I love Valentines day..always have, always will. Maybe it’s because it’s the day before my birthday, maybe it’s because I love any excuse to get mushy, or maybe elementary school really set me up for success with positive emotions attached to the holiday. How can any child NOT love making their own mailboxes and getting a shitton of candy!?
I may be single this year, meaning I don’t have a strapping young man to shower me with broccoli trees, and vegan chocolates, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still celebrate. If anything, that just means I don’t have to worry about buying gifts or being disappointed by someone that’s not as excited as I am. I kinda sorta like any and all holidays.
This February 14th I’ll be spending my evening with one of my fellow single ladies for a vegan feast and a sappy movie, perfect. I wanted to give her a small gift, because any excuse to craft is a good excuse. I took some extra twine from this craft, some burlap bags I hoarded from Starbucks over the holidays, and bought myself a Mason jar.
What you’ll need for this craft:
- burlap material
- medium Mason jar
- heart cutout (or whatever else you want)
- fabric glue
- something to fill the jar
My date just recently made the switch to a plant based diet, so buying her sugar laden chocolates from the grocery store wasn’t an option. Besides, store bought treats are simply unoriginal, and turn your rump into a semi truck. I’m making her some energy bites, because I am obsessed and lied in my last post when I said I was done talking about them.
Of course I’ll be making her fresh bites, these ones were just for the photos..and for me.
This craft was SO easy, and so much fun. I cut a small circle out of the burlap bag to fit the lid of the jar and glued it to the top of the lid. Then I wrapped some twine around the neck of the jar, and used the glue to connect the end strand to the middle of the wrap. This ensures the end is blended in and unable to be seen. The heart cutout was an up-cycle from a card my younger sister made, and it was the perfect addition! You can find similar items at Michael’s and punch a hole in the corner to stick the twine through it.
I found this adorable heart box at Target for a whopping total of $1.00. Steal.
A gift from me to her. I hope she likes it. 🙂
Q: How are you celebrating Valentines day this year? Single or attached?
51 thoughts on “From Me to Her”
kathy@vodka and soda
these are the most adorable gifts!! and so easy (and healthy) to make 🙂 i dont celebrate Vday – never have!!
OH MY GAWD. please be my valentine. this gift is SO cute and perfect! crafty lady….. and someone may have or may not have sent you a valentine in the mail…… XoXoXo.
I love valentines day and am actually planning a girls brunch on Sunday, valentines themed. I can’t wait! Celebrate with anyone you love — I got Speedy for Friday night but I am actually more excited for the fancy girls brunch :):):) hehe
WEEEEEE I LOVE DAYS OF LOVE! Your brunch sounds wonderful, and I wish I could attend!
Alex @ therunwithin
i do find this holiday a big downer, I have never celebrated a v day with someone but at the same time you have to make the most of what you have. that means hanging out with a fellow single friend and just living it up.
The vegan 8
Ok, that’s it… I’m off to target to buy that basket… So cute!! I love that you still celebrate regardless of being single! I’m super excited about every holiday because having my daughter who is 2 now, gives me any excuse to have extra fun for her sake. I’ll bake her heart shaped cookies and of course get the hubby something 🙂
Target has THE BEST holiday themed baskets/buckets/containers like this always for a mere dolla!! LOVE IT! Any excuse to bake for holidays is a good one!
I’ve decided my blogg-y friends are my Valentine’s this year… Now I just need to figure out what to get everyone!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Super cute! Your friend is going to love it. Happy Valentine’s AND Birthday Week!!!
That is so stinking adorable! She is one lucky friend 🙂 Travis and I are going to a show at my school for Valentine’s day.
This is an awesome little gift! I wish more people had your attitude about Love Day. Some people are just too selfish and self centered…all they can think about is their own loneliness, and they miss what the entire freaking day is about! Its about LOVE, not just love between couples!!
So kudos to you to spending some time with a friend and showing her some love :):)
Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures
What an adorable girly girl VDay date! Happy early birthday gorgeous! So thoughtful! Haha, store bought treats turn your rump into a semi truck! I LOVE THAT! 🙂 Enjoy your Monday lovely face!
Davida @The Healthy Maven
Spending it with my main squeeze who better be cooking for me cause after this bake-off I may just sleep through V-Day!
I love Valentine’s Day too! I’ll be spending the holiday with my fiance, but a girls night with a vegan feast and a sappy movie sounds pretty damn good too! That gift is adorable and in my opinion way better than any store bought treats! Have a great day!
Ashley, Married to the Game
This is such an adorable idea!
I do love Valentine’s Day, mostly because of all the pink and hearts. Because I’m cool like that. Oh and since I’m single my parents always get me a little something something which I’ll never object to;)
Adorable – I love it!
And we share the same birthday on the 15th! We usually make a big deal about celebrating my birthday more so than Vday, but I might buy some candy and a dorky card for my man, because why not?!
Yay for twin birthdays!! I have always LOVED the double day of back to back love!!
I even have a cousin that was born exactly a year after me on the 15th! And the love is always amazing!
Very cute! The twine make it look lovely and rusticy.
I’m in a relationship, and this will be our seventh year of buying the same wine and the same chocolates for the evening! Dan will also pick me up the same bunch of flowers; my favourites… roses and lilies. I’m busy coming up with some ideas for activities we can do at school that are valentine themed this week.
Wishing you an early happy birthday!!! 🙂
Adorable gift! I love that ecard beause in junior high I always broke up with my boyfriend before Valentines Day to avoid the awkward gift exchange hahaha
Kristina at damntenpounds
That ecard is great! You’re such a sweet and considerate friend… way better than any bonehead dude. Your plans sound fantastic and I wouldn’t be surprised if this was your best V-day.
Catherine @ A Two Storey Home
So cute!! She will love it. I have a long term Valentine, and we like to celebrate without going over the top or spending a crazy amount of money! 🙂
This is an awesome craft and SO cute! I love it! I am doing something similar (that I cannot disclose yet for fear of M reading over my shoulder) and I love the burlap idea!
Aww you are SUCH a sweetheart! You’re the best Valentine ever to make your date a DIY gift AND energy bites. SO cute!! I love how your repurposed the Starbucks burlap bags. (And if you ever run out, Walmart actually sells a burlap “ribbon” in the sewing section!) Since I know my guy can’t bake to save his life, I’m still kind of hoping for gourmet dark chocolate truffles from the specialty candy shop downtown… 😉 The owner is the most generous old man I’ve met, and he always gives out free samples, even if all you’ve bought is a single truffle. And everything is so reasonably priced too — I feel spoiled!
But in all actuality, I probably won’t get anything at all on Valentine’s Day… Because we celebrated a week early! My guy has to work that night, so we bought spur-of-the-moment tickets to an NHL game and drove 3 hours each way in the pouring rain to see it. We had so much fun, and our team won too. Best Valentine’s Day of my life so far! 🙂
NOTED on the Walmart burlap..thank you! I sure hope you get those truffles, something tells me you will! I love spur of the moment trips!
You’re welcome! Not every store has it, but I really hope you find it. 🙂
I love that I have someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day with, but I fully intend to celebrate the whole weekend (possibly starting on Thursday) with my girlfriends too. I loved Valentine’s Day in school – it was just another fun holiday to celebrate!
We usually don’t go anywhere to celebrate V-day (because we are 90 years old and don’t go out when it’s crowded) but I think this year I’ll swindle the hubby into lunch since he’s taking me to a dr. appointment anyways. We might even get crazy and have an Austin Powers marathon at home later. Oh how romantic it is to be married ; P
PS: Crafts that involve twine and/or mason jars rock my world. Love it!
This is freaking AWESOME and adorable!!! I have to make it!!! 🙂
I’m with ya on the single lady Valentine’s….the good thing about being single…SAVE CASH FOR MORE CHOCOLATE!! 😀
I think I celebrated V-Day last year with some alter eco chocolate, haha. Your friend is so lucky to get these from you though 🙂
I’ve been with Joshua for 11 years, and can honestly say this holiday has always just been another day. I don’t like flowers (I know what kind of lady am I), I usually forget about them & they die within 2 days. I like chocolate, but would rather have a plate of waffles w/ pb. Wow I just reread what I wrote and boy do I sound like the Grinch. Ha Ha!
Your friend is lucky to have such a sweet Vday though… and to be honest, I would take a jar of those treats. Maybe if I leave this post up & make hints Joshua will read it and try to make me some? Ha Ha Ha Ha DOUBTFUL!
HOT DAMN 11 years!? I had no idea it was that long!! AMAZING! I totally understand your way of celebrating, and I’m honestly shocked I enjoy the day so much!! HA! You can’t go wrong with waffles and PB!
most wonderfully happy valentine’s day gift ever- i wish wish wish i would get this on friday 🙂 and birthday on february 13th? no wonder you’re loving this week – i’m excited for you just thinking about all the celebrations that are about to come your way — take pictures and share the details!
CLOSE! The day AFTER Valentines day..so..the 15th! Pictures to come!
Choc Chip Uru
That is the cutest valentines day gift ever! So so sweet 😀
And 15th Feb birthday? Wow, double the love! Have fun!
Choc Chip Uru
I love your gift!! This year Bren and I will be doing a little date night action on Friday night. His birthday is the following Monday so we will be having 2 date nights in 4 days, unheard of in our world! Should be a good time!
Super cute, and happy early birthday! Being single on Valentine’s is awesome because like you said you don’t need to fret about shopping for the other person, but you can get all the chocolates and candy grams you want from everyone else;)
Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
I love this!! Valentine’s with a best friend, pretty crafting to give away.. now that’s the spirit of Valentine’s Day. You know I love a good craft! I will have to make those energy bites!!! xxx
di @ life of di.
Such a sweet idea 🙂 You’re a great friend! I honestly have no idea what Marty and I will do – I’m sure nothing major.
I absolutely love how thoughtful and crafty you are. You really are such a wonderful friend to have! The jar is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen, and I need to start being more creative. I also love that you LOVE holidays and specific days so much.. Valentines Day, Halloween etc. I can’t say that I love Valentines Day, but you are so right – why not make it something special and shower SOMEONE with love and happiness. I bought E a mason jar with a handle so he can drink his smoothies.. haha oh, and I’ve already given it to him, how cute am I? …. oops. I’ll make sure they day of he gets something a little more romantic..maybe. 😀
An Unrefined Vegan
I think your VDay plans sound perfect! She’s going to love your gift – made with love :-).
The Zen Kat
Ah what an adorable Valentine’s day gift! I always love that holiday no matter if I’m single because hello chocolate 🙂
Rach @ This Italian Family
This is absolutely precious! You are such a good friend!
That’s so sweet!! I love crafts. 🙂 This year, my boyfriend and I are going to Michael Symone’s restaurant, Lola, in downtown Cleveland! We decided to splurge and I can’t wait!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE DAY WHEN YOU SAY: “Tonight (or THIS WEEK) I will be visiting my main squeeze, my other 1/2, my carnivorous twin… GIGI!!” I am jealous of the BIT** you’re celebrating VD with. Ahhh ha ha haa VD! You should get that taken care of!
Will you be my Valentine?
What a thoughtful and original gift. I love giving people food for presents. It’s so much better than picking up a store bought something or other. I could never be as crafty as you though. Outside of the mason jar, I’m at a loss. I even had trouble putting ribbon on my mason jar gifts at Christmas. It was hot mess.
How wonderful! Sounds like a fun night. Nothing better than spending it with a great friend. I love the craft too. I will be gorging on chocolate covered strawberries – thank you very much. AND, Have a wonderful birthday on Saturday!!!
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Melissa @ Al Forno Mementos
I’ll be waiting by my mailbox for mine. kthanks! haha cute idea though!
That is adorable — I LOVE the combo of burlap and twine — I wonder what she will fill it with once the treats are gone?
You were the best Valentine’s Day date I’ve ever had!! And probably the best date I’ve had EVER! I just finished off the last of those coffee bites….and am about to make more!! I LOVE YOU! Thanks for coming into my life. Words can’t describe what you mean to me! Sniff sniff. 🙂