Thursday, January 27, 2011

Marriage Survival Tool Kit



I had a lot of fun putting this Marriage Survival Tool Kit together. This was for a wedding gift but the idea could be used for an anniversary, or Valentines gift. I would modify some of the sayings if it was to that special someone rather than to that special couple.
Here is what I put in the Marriage Survival Tool Kit - along with the sayings.....


Tape Measure - Love beyond Measure


Tape - Stick Together


Nails - Build your relationship every day
( I was going to put a hammer with this but the tool box I bought didn't let it fit)


Assorted Household Hardware Accessories
(little things like picture hangers and tacks)-

Remember the big things are the little things


Mini Screwdrivers - If a screw is loose, tighten it


Level - Find balance in your marriage. Love on the level



Glue - Establish a divine bond


And of course a tool kit....

I found some marriage advice to go with all the sayings as well. I printed out tags
(find a copy below) and cut out a tag with the marital advice the same size of the other tags and placed them on the opposite side. 
Here is the marriage advice that went with the tape measure:

“Are you willing to search within yourself for the character required to make Your marriage work? All our relationships follow the contours of life; they have ups and downs. This is why our families provide a critical measure of our character—and the opportunity, again and again to nurture it.”
Stephen R. Covey


Marriage Survival Tool Kit Tags



Marriage Survival Tool Kit Sign
Check out the other Survival Kits I have Made....











Thanks for looking!



52 comments:

  1. This tool kit is very beneficial for everyone. I also like this tool kit and I used for an anniversary. Thanks for sharing this wonderful Marriage Survival Tool Kit.

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  2. This is just seriously awesome! I am a new follower and am so glad I found you!

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  3. This is a great idea... I have a few weddings coming up... Do you recall approximately what you spent on these items?

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  4. What a great idea you had, & thanks for sharing it with us. I'm making a tool kit for a wedding next week & know they will love it. They just moved into a new house last week & asked for gift cards for Home Depot.
    One question though...what is the tag for that says: "Extend the Power of Love"? Did you make that for something in petecular & didn't add it to your above post? Just wondering

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  5. @ heinass - Oh, I never noticed that I didn't have the picture for that tag - I used an extension cord. Hope that helps.
    @ lovebug - tools can be pretty pricey, however I made sure that I bought them when they went 50 percent or more discount. For example - the level was regular 19.99, I believe it went on sale for 7.99. The tape measurer was about the same as the level regular around $20 - but I bought it on sale for half price. The tool kit itself was close to $10. I do know the whole kit was less than $50 because I bought items that were on sale.
    Hope this helps.

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  6. Thanks for the reply. Unfortunatly, I already wrapped it up without it. I bought everything at Home Depot for under $10. & bought their re-usable shopping bag (2.97)to put it all in, instead of the tool box. I had alot of packing peanuts here, so used those to 'fluff' the bag & hide the stuff in, then put curly streamers to tie it all together where the bag snaps together. Sure wish I had taken pictures of it to show you. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful idea. I added another tag by copying one of yours & editing it for the 'furniture sliders' that said "May any arguments SLIDE by quickly".

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  7. Love your ideas! Very cool to put marriage advice with the tag. It would be awesome if you were will to share the other pieces of advice, I know it is a lot of work!

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  8. What a creative idea. I could see this one as a bridal shower gift idea. The "stuff" would come in handy for the new home they'll be making together. I'm going to show case it on www.theweddinggals.com !

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  9. This is an absolutely brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing it! :^) patsy

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  10. Wow, what a wonderful idea, but the packaging is the best part! Thanks for sharing, I may have to do the same for a wedding shower coming up!

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  11. I too would love to know what you have on the others for marital advice!!

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  12. What a great idea! I also added a mini flashlight with a tag, "Be the LIGHT in each other's lives"

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  13. I enjoyed this post very much so and look to making this for a friends wedding party NEXT weekend. Question for you: how did you get a worn looking edges on your tags? was it a certain type of paper you printed on?
    Thank you!

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    1. It's ink. Just scrape the edge of your tag across an ink pad at an angle

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  14. This kit is really cute, I love it! I know lots of people that could use one of these :) I LOVE the tags that you used on each of the tools and they are truly the perfect tools to "fix" a marriage. I hope that it is okay, I just finished a 'survival kits' round-up and I just couldn't help but include your marriage survival tool kit. You can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/easy-handmade-gifts-crafts-survival-kits

    Thank you so much for sharing this :)

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  15. A true fantastic idea.
    Sorry that I didn't came across it sooner.

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  16. I am so glad I found this! I wanted to add goo gone. Do you know of any clever saying I can add to it?

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  17. OOohh - Goo Gone. Great idea!! The tag could say something like - Get out of sticky situations/remove your relationship from sticky situations/ultimate sticky situation solution/find logical solutions to sticky situations.
    And a possible quote...
    “Never let a problem to be solved, become more important than a person to be loved.”
    ― Thomas S. Monson
    Let me know what you come up with!!

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  18. I just LOVE this idea... You are so creative... I would like a copy of the marriage advice emailed to me if possible. I am making a tool box for a freind who is getting married. Please send to megan.todd89@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  19. You make my day... My Husband and I are in one of those dificult stages. I know it pass,and you kit gave me inspiration! It will be lovely to receive your material to marisolcam2001@yahoo.com.

    Thanks!,

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  20. When ever i Send Gifts To Pakistan i used different gift tags i m sure they liked my gift tags.

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  21. what an awesome idea. I am soo making this for a shower I am helping with in hostessing and we are giving them a $200 Menards gift card and we will give this with it as part of the give. Could you email me the advice quote as well. thanks for sharing your creative thoughts!!
    Sandy
    sandym@lunchtimesolutions.com
    thanks in advance!!

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  22. I love it. Could you please send me the advice quotes to nldnlieber@yahoo.com

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  23. Hi!
    Love your Survival Kits, could you please email the advice quotes to me as well? Thanks
    midnight101984@hotmail.com

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  24. cute wedding gift idea, something no one else will give, love it please email me the quotes, thanks a bunch
    rad813@hotmail.com

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  25. Love the idea, very cleaver!, I would really appreciate if you could email me the Advice quotes, daniscottmom@hotmail.com

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  26. Love this idea and would love to have the quotes to go with them! Definitely doing this for a wedding coming up! My email is tlwyatt3@att.net

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  27. This is the most brilliant idea! I would love to try to make this for a wedding shower coming up. Could you please email me the advice at katerojahn@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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  28. I love this!! Pleas email the advice quotes (& tag templates if you have them) to yyev39@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  29. Awesome! May I get the emailed advice? Thank you so much!
    Jessiekka4@aol.com

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  30. I LOVE the "Marriage Survival Toolkit" and wanted to make it for my friend who is getting married. Can you send me the "advice" that goes along with each item in the toolkit? Thank you so much!!!


    melissafisher7647@hotmail.com

    Melissa

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  31. What a fantiastic idea!! i am going to go and get the tools today! I would love a copy of the advice in an email. My email is ashlyn555@hotmail.com.

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  32. This is the best ever, I will have so much fun with this. Please send me the advice list in email if you can, the wedding is in one week!! Thank you soo much. Sincerely, Valerie Weaver valgw59@yahoo.com

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  33. I really like your collection for marriage survivals. Do you have some ideas for Send gifts to Pakistan on weddings?

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  34. This is great! Could I please get the advice list too. llcroell@yahoo.com Thank you so much!

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  35. Love this! Can you please send the advice quotes to hjwirta@comcast.net

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  36. please send this to me! jenna.e.jackson@gmail.com

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  37. Would you mind sending to me too! This is phenomenal
    msmemran@gmail.com

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  38. I love it! My brother is getting married this weekend and this is a perfect idea. I would love if you could email me the advice quotes. L_pittens@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  39. Will you please email me the advice quotes. toobe01@yahoo.com
    Thanks

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  40. I love this idea too! I would love the advice quotes too! Etheloos@gmail.com

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  41. found this on pinterest, best idea ever

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  42. Have you created a survival kit for new parents yet? I would really love to see one! Thanks!

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  43. Love love! Doing this for my husbands best friends wedding. Could you please send me the file? Thanks! dgoodwin04@yahoo.com

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  44. Wonderful idea shared! I might get this earlier.

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  45. This is an awesome gift!! Is it sill possible to get your marriage quotes? Thank you in advance! LuAnn lmcole@bex.net

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  46. I hate to bother....but I absolutely love this!! Could you please send the marriage quotes to nailsbycarrie@gmail.com? Thank you so much!

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  47. I'm so sure the couple will be so touched with the warm wedding wishes family and friends are sending them. They will have a good start to know everyone's giving them support and love! <3 Any of these quotes will serve to them as reminders :)

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  48. Very interesting wedding gifts ideas here. I also tried on making a list of my own suggestions. :D Keep up the good writing dear author!

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  49. I love your survival tool kit, here more Wedding Quotes md wishes to add to your collection. Thanks for sharing!

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