Wednesday, January 06, 2010

valentine kiss jars


I am having a heck of a time coming back into real life again.
It is hard for me to accept that Christmas is over.
Don't worry it happens to me every year and with a little time, and a lot of chocolate, I will get over it.

But, I wanted to remind everyone to start saving up those glass jam jars and ketchup bottles so you can make these beauties!

Re-posted from last year:

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 pre-made 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.


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

(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, or you could make these in "word" as well.)



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!




 

32 comments:

jlthomas said...

I had my activity day girls make those bear hug jars of yours for their dads for father's day. They loved them! I love all your ideas Tanya! wish we lived closer!

Stephanie said...

Oh man - I JUST threw some jars away. Thankfully I have a month more to. Thanks for the reminder idea!
Happy New Year!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Awww. That is super cute!
Nancy

Tiffany said...

I loved these from last year! Thanks for the reminder! I am going to start collecting our jars.

Carli@Fearfully&WonderfullyMade said...

OMG, I LOVE this! I've made it one of my New Year's resolutions this year to repurpose things and to become a little greener, so I just saved a nice sized Folgers instant coffee jar, with a red lid that would be perfect for this! I love it, thanks so much for sharing!

Kelly Munns said...

cute! i especially love the pic of trey and lucy kissing...when do you think it will start grossing them out that you've spread that throughout the whole neighborhood and blogging world?

Stevie said...

LOVE the picture of Trey and Lucy! SOO cute!

amber said...

way cute. I love the bear hug. thanks for sharing

welovetucker said...

Such a cute idea. I love this. Thanks for sharing!

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Tara said...

Just had to tell you that I LOVE the headband tutorial! I've had so many compliments and you were right! It was easy! You made it so easy to do. I've also made your rose post earrings and the towel dress and have had SO many people tell me how cute both are. LOVE your blog!!

GroverFamily said...

I have given you an award...you can go here to check it out
http://lifewiththegrovers.blogspot.com/2010/01/guess-what.html

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

These are darling - i love Valentines Day!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love this and will be featuring it!

Melissa said...

i came across your blog a little while ago and love it! you have such cute ideas! i actually have a blog devoted only to holiday ideas. its called So Festive at festiveholidays.blogspot.com. I was wondering if you would like to do a guest post on it or if I could post your cute Valentine Jar idea. I am hoping that it will be become a one-stop place for great traditions and ideas for all holidays!

Heather said...

What is better than a project that involves Kisses?

One for the project, two for me, one for the project.... ;)

My Big Mouth said...

These are very cute.
My kids are 12 and 17 and they would love to make these even at thier ages.
I've thrown away so many of these jars the past few weeks too,darn!

Chasey and Cash said...

Thanks for the idea!I'm going to run to Michaels at lunch so we can get started on these! What cute gifts!

Kerilee Law said...

So cute! What kind of adhesive did you use to attach the paper to the glass?

Carrie said...

Cute! What a great idea!

Tanya said...

Kerilee,

We just used a glue sticks and they worked great!

Risley said...

I love this idea! I wonder if it would be as cute with me and my hubby! lol

Sandy said...

Love this ideal, would be great for my Grands on Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

raising4boys said...

Come over from Tip Junkie...I just LOVE the Bears in the jar with the hugs. I think I will help the boys make these for Grandpa and Grandma's this year. Thanks! TOO CUTE :)

artsy_momma said...

Those are so cute! Stopped over from Tip Junkie :)

Jessica said...

These are too cute! I think the kids and I will make some for Grammy and Papa and Daddy! I may even have my first graders at school make them for their parents! Stopped over from the Tip Junkie and I am adding you to my favorites *grin*!

soanywaytoday said...

visiting from tip junkie. LOVE this idea and not just for Valentine's day.

We don't go through jars very often but now will not recycle the ones we do have.

Thanks for posting this idea.

BTW your kiddos are adorable!

Abby said...

I am seriously IN LOVE with this idea!! It is so so creative! Super cheap and easy too! I just posted it on my blog over at myyellowsandbox.blogspot.com, I'd love if you'd come take a look and follow!

glittermagic said...

These jars make me happy. :-)

SueBooBadoos said...

I love the creativity and simplicity of these. They would make great gifts for any holiday:)
Heading to my recycle bin now!!

I featured this craft on my blog
sueboobadoo.blogspot.com

The Bathtime Team said...

Hi, Bath Bomb Creations is a new follower! I found you on google images as was searching for jam jar decorating ideas for our bath bombs! Love the decoration!

Harper said...

So cute! I just shared this link on my thrift/craft blog. :)
http://thriftyharper.blogspot.com/2012/01/link-share-quick-and-easy-valentines.html

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