Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine in a Jar

Sometimes I like to give Valentines that have a little more substance. Mason jars make great vessels for (besides like everything) sweet treats, right? To make my jars a little more personal I decided to dress up the tops a bit. These were fairly easy to do and make a really sweet Valentine.
I picked up some medium sized mason jars and little paper blooms from the dollar section at the craft store.

You will need:
-Mason Jars with lids
-Small Paper flowers
-6" x 6" squares of fabric
-Small amount of Polyfill stuffing
-Stiff circle of paper (or cardboard)
-Hot glue gun
Cut a 6" x 6" piece of solid colored fabric. Place a circle of stiff paper on top as a guide and make small slits all the way around the material, stopping at the edges of the paper. Remove the paper and place a small bunch of Polyfill stuffing the the center of your fabric. Gather up the slit flaps, bringing them to the middle all the way around until they cover all the Polyfill. Hold in place with your finger.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the paper circle on top of the fabric pouf, make sure you get all of the bunched fabric glued under the paper circle. You should now have something that resembles a pin cushion (do not stress the neatness, you will not see the fabric part after the next few steps). Glue the bottom of your "pin cushion" to the top of your mason jar and begin covering with flowers. Cover the entire top with the paper flowers.
Fill jar with treats ( I used little cherry lollipops) and attach a tag of your choosing.
These pretty floral treat jars are sure to make your Valentine smile!


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1 comment:

  1. I love this! Such a cute idea to use a mason jar! I am so in love with all the cute valentine's things going around. <3

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