They were inspired by these Double Tiered Hurricanes I saw in Pottery Barn:
They were really fun and simple to make, too! Here's what I did:
First, I picked up these two sizes of glass vases from The Dollar Tree. (If you're not super-crafty, you could stop right here, fill the bottoms with something decorative & the tops with candles and stack 'em!)
Next, using some painter's tape, I taped-off a rough rectangle on the taller vases and pained inside each one with 3 coats of black craft paint. On the smaller vases, I painted rough polka-dots within polka-dots using red, pink & white craft paint.
When the black paint dried, I removed the tape and painted these cute pink frames around the rectangles. I then outlined each frame in red and added white polka-dots. Finally, I painted the letters L-O-V-E on the "blackboards," and they were done!
I'm trying to decide now what to do with them. I was thinking of filling the bottoms with sweetheart candies and putting some flame-less candles in the tops. What would you do?
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Set of 4 Valentines Two-Tier Apothecary Jars (Vases $8, Paint/Tape - on hand)
Total Fake-It Cost: $8.00
Compare to these Double Tiered Glass Hurricanes from Pottery Barn ($39.00 each)
Total Fake-It Savings: $148.00
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