Mason Jar Valentine’s Day Treat Jar

Here we are the 3rd Sunday of the month and that means it’s time for another Mason Jar Monday! I couldn’t resist dressing up a mason jar with an inexpensive buffalo check cozy and adding some sweets to it! Perfect for gift giving at Christmas-time or Valentine’s Day.Buffalo Check Mason Jar Cozy from cupcakesandcrinoline.comFor my share this month I went with something a bit more masculine than what you would usually associate with this frilly chocolate-y lace-y holiday but I have all sons, so…well, I think masculine most of the time!Buffalo check and plain gray fleece throwsBefore Christmas I was at Target and saw a really cute red and black Buffalo check throw.  I bought two (they were only $3.00 each) and used one of them over Christmas as a table runner.   I have plans for cutting them up to use as pillows but since I had more than enough fabric I decided to use some to make a Mason Jar Cozy.  Buffalo Check mason jar cozy with blanket stitchingI cut enough of the fabric to go around my mason jar with an overlap.  I used black thread to add a blanket stitch around the strip.  I then added a big dark red button to the back, made a button hole.Buffalo Check mason jar cozy with blanket stitchingI also did a heart shaped cutout in the front that I also blanket stitched.Valentine's Day mason jar filled with kisses - Buffalo check cozy with red pom poms - cupcakesandcrinoline.comI cut another heart from a primarily red check and stitched that to some plain gray flannel for the lid of the mason jar.

Valentine's Day mason jar cozy in buffalo check - cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Buffalo check mason jar cozy - Valentine's Day Mason Jar - with red pom-poms and flannel heart cut outs - cupcakesandcrinoline.comI filled my mason jar with Hershey kisses and added some pom poms.Clover pom-pom maker The pom-poms were so easy to make! I tried making them on my own with a piece of cardboard and a fork (too much Pinterest!) but found the best, fastest and easiest way to make them was with a Clover pom-pom maker.  Clover pom-pom maker

The pom-pom maker is so easy to use (watch a YouTube video if the instructions seem a little fuzzy – that’s what I ended up doing) and I started making pom-poms for everything.  Also, I found that I liked the look a big, bulky yarn gives better than other yarns and my favorite so far is Bernat Wool-up Bulky and that’s what I used for these pom-poms.

Buffalo Check Mason Jar Cozy - plaid and flannel Valentine's Day Mason Jar - perfect for the men in your life at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Do you have any men or flannel lovers who would like this? Thanks so much for stopping by! xo Mary Beth

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