Introduction: Valentine's Day Gift Jar
This is an adorable Valentine's Day gift idea for any lovely lady in your life!
Step 1: Gather All Your Items.
To start this project you're going to need a jar (I used an old candle jar I had cleaned out), pebbles, any kind of candy, small gifts that are able to fit in the jar, printer paper that has had a 1/3 of it cut off, ribbon, coffee and fresh or fake flowers!
Step 2: Aging Your Paper Scroll
Preheat your oven to 200°F and set your strip of paper in any kind of metal or glass pan. Pour hot or cold coffee over your paper, just enough to cover it and make sure the paper is completely submerged on either side. Leave your paper like this for 5-10 minutes depending on how dark you want it to be. Then pour out all of the coffee and bake for 10 minutes until it is fully dry. Don't forget that when handling your paper, be very careful! It's really easy to accidentally rip it in 2 when it's wet! If you want you can flip the paper over midway through baking to try to get an even color.
Step 3: Personalize Your Gift! and You're Done!
On your scroll you can write whatever love letter you wish! Or you can even draw a fabulous picture for your significant other. Just roll it up when you're finished and tie the ribbon around it. Now you can arrange all your things into your jar! If you are using live flowers, I think it would also be a cute idea to save them once they have dried and keep them in the jar along with the love letter as a memorable Valentine's keepsake. Please enjoy and have a memorable Valentine's Day!
Participated in the
Valentine's Day Challenge 2016