I love little decor items, little things I can set on my shelves or use in pictures.
I kept seeing this cute little heart shaped jar online but the one I kept seeing was filled with either red glitter or sequins…
I’m not real big on the color red.
I decided to make my own!
Of course I did…
I can just see the look on my husband’s face hahaha
Anyways, I pretty much had everything I needed, I was just missing one item…
the most important item…
the heart jar!
We couldn’t find any plain, unfilled ones locally so I simply ordered one from Amazon
Easy Peasy and I was all set for a fun craft day.
Since glitter is pretty much banned in our house (husband absolutely hates it) and I wasn’t super thrilled with the look of sequins, I decided to use colored sand. I have so many huge bottles still left over from Abby’s Alice in Wonderland birthday party a few years ago (no worries, that post is coming soon!) that I had my choice of any color.
I decided on Pink and White.
And although I have a bag full of new mini funnels (again, party leftover), I have absolutely no idea where those are!
Just like pretty much everything…
Oddly enough, I JUST saw them the other day…
goodness knows where I put them…
oh well, a small measuring cup thing from one of my diffusers was a perfect substitute.
Let the fun begin!
okay… when I first started, I was doing slightly organized disorganized layers.
And it was still way too organized and “neat” for me…
so I poured half the sand back into the cup, mixing it all up and then I covered the top of the jar with my hand and shook it up.
I poured the rest back in and repeated my little shaking experiment…
And I love the results, all blended together to create a pretty mixture.
I made a mess
of course I did
it would not be me and one of my craft projects if there wasn’t a mess
A little twine and I have a super cute little sand filled heart jar
(the bow just wasn’t working for me so I simply tied it again).
This is definitely a great crafts for kids, you can find little glass or plastic jars in bulk and we ordered all the large jars of sand from Oriental Trading Post. With a few parent volunteers, this would even be a fun class project, the kids would all have a cute little jar to take home and/or give to their Valentine.