Valentine Heart Jars


I really need to step up my mason jar Valentine’s craft ideas.


I’ve been remiss …

please accept my apologies.


My creativity has iced over, much like most of the country. And all of Chicago.


Which is where I live.


And I’ll let you in on a little secret. I started this project over a month ago. And then it stalled …


and sputtered …


and spurted.


Until last week. That’s when I bit the bullet and finally … finally … added the finishing touches.



The hearts!



My favorite.





How to Make Painted & Distressed Valentine’s Heart Jars


Step 1: Paint the Jars


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Paint each jar with a base color.  I painted two jars with white and one with pink.



Step 2: Washi Tape off Stripes,Touch Up & Paint


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I used Washi tape to tape off the stripes.


And then used a contrast color to paint between the stripes.  For the white jars, one was painted with pink  One with red. The pink jar received red stripes …


Now for the downside … the Washi tape pulled off some paint.  A bit more than I wanted to distress, so I touched them up.


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Step 3: Distress


I used 80 grit sandpaper for this step.  And, no, I have no photo for this step.



Step 4: Paint Hearts


This is a 3-step process.  I started with a single, paint heavy dot …




And then added a second, paint heavy dot right next to the first one …



Using a toothpick, I pulled from each paint heavy dot to make the heart’s peak.  Or would that be the heart’s base?




And voila!




Painted and distressed Valentine’s mason jars with hearts!




P.S.  Can I share a secret here?  I’ve become a bit partial to the pink and white striped jar with red hearts …



Shhhh.  Don’t tell the other jars. I would hate to break their hearts …  Winking smile


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  1. Be STILL my Heart!!!! I am in love!!!!!! : ) hugs my friend!!!!

  2. Wonderful! These are true works of art! I love them! Thanks for sharing!♥

  3. OMG! This is the cutest thing ever, and your photos are spectacular. The pink and white with red hearts is my favorite, too.

  4. Sandy from Ca. says:

    I love it, and the white with pink is my favorite too :)

  5. These are adorable! I love Mason Jars and how many uses they come in handy for!

  6. Cute, cute, cute. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. I’m gonna have to add this to my favorite valentines day blog feature !


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