Glass Heart Bottle For Creative Favors

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glass heart jarThis cute little heart-shaped glass bottle could be used for so many things. Fill it with jelly beans for kids’ Valentine’s Day favors; glass beads and jewellery thread for a fun birthday gift; or use it to hold flowers at every place at a wedding reception. It’s only small, measuring 3.25 inches, so the cuteness factor probably outweighs the usefulness, but cute generally wins out for wedding and party favors anyway.

At only $2.25 each the heart glass bottles are very affordable and a great boost to creative ideas for all sorts of gifts. I’m thinking of using them for little Christmas jars of preserves, lemon curd or marmalade, once I’ve worked out a way of sealing them properly.

Heart Shaped Glass Jar Favor Bottle with Cork 3.25″, 1-pack is available from Amazon. Delivery costs more than the bottle itself, so it makes sense to order a whole bunch, or make it part of another order.

A Flower Meadow in a Heart of Glass

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glass heart paperweight with flowersA beautiful field of flowers encased in solid glass, this exquisite paperweight is made by renowned Canadian glass artist, Robert Held. If you’re looking for something pretty and long-lasting to give your loved one on Valentine’s Day, perhaps this would appeal.

The heart paperweight measures 3 inches across and 2.5 inches high and is a quality example of the glass blowers art.

Glass Meadow Heart Paperweight Lg
costs $65 from Robert Held via Amazon.

Colourful Hand Blown Glass Heart Earrings

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glass heart earringsThe rich vibrant colours of these gorgeous glass earrings are irresistible to me. So they wouldn’t suit a pastel person, but anyone who wears bright colours, or black with the odd accent of colour will love them. They are individually hand-made and hand-blown so each pair is slightly different.

Sterling silver earring hooks mean that though they are not expensive they remain very good quality. A lovely romantic gift for Valentine’s Day, or any other time of year for that matter. The earrings measure 1.6 inches in length and weigh just 4.1 g, (about 1/8 oz).

Sterling Silver Hand Blown Multi Color Heart Shape Glass Dangle Long Earrings 1.6” are excellent value, discounted from $40 to $9.99 at Amazon and come in a black velvet pouch.

Purple Glass Heart Ornament For Christmas

glass heart ornamentGlass Christmas tree ornaments are a rare find these days. They are the stuff of nostalgic old-fashioned Christmas, from our grandmothers’ trees. They had probably all been broken before our childhoods, so fragile are they. But there’s no reason why we can’t aspire to those beautifully decorated trees of old with real glass ornaments and candles in holders… as long as we don’t have toddlers, cats or crazy dogs to knock Christmas trees over!

This gorgeous purple glass heart ornament is by Kitras who make a range of exquisite glass balls and hearts in all sorts of colors. Not cheap at $22 each but they are the kind of thing that you can give as a gift or collect over the years until you have a treeful by the time you have your own grandchildren!

Kitras 3-Inch Heart Shaped Glass Ornament, Purple available from Amazon costs $16.22 down from $22.

Hand-made Millefiori Glass Heart Paperweight

millefiori-glass-heart-paperweightThere’s something eternal yet ephemeral about a glass heart paperweight – it can last unchanged forever or be shattered in an instant – the perfect symbolic love gift for Valentine’s Day!

This is a particularly pretty one with its millefiori detail and rich meadow colours. Bettter order it soon so it can be delivered in time if you plan it as a romantic gift!

Murano Design Mouth Blown Rainbow Heart Millefiori Art Glass Paperweight PW-1103 costs $38.50 from Tripact via Amazon.

 

Sparkly Recycled Glass Heart Pins

Recycled Glass Heart PinFor the eco-warrior who still loves a dash of glitz, these heart pins made from recycled glass and pottery would make a great little gift.

Artist Nicole Whitney of Paloma Pottery collects broken glass and re-purposes it into a wonderful range of jewellery and household items. The glass almost has the look of a crystal geode with its multifaceted reflection of light.

Perfect as a stocking stuffer or  a lovely romantic gift, the heart pins come in various colours from amethyst to forest green and measure 1” by 1”. I love the extra green touch of a selection of packaging options, from zero waste, through biodegradable low-impact packaging, up to gift wrap.

Each recycled glass heart pin costs $14.50 directly from Paloma Pottery.

Vintage Glass Heart Beads

Japanese glass heart beadsThere is something about these vintage glass heart beads that you just don’t get from brand new ones however beautiful. They have a soft presence, a patina that speaks a little of their history.

They are Japanese in white glass with dots of colour and a metal loop to make them into pendants.

The glass heart beads cost $4 for two from The Sample Room on Etsy.

Venetian Glass Heart Earrings

Venetian Glass Heart EarringsToo rich and gorgeous to resist – these Venetian glass heart earrings just have to go with soft velvets, rich brocades, silks and satins… or just with a little black dress in sophisticated style.

They are hand-made with Venetian glass heart beads that have gold foil at the core and colored glass patterns in the next layer, set off by red Swarovski crystals and gold wire – jewels fit for  a princess.

As each heart bead is hand-made no two are the same. Each bead measures 13mm / ½ inch across and the earrings are light and comfortable to wear.

Heart Earrings cost $ 19.50 from Helen’s Adornments on Etsy

Blown Glass Heart Shaped Bird Baths

Blown glass heart shaped birdbathsThis has to a totally unexpected gift for the romantic heart lover: a heart shaped birdbath hand-made in richly colored blown glass!

While it’s not exactly the sort of romantic keepsake to slip across the table at a candlelit dinner (at 10” by 9” of solid glass, it is a sizeable package), it will certainly make an impression! It comes with a pole to mount it on in the garden and would look stunning lit up in the sunlight with water rippling in it.

Each bird bath is hand made by a team of three at Island Art Glass on Whidbey Island Washington and comes in Cobalt Blue Citron green or Red. The blown glass heart birdbath costs $59.99 and is available through Made in Washington.

Delicate Jade Swirl Blown Glass Heart

Blown Glass Heart in Jade MosaicI usually go for bright, rich colors, but there’s something about this blown glass heart ornament that captivates with its delicate swirl of ethereal shades. Elegant and mysterious with a mermaid quality.

It is hand-made in Seattle, Washington, by local artisans and as an extra point of interest all the Glass Eye Studio ornaments contain ash from the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens.

For Valentines Day they are offering a free blue velvet box with every heart ornament. Hand Blown glass heart ornament costs $24.99 from Glass Eye Studios through Made in Washington.

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