The PERFECT Wedding Gift!!

My adorable little sister JUST got married….last month!  I am SO excited for her and I am guessing she is not the ONLY one who planned on getting married this summer….I am also guessing the majority of you have a wedding to go to sometime this coming year!!  We get emails all the time asking us for ideas for wedding gifts.  There are all sorts of things a bride and groom would love…..but since we tend to focus on KEEPING that spark going after the wedding bells are done ringing…..our gift idea is geared in that direction!  Dating your spouse! 🙂


With Creative Stirrings’ permission….the divas did their OWN spin on a fabulous…..

Can ‘O Dates

A HUGE thanks to the FAB-U-LOUS and ever so talented Aileen from Lil’ Buckaroo Designs for helping me to put this together.  LOVE YOU, girl!  {If you ever need someone to design some FABULOUS invitations for you….SHE is your gal!}  With her expertise….we were able to combine her design and my logo images to come up with the PERFECT gift.

This can easily be put together in a hurry!  It seriously took me less than 20 minutes….once I had the container!  I purchased the bucket from Michael’s for $4.99.  I then printed the four printables on white cardstock & cut everything apart.  The only other materials you would need would be a cutting board or scissors, ink {optional}, ribbon, and strong scrapbooking adhesive.

We have TWO different color schemes you can download.  The first one matches our site!  Woot, WOOT!  Brown & Pink…..what do ya think??

Then we decided to go a more traditional route….and create a color scheme that would appeal to most couples.  I present….the red, black, & white version!!

Super cute, huh!!  OHhhhh……you are gonna need ONE more thing…..

We also included

We came up with some date ideas of our own….and combined them with ideas from Creative Stirrings, with her blessing.  {Thank you!!}  When I put together my own “Can ‘O Dates”…..I inked the edges a little bit, used strong scrapbooking adhesive to attach the printables to the can, and placed the date strips inside.  It’s cute enough that you don’t even have to wrap it….just set it on the Gift Table with a card!  🙂  What a PERFECT wedding present, huh!?!

NOW – this doesn’t JUST have to be for weddings!  This would also be a fun gift for other couples in your family for Christmas!  🙂  AND……who says others have to have all the fun??  You can put this together for you and your OWN spouse tonight!

Check out what one of our creative readers, Robin @RobbyGurl’s Creations, did with our printables….

She just happened to have a bunch of formula cans on hand and decided to create darling presents for family members for Christmas! By resizing our printables, she created the darling journal above as well as the cute smaller version of our “Can ‘O Dates.” If you want her files, click HERE. To see her original post, click HERE.

About the Author: Tara

I am an outgoing and fun-lovin’ gal who was lucky enough to marry the man of my dreams! You could probably say I am an “extreme extrovert” as I LOVE to talk and be around people! I love ANYTHING creative and am not a fan of the “norm.” My favorite things in life are my family… especially my HOT husband, my friends, and my faith! We recently had a miracle baby boy after years of struggling with infertility. I have a passion for life and I am having a BLAST running this website with some of my closest friends. Life just keeps getting better and better!

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44 Responses to The PERFECT Wedding Gift!!

  1. I am going to do something similar to this for a gift for my spouse. I want to put together date ideas with Gift Certificates for the date. I like your can. Maybe this is how I will wrap it (it’s so nice the work is done) 🙂

  2. What a cute idea! My husband and I tried something similar to this before – didn’t make it past date 1 or 2. Might have to give it another go!! Have a great weekend!
    Jenn 🙂

  3. Tara this is adorable!! Visiting you back from TT&J 🙂 Love the amazing ideas on this blog!! Thanks for inviting me over and leaving a sweet comment on my blog 🙂

  4. I love this idea! I just made my very own and can’t wait to plan some fun dates with the hubby! I am planning on making 4 more for christmas gifts! Thanks for the idea!

    1. You are welcome, Annie! I am definitely making these for all the married couples in our family for Christmas as well! YAY!! 🙂

  5. Hey! Love the idea … I’m trying to print off the red/black can pieces, but my printer isn’t printing them on one sheet. I try to “shrink to page” to print them but no dice. Can you help me? Thanks!!

    1. Hey Ellen!

      Hang in there…..we are going to upload them again in PDF format. Sorry about that! 🙂 My printer automatically converts jpegs into the right size….so I totally spaced making it into a PDF for everyone else! 🙂 So glad you like this! XOXO, Tara

  6. The timing on this could not have been better!! I was hoping to do something a little extra and fun for my sister in laws bridal shower next week and this is PERFECT!! Thank you so much!!

  7. I made one of these last year for my best friend and her HUSBAND was totally excited about it! Nice. It is the perfect wedding gift!

  8. Oh my, this is the perfect idea!!! I have a lot of friends getting married and as a newlywed it’s hard to spend a lot of money and I always want to do something creative and fun! This is officially my new wedding gift go to! Thanks for this idea!