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 Pewter Egg Charm with a Heart

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pewter-heart-keychainIf you are looking for an Easter gift that is just a little different for your beloved, why not get a pewter Easter egg, with a tiny pewter heart inside? Unusual yes, but pewter is such a good quality, enduring material and here it’s designed as a little keychain locket, so it is something that he or she can have with them every single day to remind them of you!

Emily Rosenfeld designs intricate little pewter charms and keychains that she says are made with joy. The heart is to remind you of what is precious in life. As well as the heart egg keychain there is an angel one with a feather inside to remind you of everyday miracles. The egg measures just 3/4 inch.

The Heart Egg Locket Keychain is available  from Amazon where it costs $29.99, or buy directly from Emily Rosenfeld.

Delicate Murano Glass Bead with Hearts Pattern

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blue glass heart beadIf you are looking for a love token that’s just a little bit different, why not go for an exquisite glass bead to add to a charm bracelet or necklace? This bead is made from Murano glass with a simple wreath of blue and green hearts and is lined with a solid sterling silver tube for strength and longevity.

Quite small and delicate, it measures 7mm across and 14 mm high with a 4.5mm hole at the core. This heart bead is great value at $6.97 discounted from $24.99 on Amazon. Beads Hunter Jewelry Blue Wreath of Hearts Love Lasts Forever Murano Glass Bead with Solid Sterling Silver Tube .925 Stamped Wjqgb021

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.

Fairtrade Heart Bracelet of Recycled Paper Beads

Heart bracelet from recycled paper beadsSuch a pretty bracelet with its colorful beads and wire heart detail, that it hardly needs the added incentive that it’s also about as eco-friendly as it gets.

The beads are hand-made from recycled paper sealed with non-toxic lacquer, the wire is re-purposed, and the whole thing is made in a Fairtrade project by women in Kenya and Uganda. Beyond that for each bracelet purchased a donation goes to a Children’s Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. The ultimate in feel-good green living!

It would make a great little Christmas gift, perfect as a stocking stuffer or buy it for yourself. I’m tempted!

Buy directly from Acacia Creations for $14.50.

or if you prefer buying through Amazon, the same Recycled Paper Multi-Colored Heart Bead Bracelet is available there for $23.99.

Eco-Friendly PInk Heart Musical Jewelry Box

Recycled fiber heart musical jewelry boxWhat do you give a pink princess for her birthday if you are yourself a green goddess?

Most of the pink paraphernalia on sale these days is not very eco-friendly: pink plastic, sparkly plastic, all non-bio-degradable and destined for the landfill. But if her heart yearns for a musical jewelry box, pink of course, here is a reasonably eco-friendly solution.

This gloriously tacky heart-shaped musical box is made from recycled fibers and features the Eco Snoopers – cartoon characters that I haven’t yet come across, but who apparently go on environmentally friendly adventures. Now there’s a good message for the kindergarten gang to engage with.

So it’s pink, it’s kitsch, but it’s a heart, it plays music and she’s bound to love it!

Eco Snoopers / Heart-shaped Musical Jewelry Box, Pink costs $14.99 from PECO on 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.

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

Chunky Bright Rainbow Heart Pendant

Rainbow heart pendantMy inner teenager fell in love with this at first sight – a glitzy, bright, rainbow, chunky, in your face heart! I’ve always been a sucker for rainbows as well as hearts.

It’s hand-made in glittery resin and hangs from a 18” ball chain. The heart itself measures 1.5 x 2 inches, so is big enough to make an impression.

If your Valentine prefers bright and garish, tongue in cheek dash, over demure and tasteful elegance, this would be a great gift. Or buy it for yourself to cheer up those dull winter days.I’m sorely tempted.

Heart pendant costs $23 from Kim Ripley on Etsy

Pretty Blown Glass Heart Beads

blown glass heart shaped beadsPretty, hand-made, affordable and individual, these blown glass beads are full of possibilities: as little Valentine’s gifts for kids, craft materials to make your own heart jewelry, Valentine’s party favors , the list is as long as your imagination!

The heart beads measure 16mm or 2/3 inch across and come in packs of 5. With the feel of Venetian glass their rich swirls of colour and gold are perfect for making inexpensive gifts that don’t look cheap!

If you are giving them to your kids to give out at school, just make sure that their friends know they are glass beads not candy! Perhaps it would be a good idea to string each one onto red ribbon or gold thread to make little pendants and avoid confusion!

16mm Red with Gold Foil Small Heart Blown Glass Beadspacket of 5 beads costs $3.99 from Goody Beads through Amazon

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