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Top 5 Frugal Uses for Love Quotes on Valentine’s Day #DIY

Top 5 Frugal Uses for Love Quotes on Valentine’s Day | Nevermore Lane #DIY

Valentine’s Day is February 14 and many lovers are searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. For many, it’s not about the amount of money one can spend, but the thoughtfulness of the gift. In this post we’ll discuss five uses for love quotes and how you can create a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one frugally.

“You know when you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~ Dr. Seuss

For this love quote there are many different ways one can achieve the same end result. The best project for this quote would be a quilt, pillow, or even a simple pillow case. Those seeking to be frugal and do-it-yourself will want to have access to a sewing machine if seeking to make a pillow or quilt. If using a pillowcase one could cross stitch the design and sew it on or use fabric paint and write it on.

The Little Book of Love

A short simple love quote such as “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none” ~ William Shakespeare will do best on a rustic piece of barn wood to hang in the kitchen or living room. Rustic signs are all the rage and easy to do yourself. One will simply need to locate the wood and paint it on. A piece of wood, paints, and hanging materials can be found at most hobby stores. Check your local town to see if you have a reuse or Habitat for Humanity store. They have building materials that have been donated. Another good place to look is the local thrift store.

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it,” is a popular quote by Nicholas Sparks.

A popular quote like this can easily have a play on the word ‘feel.’ Hitting the local thrift shop or discount store seek out a simple white coffee cup or tea mug along with a set of permanent markers. Wash the cup or mug and let dry. When the mug or cup is completely dry use the permanent market to write the quote on the mug or cup. Many free printable stencils are available online if freehand isn’t going to work out well. If a mistake is made, nail polish remover on a q-tip works well.

Love Quotes and Passages from the Heart

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” ~ Alfred Tennyson.

This love quote by Alfred Tennyson is perfect for the gardener in your life. One could start with a simple plant and create a framed printable of this quote using beautiful typography or one could make a frugal garden packet. To make a garden packet start with the local dollar store. Many packets of seeds cost $1 for 2 packets and these stores carry many cheap garden supplies. Purchase a bowl or basket to present them in. Make a homemade gift tag using this love quote.

501 Quotes About Love

While some men won’t appreciate a homemade love quote gift like others, one silly way to grab his attention is by using this quote by Marilyn Monroe:

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

This quote is perfect to write on a silly $1 balloon in the shape of lips that can be purchased at your local dollar store. For the super crafty, making a template for cross stitch, or plastic canvas with lips and this quote could be frugal and a lot of fun.

Do you make homemade gifts for your loved one(s) on Valentine’s Day?

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    1. I was thinking about that, too. I’ve been working on some printables. I’ve been drawing a lot more lately so I’ve been looking for fonts to add to Photoshop that are similar to how I drew it.

  1. We don’t really do Valentines Day too much. I usually cook a nice dinner, and that’s enough. I like the flowers on a random day…..not a forced holiday!

    The Marylin Monroe quote is the best!

  2. I think homemade gifts are better because it comes from the heart. Don’t give me wrong I do like gifts that they buy but coming from the heart so much more to me.

  3. Aw I love little quotes as they are perfect for a little reminder to your loved one. I might even take one of these and put it in a card for Valentines day!

  4. These are fantastic quotes. We always make homemade gifts for one another.Cars are always fun to make.

  5. These are such great ideas! I love that you take into consideration the words or the feel of the quote when deciding what medium to put the quote onto!

  6. These are all great frugal uses of love quotes for Valentine’s Day. I love the idea of using Dr. Seuss’s quote and painting it on a piece of wood. It really is the one I love the most. Thanks for sharing these awesome love quotes.

  7. What a helpful info! These are amazing and those quotes are really perfect. I love making homemade gifts.

  8. These quotes a re just lovely. I love the Dr Seuss quote, but then again I love anything to do with Dr Seuss!

  9. Good ideas! I really like the idea of writing a quote on a balloon! And I think writing quotes and decorating a mug would be a great gift idea to do with my kids for Valentine’s Day. Thanks!

  10. I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of love and how vulnerable you become. It’s amazing how there are so many gift options these days for the holidays. I’m all about homemade ones though.

  11. I love all of these. My husband and I don’t really do anything for Valentine’s Day. We just see it as another day. Normally we’ll just stay home and watch a movie.

  12. Over the years we have stopped buying gifts – not because we do not cherish each other but more because it has become such a consumer oriented day. Instead we either make something small for each other or save the money and use it to take a short weekend trip.

  13. I am a frugal mama, so I love the fact that these quotes can be used with so many inexpensive gifts. They also work great in a Valentine’s card for your beloved.

  14. I now really want to put that Dr. Suess quote on something fun for my partner for valentines day! Thank you for such a great idea.

  15. Quote gifts on Valentines are seriously some of my favorite things to give. There is something about picking out the right one or having it made into something for someone that is so special.

  16. I like reading love quotes at any given time of the year! Probably because I’m a hopeless romantic. I think it’s sweet to make your own card for Valentine’s and fill them with lovely quotes like the ones you shared.

  17. These are some some wonderful quotes. I’m more of a hopeless romantic person and don’t know much about romantic gifts. Thanks for the help!

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