Easy Heart Art Activity: Valentine’s Day Jar Full O’ Love

Are you looking for super cool heart crafts to do with your kiddos? Or maybe you want to make one for your significant other. A Valentine’s Day Jar Full O’ Love is the perfect Valentine’s Day craft to DIY for fun or as a gift!

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Completed Jar Full O' Love

My son (almost 11) and grandma (84) joined me for this Valentine’s Day activity, and we had SO much fun making them! And they make super cool decorations.

Here’s what you’ll need to do, step by step. There are easy to print directions with supply list further down on the page.

1. Gather Your Supplies

Supplies Needed For Valentine's Day Jar Of Hearts Craft

For this craft, we used some of the leftover supplies from the Valentine’s Day Sensory Jar craft. So you might want to do both!

Here’s an easy list of clickable Amazon links you can use if you just want to order everything that I used online:

There are blue acryclic hearts pictured above, but none of us ended up using them for this Valentine’s Day activity.

2. Fill Up The Jars

Next, we filled the jars with the cut shells, pearls, dried flowers and pink hearts.

Filling Up 3 Jars Full Of Love

My son was lagging behind because he took a break to play his Nintendo Switch (which keeps him occupied for way more hours than I care to admit!), but it allows me to get actual work done without too much interruption.

If you choose to use pearls or acrylic hearts or other things in your jar that you want to be seen, a good idea is to either super glue them to the walls of the jar with a small dab of glue, or to just be careful to place them near the walls where they will be seen more easily. We did the latter.

We carefully layered shells on the bottom, and then the dried flowers. We carefully placed acrylic hearts and pink and white pearls, then added more dried flowers to top it all off.

You don’t want your jars to look too empty, but they don’t have to be filled all the way to the top as you can also add paper hearts. You do want it to be sturdy enough for the long wooden dowel to stand up with relative ease.

3. Glue On The Big Hearts (Optional)

Applying Glue Strip To Cut Out Hearts & Wooden Dowel

These big hearts cut outs are super cute and so full of personality! They come with a glue strip that is perfect for applying to the hearts and attaching the long dowel. We chose to apply a heart to each side.

If you choose to do the same, be sure to line them up neatly!

Gluing Big Hearts To Long Wooden Dowel

4. Add Small Hearts With Sayings

If you chose to do step 3, then you may want to add smaller hearts on smaller wooden dowels! You can use a stencil and the pastel cardstock to cut these out. Write loving sayings on these smaller hearts, and use glue to attach them to the small wooden dowel.

If you chose to skip step #3, then you can do the smaller heart cut outs with sayings and just fill the rest of your jar with them. Then you can just pluck out a heart or two to read the beautiful sayings (or the person you gift this Jar Full O’ Love to can!).

Valentine's Day Jar Full O' Love With Big Heart Cutout On Dowell And Smaller Hearts In Jar

If you got the glass jar with the wooden stopper, then you can close your jar.

5. Add A Ribbon & Voila!

Add a pink ribbon around the neck of your jar for the finishing touch! And now your Jar Full O’ Love is officially complete!

Wasn’t that a super fun (and dare I say, STUNNING!!!) project? What will you do with yours? Will you keep it or give it away as a gift? Use it as a centerpiece? Put it on your desk at work? I’d love to know!

Here are easy, printable instructions and material list of what you’ll need to complete this project!

Completed Jar Full O' Love

Valentine's Day Jar Full O' Love

Yield: 4 Jars
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 2 minutes

A Valentine's Day Jar Full O' Love is the perfect heart art project for children and adults alike! These make awesome decorations, gifts, and are so much fun your family will have an awesome time making them!

Materials

  • Glass or plastic ivy bowl (one per person)
  • Decorative shells
  • Pink acrylic hearts
  • Floating pearls
  • Dried flowers
  • Big heart cutouts
  • Wooden round dowels (long)
  • Wooden round dowels (short)
  • Pastel cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Clear glue
  • Pink ribbon

Tools

  • Heart stencils/cutouts
  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Fill up your jars. Layer with cut shells, dried flowers, pink hearts and simulated pearls. You can use other things to decorate your jar as your heart desires.
    2. Glue a big heart to a long dowell. You can create the heart yourself or buy cut outs online. We chose to glue a big heart to both sides of the stick. You can glue to one side and write notes on the other side, etc.
    3. Glue smaller hearts with nice, loving sayings written on to smaller wooden dowels, or fill top of bowl with smaller heart cut outs with messages. You can even do this step and skip step #2 and the long dowell altogether!
    4. Add a ribbon around the neck of the jar and tie a nice bow.
    5. If you chose to skip the hearts on sticks, and your jar came with a wooden stopper, you can close it up.

Notes

Be mindful of putting things that might be difficult to see but that you want to be seen near the walls of the jar.

Final Thoughts

Making these Valentine’s Day Jars Full O’ Love was SO. MUCH. FUN! Everyone who has seen them thus far has been absolutely in love.

We love them so much that we are thinking of making these as gifts for my son’s teachers this year. We really think they’ll make the perfect teacher gifts with some custom messages on the hearts!

This is definitely a heart art project to do again! It was my pleasure to share it with you, and I hope you and your children will have tons of fun making your own! I’d love to see what you create, tag me on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest!

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