How to Upcycle Glass Jars for Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes

Craft Lovely Valentine’s Gifts: Upcycle Glass Jars with Washi Tape, Ribbon, and Tags to create DIY Fun, Heartfelt Gift Boxes!

Wrapping meaningful and thoughtful gifts can be easy and inexpensive when we use creativity and things we already have. I love upcycling so I’m always looking for ways in which I can use things that otherwise would be thrown away.

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Mini Jam Jars Valentine’s Day Gift Box

Valentine’s day is getting closer. Time is flying by so fast. Can you believe it??? At home, we use this jam that comes in mini jars because it’s practical each of us can have the one we prefer and we don’t have to stick with only a couple of flavors until each jar one over.

The thing is that we throw away so many I thought that those little jars could make a cute Valentine’s Day gift box for any small detail such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.

This craft took me about 30 minutes once I had the labels ready. I made 3 gift boxes and took photos so let’s say that it should take maybe 20 minutes LOL.

How to Upcycle Glass Jars for Valentine’s Day Gifts

I love how they turned out. Super cute and will last longer than regular cardstock boxes.

Supplies:

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun and glue stick.
  • Cutting Machine (Silhouette Cameo or Cricut machine) – This is completely optional. If you don’t have one, you can print and cut the tags with scissors.
image supplies

Instructions:

1. Firstly, make sure that the jars are completely clean and dry.

2. Apply one strip of washi tape to the jar. I place it at the bottom of the jar.

view a little jar with washi tape

3. Then since most washi tapes are kind of wide, cut it in half lengthwise and wrap the edges of the lid – I did this because I didn’t want the the pattern and the expiring date to be visible.

view of piece of red washi tape
view of top jar with washi tape

4. With hot glue, apply a strip of ribbon around the jar just below the lid place.

view of jar with washi tape and ribbon

5. Make a cute ribbon bow and glue it to the jar over the ribbon where both ends meet.

view of jar with washi tape and ribbon bow

6. We are almost done.

view of jar assembled

7. I made this cute 4U tag that you can snag. You will find some printable labels for the lid and a printable and cut file of the tag.

8. The tag can be made with your preferred cutting machine. Send it to cut in your desired size and glue both pieces together one on top of the other like shown below

view of  4U tag made in paper

9. If you don’t have a silhouette, you can print the printable version, cut it with scissors, or just put any tag you love there using a gold/silver {or any color} yarn.

view of the tags with golden yarn

 10. Place the tag around the ribbon so the tag is right next to the bow. 

view of Mini Jam Jars Valentine’s Day gift box almost ready

11. Print and cut the cute round labels at the lid’s diameter and glue it to the top of the lid with hot glue.

view of a ring on cotton to insert the Mini Jam Jars Valentine’s Day gift box

12. Then place some cotton inside the jars and put your special gift there.

13.  That’s it!

I had decided to give some cute earrings to my daughter, mom, and a friend, so I made 3 of these cute gift boxes.

view of 3 Mini Jam Jars Valentine’s Day gift box

 A cute, inexpensive and full of love little detail for the loved one.

Crafting Tips

  • If you are gifting a jewelry piece, infuse a drop of essential oil inside the jar lid for a subtle, delightful fragrance when the recipient opens it.
  • Consider writing a secret message on the inside of the jar lid. It’s a sweet surprise when discovered.
  • You can use heart-shaped sprinkles or tiny candies as edible confetti inside the jar for an added treat.
  • It’s also super fun to fill the jar with love notes or reasons why you love the recipient for an ongoing, heartwarming surprise.
general view Mini Jam Jars Valentine’s Day gift box
top general view Mini Jam Jars Valentine’s Day gift box

What do you think??? Do you like upcycling things like this to make wonderful gifts???

What do you think??? Like it??? Want to make one???

Hope you like this quick and fun craft for Valentine’s Day! This super cute and easy paper heart garland is so much fun to make with kiddos too!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use regular glass jars for this project?

Absolutely! Depending on the size and nature of your gift, you can use other types of jars. Mini jam jars just add a cute touch when you have small gifts like bracelets, earrings, etc.

Is this project suitable for beginners?

Yes indeed, it’s beginner-friendly! It’s all about creativity and having lots of fun.

Where can I find free printable tags for this project?

You can download these lovely tag templates you see in the project for free. And you can also easily find really cute ones online.

Can I personalize these gift boxes for different occasions?

Absolutely! Get creative with different themes and colors for various celebrations. From Christmas to Halloween, Easter to St. Patrick’s Day. Imagination is the limit.

Do I need any special crafting skills for this project?

No special skills are required. It’s all about adding your personal touch and having fun.

More Valentine’s Day Projects to try

If you enjoyed these cute Upcycled Jam Jars Gift Boxes tutorial, you might also love these other Valentine’s Day Projects I got for you:

Don’t forget to download your cutting file and let me know in the comments your thoughts!  

✂️ Tutorial

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How to Upcycle Glass Jars for Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes

Camila Rojas
Craft Lovely Valentine’s Gifts: Upcycle Glass Jars with Washi Tape, Ribbon, and Tags to create DIY Fun, Heartfelt Gift Boxes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Crafting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Category DIY & Craft
Topic Easy Crafts, Gifts, Upcycling, Valentine’s Day
Pieces 3 Pieces

Tools

  • scissors
  • Cutting Machine (Silhouette Cameo or Cricut machine) This is completely optional. If you don’t have one, you can print and cut the tags with scissors.

Supplies
  

  • Mini Jam Jars.
  • Ribbon
  • Gold/silver thread
  • Washi tape {or similar}
  • Labels and tags
  • Hot glue gun
  • Regular glue
  • Cotton balls

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, make sure that the jars are completely clean and dry.
  • Apply one strip of washi tape to the jar. I place it at the bottom of the jar.
  • Then since most washi tapes are kind of wide, cut it in half lengthwise and wrap the edges of the lid – I did this because I didn’t want the the pattern and the expiring date to be visible.
  • With hot glue, apply a strip of ribbon around the jar just below the lid place.
  • Make a cute ribbon bow and glue it to the jar over the ribbon where both ends meet.
  • We are almost done.
  • I made this cute 4U tag that you can snag. You will find some printable labels for the lid and a printable and cut file of the tag.
  • The tag can be made with your preferred cutting machine. Send it to cut in your desired size and glue both pieces together one on top of the other like shown below
  • If you don’t have a silhouette, you can print the printable version, cut it with scissors, or just put any tag you love there using a gold/silver {or any color} yarn.
  • Place the tag around the ribbon so the tag is right next to the bow.
  • Print and cut the cute round labels at the lid’s diameter and glue it to the top of the lid with hot glue.
  • Then place some cotton inside the jars and put your special gift there.
  • That’s it!
Keyword How to Upcycle Glass Jars, Upcycle Glass Jars, Upcycled jam jars, Upcycled Jars, Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes

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13 Comments

  1. Pingback: 54 Mason Jar Valentine Gifts and Crafts - DIY Joy
  2. These are adorable –my daughter has been wanting to make a washi tape craft, so I’ll keep this in mind. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my gosh, so cute; I love the little ribbon! Pinning, and I featured this today on my blog!

  4. aww these are adoable and would make great little gift containers year round! I want some :) Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  5. How adorable are these?! Awesome DIY project :)

    I’m Coming over from the V-Day SITS linky party :) Have a lovely rest of your day!