Valentines is one of my very favorite times to do crafts like this Love Potion Necklace.
I love all the pink, red, and white hearts. I can also glitter to my hearts content all month long and while it’s not great for my hardwood floors, it makes me happy. Now I haven’t spent a lot of time so far this year on Valentine’s crafts. You may be relieved because last year I spent like 45 days on them and threw up pink and purple on you for two months straight. This year I have been more focused on mardi gras and some fun jar crafts, but I can’t let the season pass without a FEW Valentines heading your way and to kick off the season, I wanted to share a love potion idea. Truthfully I have been sitting on the best way to accomplish a “love potion” for a few weeks.
There is nothing sexy, cute, or even a little bit romantic about handing someone a huge jar of vinegar and a huge jar of baking soda, so I was pleased today when I found these MINI bottles that were totally perfect.
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Before you get started, be sure to pick up a few sets of Mini Jars. These are hit or miss finding them in the store, so if you order them on amazon you can get them and start your project easily! I had to hop to a few stores to find them and that was annoying. Here are a few inexpensive ones that are perfect for this craft!
You can create a love potion necklace to pass to a best friend, spouse, girlfriend, or even a child! Make a set that needs each other to “explode.” GIve one and keep one OR gift both to a friend, either way, this is a fun DIY that is sure to leave an impression without much expense.
To make your love potion necklace set you will need the following
- Empty Minature Cork Bottles in two sizes (you can buy them with the necklace chain in a pack of 8 at Micheals for $14 too)
- Baking Soda
- Red food dye (optional)
- Large Heart Glitter
How to make a love potion
To create your love potion, take your first jar (I used a larger stubby jar for this) and add in baking soda about half way.
Then I added a chunky heart glitter I liked. Glitter is optional but it looks pretty. You don’t want to stuff too much glitter because the vinegar has to hit the baking soda for the affect. In your second jar (which I used another shape), I added vinegar and then dyed it red to be more Valentines.
You can also dye it pink OR leave it without any dye at all (I’ll show you what that looks like too below).
Once your jars are ready, connect the cork tops to the necklace and then insert into each bottle tightly.
Now it’s ready to be gifted…or used to create some love potion.
(vinegar in the tall bottle with one drop of red dye)
Ready to use your love potion?
Simply uncork your red bottle and pour it into your white/glitter bottle….instant reaction, just like love. And instantly, your heart bubbles over!
This is what it looks like without dye and just plain vinegar.
Other Jar Crafts:
- Mardi Gras Calming Jar
- Constellation Jar
- Snow Globe Mason Jar Lids
- Light up Fairy Jars
- Universe Glow Jar
- Kitchen Spice Jars
- Galaxy In a Jar