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Archiwa tagu: DIY

  • Laminated Keepsakes

    Inexpensive Gift Idea: Laminated Keepsakes

    I wanted to give the girl who stole my heart a good gift that was original. I had a few playing cards laying around so I cut out 3 hearts. They are pretty small so it helps to have steady hands and sharp scissors. I glued 2 of them together so it was the same […]

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  • Three Cheerleader

    How To Surprise Your Boyfriend: Head Cheerleader

    Every Monday night my boyfriend goes to the gym to play basketball. One night I decided to surprise him by going to watch. I was extremely impressed by his game and he says I brought him luck. So now I go with him as his cheerleader. submitted by Lara

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  • Lily of the valley

    DIY Birthday Gift: Memory Box

    I had just started dating my boyfriend when my 21st birthday came around. The week before we had given each other flowers. He had taken the ones I gave him and pressed them. He bought a box that had a picture frame for a lid and he put the Lily of the Valleys and a […]

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  • Leather wallet

    Gift Ideas: How To Give A Wallet

    Say your man needs a new wallet. Wow! How boring! Well, you can make it caring, interesting and a very thoughtful gift by dressing it up a bit. First get different gift cards from various places and place them in the wallet like credit cards. Then, get a picture of the two of you together […]

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  • Memories of Us

    DIY Valentine Gift: Memories of Us

    On our first Valentine’s Day we will have been together for 41 weeks (10 months). I didn’t want to fall into the commercial Valentine’s Day racket, but I did want to do something to celebrate our love. So, I decided to make him a poster. I took 41 of our best memories (one to represent […]

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  • Winery at sunset

    Romantic Weekend Getaways: Whisked to a Winery

    I’d love to take credit for this, but it was entirely my husband’s idea. One weekend when we both had some free time, my husband told me to dress comfortably and bring a book of my favorite poetry (if your not into poetry, bring a portable DVD player and a romantic movie or the Chicken […]

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  • DIY Gift Idea: Hidden Message Jar

    Recently, I’ve read through the gift ideas on this site and thought of one of my own. I went to the glass store and bought a glass jar, along with a bag of beads (blue, which happened to be my sweetheart’s favorite color), and a bag of letters, which you can buy at any craft […]

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  • Training aircraft airstrip

    Anniversary Date Idea: Up, Up & Away!

    My boyfriend is an adventure seeker. He loves doing anything to get the blood pumping. Ever since the beginning of our relationship he has been talking about wanting to get his pilot’s license. This year is our 5th anniversary, so I thought it would be a nice idea to go to the local flying club […]

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  • Pop-Up Book

    DIY Valentine Idea: Love You Pop-Up Book

    It was a random day that I decided to make this, but he really loved it. I made this pop-up book that consisted of 3 pages. I wrote the words I…LOVE…YOU on separate pages and on each page decorated it with a certain theme. For instance on the „I” page I decorated it with stars […]

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  • heart shaped rock

    Inexpensive DIY Gift Idea: Heart Rocks

    There are a lot of heart shaped rocks just lying around if you look for them. I found a few, picked them up and painted them. Then I wrote „I Love You” and various other little messages on them. My love loved them, and still has all of the ones I’ve given him. submitted by […]

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  • Sketch of child reading books

    Make Your Relationship Work Again: Happily Ever After

    My boyfriend and I were together for about a year and we were living together for the latter 4 months of our relationship. With all the stress from our jobs and other factors we started to argue more and more. Eventually we decided to take a break. After about a month of being just friends, […]

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  • Field near forest

    Inexpensive Outdoor Date Idea: Truck Bed Picnic

    My boyfriend was having a bad week. So, I borrowed his truck and cleaned it out for him. Then I went out and bought a bunch of tea candles and construction paper. Then I went home and made little candle holders and wrote sweet things on them like, „I love you,” „I love you because […]

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  • Balloon Bouquet

    Creative Valentine’s Day Gift: Love Letter Balloon Bouquet

    This idea can be used for Valentine’s Day or for any romantic occasion. All you have to do is get a few balloons that you can see through well. Put some rose petals and some love notes you have written in the balloons before you blow them up. Tie them up together and then tie […]

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  • Blank CD Case

    Valentines Handmade Creative Card

    For Valentine’s Day one year, I wanted to do something special for my boyfriend but I didn’t have much money… So, I made him a card using an old CD case, construction paper, puff paint from the nearest craft store, and some small springs from old pens. I decorated the front and back covers with […]

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  • Cup of tea and candles

    Romantic Evening Ideas: Goodbye Modern World!

    Turn the T.V. off, no lights (electricity doesn’t work tonight!), no computer, no phone… Have a quiet evening together by candlelight and enjoy talking, playing games, and cuddling! submitted by Anonymous

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  • Tourists couple hugging

    Fun Date Ideas: Tourists For A Day!

    Pretend that you are tourists for the day. Dress in tropical attire (or something obviously touristy) Purchase a tour book of your city and set out to see the sites. Don’t forget to take along the camera for some goofy, but unforgettable pictures. You may want to visit museums, the zoo, historical sites, known tourist […]

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  • blank check

    Creative Romantic Gift: Love Checks

    A few years ago, I wanted to give my partner a romantic gift, so I bought some paper with hearts on it and a folder. Using Word, I created bank checks on which I wrote things that could be cashed in like dinner, dishes, other „favors,” a sports match without interruption etc… I sent it […]

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  • Baseball ball at base

    Perfect Gift For Boyfriend: Their Perfect Day

    Looking for the perfect gift? Plan their perfect day! Take all of those things that your partner just LOVES doing that you could do without and plan an itinerary…make reservations…and plan their perfect day! For my partner’s birthday, I bought roundtrip train tickets (in advance), cheap tickets to a baseball game, made reservations at his […]

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  • Little Packets of Love

    Sweet Gift Idea For Boyfriend: Little Packets of Love

    I did this for Christmas, but you can really do this anytime, and the good thing about it is that a guy or girl can do it. It’s hard to find sweet things to do for your boyfriend that don’t have to do with flowers or teddy bears. I wanted my boyfriend to know I […]

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  • Cliff view

    Outdoor Date Ideas: View Of The Ocean

    Take your honeybunch on a long drive with the view of the ocean. Stop at a cliff or park your car off the road so that you can watch the sun set over the water. When the stars are shining and the moon shines bright pop a love song into the car stereo and dance […]

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  • Kisses At Night

    LDR Gift Ideas: Kisses At Night On Travel Pillow

    I met a wonderful man a while back, and we live some distance apart. He would miss my kisses at night, so I came up with an idea that will never keep him from my kisses again. I bought an extra-large travel size pillow with a white zipper case to put it in. I went […]

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  • bag of money with dollar sign

    Christmas Gift Idea: For A New Love

    My guy and I had been dating only 3 months when Christmas came around so I didn’t want to spend an outrageous amount of money on him. Although I did want him to know how much he means to me. I work at a bank so I found an old money bag and cut a […]

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  • winnie the pooh lifebuoy

    DIY Valentine Ideas: Little Kid’s Valentines

    Last year, my then boyfriend wrote a poem for me and cut each word out and then taped each word to a different little kid valentine (like the Winnie The Pooh and Toy Story). He then hid them all over my apartment. I had to find them all, and then put them in order (he […]

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  • Fast car ride bluring

    Date Ideas: Sweep Her Off Her Feet

    This is a good one if she doesn’t drive. I started off by telling her the previous night that I was busy and wouldn’t be able to see her. Then, I told her ride not to pick her up from work. Instead, I showed up. She just about fainted when she saw me waiting outside, […]

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  • New York Broadway Posters

    Anniversary Date Idea: Surprise Date

    For an anniversary my boyfriend and I went out early one morning and I wouldn’t tell him where we were going. I drove to a train station and had the tickets ahead of time, so he didn’t even know what stop we were getting off at. We wound up in New York City and I […]

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  • Kisses from a far

    DIY Gift Ideas For Boyfriend: Kisses From A Far

    For a special little gift, I found a „kiss” poem online, and then printed it out in a cool font on nice paper. I put my own kisses (in my favorite lipstick color) all around the poem. I covered the poem with clear contact paper to „seal” the kisses and rolled it up and tied […]

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  • Code Proposal Puzzle

    Proposal Ideas: Code Proposal Puzzle

    I fell madly in love with a girl I was dating, so I proposed to her this way: a few days before the proposal, I made a puzzle box wherein she had to look for specific words pertaining to our relationship – words that had special meaning to us – but these words where arranged […]

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  • Just a lil

    LDR Gift Ideas: Just a lil’ sumthin’

    My boyfriend lives 3000 miles from me for the next 6 months, so I like to send little things to him through the mail, just to let him know that I care. One of the first times we met, I made him a cup of tea in a thermos and brought it over to where […]

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  • Jar of Hugs and Kisses

    DIY Valentines Ideas: Jar of Hugs and Kisses

    For Valentine’s Day I decided to treat my boyfriend to a rather unique, homemade, gift. I bought a cheap, clear vase from the store, filled it with Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses, and then buried in the middle of all the candy a note that said „I Love You.” On the outside of the vase I […]

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  • Rose Garden

    Date Ideas: Rose Garden Picnic Date

    My boyfriend and I had planned for our very first date to be a picnic at a Rose Garden. It rained the night before and stopped raining about 8 am. Since our date was at noon I was hoping it would be dry enough. It was, and it was wonderful. We watched 2 weddings and […]

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  • Jar of Joy

    LDR Ideas: Jar of Joy

    My boyfriend and I only have been going out for a little under two months, but we started in pretty seriously. He lives only an hour away, but with school for both of us it is hard. For our first month relationship anniversary I asked him what his favorite color was. Then I bought a […]

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  • For His Eyes Only

    Gift Ideas For Him: For His Eyes Only

    Use a Polaroid camera with a trusted friend, or a time-delay camera yourself and take a dozen or so naughty but nice pictures of you in a variety of poses and barely-there-outfits. Put them all together in a small album that he can easily tuck into his drawer. Decorate it with corresponding ribbon, etc. submitted […]

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  • Rooftop Dinner

    Valentine’s Day Date Ideas: Rooftop Dinner

    On Valentine’s Day, I had planned a very special surprise dinner for just my boyfriend and me. It took me a whole week to plan this and gather all the things that I needed for our special dinner, but it was worth it! On Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend had to work from 7:30am – 8:30pm, […]

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  • Jar full of love!

    Anniversary Gift Ideas: Jar full of love!

    For our six month anniversary, I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on my boyfriend. Rather than buy him something cheap, I decided to make him something that he could keep forever to remind him how much I love him. I went to the store and bought a pad of construction paper and […]

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  • Lean-to in local park

    Outdoor Date Ideas: Romantic Night Under The Stars

    My guy and I have very little time to have a quiet romantic evening together. I decided to surprise him one night with a quiet evening under the stars. I rented a lean-to at the local park for $5.00 for the night. The lean-to’s are like an open sided A-frame type structure and have a […]

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  • Ice Cream Delight

    Inexpensive Valentines Gift: Ice Cream Delight

    Last year my boyfriend and I had only been going out for 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day came around. Since we were only able to see each other on the weekend, the weekend before Valentine’s Day he gave me a gift bag with a beautifully engraved hollow wax candle, a few other things and a […]

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  • If You Were Here

    Inexpensive LDR Ideas: If You Were Here

    My girlfriend and I were in a long-distance relationship, and I wanted to send her a little reminder from me. I made a little card on the computer that had „_____ would be more fun with you here” printed on the front. Inside, I made a list of all the things I do that would […]

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  • Football Fantasy Champ

    DIY Gift Ideas For Boyfriend: Football Fantasy Champ

    My boyfriend eats, sleeps, and breathes football, and he is in three or four fantasy football leagues each year. For the 2015 football season, he was the champion of one of them, so I wanted to do something really special for him. I went to a party supply store and bought a football-shaped cake pan. […]

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  • Heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwich

    Date Ideas: Romantic Mall Dinner

    I really wanted to do something nice for my boyfriend one night after a fight, but was on a very tight budget. I decided to show my love in the most public way! I went to the dollar store and got a red table cloth, heart candies, 2 plates and a poster board. I went […]

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  • I Love You Flip Book

    DIY Gift Ideas: I Love You Flip Book

    I was entering into my second year with my boyfriend and wanted to do something extra special without spending any money. It turns out I can draw, so I decided to make a flip-book of my face saying „I love you.” The portrait came out great. However it was pretty time intensive, so I didn’t […]

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  • I Love You Stones

    LDR Ideas: I Love You Stones

    My boyfriend and I have just recently entered into a long distance relationship. I wanted to let him know how much I love him, and that I am thinking of him always. So, I went to Wal-mart and bought a small „treasure chest” shaped box made of cardboard. I painted it a shimmery blue. In […]

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  • Horse-drawn Carriage

    Date Ideas: Romantic Evening II

    I would say to be the most romantic, or a great surprise for a romantic evening would have to be: A horse and carriage ride through the big city or in the country in the evening, when it’s a slight chill so you both could cuddle and keep each other warm and at the same […]

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  • I Love You Booklet

    DIY Gift Ideas: I Love You Booklet

    I did this idea for Christmas, but you can really do it anytime. I got 2 sheets of blue cardstock (his favorite color), ribbon, and 5 plain sheets of paper. I punched holes in the side with a three-hole puncher, and bound the papers together with the ribbon. I then wrote on the outside cover […]

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  • Drawing of woman cooking

    Romance Ideas: Everyday Life

    My fiancé works long days and comes home only to spend the evening working on the house. I have a lot more time than him, but we still only get to spend a couple hours each night together before he’s got to go to bed. He also works part of the weekend and we never […]

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  • Bookshelves at library

    Date Ideas: Romance in a Bookstore

    Visit a used bookstore together. These places are sometimes interesting and always packed with lots of high shelves. A few even have resident cats, which add a certain charm. As you go through the place, look for books your partner would be interested in, and point them out. If you both agree to do this, […]

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  • DIY Valentines Gift Ideas: Homemade Message Center

    I made this for my boyfriend last Valentine’s day and he loves it. Take a piece of plywood (at least 2 ft by 2 ft), cover it with quilt batting, and then cover it with fabric. You can just wrap the fabric and batting around and staple it on the backside. Next take some ribbon […]

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  • Check YES or NO

    Proposal Ideas: Check YES or NO

    I never received a check “yes or no” letter when I was in grade school. When my boyfriend and I first started dating, he found that out and sent me one. It read, „I really like you and I think you like me too. Will you be my girlfriend? Check yes or no.” Three years […]

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  • Old book

    Long Distance Relationship Ideas: His And Her Picture books

    My boyfriend and I live far apart. We recently spent a whole week together in the Black Hills and took lots of pictures. Before he came I bought two blank books with metal covers and had them engraved with our nicknames for each other on the fronts. At the end of the week we put […]

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  • Elmo Loves You!

    Boyfriend Birthday Gift Ideas: Elmo Loves You!

    I was trying to think of something I could get my boyfriend for his birthday that would show him how much I loved him. I found a children’s book at the store titled, „Elmo Loves You!” I thought it was the cutest thing. The book is a poem about how much Elmo loves you. Everywhere […]

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  • Sailboat at calm sea

    Date Ideas: Romance for your lady

    Guys, take your girl out on a boat and go out into the sea. Go swimming in the water right before sunset, and as sunset is about to happen, get out and of the water and hold her in your arms, lay back and enjoy the sunset. Or, give her a massage. submitted by Amerie

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  • DIY Valentines Gift Ideas: Heart of Stone

    My girlfriend and I met at University, which means we were apart for our summer vacation. A week before she made the 4-hour drive for a weekend visit, I started making a gift for her and dropping little hints as to what it was made of. The hints were: stone and speaker wire. She had […]

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  • Long Distance Relationship Gift: Here With Me

    My boyfriend and I live far apart from each other, and we only get to see each other two or three times a year. When we do get together, one of the things that I love the most is listening to him play the piano. It’s also one of the things that I miss most […]

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  • Christmas Gift Ideas: Cuddle Blanket

    For Christmas one year, I got the idea to make my boyfriend a blanket that we could cuddle up in together. I got the softest yarn and crocheted the most comfy blanket ever. When he opened it, he didn’t realize that I didn’t buy it. He couldn’t believe that I had spent so much time […]

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