Last week I was on a group google hangout with the ladies from Crafty Hangouts where we all shared Valentine gift ideas in mason jars. I decided to go a little different and picked up a cool jar with a wood lid on clearance from Target in the kitchen section. They have a ton of these at all the Targets I have been to in the last few weeks so I am hopeful you can find one too. I got mine for $4.48! Here's the teacher Valentine in a jar:

Teacher Valentine in Mason Jar by Jennifer Priest hydrangeahippo 2 

This is super easy to make and customize for any teacher. We are giving this gift in a  jar to Matthew's teacher so we chose to fill it with items that she would love. We shopped in the Target $1 spot, which is usually filled with adorable and fun office supplies, stickers, and more. Matthew totally loves shopping at Target! He picked out the biggest box of candies he could find from the Valentine shop at the back of the store!

Matt with Box of Chocolates at Target - Jennifer Priest Hydrangeahippo

You can choose items from the special Valentine section in the store too but we focused on the $1 Spot. We chose several sets of fun polka dot pens, some mechanical pencils, some circle labels, chalkboard stickers, some sticky note page markers, a few candies, and a lip balm to include in the jar. To make the jar cute, we threaded a shipping tag onto a strip of ric rac by Decorative Trimmings that we then tied around the jar into a bow. We stuck some American Crafts layered stickers, also in the Target $1 Spot, to the tag to make is Valentine themed. Matthew wrote his name and his teacher's name on the back of the tag. 

Teacher Valentine in Mason Jar by Jennifer Priest hydrangeahippo

I love that the teacher can use this jar for whatever she likes once Valentine's Day has passed. Do you give gifts to your kids' teachers?

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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