Tuesday, January 20, 2009

kiss jars

I got a comment a couple of weeks ago from Rambling Gal asking for a Valentines idea. She has a great blog, and she is from Georgia! There is something about that state that makes me want to visit. Maybe it's the peaches?
So Trey, Lucy, and I came up with these little numbers!
They are kiss jars. They will make great Valentines for our friend and family.


We just took old glass jars and added Hershey Hugs & Kisses.

Then we decorated the outside with scrap booking paper and stickers.
(I got these very cute heart stickers from Michael's with a gift certificate from my sister-in-law Emily. Thanks Toad!)

The lucky person who gets this Valentine will get a whole jar of
"bear hugs"
from Trey and Lucy.
(I made these little notes in photoshop and just printed them onto card stock. If you don't have photoshop just cut out a cute picture and paste it onto card stock with a hand written message.)



The kids filled it with bears (teddy grahams) and hugs (Hershey's hugs).


Lucy & Trey are so creative! I love to see what they come up with. They did these two jars with very little help! Treys is on the right. I love the heart pattern he came up with!
Smart little tiger.



Now go...grab those glass jars out of your recycling bin and make some Valentines!

23 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

This is so adorable! I love this idea and how neat the price to make it is near to nothing. Thanks for sharing with me your idea. I so enjoy reading about all your crafts...tell Trey and Lucy they did a great job in helping me come up with some great Valentine gifts.

Rambling Girl said...

PS..Have you thought about putting these in your etsy shop for others to buy...Great way for Trey and Lucy to make some money for their piggy banks...just a suggestion...I bought a cute pot holder from one of my bloggy friends who's daughter made one of those loop pot holder...I plan on blogging today about it...check back later to see my post on this...This is why I suggested this to you...I bet they would be thrilled to know someone bought something they made.

Janas Bananas said...

That is a great idea..If I had jars. (maybe I will empty my pickle jars) then I would do it with my girls. My oldest loves crafts, I should send her to your house...She would love u! But I think its a great gift for the kids to give to their teachers. P.s...I left you a message on facebook, I am not sure how often you check it so I thought I would let u know....I also got your package, Thank you. My daughter thinks she can have it, I told her she can wear it on Sunday but that was it. And Steph was super stoked, she love it and keeps bugging me about getting it int he mail.

Stacey said...

Love that idea! Thanks

jenni d said...

Love this idea. So cute. I will have to hunt down some jars. I would love to know what version of photoshop you have. I have wanted to buy the program for a while, but am intimidated. Thanks for the idea, and keep them coming :)
Jen
jenrdh29@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

You're so crazy!! I need to remember to email you and ask you for "ideas" when it comes to ummmm EVERYTHING I need to do: birthday gifts, teacher gifts, Labor Day!!
Very fun idea.. I am thinking: perfect v.t. gift for Feb, but would LOVE to get my own from Trey & Lucy :D

Natalie said...

We're soooo doing this!

Too adorable to describe,

Nat

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

These would be so great to give the teachers for Vday... LOVE it... now I am hungry for chocolate...

Ashley said...

Love them and the bear hugs were so cute. Your kids are going to have some serious skills by the time their our age! I am sure they just love craft time

chelsea said...

Thanks Trey and Lucy! Save some for your favorite Aunt!

Emily said...

You're a star. Seriously.

jeff and pam said...

oh wow--how cute is that?!! I love those!

Cassie said...

This idea is so cute! I am a contributor to the site Little Window Shoppe and was wondering if we could post your idea with a link back to your blog. Let me know what you think.

Laurie and Chris said...

Oh my those are so cute. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Marie said...

oh wow. your kids are gonna kill you when they are like 14 and see this picture of them...but i freaking love it.

Rambling Girl said...

Updaye...I got my jars this past weekend and Lexi and I are going to make them...woohoo...thanks so much for all your help in helping me...

Katie said...

I love how these reuse old glass containers, great idea.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

This is such a cute idea...

Jenette said...

They are so darling! Thank you so much for the idea!! Have a terrific weekend!!

The Peterson family said...

just found your blog and love, love your ideas!!!! very cute!

Jenn said...

Hi. I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog and that I mentioned this entry in my recent blog post.Thanks so much for your great ideas and free printables. I hope you will take a look at my blog when you get a chance: http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/

JMoose said...

Made one for my parents from the grandkids - used Hugs and 3 different types of Kisses. My dad took the whole jar and hide it in his room. Safe to say he loved it! Thanks for the great idea!

Jenn said...

Hi. I featured you on my blog back in January & just wanted to let you know that I've got a new featured button. I've also started a MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays which starts today. I see you've got a lot of great ideas for toddlers on here. I hope you'll stop by & share your ideas:


http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/first-ever-tot-tuesdays-mcklinky-party.html


Cheers,
Jenn