Valentine Countdown Jar: A Great Way to Say I Love You

Don’t limit your Valentine celebration to just one day. Make a Valentine countdown jar and celebrate the holiday all month long. It’s a great way to let your loved ones know you care.

Tracy Tischner from Scrapbook Central shows us how to make the Valentine Countdown Jar.

Valentines Countdown Instructions

Supplies Needed:

Small Paint Pail

-American Crafts Valentines paper & coordinating cardstock

-American Crafts Valentines Rub-ons & Chipboard Embellishments

-Coordinating Ribbon (approx. ½ yard of 10-12 different kinds)

-14 – 2×2 Chipboard Squares,

-25 – 2×2 Pattern paper squares

-Miscellaneous valentines candy

-Numbers for each day (1-14) either stickers, or cutouts


Cut 2 strips of 2.5×8 cardstock, and 2 strips of 2×8 valentines paper, glue the patterned paper to the cardstock and wrap both pieces around center of pail so it is completely covered.

Using the American Crafts rub-ons, rub on miscellaneous words around the top of the pail, Cut your ribbon into 6″ pieces and tie around handle

Lid – cut a 3.25″ circle with color cardstock and a 3″ circle with pattern paper, glue cardstock to center of lid and then glue pattern paper to cardstock

Inside of Bucket

Cut 14 – 2×2 pieces of chipboard, cover each piece with coordinating paper on both sides, using your numbers stick to one side of each square (1-14), embellish with either ribbon, rub-ons, or chipboard shapes.

Using the quotes supplied (or you can write your own little notes), type into a 2×2 square and print on coordinating cardstock. Cut each quote into a 2×2 square and randomly adhere to the back of chipboard squares. With the other squares that don’t have a quote adhere them to treats.

Stack numbered squares from the bottom up (14-1) Using the remaining chipboard embellishments, loop the ribbon through them

Valentine Quotes

“When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.”

The best thing about me is you.

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice but falling in love with you I had no control over.

To the world you are one person, but to one person you are the world

A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.

~Author Unknown

I’ve fallen in love many times… always with you.
~Author Unknown

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
~Eva Gabor

Thanks for letting me…stick my freezing cold feet under your warm legs

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