14 Valentines Day Mason Jar Gifts


With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably struggling with a few things: Do I buy a personalized gift? Chocolate? Jewelry? Make dinner reservations at a place you can’t really pronounce?

While all those gifts are nice, there’s nothing quite like receiving a gift that you know has been made with love and effort. A thoughtful gift created from the heart is something your Valentine will remember for years to come. That’s the great thing about homemade gifts — they’re unique and they mean something. We’ve put together a few Mason Jar ideas that are fun to make and give.

14 Valentine’s Day Mason Jar Gifts to DIY:

  1. Strawberry Sugar Scrub

Creating your own sugar scrub really isn’t too difficult. It’s fun to watch the process and seeing the beautiful scrub come together. With coconut oil added into the mix, this scrub will not only exfoliate but also leave skin moisture-rich. Your loved one will be smelling fresh and feeling soft thanks to this creative gift!

  1. Glowing Heart Lanterns

For the creative, DIY lovers, this gift is for you! While the process may initially seem daunting, the instructions provided on the website will easily guide you through each step. In the end, you will have a spray-painted Mason jar, cut out with a heart in the middle, displaying the glowing lights inside. How much more romantic could you possibly get?

  1. Floating Oil Lamp

This oil lamp is incredibly quick to make, so it’s perfect for those of you looking for a last-minute gift to craft! All you need to make this oil lamp is vegetable oil and water. The oil and water make the lamp even safer than a candle because the materials can help extinguish a flame should the lamp topple. And, it smells invigorating and adds to your home’s decor!

  1. Heart Hot Chocolate

It’s still winter, so don’t feel guilty about your craving for hot chocolate just yet! To make this cute little recipe more Valentine’s appropriate, replace the snowflake decals in the mix with heart-shaped candies or white chocolate. This is quick to make but so delicious, and the end result is just as pretty to look at.

  1. Doily and Heart Display

This delightful piece of decor is extremely easy to make and the finished product looks so good, it almost looks as if you bought it from the store! All you need is a paper doily, a piece of paper that you can cut out a heart with, and twine to liven up the Mason jar’s appearance. Quick and cute!

  1. Red Velvet Jar Cakes

These little cakes are delicious and so dainty in little Mason jar containers! The recipe is fairly easy to make, and the red food coloring adds the perfect touch for Valentine’s Day. The Ghirardelli chocolate listed in the recipe is rich and delicious, so you should probably be sure to make more than one – You know, for taste testing purposes!

  1. Mini Love Candles

Candles are a great way to make your house unique and inviting. The easy-to-follow instructions require a bit more effort than some of the other ideas listed above, but definitely pay off in a big way at the end. The best thing about making candles is that you can completely customize the scent! That way, your loved one will always think of you when they smell the candle burning!

  1. Pink and Gold Flower Vases

The cute, complementary colors of this vase help add a romantic feel to this decor! Putting in fresh flowers is a nice touch too, and will definitely bring a smile to your significant other’s face. The flower color coordination is completely up to you. With simple spray paint and ribbons, this is an easy gift to give.

  1. Vintage Photo Mason Jars

We all have memories that we cherish, including old photographs that may not have made it into an album. Consider creating a Mason Jar vintage photo display on floating shelves or on the window sill of your kitchen to surprise your sweetheart.

  1. Sweetheart Snow Globe

Discover your creative side by creating a V-Day snow globe for your sweetie. Fill the globe with whatever your heart desires – photos, hearts, or even memorabilia from events attended together. Makes for a great display and reminder.

  1. Mason Jar Valentine Bouquets

Mason Jar, ribbon, skewers, hot glue gun, and favorite candy is all that is needed for this adorable and simple craft. Save a few dollars in your pocket by making your own candy bouquet this Valentine’s Day! Most sell for upwards of $25 but you can create these yourself in just a few short minutes. 

  1. Confetti Mason Jar Valentine

Whether you’re looking for a craft for the kiddos or even just a little lovely Valentine’s Day home decor, these confetti Mason Jar crafts are perfect! All that’s needed to get started is any size Mason Jar, Mod Podge, sponge paint brush, confetti, glitter, acrylic paint, ribbon and labels to decorate the jar.

  1. Valentine Mason Jar Tumbler

Teachers, friends, co-workers, and kids will love this Valentine’s Day surprise! Do as little or as much as you want to these V-Day tumblers. From stickers and glitter to confetti and paint, the sky’s the limit! Fill each tumbler with your Valentine’s favorite treats and drink mixes to create a unique and completely customizable gift!

  1. Mason Jar Iced Cookies

These actually are not Mason jars — but, they are cookies made to look like them, and they seriously are cute! These cookies are iced with turquoise and decorated with heart sprinkles to show love. The little bit of twine wrapped around the top of the cookie makes it look even more authentic. With a bite so sweet, it’s an absolutely perfect treat for Valentine’s Day!

For these and more Mason Jar gift ideas, follow Big R on Pinterest. And make sure you’re always ready to create a gift from the heart by stocking up on Mason Jars at your local Big R store!

About Big R

Bill and Pat Crabtree originated the Illinois Big R Stores in 1964 opening the first store in Watseka, Illinois. To date 20 stores have been opened in Illinois and Indiana; 2 stores in Ohio and 1 store in Wisconsin and we are still proud to be family-owned and operated. Our 12 Illinois stores are located in Watseka, Gibson City, Danville, Tilton, Pontiac, Morris, Pekin, Washington, Rochelle, Homer Glen, Streator and McHenry. Our 8 Indiana stores are located in Warsaw, 2 locations in Elkhart, Rochester, Wabash, Crawfordsville, Michigan City, and Marion. Our 2 stores in Ohio are located in Lima and Findlay. And 1 location in Wisconsin in Burlington. The offices and warehouses for Big R remain in Watseka, IL. Farm and Ranch store owners in the western states started the Big R brand name; they chose the name "Big R" to convey the "Ranch" identity. The Big R group is now comprised of 12 independent owners with store locations throughout the U.S. They all are members of Mid-States Distributing Company of St. Paul, MN. The Mid-States Coop has over 600 stores throughout the United States and Canada.