I’ve shared my obsession with Sharpie dot projects with you and my obsession continues with today’s Easy Valentine’s Day gift. Ever since I learned how to use a Sharpie marker on glass last year, my family jokes that if they sit still too long, I might try a Sharpie dot project on them. It’s just that it’s so easy to do and I’m always looking for cute ways to share gifts with my family and friends.
You may already have the supplies you need in your home. You can make this Sharpie dot heart jar in about 5 – 10 minutes. This project is easy enough for children to make and nice enough that you can be proud to give it as a gift.
How to Use a Sharpie Marker on Glass Supplies
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Glass or Ceramic Jar (you can use a recycled glass jar)
You can use one color of marker, but for a more festive Valentine’s look, I chose to use a red and a purpley-pink marker. Simply position your vinyl shape on your glass surface. Take time to smooth out the edges and make sure the edges are well adhered to the surface.
Then it’s time for the fun part. Simply dot around the vinyl heart. It’s easiest to dot around the edge of the heart and then work your way out from the heart. Concentrate your dots closely together at the edge of the vinyl to make a more crisp outline of the heart when you remove the vinyl.
On this project I made the dots less concentrated as they move farther from the heart. You can make the concentration more consistent, if you prefer. Just remember that you can always add more dots, but you can’t take them off once you’ve added them. Start lightly with the dotting and then go back and add more if you want. You can dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol to remove a smudge if you need to.
I filled the jar with red candy and added a ribbon. This is a gift for a dear friend of mine. I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to give your close friends a small gift and an easy Valentine’s Day gift is something I can actually do.
As the candy is eaten, the heart slowly shows up. The empty decorated jar is perfect for organizing items around the house. You could store cotton balls or cotton swabs in it. You could use this jar in the office to store office supplies. It could be used in the kitchen to hold cup cake liners or other small kitchen items. You could use it on your dresser to hold jewelry or hair bands. Of course, it could be used to hold candy year round.
Now that you know how to use a Sharpie marker on glass, you could use a recycled glass jar to make your own Sharpie dot jar today. Who will you give an easy Valentine’s Day gift to? A friend? A teacher? A coworker? Your sister or brother? The options are endless. And once you start making Sharpie dot crafts, you’ll be addicted like I am, so you’ll be looking for people to give gifts to. Luckily, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to give a small gift to show your appreciation to someone.
My friend Andrea at Homemade for Elle is sharing her recipe for a homemade Chocolate Facial Scrub that would make a great Valentine’s Day gift in my Sharpie decorated glass jar.
Corinne at Wondermom Wannabe makes it fun and easy to give Valentine’s gifts this year with this adorable Printable Valentine Coupon Book. She shares this preprinted version and another version with blanks so that you can fill in your own gift ideas.