Glitter Jar D.I.Y.

00-vdayDIYHi friends! Today our lovely contributer, Amanda, is sharing how to make these insanely cute glittery jars for Valentine's Day… or just any ole' day! 

00-vdayDIYsupplies01-vdayDIY1. Paint various designs on the inside of the jar with the glue. I chose to paint large hearts, stripes, and a solid gold for my three jars. Polka dots would also be cute!02-vdayDIY012. Pour a bit of glitter into the jar to coat where you've painted on the glue, then tap the jar upside down onto a piece of paper a few times to remove the excess.03-vdayDIY013. If you're using various colors of glitter on one jar, do one color at a time and allow the glue to dry thoroughly before you start another color. This keeps the colors from mixing!

04-vdayDIY4. After you've finished the designs and the glue has dried, coat the entire inside of the jar with a thick layer of glue and allow to dry for at least 24 hours. This forms a "seal" over the glitter and keeps it from flaking off.05-vdayDIY5. Fill the jars with your favorite Valentine's treats! Note: Kind of obvious, but even though the glitter won't flake off I'd still recommend only using treats that are individually packaged. 

Thanks so much, Amanda! This D.I.Y. is so cute. I want to make a polka dot and stripe version. xo, elsie 

  • This is a very usefull idea!! I really like it. I am from Argentina and i love your blog. You are super creative!!! Kisses

  • I love this project! One question, How is the name of the long red candy?

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  • I’m making this for my Valentine’s day dinner with my boyfriend! 😀 So perfect for a centerpiece!

    http://first-dessert.blogspot.com/

  • I did this and blogged it here too!

    http://blytheponytailparades.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/02/glitter-jar-diy.html

    Great idea 🙂

  • So cute! I love this idea, and now have something to do with the extra jars laying around my apartment.

  • i love glitter and so the jars look absolutely stunning to me. thank you so much for the diy – i definitely wanna try this.

  • So amazing! I can’t pass up a good sparkly valentines decoration. Definitely making these at some point in the next few weeks.

  • What a great idea! My two year old would love helping me with this! Hmmm…might be a good project for her upcoming birthday party too! Thanks for the idea!

  • Elsie! you’re filling up my projects folder. this is another cute how-to. 🙂

  • SO TOTALLY trying this for Valentine’s day. You, my dear, are a genius!

    http://www.ontheadventure.com

  • This is perfect for Vday!!! I was going to make lollipops for my store and this is the perfect display. Thanks!

    xoKylee
    http://2anchor.blogspot.com

  • cute idea! Love the sparkles, just in time for Valentines Day!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

  • This is really cute and clever. It’s small things, attention to detail that can make your house so much nicer!

  • Awwww absolutely adorable! Not sure if my boyfriend will appreciate them as much so I’m going to make these for me 🙂

  • wow, this is a beautiful tutorial. I love the idea of glitter jars.

    -Katie
    www.punkprojects.blogspot.com

  • Very cute and easy idea, but one I would have never thought of! Might have to try this week…

  • oh this is adorable.

    www.herpersona.blogspot.com/
    www.herpersona.blogspot.com/

  • What a simple idea, my little sister wants some for her birthday party

    Thank you for sharing
    xo

  • wow this is lovely and it is also a good idea for valentine’s day!
    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

  • Cute DIY! 🙂 Working with glitters is always fun!!!

    xoxo
    Ida

    http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

  • I love this!Super cute… thanks for sharing 🙂

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.com/

    x

  • Amazing…not sure I can get mod podge in the UK????? Any alternatives out there anyone??? x
    Love this idea soo so much.
    nattie x

  • Adorable!!! Such a good idea!

    xxx
    -S

    http://www.messylittlemonsters.blogspot.com

  • a project that i am seriously bookmarking so i could try a hand at it on the weekend!

  • We have tons of jars here,now I could do something out of them. Thanks for your genius idea! I love the designs you made.

  • This is really cute. I love Valentine’s Day stuff:)

    Ashley
    http://pencilleddaydream.wordpress.com

  • so fun! looks like you and my little one had the same idea: http://mamaforpeace.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-heart-crafts.html

  • great for little girls beads and trinkets too!

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    dannlle@nestenterprises

    http://nestenterprises.typepad.com

  • This is so pretty!! I think it’d work great for makeup brushes and other dainty stuff 🙂

  • Such a wonderful way to add piz-azz to Valentine’s Day! Everybody loves glitter!

    blueroses.typepad.com

  • These are so cute! And so appropriate for valentine’s day 🙂

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

  • Cute love it! They turned out so cute and glitter is wonderful!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

  • Loooove this idea! Without a doubt giving it a go. Thanks so much! xxx

    http://cornishbunting.wordpress.com/

  • So perfect for valentines day! Love them!
    -Miranda
    http://paperthoughtsfabricdreams.blogspot.com

  • They make such cute candies holders for parties! Love this idea!

    Fang Ting
    http://ftashion.blogspot.com

  • glitter!! super cute, i have so many old mason jars left over from my wedding!

    Krystle

    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

  • Such cuteness. I’d love to do this with my daughter. You are sooo creative!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

  • What a cute idea! Lately I like all that sparkles so I’m definitely making one! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

  • Very pretty. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
    A jewelry blog.
    http://www.houseofavandan.blogspot.com

  • very sweet! can’t wait for valentines crafts and treats… 🙂

    Georgia
    http://swonderfulgd.blogspot.com

  • I’ve been obsessed with glitter everything lately… which is not typically my thing, but these days… yes! (have you been reading my mind?)

  • That is incredibly cute! I’ll have to try it!

    Jenn

    passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

  • SO cute! This is such a good idea! I use mason jars all over the house to store various things like my knitting needles & pens…but I might need to fancy them up now!

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