My $4 Valentine’s Craft is part of a Budget Crafts Blog Hop. My craft is actually multi-functional which I love. Wait until you see how I’ve used them!
Thank you for joining me for the Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! I’ve joined with 13 other talented bloggers to share Valentine’s Day crafts on a budget. Each blogger was given a budget of no more than $10 and challenged to create a Valentine’s Day craft using items from the dollar store or dollar section of their local stores. If you have budget Valentine’s Day crafts to share, please add it to the link-up at the bottom of this post so it can be seen on all of our blogs!
My DIY Valentine’s Candy jars were only a whopping $4 to make. I made three. These are a very easy and frugal way to add some Valentine touches to your winter hot cocoa bar.
- Glass jars/vases ($1 ea. at Dollar Tree)
- Tissue paper of choice ($1 at Dollar Tree)
- Epsom salts (already on hand)
- Mod Podge (already on hand)
Measure and cut the tissue. Because I was planning to use my small vases for candy jars, I wanted to leave a top portion of the jar uncovered to show the candy. I needed strips small in width so I choose which words I wanted from my Valentine tissue. I cut all three strips the same so I could position the word ‘Cupid’ facing front on the Hot Cocoa Bar.
Practice positioning the tissue on the jar prior to adding Mod Podge.
Carefully begin applying the Mod Podge to attach the tissue to the glass. I do small sections at a time. Notice the wet area in the picture above. I spread the Mod Podge onto the glass, not the paper. You do need to be gentle when working with Mod Podge and tissue paper so you don’t tear the paper. It’s a delicate process for heavy handed folks like me. Follow the instructions on the Mod Podge container for drying times.
I applied one coat of Mod Podge to the top of the tissue after the bottom coat had dried. This is to seal the paper so it doesn’t tear. Allow to dry prior to adding the faux ice.
Add the faux ice look next. Apply a small amount of Mod Podge and sprinkle it with Epsom Salts. Keep doing this process until the entire bottom has been completely covered. I only applied one layer of faux ice.
I use a box bottom that we get canned dog food in from the grocery store when working with Epsom salts. It works perfect for containerizing the mess. I keep Epsom salts in my craft room in a resealable bag. I just held the jar over the open bag and drizzled the salts. Clearly I make a big mess! In my defense, I’ve used this same box through several faux ice projects.
Seal it after the layer of faux ice has completely dried. Applying a top layer of Mod Podge will seal it. Otherwise small bits so the faux ice will fall off.
That’s it! All done. Easy peasy. I did this project over 2 days to allow plenty of drying time between layers of Mod Podge.
My DIY Dollar Store Valentine Candy Jars double as candle holders! You have to love a multi-functional craft. These Valentines Candy Jars will be making appearances for years to come in our home.
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