How to make a Love Jar

Do you make a homemade, handmade Valentines gifts?

I suppose I have lived on a  budget for so long it is second nature for me to think about handmade gifts now.When it comes to Valentines I nearly always do.  Making my own gifts  really can save me a small fortune, plus it saves me having to raid the joint accounts and having my hubby ask what I have been buying!

I like to surprise him.

This year I wanted to convey to him what he meant to me but I wanted to do it in a fun way.It’s so fun where inspiration comes from.  A few weeks ago I bought some fridge magnet letters that looked like they had been cut from a newspaper. I adored them and decided to use the concept as a base for my gift.

I gatherd together all I would need …. newspapers, catalogues, PVA glue, red card, a thrifted glass jar and some scissors (I think my jar cost 50p!)

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I started by finding and cutting out words that made me think of my OH, words like superhero and leading man  ( I know how soppy !!) Then, I simply glued them onto randomly cut pieces of card. I didnt have exact sizes,it was all a bit rough and rustic as I think this adds to the appeal (and it is FAR less time consuming!)

For the top I just cut a piece of red card after drawing round the lid and stuck it on.

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And that’s it…a very simple Love Jar, completely unique and created with love.

I am delighted with this little Love Jar and hopefully my OH will be too as he pulls out the little cards filled with words of love. I want him to know what he means to me. That is what I think Valentines is all about after all, not expensive gifts but simply conveying love.

What are your plans for Valentines day? have you been making gifts?

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8 Comments

  1. February 10, 2015 / 12:53

    That is SUCH a sweet idea! I find it so hard to be original every year and this is a brilliant option. Good inspiration! x
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