One of my projects for Valentine’s this year was this recycled jar for my mantle.
I saw the idea here, but did mine a bit differently because I didn’t have any liquid starch.
Supplies: I started off with a clean spaghetti sauce jar, one sheet each of red and white tissue paper leftover from gifts (hoarding craft supplies comes in handy sometimes!), mod podge, a foam brush, and a sheet of wax paper to protect my table.
Directions: I watered down a tiny bit of mod podge in a bowl (about one part mod podge to two or three parts water – and you don’t need much). I also cut the white tissue paper into rectangles roughly 2-4 inches on each side. To get a base white coat on the jar, put some tissue paper on the jar then painted a light coat of the mod podge mixture over it with the foam brush. Keep doing this until the entire jar is covered in a couple layers of white tissue paper. Then cut out hearts from the red tissue paper in a variety of sizes, and add them on the same way. I let the whole jar dry on top of wax paper (switching between right-side up and upside down every now and then to keep it from sticking to the wax paper) for a few hours, and then stuck a tealight inside!
See more information on the rest of my Valentine’s mantle and links to tutorials for a couple of the other projects here!