I wanted to create something special for my sister for her bridal shower a couple weeks ago. I found the idea on Pinterest to create a Date Night Jar with pre-written date night ideas on popsicle sticks. However, most of the examples I came across were in mason jars covered in generic construction paper. I wanted to create something a little more elegant that also acted as a decoration piece.
I picked up a vinegar jar and popsicle sticks from the Dollar Store, wrapped the jar in patterned paper, cut out the letters with my Big Shot machine, and attached a bow. For the popsicle sticks, I painted 3 different colors: white for $0-$5 dates with almost no planning needed, yellow for $10-$50 dates with possibly a little planning needed, and green for $50+ dates that need to be planned ahead of time like going to a concert. After the paint dried, on each of the sticks I wrote a date idea that I thought the couple would enjoy together based on the color of the stick.
I lined the bottom of the jar with some pretty lace I’ve had for awhile to raise the popsicle sticks a little bit and to dress it up. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I hope my sister and her husband-to-be enjoy it. 🙂