I love Valentines day..always have, always will. Maybe it’s because it’s the day before my birthday, maybe it’s because I love any excuse to get mushy, or maybe elementary school really set me up for success with positive emotions attached to the holiday. How can any child NOT love making their own mailboxes and getting a shitton of candy!?
I may be single this year, meaning I don’t have a strapping young man to shower me with broccoli trees, and vegan chocolates, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still celebrate. If anything, that just means I don’t have to worry about buying gifts or being disappointed by someone that’s not as excited as I am. I kinda sorta like any and all holidays.
This February 14th I’ll be spending my evening with one of my fellow single ladies for a vegan feast and a sappy movie, perfect. I wanted to give her a small gift, because any excuse to craft is a good excuse. I took some extra twine from this craft, some burlap bags I hoarded from Starbucks over the holidays, and bought myself a Mason jar.
What you’ll need for this craft:
- burlap material
- medium Mason jar
- heart cutout (or whatever else you want)
- fabric glue
- something to fill the jar
My date just recently made the switch to a plant based diet, so buying her sugar laden chocolates from the grocery store wasn’t an option. Besides, store bought treats are simply unoriginal, and turn your rump into a semi truck. I’m making her some energy bites, because I am obsessed and lied in my last post when I said I was done talking about them.
Of course I’ll be making her fresh bites, these ones were just for the photos..and for me.
This craft was SO easy, and so much fun. I cut a small circle out of the burlap bag to fit the lid of the jar and glued it to the top of the lid. Then I wrapped some twine around the neck of the jar, and used the glue to connect the end strand to the middle of the wrap. This ensures the end is blended in and unable to be seen. The heart cutout was an up-cycle from a card my younger sister made, and it was the perfect addition! You can find similar items at Michael’s and punch a hole in the corner to stick the twine through it.
I found this adorable heart box at Target for a whopping total of $1.00. Steal.
A gift from me to her. I hope she likes it. 🙂
Q: How are you celebrating Valentines day this year? Single or attached?