diy project: valentine’s day DIY video from tiger in a jar

Nothing makes my heart go pitter-patter quite like an adorable handmade valentine . . . that moves! Matt and Julie are the husband-and-wife team behind the creative studio Tiger in a Jar. This “Valentine’s Day Cakes” DIY video is just one of several amazing film projects they’ve completed recently, and if you’re looking for some inspiring creativity to brighten your day, you should definitely check out all the Tiger in a Jar movies here.

Matt and Julie specialize in party planning, film making, and hunting down awesome vintage. I also like to think of them as being arbiters of wit, fun and good taste in general. The craft and quality of their films is top notch to be sure, but it’s the clever, original narratives that keep me watching over and over. They never fail to make me smile, and that’s exactly what I want from a Valentine’s project. Thanks for sharing, Matt + Julie! — Kate

  1. Anni says:

    I love love love this. They’re so talented!

  2. Pistachio says:

    That is so darn cute!!

  3. Trix says:

    Adorable and inspirational, loved it!

  4. Completely and utterly amazed at this happy video! Tiger in a Jar is full of talent!

  5. Jan says:

    Too cute. Thanks for the fun!
    I would love to learn how to do this stop action animation. You are inspiring me to check out the Vimeo film school.

    Best wishes,

  6. diyTRIX says:

    That was the perfect bit of whimsy for this dreary day! Thanks for sharing the goodness. Design*Sponge continues to rock.

  7. love love love ! such an amazing work, incredible talent, and the music just perfect…………:-)

  8. xan says:

    makes for a happy groundhog day indeed!

  9. Ez says:

    How wonderful! This just made my cold snowed-in morning, cheery and bright! xo Ez

  10. Erin says:

    So cool- Julie, you and your hubby are so talented!

  11. LindseyBee says:

    I’ve seen a lot of creative things, but this is by far the coolest one ever! It all flows together so creatively… I want one!

  12. katie evans! says:

    this animation is so so sweet.

  13. Freutcake says:

    GREAT post thanks for sharing this creative video! Now I just need to go bake a cake and get that song out of my head! :)

  14. catalina says:

    If that doesn’t brighten up your day, then I don’t know what else will! Tastefully done, and I love the song!!! :)

  15. heather says:

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! <3 Creative, inspiring and just plain FUN!
    I also am inspired to learn stop animation video.

  16. Stacy says:

    I love their wedding videos as well! Where was this type of creativity when I tied the knot?!

  17. Bernie says:

    Oh my…this was over the top cute!

  18. georgia says:

    …I’m off to bake cupcakes right now. x

  19. Renée says:

    Aw this is tooo cute!! Love it!

  20. Jill says:

    Wow, I am really blown away by this! And their other videos as well. Thanks for introducing me to such a talented couple!

  21. Jodi says:

    I love everything about this video — SO CUTE! Thank you for sharing it with us. I love the music, the balloons!, and the project itself — WONDERFUL!

  22. Melissa B says:

    LOVE!!! So creative and inspiring! Talk about having talent.

  23. Angel says:

    This is so cool and these are so beautiful!

  24. What a super cute video!

  25. So totally cute! Thank you for sharing this, and the husband-wife business team behind it. Love that!


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