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7 DIY Love Jar Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Making your own gifts for Valentine’s Day is a sweet gesture that your loved ones are sure to appreciate -- especially if that gift is a customized love jar. Creating a handmade gift jar decorated just for them or filled with all the things they love is a sweet and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for anyone. 

The best part about making love jars for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts is that they are fun and easy to make. For your Valentine’s Day crafting inspiration, take a look at our favorite handmade love jars. 

S’Mores in a Jar

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If a s’more is the surefire way to their heart, create a custom s’more love jar for Valentine’s Day. Fill a mason jar with all the usual fixings: graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows, then create a custom tag and wrap it in a pretty burlap ribbon. The real gift is the precious time you will spend together making your ooey-gooey and oh-so-yummy s’mores together. 

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Cookie Mix in a Jar

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If someone you love is far away and misses your cookies almost as much as they miss you, cookie mix in a jar is the perfect long distance gift and love jar idea for Valentine’s Day. You can fill a large mason jar with your signature recipe or follow the instructions at And if that loved one happens to live under your same roof, their eyes will surely light up at the promise of a batch of fresh-baked cookies coming their way. 

Valentine’s Day Glitter Jars

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For that super-sparkly person in your life who’s all about glitter, this DIY love jar idea is perfect. It’s also an inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift you can make with your kids. Just coat the inside of a mason jar with mod podge, add glitter and confetti, then decorate your jar with gift tags, ribbons, and heart embellishments. Warning, you will get glitter everywhere, but it will be worth it to see their smile. Get the tutorial at

Love Birds Mason Jar

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This is a very sweet Valentine’s Day love jar you can make to give away or keep for yourself to decorate your home. All you need are some simple supplies from the craft store and a hot glue gun, and you will be on your way to creating this thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. Learn more about how to make this at

Mini Mason Jar Candles

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If you want to give something sweet to someone who isn’t into sweets, a homemade candle is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift to make. And don’t worry, making candles is really easy to do, thanks to the help of your microwave. You can make them in their favorite scents (like chocolate!) and dress them up in a cute tag, ribbons, and other festive decorations. Get all the instructions to make your own DIY candle love jars at

Valentine’s Day Painted Mason Jars

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If you’re looking to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer with your friends, co-workers, or just around your house, Valentine’s Day painted mason jars will do just that. With the help of chalk paint, washi tape, and some sandpaper, you can create these beautiful Valentine’s Day love jars with a charming distressed look. Then you’re free to fill them with gorgeous flowers, sweet candies, or whatever your heart desires. Get all the details at


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There is nothing sweeter than sharing what is in your heart with the ones you love on Valentine’s Day through personalized notes. KindNotes is a jar filled with 31 notes you choose, or write yourself, tucked into miniature decorative envelopes, and arranged in a keepsake glass jar. Giving such a special Valentine’s Day gift is sure to warm their heart and brighten their day -- or month -- as they read your touching notes one a day, all at once, or anytime they need a smile. Shop KindNotes collection of best selling Valentine’s Day gifts, the perfect love jar gift for anyone you love. 

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