About a year ago, I pinned this idea of making a date jar onto Pinterest. It looked cute and affordable but I never got around to making it. I think that's the way it is with a lot of Pinterest ideas. Well this year, I decided that I would make it for Dan for Valentine's Day.
So I picked up my supplies. Popsicle sticks, paint and some ribbon. I had an extra jar at home, as well as some paint brushes.
I finally finished painting them all and took a break while I got the cramp out of my hand. Dan did see me painting them since I couldn't find any time to do it when he wasn't around, but he had no idea what I could possibly be making. I told him it was a going to be a picture frame. :P
The next step of the project was done when he was gone, since it was a little more obvious as to what I was doing now. I had to write down each date on each stick.
The different colours are for different categories.
White = $$$ and planning
Red = Some $$$ but more spontaneous
Pink = At home or cheap
Once all the sticks were ready, I put them in the jar and tied some ribbons and put a tag on it.
The legend for the different colour categories is on the back of the tag but I forgot to take a picture of it. I gave it to Dan like this, but I might take it back and add some cute paper around the jar. I don't like that he can see the dates ahead of time, it's supposed to be a surprise.
So there you have it, my Valentine's Day gift I made for Dan. We haven't used the jar yet but I'm hoping to in the next couple of weeks.