Is it really February already? Good lord! And here I am being super organised and bringing you a craft tutorial on a simple but splendid Valentines gift. Guys if you're out there, this is guaranteed to get you man points, just saying!
Today I'll be showing you how to make this super quick and mega easy "Reasons why I love you" jar. I couldn't think of a better title so feel free to invent your own. I guarantee this'll make your valentine's heart melt, unless you put creepy things like - I love watching you sleep from the tree in your garden. Not cool! Anyway lets get on with the making shall we?
You will need:
- Coloured paper (I went for red and white as a Valentines theme)
- A jar
- A heart stencil
- Guillotine (optional)
Start by cutting your card into strips. You can alternatively cut them if you don't have a guillotine to hand but these will be what you write your sweet nothings on!
Write your loving words of wonder onto your strips of paper. I wrote a mixture of memories, in-jokes and things I love about my valentine. Aww...
Fold your pieces of paper up and pop them into your jar. Note: You'll need more pieces of paper than you think so don't fold them up too hard or you'll be writing a novel to your loved one to fill that jar!!
Now you could leave it here but in true crafty fashion, it's only right that we add some pretty things. This jar is crying out for a ribbon and tag!
Next you want to cut out your heart stencil (I found this image on google) and then use this to trace onto your card before cutting it out.
Ensure your heart shape is large enough to write on and make a hole to thread your ribbon through.
Thread your heart shaped gift tag onto your ribbon before tying off in a bow around the neck of the jar, And you're done!
I told you it was easy. I hope I wasn't teaching you to suck eggs too much!! I just think it makes a great valentines gift, being a heart felt personal present that's also super thrifty and fun to make.
I also did a super quick video so check that out too:
Are you making any Valentines gifts this year? I'd love to know so link me to what you're making in the comments.
See you Friiiiday for another Valentines inspired post.