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Making a Valentine's Day Candy Jar


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January 29, 2020

Valentine's Day Candy Jar - jar with flowers in itIn just a few weeks Valentine's Day will be here and everyone is always looking for a special gift to give to a loved one. Here is a great idea to make your own gift this year. Fill the jar with assorted candy and cookies and give it to your favorite Valentine. This is a great project and you can custom decorate your candy jar anyway you want. Write a special message in the heart or add other decorations to the jar. Be creative and have fun making your own candy jars this year for Valentine's Day.

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Total Time: 6 to 8 hours

Yield: 1 candy jar

Supplies:

  • large candy jar or a recycled glass jar
  • white acrylic paint
  • red acrylic paint
  • green raffia
  • neon green glitter glue
  • rice
  • paintbrushes
  • wood glue
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • silk flower decorations
  • silver glitter gel
  • varnish
Valentine's Day Candy Jar - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Wash and clean your candy jar first. You can normally find these at any Dollar store. If you cannot find one, use a large recycled jar to make this project. You can even use a Mason jar if you want.
  2. Paint the first layer of the jar with white acrylic paint. This helps the second layer of paint stick to the jar. Allow the jar to dry before applying the second coat of paint.
  3. Mix a little of the red paint in with your white paint to make pink and apply the paint to the jar. Allow this to dry.
  4. Valentine's Day Candy Jar - mix red and white paint to make pink
     
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  5. Now draw your heart on the front of the jar. You can cut out the heart using paper and just trace it on the front of the jar.
  6. Valentine's Day Candy Jar - paper heart
     
  7. Paint the inside of the heart with a good cost of wood glue.
  8. Valentine's Day Candy Jar - pink jar with glue filling the heart shape
     
  9. Add the rice to the glue and press down so the rice sticks in the glue. Hold the jar up ad shake off the excess rice. Allow the glue to dry.
  10. Valentine's Day Candy Jar - heart shape covered with dry rice
     
    Valentine's Day Candy Jar - after pushing rice down into the glue allowing to dry
     
  11. Paint the heart with red paint and allow the paint to dry.
  12. Valentine's Day Candy Jar - paint the rice red
     
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  13. Add a coat of silver glitter gel to the outside of the jar. Allow this to dry.
  14. Valentine's Day Candy Jar - add a coat of silver glitter
     
  15. Around the outside of the heart take your green neon glitter glue and trace around the heart. Allow this to dry.
  16. Apply a coat of varnish to the jar and allow this to dry.
  17. Now use your hot glue gun and glue the green raffia around the neck of the jar and glue your other decorations in place. Your jar is finished and ready to be used.
  18. Valentine's Day Candy Jar - add an outline of green glitter around the heart
     
    Valentine's Day Candy Jar - raffia glued around the neck and faux foliage and flowers added
     
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