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DIY 52 Things I Love About You

Posted July 1, 2011 | 64 Comments

Happy Friday, lovelies! We spotted a really fun, really easy DIY 52 Things I Love About You project for your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse-to-be, husband, wife, or a friend. Read on to see this fun project + get inspired to make your own!

diy 52 things i love about you

diy 52 things i love about you

diy 52 things i love about you

diy 52 things i love about you

diy 52 things i love about you

This ’52 Things I Love About You’ craft (and images) are via Craftster (spotted here) and the supplies are easy to find:


o one deck of cards
o binder rings
o standard hole punch
o scrabble tiles (just two – one for each of your initials)
o printer + printer paper
o scissors
o glue


Simply type up the 52 things you love about your gift recipient, print them out onto paper, cut ‘em out, and glue ‘em on. Cut holes into the sides of the cards and insert binder rings. Add a front and back cover (this particular example used laminated pieces of cardboard with scrapbook paper on them – but you can use anything your little heart desires.) Print a ’52 Things’ cover sticker for the front, and glue on the Scrabble tiles for a personalized touch. Then, it’s ready to gift!

images via onetomatotwo

Happy Crafting!


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64 Responses to “DIY 52 Things I Love About You”

  1. Camille
    July 1st, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    This is so super cute, I’m definitely making one of these!

  2. Irina
    July 6th, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    This is a great idea, thanks. my husband loves to play poker – so this will be a perfect gift for him :)

  3. Jennifer
    July 13th, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    This is an amazing idea and I can’t wait to put it together for my soon-to-be hubby! THANK YOU!

  4. Sara
    July 14th, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

    Giving one of these for christmas. Coving one side with fancy cardstock though in our favourite colours. : )

  5. The Perfect Palette
    July 15th, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    This is such a cute + creative idea, Emma!

    xoxo, Chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

  6. Esther
    July 15th, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    I love this project so much I’ve featured the project on my blog! Hope you don’t mind… <3

  7. BayZest from San Francisco, CA
    July 16th, 2011 @ 1:27 am

    About to get married (I’ll be the groom), looking for small little things to add charm. Something like this may be it. Our wedding is kind of contemporary country themed. I don’t know if the playing cards/scrabble pieces are the right aspects but I love the ___ things I love about you in a small booklet style…

    (P.S. So happy I found your site via StumbleUpon)

  8. Dareen
    July 17th, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    How creative !!

  9. Sam
    July 18th, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    This was such a cute idea! i didn’t quite use it for my soon to be husband, but my boyfriend who is going off to the military. love this!

  10. adee drory
    July 19th, 2011 @ 3:36 am

    Really a great idea for something unique… Could be a great item to share with guests at the wedding near the sign in book!

  11. Melissa Dunstan Photography
    July 21st, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    What a great, crafty idea!

  12. Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New
    July 27th, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    This is such a cute idea – I love it.

    Would make for a fun Guest Book idea too at a wedding!

  13. Lauren @ ELD
    August 2nd, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    Awww so cute! I did something like this for my husband’s birthday a few years ago when we were dating. I forgot about it- I wonder where it is…

  14. Christi Lopez
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    I love this idea! Perfect handmade gift that remind him (and her) fir their lifetime. This is one to pass on.

  15. Julia & Maria
    August 7th, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    This is darling! Oh so cute. I am definitely going to do this for my next anniversary. every year I do a gift and a homemade note or collage and last year I decorated a dvd case with pics of us and a cd of all of our songs. This is great for this year! Thanks so much


  16. Stefeni
    August 7th, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

    This is so very cute. I think I’ll try it as my “getting back into it” project.

  17. Tamara Pendleton!
    August 7th, 2011 @ 5:36 pm


  18. Naomi
    August 8th, 2011 @ 12:50 am

    I love, love, love this idea! What a cute and fun way to say “I love you!”…so adorable! xo

  19. Sam
    August 9th, 2011 @ 3:35 am

    SO glad I found this. My boyfriend LOVES creative, home-made gifts and his birthday just past so I have been looking for new things that aren’t too girly. Now I know it’s directed towards a “spouse-to-be” but it’s our one year in december and I am a perfectionist SO this is the perfect project for me to do and have done AND to my liking by december. THANK YOU for thinking of this. (found via StumbleUpon haha) You are awesome. xox

  20. Claire CA
    August 9th, 2011 @ 4:59 am

    This is a perfect first “paper” wedding anniversary present! Thank you!

  21. Kelly B
    August 9th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    I also would like to make one of these!! Its adorable, and such a sweet way to tell your hubby you love him:)

  22. Katie
    August 10th, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    This is adorable and such a great idea! I think I am going to do this or something similar. Instead of doing the scrabble pieces I might do poker chips with our initials on them.

  23. Taylor {The Proposal Enthusiast}
    August 11th, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    This is such a sweet idea. I’m definitely thinking it will make a great anniversary present.

  24. Lacey
    September 1st, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Loved this idea SO much! Just finished making one for my husband! He is in the Army and is deployed right now!! Our one year is coming up in a few weeks! Sending this all the way to Afghanistan (:

  25. Lesley Pattinson
    September 5th, 2011 @ 6:03 am

    Such a cute idea, love it!

  26. Chris
    September 10th, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    That is such a creative idea! Absolute great!

  27. Monita
    September 24th, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    I love this idea! I have been trying to think of a creative idea for my one year and this is perfect! thanks!

  28. Pam Hartung
    December 30th, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    Great idea for my husband for our 30th Wedding Anniversary!

  29. Tori
    January 3rd, 2012 @ 2:27 am

    I made one of these for my fiancee this past Christmas and he loved it! He had proposed a week or so before Christmas and we had decided not to do big gifts this year. It was the most inexpensive thing in his stocking, but after reading through them, he started to well up. It was awesome! I wrote mine on paper by hand and then glued them on. I also added little sketches and cut the paper in shapes that went along with the “reason” that was on the card. I spent $3 and 4 hours, and I couldn’t have asked for a better reaction.

  30. EmmalineBride
    January 3rd, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    That’s awesome! I’m sure your fiancee loved his gift. It’s true, handmade gift are always the most appreciated. I bet it was fun to craft, too!

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing your story!

    Emmaline Bride

  31. Karen
    January 5th, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! So easy and so personal!

  32. Jerrah
    January 25th, 2012 @ 1:34 am

    Where do you find/buy extra scrabble tiles?

  33. Kate
    February 15th, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    Its absolutely beautiful and the fact that it’s hand made makes it even better.

  34. Maryam
    February 22nd, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    That’s cute! I’ll made one for my soon-be-husband for sure :) It’s a nice part-gift for Norouz ceremony of us Iranians :)

  35. senorita-me1
    March 4th, 2012 @ 12:35 am


  36. elizabeth
    March 6th, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    This is so cute and the fact that is hand made is even better.

  37. Tiffany
    March 20th, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Will definitely be doing this for my honey! Thanks for the great idea.

  38. Callaway
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    I love the card idea!

  39. mdrayhankhan
    April 4th, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    DIY 52 Things is very attractive. I like it. Thanks.

  40. Rose
    April 10th, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    Love this playing cards idea!

  41. Photographer Durango CO
    May 2nd, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Very cute idea. Would be great for an anniversary also.

  42. Mariah
    May 3rd, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Love this! Stumbled upon this awhile ago and didn’t know what I would use it for, but then I realized it also works as a Mother’s Day gift. I’m working on mine tomorrow, and I can’t wait!
    Any suggestions on where to purchase the binder rings?

  43. EmmalineBride
    May 4th, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    Hi Mariah,

    What a great idea! Your mom will love it. You can buy the binder rings at any office supply store, like Office Max or Staples.

    Happy Crafting!

    Emmaline Bride

  44. anne
    May 11th, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Love the idea. Great !

  45. Courtenay
    May 29th, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Good idea, very different indeed :)

  46. Crystal Couture
    June 7th, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    Lovely idea. Very romantic x

  47. Erica Hollingsworth
    June 12th, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    Since the first anniversary is the Paper anniversary, this is also a good gift for it. My husband and I will be together for a year come monday, and I’m loving making this for him!

    Thanks for the great idea!

  48. Lisa
    June 26th, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    I did something similar when I was getting married. I dicut 100 pink hearts and wrote one thing I love about my husband on each one. Then 100 days out from the wedding I would hide a heart each day. He loved it!

  49. judyschicoine
    July 7th, 2012 @ 3:43 am

    iliked ur remarks!

  50. Patricia @BridalTrisha
    July 27th, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    This is so cute! I would make this for my guy. It’s cute and sentimental. It means more because it’s something you made with your hands. Also, it’s something your future family can look back on.

  51. Lesley Marks
    August 3rd, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    so cute, just love it!!!

  52. Monica
    August 5th, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    This is so cute! I’m going to do this one day :)

  53. Lily
    August 8th, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Great idea! I’ll try to do this for my fiance :)

  54. maratha matrimony
    August 10th, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    Hey.. Its great one..!! Thanks for sharing…

  55. Kate
    October 9th, 2012 @ 3:53 am

    !! I did this for my husband 3 years ago tomorrow for our wedding! it even turned out to be 52 things with the tag line “hundreds more to come”. it lives in his bedside table. That’s amazing that someone’s had the same idea :)

  56. heather
    November 14th, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    CHRISTMAS PRESENT!! <3 thank youuu

  57. Emma | Emmaline Bride
    November 15th, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    You’re welcome! I’m happy to have found it, too. What a cute idea.

  58. Emma | Emmaline Bride
    November 15th, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Awww, that’s sweet! I love how you said it lives in his bedside table. It’s nice to know how much he appreciated it.

  59. Emma | Emmaline Bride
    November 15th, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Smart idea, Erica – I didn’t even put the two together about the Paper anniversary. Great point!

  60. Meagan Davis
    November 16th, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    did this with a mini composition notebook. it had 59 things and I hand wrote and drew almost everything in it

  61. Samantha
    December 11th, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    I love this. I am sooo making this for my sweetheart. Thank you sooooo much. :)

    April 22nd, 2013 @ 12:42 pm


  63. catherine
    August 31st, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    What a great idea! that is such a creative way of giving a heartfelt gift! love it!

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