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DIY Nice Set of Date Ideas

By Phoebe Nguyen | DIY

Sometimes finding the right gift for your significant other can be challenging. It can feel like they already have it all, so just finding a gift to give can be difficult. But more than that, it is important to give them a gift that has a personal touch to it to show that you know your significant other well. A handmade gift is certainly special, and it also takes more time, so it shows you really care about the person in your life.

This nice set of date ideas is not only a great gift, but it can also be a nice way to add some spontaneity into a relationship. By randomly choosing dates that are written on the sticks, you never know what your date night will hold, but you know that it will be something enjoyable, since you will have written them down yourself. If you want to give a nice, personal gift to your significant other that can be enjoyable for both of you, then this do-it-yourself gift could be perfect.


Easy DIY project, jar with date ideas

For this DIY project you will need


-doctor sticks




-sticky paper


First, you have to choose a good looking jar. I’ve chosen one that is half smaller than the doctor’s sticks. That looked really good to me. You can choose some bigger one than the sticks or smaller than my. It completely depends of your taste.

Next, take your sticks and start writing on them. My idea was to write a lot of date ideas on the sticks so when the couple is bored to pick some of the sticks and to get some idea of what they can do together. To write the ideas on the sticks I’ve started with red marker but it looked really bad. The letters spilled on the wooden sticks. Than I’ve tried to write the letters with regular pen and it looked much better. I’ve used regular blue pen but as you know you can play a little and use some black or red pen or make the letters in two different colors. Also, know that you can use some interesting font for the text, just play with it a little bit. Here you have some ideas that you can write on the sticks:

  • Cinema
  • Dancing
  • Hiking
  • Riding a bike
  • Cooking
  • Going to dinner
  • Making a dessert
  • Play some game
  • Swimming
  • Running
  • Reading a book

You can use more or less sticks depending on how many date ideas you have.

Now it’s time to decorate the jar a little bit. For this step I’ve used sticky paper. I’ve handwritten “Date Ideas” using red marker. Cut the text in stripe and stick it on the jar.

Also, I was using ribbon for the top of the jar. Take some piece of the ribbon, glue the end on the jar with some glue, I was using hot glue gun but you can use any type of glue that you think will work. Wrap the ribbon around the jar and stick the other end onto the previous one.

Here you have some additional advices. Take the jar and start playing a little with the outside decoration. You can take some paint, paint all the jar in one color let it dry completely and then you can play around with some other color and finish the decoration. For example you make paint the jar red and paint the letters with white color. Also, you can decorate the sticks. You can use paint to write the letter for the date ideas. You can paint the sticks in one color and the text to be in other color. You can also, make some bows of some ribbon. This bows has to be medium sized, they can’t be too big because you are going to glue them on the sticks. As you know the combinations are infinite.

Here is how my jar looked like.


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About the Author

My name is Phoebe, and I reside in Santa Ana, California. Whenever I go through a day that’s been full of nothing but stress, I like to unwind by taking part in various types of crafting, which has always been one of my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy crafting as a way to simply pass the time whenever I don’t have anything else going on.

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