I always love making handmade gifts for Valentine's Day. Ben and I generally don't buy each other proper gifts but we always do something little, like leave cute notes or a silly card for each other. I've also been known to leave sheet music hearts around the house on occasion too. Last year I made some little Valentine's Boxes which we added notes to throughout the year. So this year I thought I'd try something a little bit fun. On a Saturday mornings we always find ourselves trying to decide what kind of weekend adventure to embark on. So I thought I would make a little 'Adventure Jar' filled with fun outings, so when it comes to the weekend we can pick one each and decide what might be fun to try. Kind of like a choose your own adventure book! It was super easy, using only bits and pieces I had around home. Here's all you'll need to make a Valentine's Adventure Jar.
You'll need: A clean jar (mine is a jam jar with a cute red lid, a pen, pencil, glue, scissors, a few pieces of thin stock card, white paper, twine, ribbon and templates of heart shapes (if like me, your freehand hearts don't always work out the best). Optional, a little tissue paper, fabric or a doily to add to the bottom of the jar.
To Make It: Trace around your heart shapes and cut them out (make as many as you like). Use the large shape for the stock card and the small shape for the paper to write on. Stick your hearts together with a little glue and then write down all your fun adventures. Ben loves going to the markets on Saturdays to get spiced coffee, so I made sure to add in a few outings that would make him smile. Then all you have to do is add them to the jar, make it look a little bit fancy with a piece of ribbon and a cute label and you're done!
A super easy and cute Valentine's gift. As I was putting together our little adventure jar, I thought about of how great it would be to make one for choosing what to have for dinner too (something that always takes way too long to decide at our place). And of course you don't just have to make one for your valentine, it would be lovely to make for a friend, sister or with your kids.
I'd love to know what crafty treats you've been whipping up for Valentine's Day.