Whether you are looking for a gift to make for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day or you just want to remind someone how much they are loved, these ‘I Love You’ embossed jars are perfect.
These decorated baby food jars are easy to make. If you don’t have baby food jars, or if you just want to make a larger jar, you can use mason jars or any jar you might have in your recycling bin. If you do use a larger jar, you could even write the entire message on one jar. Also, you aren’t limited to writing what I wrote on the jars — write any special message you like.
Supplies Needed to Make Embossed Jars:
- 3 Baby Food Jars
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
- Paint Brush
The first thing you need to do is plug in your hot glue gun. While you are waiting for that to heat up, wash and dry your baby food jar.
Once your glue is nice and hot, practice writing and drawing on your baby food jars. The great thing about working with the hot glue on glass is that if you make a mistake, all you have to do is let it cool and simply peel it off.
It took me several tries to get a heart shape I was happy with. The ‘i’ and the ‘u’ were relatively simple.
Once you get your embossed jars looking the way you want them, pull out your paint. I chose to paint each of my jars a different color but you can use just one color if you like. It may take 2 or 3 coats to get nice coverage on your jar. Let the paint dry completely between coats.
I liked the matte look of the finished jars, but, if you prefer shiny, you can always seal your paint job using a clear, acrylic sealer.
Now, you can fill your ‘I Love You’ embossed jars with treats and give them to someone special!
What do you think of these embossed jar gifts? Will you try making one for St. Valentine’s Day?
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