Being in a long distance relationship is difficult. However, one of the greatest feelings is being able to make something for your significant other and seeing their reaction when they open their package or get your letter. That’s why DIYs are so perfect for couples who live far apart because it shows how much love and time the person put into your gift. Here are 10 DIY Projects To Make If You’re In A Long Distance Relationship.
1. Kisses For Your Love
This is one of the cutest ideas for a long distance relationship. With so much time spent apart, it’s difficult sometimes to even talk as much as a normal couple, let alone spend time together. That’s why this idea is perfect, because if you can’t be there to kiss your significant other, they have something sweet to remind them of you.
2. Kisses Times Two
This one is even simpler to make than the first one. All you’d need for this one would be a few different lipsticks or lip glosses, some paper, scissors, a pen and an envelope. You kiss the paper, cut them out and then write cute notes on the back. Once you’re happy, you can put them in an envelope with a cute title on the front and you’re done. This would be extremely cute for Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift.
3. A Countdown Until You’re Together
Using a countdown app on your phone is fun because you both can do it. However, making your own homemade countdown for your sweetheart will be even better. All you need is a mason jar, some paper, and some string. You can really customize whatever you want the notes to say but make sure you folded your paper so the days are on top and put them in order. After folding them, tie them with some string to hold them together and put them in the mason jar and you’re done. This is a great way to put a personal touch on something instead of relying on technology.
4. Send A Helping Hand
One thing that sucks about long distance relationships is not getting a chance to hold hands. This solves that issue and is a cute substitute. All you need is a piece of paper, ink and markers. You should make sure your paper is on a flat surface and then put your whole hand in the ink. Stamp your hand on the paper to make your hand print. After you wash your hand, you can use markers, stickers, paint…anything you want to customize it.
5. Love Is Sometimes A Card
This DIY is such a cool idea and you’ll more than likely not have to buy anything because you’ll have everything already at home. You’ll need a deck of cards, tape, paper, a hole punch and binder rings. First, use your paper and write down the 52 things you love about your significant other since that will probably take the longest amount of time. Then use a hole punch to punch holes on one side of your cards and tape paper to the front of the card. Add the binder clips and just like magic, you’re done.
6. Some Sweets For Your Sweetie
Sending candy to someone always brightens their day, no matter what. However, sending chocolate in the mail is probably not the best idea. Jolly Ranchers are a great replacement and could withstand being in the mail for a few days without melting. All you need for this is an index card, Jolly Ranchers, tape and a marker. First, decorate your index card, making sure to leave room for your candy. After that, tape on the Jolly Ranchers and you’re done. It’s a simple DIY but one that your significant other will appreciate especially if you use their favorite candy.
7. Send A Box Of Memories
This is a spin on the original message in a bottle idea. For this DIY, you’ll need a box and pieces of paper. First, write down the memories or type them up on your computer and print them out. After that, arrange them in the box and make sure that you have enough to fill the box. A cool touch to add to these pieces of paper is burning the edges a little bit to make it look aged.
8. A Personalized Picture Frame
This DIY looks complicated but is actually really simple. You’ll need a black picture frame, a picture of you and your love and paint pens. You also might need some pictures of states or a stencil but those are optional. It really doesn’t matter if you put the picture in the frame first or if you decorate it first. It’s really up to you, but either way, it’s a cute idea to show the connection between you and your significant other.
9. A Care Package
This DIY will definitely take some time and some money, but your significant other will appreciate how much time you put into it. The theme for this care package is movies, but you could customize it to whatever you wanted. The movies is a good theme because almost everyone likes movies. It also gives you a chance to showcase your crafting skills on the box and that little extra touch won’t go unnoticed.
10. Open When Letters
This is one of the most classic ideas for long distance relationships. When you can’t be there for your significant other, these letters are perfect for any occasion. The amount of things you can customize about these letters is endless and it will be a big hit with your significant other, trust me. I gave a set of letters to my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved them so I’m sure your sweetheart will too.