I found a Dollar Tree sugar jar in the cupboard and couldn’t resist turning it into a cute little Valentine Doll that you can fill with Necco Sweethearts candy. I was most happy that I could finally use one of the paper straws I got at a local restaurant. The last time I was there with out of town visitors I asked everyone at the table to give me their straws! LOL
The sugar jar and the diamond wrap came from Dollar Tree, I got the face image from Googling “free child’s face clip art” (this is for personal use only, but you can click on the image and get the face for yourself) and last, my fabulous paper straw. I could have purchased a candlestick holder at Dollar Tree, but I already had a garage sale silver toned candlestick.
HINT: concerning free images, I NEVER download. I right click on the image until the screen pops up the option to SAVE this picture.
After cutting out the face on cardstock I glued it at a jaunty angle with a small piece of straw. Squirt some hot glue in the center of the lid and stick the straw in it, holding it until the glue is cooled and set.
Use diamond wrap to decorate the shoulders of the sugar jar. I had a plastic ring that fit the lid of the jar and I covered the edge of the ring with velvet ribbon and finished it with a purple ribbon rose.
I used hot glue to attach the paper straw arms to the sides.
The finishing touch was to attach magazine font letters spelling out the sentiment: “Love you more.”
The final touch was to add a black and white polka dot bow to the doll face. We are almost to Valentine’s Day and this little doll is fast to make + inexpensive too.