Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog! If you have been here before you know that I like to make unique gifts. One thing I strive to do with my gift giving is to add value and meaning to the recipients life. That is especially true when it comes to a wedding gift. I had so much fun making this one - a wedding gift inspired by love songs. The title of the gift is inspired by the song, "Love You Like a Love Song" by Selena Gomez. The other songs I chose helped me with what I purchased for the kit. I made tags to go with each corresponding item, and typed out the lyrics that went with the tag. I chose each song because it had some good marital advice in it. Here is what I came up with....
1. Love Like Crazy - by Lee Brice. I bought the book "The Five Love Languages"by Gary Chapman. I haven't personally read this book, but I read "The Five Love Languages for Teenagers" and it was wonderful. I am sure this is a good read for the newly weds.
2. Don't - by Shania Twain. I bought a rug. The song basically says not to brush things under the rug. Good marital advice.
3. Meet in the Middle - by Diamond Rio. I bought Chips Ahoy Middles. I really struggled with what I was going to buy to go with this song, then I ran it by my daughter and she suggested these cookies. It is great to get suggestions from other people!
5. Remember When - by Alan Jackson. A photo album goes with this song. I covered an album with drop cloth and personalized it. I will post how I did that soon. Watch this song on You Tube with the Up movie version. If you are like me you will cry your eyes out.
6. I purchased the songs on iTunes and burned them to a CD. It was really weird burning a CD as I don't use CD's anymore, but I needed one to go with the kit.
I made a box bag - CLICK HERE for the tutorial. I used a 10 pound blueberry box for my base, cut off the upper flaps, measured and cut the paper, and put it together as the tutorial indicates. The upper right picture shows all the goodies in the box bag read to be closed.
Then I taped it up, tied a bow on it and secured the tag on.
Here is one of the song tags. Each tag comes with the title tag, and two pages of lyrics. I tied all of them together to make one tag and tied it to the corresponding item with ribbon. Below are all the files for the tags. Right click, copy and paste into your favorite publishing program.
And there you have it! Do you know anyone who is getting married soon?
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This is awesome! I have two friends getting married in August, but I have their gifts all figured out. I did pin this though (I'm lauren becker on pinterest if you want to follow me) for future reference. I think it would make a great anniversary gift for anyone already married too.ReplyDelete
Sue......I bet they just love this gift!! How stupendous....thanks bunches for the templates, this looks like it was lots of work so how wonderful that you are willing to share!ReplyDelete
This is a perfect gift! They will love it. The tags you made are adorable. Thanks for sharing the idea (and especially the tags :)ReplyDelete
This is so great and creative. I hope you will link this up this week at The CSI Project. The challenge this week is Love themed. SO, this would be perfect. There are tutorials until Wednesday night then the competition begins. Come on over. We have a new craft challenge each week.ReplyDelete
Sue, this is so cute. All the survival kits are! This past Christmas I did the 12 days of Christmas for my husband and on the 11th day I made him a CD with 11 lovesongs he likes. I'd love to follow it up on our anniversary (Feb. 2nd) with this survival kit. Would you happen to have a blank template so I could put my own selections of songs on them?ReplyDelete
Thank you for your time and inspiration!
Thank you for your kind comment! The twelve days of Christmas gift sounds like a fun thing to do! I will have to remember that for next Christmas. Happy anniversary coming up!! If you message me your email address I will send you a blank template for your special love songs!!!Delete
This is so cute. All the survival kits are. For Christmas I did the 12 days of Christmas for my husband. For the 11th day I made him a CD with 11 songs that he likes. Would you happen to have a blank template so I could follow up that gift with a survival kit for.our anniversary?ReplyDelete
Thank you for your time and inspiration
I just came across you on the internet searching ideas for my best friends wedding gift, and you have the most beautiful and creative gift ideas! If mine can be anything like any of years I will be so proud! Such a thoughtful friend, I had to comment!ReplyDelete
I was searching for my best friends wedding present and I came across you.ReplyDelete
Your gifts are absolutely beautiful and so incredibly thoughtful!
What a thoughtful friend you are!
If my gift can turn out anything like your's I will be so proud!
Thank you, you are very sweet!Delete
We couldn't find the cookies...so we thought of using a set of bed linens for Meet in the Middle...these ideas of yours are wonderful ...thanks so muchReplyDelete
What a great idea!! I will have to remember that. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment!Delete
Thank you for your comments i hope you will share the blog with others.ReplyDelete
Love these ideas!!!ReplyDelete
love the ideas! I am getting married March 13. Wish someone would get me something like this! :)ReplyDelete
Love this! I want to do this for my niece this weekend. Can I copy and paste into Word? Or do I have to have another program? When I paste them in word, they look small. especially the cd song list. Just doesn't look like it would fit and actual cd case (too small). suggestions?ReplyDelete