- Age Guideline: 12 Years and Up
- Time Required: 45 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Materials Needed to Make an Embossed Heart Jar:
- Baby Food Jar (You can actually use any sized jar you like)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Red Paint
- Paint Brush
Instructions:Start out by making sure your baby food jar is clean and dry. Plug in the hot glue gun. When it is hot, use it to draw a heart out of hot glue onto the side of the jar. Don't worry if you don't get it right on the first try. It took me several tries to finally get a heart that wasn't too shaky and lopsided! If you do not like the way your heart looks, simply wait until the hot glue has completely cooked, and then peel it off the jar. It should come off easily and in one piece.
Once you get the heart design looking how you like it, let it cool completely and then start painting it. I chose red paint but feel free to use any color you like. Cover the baby food jar and hot glue design with two or three coats of paint until it is all completely covered. Let the paint dry.
Your embossed heart jar is now ready to use. While this jar would make a perfect gift for someone you love or a unique Valentine's Day gift, you can draw any shape on the side of the jar. For St. Patrick's Day, draw a shamrock or draw a fancy egg for Easter. It might be fun to draw a snowflake or two using hot glue and then paint the jar white, or you could draw out a pine tree shape for Christmas and paint it green. If you want to personalize a jar, write an initial or a even a full name on it. Use your imagination and have fun with this project!