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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:

supplies

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

how-to

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!

xo,
-E.

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  • catherine

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

  • WINDY CAVANAUGH

    THIS IS SO CUTE AND MANY OF OUR FRIENDS GET
    TOGETHER AND PLAYS CARDS ON A REGULAR BASIS, THAT I THINK ALL THE WIVES WOULD LIKE THIS PROJECT, THANKS FOR SHARING, WINDY C

  • Samantha

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

  • http://twitter.com/davismc9 Meagan Davis

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

  • heather

    CHRISTMAS PRESENT!! <3 thank youuu

    • http://emmalinebride.com/ Emma | Emmaline Bride

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

  • Kate

    !! 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 :)

    • http://emmalinebride.com/ Emma | Emmaline Bride

      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.

  • http://www.hindmaratha.com maratha matrimony

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

  • http://journeyofanavyfiancee.blogspot.ca/ Lily

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

  • http://runawayto-neverland.blogspot.com.au Monica

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

  • http://www.weddings.photofuzion.co.za Lesley Marks

    so cute, just love it!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BridalTrisha Patricia @BridalTrisha

    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.

  • http://judyschicoine@gmail.com judyschicoine

    iliked ur remarks!

  • Lisa

    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!

  • Erica Hollingsworth

    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!

    • http://emmalinebride.com/ Emma | Emmaline Bride

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

  • Crystal Couture

    Lovely idea. Very romantic x

  • http://www.courtenaysblog.com Courtenay

    Good idea, very different indeed :)

  • http://www.lovda.nl anne

    Love the idea. Great !

  • http://f-r-e-e-bird.tumblr.com/ Mariah

    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?

    • EmmalineBride

      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!

      Emma
      Emmaline Bride

  • http://www.karenskellyphoto.com Photographer Durango CO

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

  • http://www.titanic100thanniv.com Rose

    Love this playing cards idea!

  • http://www.mdrayhankhan.com/ mdrayhankhan

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

  • Callaway

    I love the card idea!

  • Tiffany

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

  • elizabeth

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

  • senorita-me1

    adoreble..♥♥

  • Maryam

    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 :)

  • http://www.picassohairfeathers.com Kate

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

  • Jerrah

    Where do you find/buy extra scrabble tiles?

  • http://kazzih.blogspot.com/ Karen

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

  • http://toriswedding.tumblr.com/ Tori

    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.

    • EmmalineBride

      Tori,
      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!

      Emma
      Emmaline Bride

  • Pam Hartung

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

  • Monita

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

  • http://www.creativefluff.com Chris

    That is such a creative idea! Absolute great!

  • http://www.memoriesthrualens.com Lesley Pattinson

    Such a cute idea, love it!

  • Lacey

    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 (:

  • http://theproposalenthusiast.com Taylor {The Proposal Enthusiast}

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

  • Katie

    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.

  • Claire CA

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

  • Sam

    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

  • http://www.enchanteddreamweddings.com/blog Naomi

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

  • http://itsacraftylife@blogspot.com Tamara Pendleton!

    vERY COOL AND i HAVE A FEW EXTRA DECKS!

  • http://beadon.me/wordpress Stefeni

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

  • http://mycharmingsister.wordpress.com Julia & Maria

    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

    mycharmingsister.wordpress.com

  • http://www.bergeronsflowers.com Christi Lopez

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

  • http://everylastdetailblog.com Lauren @ ELD

    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…

  • http://www.sosnweddings.blogspot.com Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New

    This is such a cute idea – I love it.

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

  • http://www.melissadunstan.com Melissa Dunstan Photography

    What a great, crafty idea!

  • http://www.eventpros-la.com adee drory

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

  • Sam

    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!

  • http://a-girl-called-me.blogspot.com/ Dareen

    How creative !!

  • http://bayzest.com BayZest from San Francisco, CA

    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)

  • http://awkwardroyalty.blogspot.com/ Esther

    I love this project so much I’ve featured the project on my blog! Hope you don’t mind… <3
    http://awkwardroyalty.blogspot.com/2011/07/fan-friday-1.html

  • http://www.theperfectpaletteblog.com The Perfect Palette

    This is such a cute + creative idea, Emma!

    xoxo, Chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

  • http://sararhiannon@live.com Sara

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

  • http://againstautoimmune.blogspot.com/ Jennifer

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

  • http://irinakozacenko.blogspot.com Irina

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

  • http://www.thelovelytheory.blogspot.com Camille

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

    • Kelly B

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




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