Cupid’s Corner: For All My Single Ladies


Just because our days of exchanging Valentine’s Day cards at school are over doesn’t mean we can’t give our friends a little something on V-Day. Today I am going to show you how to make an adorable little DIY gift to give to your friends for Valentine’s Day. It’s called a Lucky in Love Jar!


Makes one Lucky in Love Jar

Here’s what you will need…

  • 1 shiny, lucky penny
  • red or pink ribbon
  • mason jar
  • hot glue gun
  • gift tag
  • 1 bag of Sweethearts (or your other favorite candy)


  1. Using the hot glue gun, glue your lucky penny smack dab in the middle of the tag (heads up, of course).
  2. Next, take a letter stamp set or a Sharpie and write the message “Here’s to getting lucky in love” onto the gift tag around the penny.
  3. Use the ribbon to tie the tag onto a mason jar and fill it with Sweethearts or your other favorite candy.

Are you going to give this DIY a try? Also, if you have a cute V-Day craft, share your idea in the comments below!

XO Lauren

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Categories: Craft, Gift Ideas, Holiday Specials
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  • Sarah Heckle

    Such a sweet DIY for your friends. I think I’d put pink and red M&Ms in the jar :)


    i’ve got a guest post on my blog today!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    So cute!! I’ll have to try this, sometime!

  • Sara Whittier

    that’s a very cute idea!

  • Lauren Hoffman
  • Melissa Panici

    This is such a cute idea! I will definately be giving this a try:) Thanks Lauren!

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    This is so cute! I am definitely going to make this! Thanks for sharing Lauren!

  • Emmeline Staelens

    Really sweet :)

  • Stacie Grissom

    Such a cute idea! I love handmade gifts– especially making them for others.

    Today on my blog I wrote about a dress I made from a pattern! :)

  • Veronique Hoang

    What a great idea! Will definitely make this for my girlfriends. Thanks!

  • Samhita

    this is so inspiring! you could do this with a plastic bag of candy too or may be a zip lock bag + a tag glued on top. OR, you could fill the bag with kale chips (yum) and give it as a healthy snack to your valentine!

  • Stephanie

    I absolutely heart that idea, might do something like that… for my bestfriend. I dont even like Valentine day I just think to share it with your friends is actualy special

  • Clare Kessler

    Check out my pinterest or in my profile under DIY…cute idea I’m recreating for all my friends :)

  • Shellz

    Best idea ever! You is a genius!!

  • Rachael Perrault

    What would be a good saying for girls that have boyfriends/husbands? I love this idea and want to make it for all my girlfriends!

  • Amy Breckenridge

    those are really cute! :) they would make great gifts for coworkers as well.

    @rachel – for your attached friends, you could write “”here’s to staying lucky in love!””


  • Mariella

    Oh I love this idea!!!


    This is cute!

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  • Jenna West

    Such a cute idea! <3

  • Cassie Hanson

    love this idea! such a fun diy!

  • Stephanie Boeckmann

    Love this idea! Think i’m going to try it with my friends :)

  • Janella Haf

    this is such a cute idea (:
    OMG i’m so giving this to my besties (:

    xo J

  • Krista Gray

    Super cute! Adding this to my“”>list of favorite v-day gift ideas for friends and co-workers. Here’s to all the single ladies with great friends! <3

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  • Kimmy S

    TOO cute! How did you think of that?! I am so giving this to my girlfriends. I might bake some cookies to fill the jar instead, but the little hearts are cute too.

    I saw a cute craft on Pinterest where you fill a bag with nuts and write “”I’m totally nuts for you”” It was pretty cute and might be a good one for the little kiddies who get too much sugar on vday…

  • Kristi Vance

    this is SO cute!! I hope someone gives this to me! :) *haha

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  • Rebecca Lawson

    what a cute idea Lauren! I am going to make a few for my closest girlfriends. :)

  • Maria Ige

    This is really crafty and cute. I know my hubby and I don’t plan to splurge on Vday since we’re saving up and this will be a cute thoughtful gift :)


  • Nicole Czak

    this idea is so cute! I love everything you put on your website!

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  • Vanessa R

    What an adorable idea! I love it!

  • Petra Zeller

    I Love this Idea. It is soo cute. I think I try this and make it for my 2 friends at Valentines Day :)

    Here are some Valentines Gift Idea:

    xoxo, Petra

  • Suzy Zhang

    aww this is so cute :)

    i have a new blog post coming up so please check it out:)

  • supartita

    This is my version of the love jar. Thank you so much for the idea!

  • PavlynGirls

    This is absolutely adorable!!! Its such a cute idea to make for your girlfriends. Who said Valentine’s Day is only for couples!

  • her imajination

    this is such a cute DIY!!

    i did a heart shaped tea bag DIY:

  • Brittany Schiffauer

    Hey Lauren! I loved this idea it was perfect for my sister who just broke up with her lame boyfriend a couple months ago! She lives in michigan and I am in Ohio so it was the perfect thing to send!

    I changed it a bit by putting in Tootsie Rolls with valentines sayings on them since she hates candy hearts!

    I bought the jar at Hobby Lobby so it had a sticker that wouldnt come off on the lid so I added a red and black boarder around the tag and cover the lid with the same paper.

    Also sent here a decorate bow ($1 at Deals) and made these cute m and m candy pretzels that are super fast and easy!

    Take mini pretzels place on cooking tray. Set oven to 200 degrees. Put a “”Hugs”” Hersheys Kiss (chocolate with cream stripes) on each mini pretzel and let melt in over for 2-3 minutes. Take out and put 2 or 3 Valentine Colored M and Ms on them then place in fridge for 5-10 minutes to kool! There super cute and delicous! Wish i could post pictures but it wont let =(


  • Maureen Feltz

    Love this idea! Valentine’s Day is a fun time to remember the love for the people in your life, regardless of whether or not you have a significant other. :)

  • Katie TerBeest

    Aww that’s SUCH a fun idea! Last year I sent one of my bestfriends a Valentine’s card in the mail that I made. I had a Sex & the City qoute on the outside and a message in the inside…and she LOVED it. It meant so much more to her than I thought! :)

  • Dondrea Erauw

    I made some DIY Vanilla Soy Tea Cup Candles :) Used some of your ideas :)
    Do you like!?

  • Jodie Bale

    I loved this idea…i thought it was so cute…but since im in a relationship i made one for my fiance…i put his favourite sweets in it (jelly snakes) and then made the tag look like a postcard.

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  • Emily Gonzales

    I totally did this, but I didn’t use the jar I just made the card, decorated it with foam hearts and put it with a bag of candy, oh and on the back of the card I put a picture of a my friends celebrity crushes :) They absolutely loved it!

  • Emily


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