Paper Project 2: Heart Cutout Jars
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!
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.
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.