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Doesn’t it seem like we just got through the holiday season? The end of winter brings in a slew of great holidays. My favorite is Valentine’s Day!

The thing about Valentine’s Day is that it’s about showing love. That doesn’t have to cost you a dime, particularly if you have an entire homestead at your disposal. Use these frugal homesteading ideas to make your Valentine’s Day more romantic!

DIY bouquets

A bouquet of roses is romantic, for sure. But where’s the fun in selecting a tidy bouquet from the store? Get creative with the tradition of gifting flowers. Pick flowers from your yard, garden, or field. Look for what’s in season. Citrus buds, onion flower, bean flower, and herbs like rosemary make for a beautiful and unique centerpiece.

If you’re snowed in, consider a bouquet made from grasses and twigs. I know it doesn’t sound romantic, but it’s doable! Check out Pinterest for some cute twig, stick, and grass bouquets.

Beer or wine

Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to pour a bottle of red wine. But if you have fruit trees or berries, you can make your own! Pour a glass of homemade cider, cherry wine, or stout. They go great with chocolate or a romantic picnic dinner.

Mason jar goodies

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to craft adorable Mason jar treats. Instead of giving store bought chocolates to your valentine, make something more exciting. Bake red velvet cake and cut it into circles with the Mason jar rings. Layer the cake with cream cheese frosting until the jar is full. Top with the lid and attach a spoon with a ribbon. Homemade cake in a jar is so much more delicious than a pack of heart candy!

Who says you need to spend hundreds of dollars for Valentine’s Day? Use materials from your homestead to make the day extra special with less fuss.

Try these scrumptious ideas from (our favorite) voice of authority for all things romantic: The Dating Divas.

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas
4 Ways To Make Your Valentine’s Day Unforgettable
14 Days Of Love: Valentine Love Notes

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