Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Kisses from Daddy" Jars

Awhile ago while surfing Pintrest for crafty ideas, I cam across these things called "kisses from daddy" jars. With my husband due to deploy in a few days, I've been looking for a type of countdown for the kids. I thought this one sounded cute. So off I went to Walmart to find little jars. They had cheap plastic ones for $1.97 but of course only had 1 and well, I needed 3. So I walked a little further down the isle to the glass ones. I ended up getting these cute little ones for $2.97. I had already been brainstorming on how I was going to decorate them. I thought stickers would be cute but then my friend Apryl suggested puffy paint. I thought that was a good idea, so I went in search of some. Walmart has cute little ones for .97 cents so I got a few different colors. Now I just needed to find some Hersey kisses. I was kicking myself for not stocking up on them when Valentines day was over and I could of gotten them for super cheap. Oh well, Easter candy is out and the cute pastel colors will work. I bought 4 days. I need ALOT of Hersey kisses b/c my husband will be gone a long time. Just a FYI when I got home and counted the kisses per bag (b/c they are bagged based on weight not numbers) they were only 69 kisses per bag, priced at $2.88. Crazy.

After getting home, I began my craft. Let me remind you that I am not a crafty person. I wish I was b/c I have lot of ideas. So I tried my best and I must say they turned out great. Our plan is to fill up the jars every month. At the end of the month we will celebrate 1 more month being down until Daddy gets home. Every night before bed, they'll get a kiss from daddy and we'll tell him we love him. This deployment is the first for my 2 youngest and the 2nd for my oldest. But she was a baby last time he left so this will be new for all of us. I just hope time flies!!

1 comment:

Apryl said...

I love this idea ;)