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Valentines Day Jar

Updated on February 5, 2016

Simple Yet Beautiful Handcrafted Gift - A Valentines Day Jar

A Valentines Day Jar can be the perfect handcrafted gift. It's easy to put together and beautiful to look at. Traditional chocolate with a handmade card completes the gift.

This is a gift you can give to just about anyone. You can give it to a spouse, a boyfriend or girlfriend, a parent, a teacher, a friend or a child. The colors are so bright and cheery that they bring love and warmth.

You can also use different colors for different holidays. Red and green for Christmas. Orange and black for Halloween. You get the idea.

Begin By Gathering Your Supplies

You should get all of your supplies ready before you begin. It will make the project easier to put together because you won't have to stop to find the things you need, they'll all be right there where you need them.

What you need

  • Mason Jar
  • Valentines Day Candy. I used the Valentines M&M's and Hershey's Kisses.
  • 1/2" wide Heart Ribbon
  • Valentines Day Fabric
  • Red, white and pink construction paper
  • Some type of string or ribbon

The Mason Jar

Find a jar first.  It only needs to be a regular basic jar with a screw on lid.
Find a jar first. It only needs to be a regular basic jar with a screw on lid.

A simple yet beautiful jar

It's just a plain Mason jar right now but soon it will be transformed into a gorgeous gift! Make sure it's clean and clear. Don't forget, the bigger the jar is, the more candy you will need to fill it up.

You could probably use the wide mouth jars for this project but I like the look of the old fashioned mason jar. There's also a jar with a handle that would look neat too.

Valentines Day Candy

Colorful Candies!  I love all the different colors.  They are so bright and beautiful.
Colorful Candies! I love all the different colors. They are so bright and beautiful.

Make Sure to Buy Enough Candy

For this project, I bought 2 bags of Valentines Day M&M's and 1 bag of Hershey's Kisses. Then I separated all the different colors. Make sure that you buy enough so that you don't have to stop in the middle of your project to get more. They're so pretty laying there all together.

Start Filling Up the Jar

Add your layers.  Make sure that you try all the colors and pick the best combinations.
Add your layers. Make sure that you try all the colors and pick the best combinations.

I Didn't Use the Red Kisses

Since there were more red M&M's than the any other color, I added those first and filled up the bottom of the jar. Then I added the pink Kisses, white M&M's, and light pink M&M's next. The last two that I added were the silver Kisses and then the dark pink M&M's. I didn't use the red Kisses.

Here's What It Looked Like Filled Up

The jar is full!
The jar is full!

Embellish It

By the time I finished adding all the candy, it was already beautiful but there's still more to add to the jar to make this the gift that they'll never forget!

Cut the Fabric

Make sure the fabric is freshly pressed.  Don't leave it creased like this one is.
Make sure the fabric is freshly pressed. Don't leave it creased like this one is.

Add the Fabric

Cut the pretty fabric into a circle about 6" across. Make the edges look a little jagged to give it some character. Iron the fabric if it needs it! Iron it so that it doesn't have any creases, folds, or wrinkles. Put the flat lid on the jar and put the fabric over it. Then screw the ring on over the fabric.

Put the Ribbon On

Make a really cute card to go with it!
Make a really cute card to go with it!

Tie it up

Glue the ribbon around the edge of the lid. Next cut your construction paper into heart shapes and glue them together to make a little card. You could also buy a card but that would defeat the purpose of making a homemade gift! It's easy and only takes a few minutes so take the time and make the card to go with the jar!

Finish It Up - Add the Finishing Touches

The Finished Product
The Finished Product

Find a Cute Sayng

Put a cute saying onto the hearts. Punch a hole and attach it to the jar using some kind of string. I used pink straw string. My card says "Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you!" I thought it was appropriate since it was a jar full of candy!

This is a super simple, yet beautiful gift for the love of your life!

The Mason Jar Cookie Cookbook (Marson Jar Cookbook)
The Mason Jar Cookie Cookbook (Marson Jar Cookbook)

I love these Mason jar gifts! You can customize them for all different occasions. My favorites are the cookie and candy jars. They're so fun and yummy!

One time, I received a Mason jar with the ingredients to make brownies. They were delicious and so easy to make. I really appreciated that gift.

 

Have you ever received a Mason jar gift?

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      mcstacy 4 years ago

      Very good idea. Thanks for writing this lens.

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      chocochipchip 4 years ago

      You deserved that purple star. What a nice and informative lens!

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      makorip lm 4 years ago

      A jar of ideas. Congratulations on your Purple Star! (Can I say jealous.)

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      @Kapalbility: Awww that's so sweet!!!

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      seosmm 4 years ago

      What a great idea :) Blessed!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Glad I stopped by, this is a lovely Valentine's Day lens.

      I love the Valentines in a Jar. - Blessed! :)

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      Kapalbility 4 years ago

      Hey Jen! This lens popped into my mind while shopping for chocolates for my girlfriend for Valentines day. I decided to make one using different varieties of her favorite chocolate -- Kisses. She loved it so much! She even took a photo of it and bragged it out on Facebook. Thanks for the wonderful gift idea, and... blessed for helping an angel score some Valentines day points.

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      chickie99 4 years ago

      fab idea! thanks for sharing!

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      exotickitten731 4 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day, and It's a Lovely Lens btw :) I Enjoyed the reading such a creative Valentines gift idea.

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day ... congratulations on LOTD!

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      MollyPendragon 4 years ago

      So quick and easy I should have thought of it. But I didn't - so I am glad you did! I am passing these out today.

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      itorikul 4 years ago

      @Loretta L: How to give the perfect gift for valentines day?

      ans: Have a look: http://tinyurl.com/bxkuetj

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      Random thoughts2 4 years ago

      Creativity at its best ...

      Squidlike your lens ... have a nice day

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I was looking for a lovely Valentine lens which wasn't saying Buy Buy Buy! So many people think you need to spend loads of money. You know it's all about loving thought, so here's a Cupid's Kiss like for you.

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      bhimtalresort 4 years ago

      Wow ! So Sweet, I loved it ! Please shared with us ! Beautiful !

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      bhimtalresort 4 years ago

      Wow ! So Sweet, I loved it ! Please shared with us ! Beautiful !

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      DougAllen 4 years ago

      Nice. I would like one of these :)

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      AlwaysOnABudget 4 years ago

      Brilliant Ideas! I put down a few valentine's day gifts of my own, I'll be sure to add yours to my list next year. Here's my lens: https://hubpages.com/holidays/making-valentines-da...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the great ideas. Wonderful lens.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      congratulations on LOTD and a purple star! I can certainly see why. What a simply marvelous valentines candy idea. So pretty, love your candy choices. Very nice.

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      Trudy 4 years ago

      Soooooo Fabulous!

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      @mtg724: Thanks!

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      @rattie lm: You could make some for all the holidays!

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      @olmpal: Thanks!

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: Thanks for stopping by!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very cute. I wouldn't mind making a few of those for friends.

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      Very practical and simple to do. And yet the result is so awesome! Thank you for a great idea.

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      pochi123 4 years ago

      looks so cute & yummy

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      mrknowitall54321 4 years ago

      What a fantastic idea for a valentines day gift, so simple yet amazingly thoughtful.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Blessed by Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I like this candy jar. Sweet and fun for valentine's day.

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      Carol 4 years ago from Arkansas

      I love the simplicity of this lens. My grandchildren would love this. Could even use a smaller jar for kids so they wouldn't get so much candy!

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      SMSEveryone 4 years ago

      I have already use this Idea I have other good unique personlized Idea using M&M and other ways Unique Valentine Gifts

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      seosubrata 4 years ago

      hi friend ,your idea is very nice of recent time. thanks you .

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      seosubrata 4 years ago

      hi friend ,your idea is very nice of recent time. thanks you .

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      Susan300 4 years ago

      Excellent photos! Very clear, and looks like fun to make and to receive. ** Angel Blessed!! ** :)

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Love this idea! It can be adapted for any holiday or occasion.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      I love the perfect beauty and simplicity in this gift.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      This is such a great idea and something the whole family can make together. I can think of several holidays your idea could be used for just by changing the colors of the candies. Liked!

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      sheenamaccy 4 years ago

      Sweet candies... childhood memories

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      missmary1960 4 years ago

      Congrats on a sweet LOTD!

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      A lovely lens! Congratulations on LOTD!

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      entertainmentev 4 years ago

      This is such a cute idea - thank you for sharing!

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      masunyoananda 4 years ago

      Awesome lens...Blessed...:)

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      Kay 4 years ago

      I love this idea and plan on making one. Thank you!!! Blessed!

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      sybil watson 4 years ago

      Congratulations on your LOTD! I love that you took all your fabulous pictures yourself - so much more personal. I look forward to reading more of your lenses!

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Congratulations on making Lens of the Day, and for getting the Purple Star for this wonderful lens. You certainly deserve this honor for such a beautiful lens. ~Blessed~

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What a wonderful gift idea - so simple but a head-turner, too. Congratulations on your very sweet Lens of the Day!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Sorry *Fantastic* lol

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Vantastic lens!!! Thanks for sharing!

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      FB-Explorer 4 years ago

      I think I'll make one of these for my wife. She LOVES Hershey's kisses and M&Ms.

      Thanks for a great idea!

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      I love this little gift! It's so cute and easy to make. Great gift idea for anyone! Congratulations on LotD! Happy Valentine's Day!

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      NuttSoRuff 4 years ago

      How cute! Great idea. I really like the homemade gifts!

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      daniela12 4 years ago

      How amazing will be this gift? I would surely make a jar for my best friend this Valentine's. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a wonderful gift. Could be done for any occasion!

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      soaringsis 4 years ago

      I just love it. Congratulations on your LOTD. How sweet.

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      iMANDY 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Beautiful, just beautiful!

      Congrats on LOTD, you are very deserving of it!! :)

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      Jeanette 4 years ago from Australia

      How beautiful! You could vary the colours for almost any celebration.

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      karMALZEKE 4 years ago

      Very NICE!

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      ladyyummy 4 years ago

      This is so simple & perfect! I'm going to be using a pickle jar instead xD but I'm sure it will turn out great too. hehe.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      Nice and to the point. Congrats on LOTD. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013. Hugs

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      June Campbell 4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      This lens is wonderful. What a beautiful, simple and creative gift to make.

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      This is sweet and cute. Love the idea. Great lens! Congrats on LOTD. Thanks for sharing. Angel blessed

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      A-Marie 4 years ago

      Cute and easy; a winning combination.

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      NickOct 4 years ago

      Brilliant Idea, Great Lens.

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      TommysTips 4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD - your Valentine's day present looks fab - plus you get to eat the leftovers!!

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      jennben 4 years ago

      Can I keep it for myself? :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really like your lens!! Thanks for sharing.

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      kimbesa 4 years ago from USA

      Congratulations...that's a very cute idea! Sweet that you got LOTD, also. Well done!

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      Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Cute candy gift idea, I'll have to try making it for my Valentine. Blessings**

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      What a great simple and personal gift, thanks for sharing and congratulations on LOTD!

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      ksktika 4 years ago

      it's a great idea, thanks :)

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      asiliveandbreathe 4 years ago

      A great idea - simple yet effective.

      And it could easily be adapted for other special events.

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      dawnsnewbeginning 4 years ago

      super quick and cute!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great idea. Congrats on LOTD.

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      lewisgirl 4 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! Great idea!

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      What a yummy Valentine's Day treat and it looks so easy to make!

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      LilyBird 4 years ago

      Great idea! Thank you!

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      PamelaPamela 4 years ago

      This is cute1 THANKS!

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      Congratulations on LOTD. Definitely a fun project a younger child could do.

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      Jenepher 4 years ago

      So Cute... Love the idea !! So colorful!!

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      louc99com 4 years ago

      congratulation for LOTD. Very well done tutorial to make a special valentine gift.

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      siskiyoucowgirl 4 years ago

      What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it. It looks so easy to make and pretty. Congratulations on getting LOTD! Happy Valentines Day!

      ~blessed by a Squid-Angel~

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      This is a really fun and sweet Valentine's Day gift. I hope someone gives me one of these this Valentine's Day. Nicely presented. Thanks!

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      spritequeen lm 4 years ago

      Oooh! This is great! My kids will LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

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      Heather Burns 4 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      love it! congrats on LOTD!

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      fugeecat lm 4 years ago

      Ohhh, the jar is so pretty!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      Easy yet so delicious! An idea that's great for kids too. Way to go with LotD!

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      nicey 4 years ago

      The candys are tempting! A pretty lens. Well done.

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      PiccadillyPunkin 4 years ago

      Very cute...inspires me to do something creative with Valentines approaching.

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      CrystalNici LM 4 years ago

      I just love the visualization of this article, the colors are fantastic. Don't get me wrong the article is scrumptious itself as well but the lovely colors with the cute background, very nice indeed!

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      KyraB 4 years ago

      What a Sweet, Cute, and fun idea! Congratulations on the well-deserved lens of the day and Thanks so much for sharing! Blessed :)

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      Delia 4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Very creative and easy idea...makes a darling gift for a special day.

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      squid-pinkchic18 4 years ago

      So cute! What a neat idea, this is very creative!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great idea! Very pleasing to the eye :)

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Daneece LM 4 years ago

      What a cute idea! I've seen a lot of mason jar ideas as Christmas presents, but never thought to use it for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      What an awesome idea! This looks like it would be so much fun to do! Congratulations on TLOD!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very cute idea. Congratulations on LOTD