Paper Project 2: Heart Cutout Jars

Paper Project 2: Heart Cutout Jars

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I don’t know about you, but I love seeing expensive décor in stores and going home to make it. I saw these super cute jars while out shopping a few weeks ago and knew it would be easy to make. They were just made with brown craft paper, but I knew they would be perfect for my book project!

I started out by cutting out a few pages from a tattered book. I measured them around the outside of the jars I was using to make sure I had enough. I used two different sizes of Classico jars. The big one once held pasta sauce and the smaller ones pizza sauce. I NEVER throw out jars. You can upcycle them for so many things. I even ask my friends to save them for me. I’m not a hoarder, I swear!

Heart Cutout Jars - cheerfuldreamer.com

After I had my pages cut out, I trimmed the height down to the appropriate size. I drew some free hand hearts on two of the three pages for each jar and cut them out with scissors.

Heart Cutout Jars - cheerfuldreamer.com

All that was left once the hearts were cut out was gluing them inside the jars. I only put glue on the edges because I didn’t know how it would look once it was up against the glass. It was more difficult to work with inside the jars than I anticipated. I think that is because I just used a bit too much glue.

The last two steps were the easiest. Wrap a good bit of twine around the top of the jar. I found this twine in the dollar bins at Target. Those bins get me every time! So many cute things for such a bargain. After that, just dump in a few tea lights. I used battery operated LED lights. Because the paper is on the inside, it would not be a good idea to have an open flame in there.

Heart Cutout Jars - cheerfuldreamer.com

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