How to make a Love Jar

Today – 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.

How to make a love jar

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!)

how to make a love jar

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… how to make a 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.


More thrifty Valentines ideas

You might also like my post on Thrifty Valentine’s day Gift Ideas. You can find more ideas in my posts Valentines on a budget  homemade ideas for valentines day



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




  1. February 10, 2015 / 09:46

    What a lovely idea Becky. xxx

  2. February 10, 2015 / 12:25

    Ah the cuteness Becky! Sounds like you are very lucky to have each other.

  3. 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

  4. February 10, 2015 / 13:31

    This is so sweet and something the kids would love to get involved with making I am sure.

  5. Mammasaurus
    February 10, 2015 / 19:01

    Oh you love muffin! I’m married to the valentines grinch sadly !

  6. February 10, 2015 / 20:01

    i thnk this is a great idea and somethign I might copy for Mothers Day, I think my mum might be more appreciative than dh! lol Mich x

  7. February 10, 2015 / 20:07

    A beautiful idea with so much love in it can’t fail to please x

  8. Penny A Residence
    February 12, 2015 / 08:06

    So lovely! Have a great Valentines 🙂

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