GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – With Valentine’s Day this week, we’re helping you put together a last-minute DIY gift.
This date night jar is a simple, creative and low-cost way to show your loved ones how much your care.
Here’s what you’ll need:
– a mason jar
– popsicle sticks
– acrylic paint and a brush
– a chalkboard label and chalk
– decorative twine
To start, clean your mason jar with rubbing alcohol, then wash with water.
Once it’s dry, paint a thin layer of acrylic paint.
We chose to use an opaque gold and kept it at two layers.
While that’s drying, start writing your date idea on popsicle sticks.
The idea is that once a week, you pick a date from the jar for you and your sweetie. If you do it weekly, you’ll need at least 52 popsicle sticks.
Some dates are free, some are low cost, and others require a lot of planning. Here are some ideas:
Wine and Cheese night
Make your own pizza
Game night with friends
Dinner at favorite restaurant (her)
Dinner at favorite restaurant (him)
Couple’s spa day
Visit the library
Volunteer at local non-profit
Donate items to local food bank
When you’re done, write on your chalkboard label and attach to the jar. Then, tie a little bow with the twine and add your dates to the jar.