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The Sweetest Valentine’s Gift Jar with Cricut + other Candy Jar Ideas

What’s one of the first things that comes to mind when you think Valentine’s Day? The sweet chocolate and candy treats, of course!

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Gift Jar with Cricut

The mix of hot pink vinyl lettering and silver chocolate kisses pretty much sum up Valentine’s Day! Although I’m not much for elaborate Valentine’s Day gifts, I do like to give sweet treats to my daughter and her cousins. Last year, I made these pink glittering painted clay pots to hold some candies.

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And who doesn’t love simple mason jar crafts? Using the downloadable hand-lettered SVG cut file, it’s easy to prepare these candy jars for your loved ones. There’s a set of three phrases to choose from: Be Mine, Valentine’s Day and Sweetheart. Use one or all to make your sweet candy jars this Valentine’s Day.

But mason jars aren’t only great for sweets at Valentine’s, they can be used to make votive candle holders as well! I’ll be sharing that Cricut Valentine’s project with you soon.

More Candy Jar Ideas

For the sweet tooth in your life, check out these adorable DIY candy jar ideas for holidays throughout the year:

Materials Needed for this Valentine’s Candy Jar:

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supplies needed to make a valentines candy jar

Video Tutorial:

How to Make a Valentine’s Candy Jar with Cricut:

Upload Valentines Phrases SVG File into Design Space and then click on “Ungroup”. Click here to learn how to upload a SVG file into Cricut Design Space.

uploading SVG file to design space

Click and drag over each of the phrases separately. With phrase highlighted, click on “Group” and then “Attach”. Repeat for all phrases.

reformatting phrase in design space

Adjust “Happy Valentine’s” and “Sweet Heart” phrases size to 2.75″ high and the “Be Mine” phrase size to 2.25” high on the Design Space canvas.

resizing phrase in design space
resizing phrases in design space

Select “Make It” in Design Space.

preparing mat for cutting with Cricut

Set material type to Premium Vinyl. Follow prompts for loading mat into Maker and cutting the premium vinyl. When cut is complete, unload mat from the Maker.

Applying the Vinyl to the Mason Jar

Thoroughly wash jars with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using.

Remove the Premium Vinyl from the mat.

removng vinyl from standard grip mat

Cut around each phrase with a pair of scissors.

cutting around vinyl

Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut phrases and discard.

using weeder to remove excess vinyl

Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the phrase.

cutting transfer tape

Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape over top of the vinyl phrase. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.

Next, peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the phrase adhered to the transfer tape.
Position the phrase with the transfer tape on to the smooth side of a jar and press in place. You can place the lettering straight across or at an angle.

placing phrase on mason jar

Press the vinyl phrase down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the glass jar.
Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl phrase on the jar.

peeling transfer tape

As an added option, you can cut circles from the same colored premium vinyl to cover the jar lid. Simply select the Shapes icon in the Design Space canvas and adjust size to 2” or other size to fit your mason jar lid.

covering mason jar lid with vinyl circles

To finish, tie or glue a piece of ribbon around the jar lid. Fill the jar with sweet treats such as Hershey’s Kisses chocolates.

valentine candy jar

By the way, no one said you can’t make one for yourself;) Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!

Looking for more Valentine’s craft ideas?

Here are a few you can try:

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Gift Jar with Cricut

Jane and Sonja
Using the downloadable hand-lettered SVG cut file, learn how easy it is to prepare these candy jars for your loved ones.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Valentine’s Phrases SVG File
  • Cricut Maker with Fine Point Blade
  • Standard grip mat
  • Cricut Premium Vinyl Removable (Pink from Vibrant Value Pack)
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Mason Jars 16oz with lid
  • Scissors
  • Cricut Weeder
  • Ribbon ¼” wide
  • Silver Hershey Kisses candy or other candy of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Upload Valentines Phrases SVG File into Design Space and then click on “Ungroup”.
  • Click and drag over each of the phrases separately. With phrase highlighted, click on “Group” and then “Attach”. Repeat for all phrases.
  • Set material type to Premium Vinyl. Follow prompts for loading mat into Maker and cutting the premium vinyl.
  • Remove the Premium Vinyl from the mat and cut around each phrase.
  • Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut phrases and discard.
  • Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape over top of the vinyl phrase. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.
  • Next, peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the phrase adhered to the transfer tape.
  • Position the phrase with the transfer tape on to the smooth side of a jar and press in place.
  • Press the vinyl phrase down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the glass jar.
  • Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl phrase on the jar.
  • To finish, tie or glue a piece of ribbon around the jar lid and fill the jar with sweet treats.
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