DIY: Candy Heart Jars

Heart Jars 1 DIY: Candy Heart Jars

I’d be lying if I said I just brought out the candy hearts today. I actually tried to get them three weeks ago and the lady at the grocery store looked at me like I was speaking to her in Cantonese. I guess I was a little hasty in my quest to start celebrating Valentine’s Day. I don’t even like candy hearts, in fact, I actually think they are pretty tasteless. But I do love having little bowls of them around the house. They are so bright and cheerful and who doesn’t like seeing sweet little messages on a rough Monday Morning?

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I was listening to Pandora while unpacking my groceries one day when the song, “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri came on. I started thinking about the set of random mason jars I got from the thrift store last year. I usually use them as vases but thought they would look cute filled with pastel candy hearts. Since my husband or I don’t eat the candy anyway, I added a few dowels with X’s and O’s glued to the ends. It was by far the easiest way to bring some Valentines cheer to the kitchen.

Heart Jars 3 DIY: Candy Heart Jars

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  1. Cute Sarah! xo Kristin
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  2. So sweet. I know my daughter would love that. Love Mason jars too – use it for lemonade in the Summer. xx
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    • Mason jars sure do make great drink containers, don’t they? MMMmm it’s nice and warm here in California today and now you’ve got me craving fresh squeezed lemonade!

  3. What an adorable idea! And you’d think V-day candy would be out in January… that lady must not have her screws in tight enough ;) This is just precious though… great job!

  4. That is just too cute! I love your comment about the lady at the grocery store. LOL! I mean Michaels had Valentine stuff out around Thanksgiving. :)
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    • Hi Megan! Seriously! I was going to buy the candy at Michaels but the one near me only had the tiny boxes and I was looking to buy a few big bags. That’s what I get for ditching my beloved Michaels!

  5. These are so cute! and your pictures are beautiful!
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  6. I just love your style SO much! :) Biggest fan right here!!!
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  7. Oh my cuteness!!! love this! I hope you stop by to link-


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