Being the Pinterest addict that I am, I found a craft on there I just had to make. Since I don’t know the exact website of origin, I can’t give credit to anyone other than Pinterest. So here’s my craft, courtesy of Pinterest.
Some of you may have seen this, and when I did I immediately fell in love with the idea.
A deck of cards, printed sheets with typed reasons of love, construction paper, two scrabble peices, a hole punch, glue, and binding rings.
This craft was so much fun. It was time consuming at parts, which helped to keep me busy. If anyone is looking for an adorably fun craft, this is it! I chose to not use the side of the cards with the jack, queen, or the king. These were too “busy” looking to me and I didn’t want the typed words to get lost in the chaos of the picture on the card. That’s the extent of my craftiness for the year.
After my craft making I went on a 5mile run, and then had an amazing home cooked meal that was inspired by the lovely Amanda. I am already craving a second helping.
The rest of my evening will be polished off with some popcorn and a holiday movie. I also see a vegan cupcake in my very near future.
Q: Do you like to make gifts, or buy them? I like both..it depends on the situation. Homemade gifts are more rewarding, but you can’t craft up a dolphin giving you a ride into Narnia. That’s something only money can buy.
43 thoughts on “Let’s Get Crafty”
awwwwwww adorable! happy anniversary you love birds!
Oh my golly gosh – you two are just WAY too cute for words! LOVE this – and congrats on one year of lurrrrrrve 😉
Hannah @ Dispatches from the Gypsy Roller
Happy anniversary! I’m very impressed by your man-friend’s crafting abilities; that’s a pretty rare quality in a dude! I made the same deck of cards thing for my boyfriend last year (and I’m also addicted to Pinterest, BTW) 🙂
Oh, those are super duper cute!!! Happy anniversary! Re: the making or buying of gifts – I do both as well…seems like I always have the desire to make stuff, and then time escapes me and I end up buying, but I think it would be awesome to do all homeade Christmas gifts for everything in the family to exchange.
Oh, and I sooo wish I could jump through the computer screen to eat that plate of food! Looks delish!!
Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
ah smart idea of making things instead of buying. people are getting ridiculous with the expensive gifts and it kinda loses meaning. this means a lot more! how’d he get “Dec 5” engraved on there?! Happy one year to you two. 🙂
He has these engraving things that he HAMMERED into the penny..HA! So rustic, but I love the turn out!
Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
ljwerljer I always wanted to do stuff like that! he can go into business … if he hasn’t already 😉
Happy anniversary!! I love your book! BTW is manfriend vegan as well??
AWWWW this is so darn sweet! Happy anniversary, and to many more! I ❤ good relationships 🙂 you've inspired me to be a little crafty with something for Christmas!
Choc Chip Uru
You two are too cute my friend, happy anniversary 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Happy anniversary! These are all too cute! I love the little book of cards things. So much! Can I just say that I’m incredibly jealous of your adorable relationship? ❤
Luv What You Do
The book of cards is so cute and creative! My BOY would love that! We don’t do anniversary gifts, but I’ll keep that in mind : )
That is so adorable! It’s the little things in life:) Have a great night!
oh my gosh! how lovely is this?!?! Congrats on the year to both of you.
I am absolutely in love with the “52 things” idea. Amazing!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Awwr I’m so ridiculously happy for you guys. Happy Anniversary to you both! Gush. And I really love the idea of making crafts instead of buying things – so much more from the heart that way. Awwwr now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Ahh you guys are too adorable…love all the gift items especially the card thingy you made him….so simple yet so creative :)! Happy anniversary to the both of you and cheers to many more years together!
Happy Anniversary to the two of you ❤ Both of your gifts turned out great. I may have to steal your card idea for one of Joshua's birthday gifts in January =) Wishing the two of you many more wonderful years together xoxo
You guys make me incredibly happy 🙂 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I think these gifts are so much better than a trip anywhere/ipads and what not. So much more meaning and thoughtfulness behind them 🙂 XO
Michelle @ Run Eat Travel
I love that idea! When my husband was deployed, I made him a scrapbook for his two weeks of R&R at home and he loved it.
Oh my goodness, how FUN!!! And I love the craft you put together for your hubby!!! 🙂
AWWW!!!!! That card gift is THE coolest thing I’ve ever seen– I totally want to make one!!! 🙂
Happy Anniversary to you and your man, I’m so happy you guys found each other! <33333
Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
FREAKING ADORABLE. I love the idea of celebrating with handmade gifts, a nice run, and a homecooked meal.
Happy Anniversary, Brittany and Manfriend!!!
An Unrefined Vegan
Happy anniversary, my dear! You two are so special – how wonderful you found each other.
I really like all of these ideas. So cute. I am going to try and make a lot of Christmas gifts this year because Ill be between jobs so I need to save money.
All That I'm Eating
These are all amazing! I love all of these ideas.
I made something like that for my hubby on our 1 year anniversary, but mine was 365 reasons why I loved him, one for each day of the year 🙂 It took a long time to think of all those reasons, but I did it, and I really enjoyed putting it together!
That is adorable! Such a great idea (that I might have to steal!)
Congrats to you and the boyfriend!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
Oh my gosh, cutest ideas ever! I absolutely love the card idea!!
Natalie @ will jog for food
I love the card deck! I’m definitely a gift buyer, I’m way too lazy to be creative, hehe.
The Healthy Flavor
Happy anniversary!! What great ideas! I absolutely love the deck of cards idea! I might do something similar for my hubby but maybe just use different kinds of thick paper and different colors. I’m a crafting fool and love it!!! I love the flowers he did too. So sweet!
That meal looks fantastic. Love the gift ideas (Pinterest is always such a good help for us ladies!). Happy anniversary!
omg that is the cutest idea ever!! And his flowers are gorgeous!! Happy Anniversary you two!! 🙂 I’ll have to steal that card idea next bf I have 😉 haha
Life After Swimming
This got my teary eyed. How adorable! He seems like a real catch 🙂
That is a fun lovey dovey thing to do, the whole cards idea. I am always looking for sweet ways to surprise my wife since I never think of them myself…sounds like a fun christmas present!
Rach @ This Italian Family
Oh my goodness, so precious! I absolutely love this! Both of you are so precious for making this stuff for each other. Happy (belated) anniversary, friend!
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di @ life of di.
You are so cute! I love that you ‘got your craft on’ for your anniversary. The card idea is so cute. I did something similar (not on play cards but just colorful paper cards) for Marty last fall. He said he preferred it to a purchased gift! What did your guy think? 🙂 Happy belated anniversary!
Love the deck of cards idea! So cute
i LOVE the craft exchange idea !!!!!
I made this for my husband of 35 years. It took me two weeks of sneaking around, even took a day off work to finish it when he wasn’t around. I gave it to him for valentines day, he glanced at it, said “that’s nice”, and set it aside and went back to what he was reading. Never even read it! Not my best moment! I think it is a wonderful idea, but just wanted to tell someone what happened!
Oh my gosh!! First of all I love that you made this for him, what a sweet gift after 35years. Secondly..his reaction was awful! I am so sorry! I would have been heartbroken, I hope he has taken the time since then to read what you wrote. He’s a lucky guy to have you take the time for this thoughtful gift, I hope he realizes that! Thanks for commenting!