper
  • White paint pen
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Hammer and a nail

 

1. Clean your mason jar with rubbing alcohol and paper towels. You want a clean surface to start with.

2. Trace or draw a heart on contact paper with your sharpie

3. Now take your handy dandy scissors and cut that sucker out.

4. Stick your heart on the jar. We’re going to use it to create negative space.

Make your own jar and fill it with love notes. Perfect for thoughtful valentines gifts. - BonnieLindsey.com

5. Ready, set, PAINT!

Make your own jar and fill it with love notes. Perfect for thoughtful valentines gifts. - BonnieLindsey.com

While you’re waiting for it to dry (and not letting your cat eat it or leave prints… just me? moving on) you can work on the lid.

6. Trace whatever shape you like on the lid. You’re going to use the hammer and nail to punch holes in it to make your shape so KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)

Make your own jar and fill it with love notes. Perfect for thoughtful valentines gifts. - BonnieLindsey.com

7. Yep, use the hammer and nail to punch holes along your shape about  1/2 centimeter apart.

8. Use the rubbing alcohol to get the outline off of your lid and voila! You made a punch lid with the best of them.

Cute punch lid for valentines jar and candle holder - bonnielindsey.com

9. Now that your jar should be dry, peel the contact paper heart off and admire your handiwork.

10. Take the paint pen and make polkadots and notes, or whatever to your hearts content. I just went for a dotted line around the window.

11. Fill the jar with your worksheet strips and/or a votive candle and give it to your sweet heart. Or keep it yourself,  because like me, you are single and deserve to give yourself something nice.

Make your own jar and fill it with love notes. Perfect for thoughtful valentines gifts. - BonnieLindsey.com

xoxo Chelsea

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