Friday, February 8, 2013

ValenTWINE Jar {The Twinery}

I hope you are joining in on the big Be Our Valentine Blog Celebration over on The Twinery's blog - there are lots of great Valentine ideas being showcased AND some great giveaways!
I still haven't let go of the idea of Christmas/winter (after all our snow did just finally melt away this week) - so for my Valentine decor project I wanted to create something inspired by all the fun snow globes that were popping up for the Christmas season. 

For my "ValenTWINE Jar" I started with some basic crafting supplies:
I started by covering the plain white cardstock in strips of washi tape. Once the cardstock covered enough area, I used a variety of heart shaped Fiskars punches to punch two of each heart.
I punched holes in the lid of my canning jar using my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite and threaded The Twinery's twine through each of the three holes. I used Platinum ShimmerStrawberry, and Blossom twine. I triple-knotted each strand of twine to hold it in place, but I also did add a bit of tape to make sure it would stay. 
{We will be covering up the top of it doesn't matter how it looks right now.}
I adhered each heart (back-to-back, with the washi tape covered side out) to each strand of twine that was hanging below the lid at a length that would work well inside my canning jar. Then I added some plastic "diamonds" in the bottom of my jar and added my lid. 
To finish off the lid I cut a cardstock circle the size of the lid insert and covered it with strips of washi tape. I just placed it on top of the lid and used the outer ring of the lid to hold it in place, but you can also glue it to the lid insert to keep a steady hold.  
I added a bit of washi tape to the outer ring of the lid and topped it with a twine bow and a bit of bling.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by The Twinery's blog to see today's great giveaway!

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White);
Twine: The Twinery (Platinum ShimmerStrawberry, Blossom); 

Washi Tape: My Craft Channel;
Embellishments: Maya Road (Vintage Bling); eBay ("Diamonds");
Other: Kerr (Mason/Canning Jar);
Tools: Fiskars (Heart Squeeze Punches, Scissors); 


Kathy Skou said...

Tifany, this is ADORABLE!

Tarroland said...

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Come to Tarroland and make your illusion.