Many couples are constantly looking for fun, creative things to do together. With the prevalence of binge-watching TV or movie series on one of the many streaming services available today, couples are striving to be more intentional with spending time together away from screens.
A great way to do that is by crafting! Arts and crafts don’t require any television screen, and they bring a couple together through a shared activity and organic conversation.
So, what are some great crafts for couples? There are tons of crafts that couples can do together, such as painting, drawing, or origami. There are also many types of crafts specifically geared towards creating keepsakes that celebrate a relationship, such as a photo collage, a mold of the couple holding hands, or a “What I Love About You” jar.
In this article, we’ll expand on all of these ideas and more. The list below will serve as your comprehensive guide to some incredibly fun crafts for couples that you can implement for your next date night!
Great Crafts For Couples
1. Photo Collage
One fun and easy keepsake to make is a photo collage! You can make a photo collage several different ways. The photos can be arranged on a wooden plaque, wood letter blocks, a canvas, or even in a shadow box frame.
The photos you choose can be to mark a specific occasion, such as a photo collage of pictures from your wedding, anniversary, a special trip, or the early days of your relationship.
A photo collage is a great craft activity that can help couples walk down memory lane and remember all the fun times they’ve shared. In the end, you get a beautiful new piece of décor to hang in your home!
2. Hand Mold
For couples who enjoy sculpture art more than wall art, they can get a keepsake hands plaster kit from Luna Bean and make a mold of them holding hands.
The process is simple. You wash your hands, submerge them in the rubber mold mix to create a mold of your hands, then pour plaster in the mold. When the plaster dries, you’ll have a sculpture of your holding hands.
You don’t have to hold hands, of course. You can make the mold anything you want it to be! Some couples choose to form their hands so that each hand is forming half of a heart.
3. Key Imprints
A fun idea for couples who’ve moved around and lived in different places together is to make key imprints!
This can be done by making your own salt dough at home or using clay kit like this one. Simply take the key you want to imprint and press it down in the salt dough or clay.
You can use a toothpick or other sharp object to write something next to the key or paint this on later.
This can be the street address that the key goes to, the dates you lived there, the city and state, or even just a quick phrase that indicates what the key was for, such as “First Apartment Together.”
When it finishes air drying or baking, you can use it as a Christmas ornament or set it on display on a shelf in your home. You can make as many as you want to represent as many different apartments and houses as you want.
4. Date Night Jar
A date night jar isn’t just a fun craft to make together, but a craft that can be used over and over in the future!
You can categorize the dates, such as: date nights at home, expensive date nights, cheap date nights, etc. You can color code your sticks with markers to make it easy to pull from a specific category.
Once it’s done, you have a jar full of date night ideas that you can use for endless future dates!
5. Paint By Numbers
Although each of you would be making your own painting, it can be fun to sit together and work on your paintings while talking and enjoying each other’s company.
You can even include a bottle of wine to make your own version of a paint-and-sip party at home!
All you need to do is pick up a simple paint-by-numbers kit like this one. It includes everything you need: the canvas, the paints, the paint brush, and the number guide for each paint color.
6. Portrait Drawings
An activity that can result in laughter or admiration, depending on your natural artistic skills, is to sketch each other’s portraits.
Each of you can pick up a notebook or sketch pad and a pencil, sit across from each other either at a table or on the couch, and draw each other!
You may be surprised at the features your significant other chooses to highlight of you. It can be fun to see yourself through your partner’s eyes, or even laugh at the ways each of you may lack a little in artistic talent.
7. Photo Coasters
Even though photo coasters make a great gift and are often made for this purpose, they’re a fun craft you can do together to preserve some of your fondest memories.
Photo coasters are easy to make. You simply glue your photo to a ceramic coaster using mod podge, then seal it with acrylic sealer spray to prevent any water damage.
Since ceramic tiles usually have unfinished edges, you can paint the edges a different color from the tile to make an interesting color pop.
This craft is another great one to do if you want a finished product you can use for years to come.
8. Ceramic Painting
Most people see the ceramic figurines and mugs for painting and think of them as a child’s project, but they can also be a lot of fun for adults!
Whether you use a more kid-oriented kit like this one to paint some cute planters, or go to a ceramic pottery studio where you can choose from their options to paint, this activity can be more fun that you might expect.
If you choose a mug instead of a figurine, you’ll have an item that you and your partner can use frequently to remember the fun date night you had making them.
9. “What I Love About You” Jar
If you bought a pack of mason jars for your Date Night Jar above and have some leftover now, don’t go throwing them out or giving them away! Mason jars can be used for other projects too, such as a “What I Love About You” Jar.
You can call the jar anything you want, like a “365 Reasons I Love You” or “Words of Encouragement” Jar, but the idea remains the same.
Each of you decorates your own jar, intended for the other person, then starts writing on a bunch of scraps of paper.
Write down one thing you love about that person on each slip of paper. It could be physical attributes, character traits, activities you enjoy doing together, memories you’ve shared, etc.
When you need a pick-me-up, you can reach into the jar your partner made for you and remember one of the many reasons you love each other!
10. Location Poster
For this craft project, you’ll want to get a photo frame that can hold 3 photos, like this one. There should be enough room around the edges of the photo to write on.
Instead of filling each photo slot with a picture, you’re going to print 3 maps.
Each map should show a significant location, such as where you had your first date, where you said “I love you” for the first time, where you got engaged, where you got married, or where you bought your first house.
The locations are up to you and whatever theme you want for your location poster. Then you’ll put a heart sticker in the exact location, frame the map, and caption it above or below the map to indicate what the location represents.
11. Christmas Ornaments
If you’re looking for a couples craft with lots of different possibilities, try making homemade Christmas ornaments!
You can use a clay kit like the one we listed above for key imprints to do other imprinted images, or you can use an empty orb and add pictures around it of the two of you.
You could also get a flat wooden shape, like a circle, square, or star, and write a special message on it and decorate it. This could be something like, “Our first married Christmas” or “Our first Christmas together” with the year written below.
12. Monogram Décor
For those who like wall art and celebrating their shared last name, you can find a wooden sign that has the letter your last name starts with. This E sign is a good example.
Once you have your letter, you and your partner can decorate it however you want! You can paint it, cover it with scrapbook paper, write phrases or dates or events on it, or even cover it with photos of the two of you.
Whatever you choose to do, make it a reflection of your relationship, then hang it on your wall for all to see.
13. Door Wreath
Another great décor craft is making a door wreath together!
You can make the wreath for a specific holiday, like Christmas or Easter, or you can make it as just a generic wreath decoration.
For a generic wreath that hangs year-round, try using materials that reflect your design choices either inside or outside your home. You can add the letter of your last name on it, a sign that says your last name, or even a sign that just says “Welcome.”
14. Scrabble Sign
You’d have to waste a game of Scrabble to make this craft, but it’s a fun way to make a decoration piece totally customized to you two!
Using the letters from a game of Scrabble, arrange them to make intersecting words as you would if you were actually playing Scrabble. But instead of just using random words, make words that are relevant to the two of you!
You can include your shared last name, each of your first names, words like love, marriage, home, forgiveness, family, and together.
Glue the letters onto a canvas or on the backing of a photo frame.
15. Memory Shadow Box
We’ve mentioned shadow boxes a few times as great sources for crafts, and here’s another one! Get a shadow box that has a slot on the top, then decorate the frame or the front glass to reflect the types of memorabilia you’ll drop into the slot.
It could be a travel shadow box, such as this one, that you can drop in your airline and train tickets in. Or, if you don’t travel often, you can fill it with tickets for events, concerts, movies, you name it.
They won’t be laid out in a decorative way since you’re just dropping it in, but filling the shadow box over time will be a visual reminder of all the fun times you’ve shared over the years.
16. Travel Map
Another great craft for couples that love to travel is a travel map! Take a map of the world, like this one, and decorate it to reflect the different countries you’ve visited together.
You can decorate it in different ways depending on your preference as a couple. You can paint over each country with a specific paint color, making sure to outline the borders.
You can cover each country you’ve visited with pictures of you there, though that may not be easy for smaller countries.
On a smaller scale, you can place small heart or star stickers over all the cities you’ve visited together, or you can mount the map on a corkboard and use push pins to mark each location you’ve been to.
You can frame the map and decorate around the edges, or add decorations in the oceans that reflect who you are as a couple.
17. Vacation Savings Jar
If you thought we were done with those mason jars, you were wrong! Find another one and get all your preferred decorating supplies: paint, stickers, ribbon, etc.
Make a sign that indicates this jar will be used to save money for a vacation. It can be simply named, like “Vacation Savings Jar,” or you can come up with something cute that you both like, such as, “Let’s travel the world” or “Around the world with you.”
Decorate the outside of the jar, and even the inside if you want, then cut a hole in the lid. Make sure the hole is large enough that you can fit both coins and bills in through the slot.
Now you have a specific place to save your change! Anytime you get change back when you pay cash, add the change to this jar. You can even start getting cash back every time you go grocery shopping and add the cash to this jar.
It’s a fun and crafty way to save towards a big goal and reward yourselves with a romantic getaway.
18. Movie Night Ticket Sign
Our last shadow box idea is to make a movie night ticket sign.
This craft is great for couples who love to go to the movies together. If you go to the movies at least once a month, you’ll have plenty of tickets to save and display!
Take a fun shadow box and start decorating the backing. You can use scrapbook paper for the background and cut out or print out an image of a popcorn bucket or movie projector.
Then glue all of your movie tickets on the background in whatever design or shape you choose. This is a fun craft that can in turn represent a special activity that you enjoy doing together.
Bonus: the shadow box opens, so you can always add more movie tickets as long as there’s space to add them!
19. Date Night Jenga
If you like board game crafts like the Scrabble one above, another great idea is to make a craft out of Jenga!
With the Date Night Jenga, you won’t have to waste the board game. Instead, you’ll be upgrading it and personalizing it to make it even more fun to play as a couple.
Paint the small ends of each Jenga piece, then each of you can write one question or leading phrase on each Jenga tile.
Some great phrases to use include “I love you because…”, “You’re really good at…”, “Thank you for…”, and “My favorite thing about you is…”.
You’ve got a ton of Jenga pieces, so come up with fun phrases and questions that you’d want to ask or finish for your significant other.
20. Love Coupons
Love coupons are a popular gift among couples, and there are plenty of companies and websites that can professionally print your book with special designs to give to your significant other.
However, handmade gifts are more thoughtful and from the heart. Rather than having a company print a love coupon book for you, each of you can sit down together and make love coupons for each other.
You can use whatever paper and markers or colored pencils you want, making whatever love coupons you want, but the idea is to make them personal and make them together.
In the end, you’ll each have an assortment of love coupons to cash in going forward, such as coupons good for a foot massage, a date night out, or a household chore you don’t want to do.
This craft may not seem like a fun couple idea, but it can be good to try it and see if you like it!
Grab a pack of construction paper and look up some fun origami folds online. You can follow a written tutorial or watch origami videos.
Follow whichever guide you’ve chosen and try to fold the origami. If you’re competitive, you can even turn it into a contest! See who can fold each shape the best, the fastest, or the smallest.
22. Time Capsule
Making a time capsule together can be a fun craft that you can open years from today.
If you follow the guide we’ve linked above, then you’ll find a PDF template that includes papers for you to fill out of your goals and predictions, the year’s events, and some letterhead that each of you can use to write a letter to each other.
Have fun reviewing your year together and dreaming of what goals you want to achieve in the coming years. Don’t limit yourselves! It’s okay to dream big and set goals that may seem wild to you now – like traveling abroad or living in a different part of the country.
Take your time writing your letters to each other and make them heartfelt. This time capsule may seem silly today, but when you open it at your determined date, whether that’s 1 or 2 or 5 or 10 years from now, it will be a treasure.
23. Couples Landscape Painting
For couples who enjoy painting but don’t want to follow a paint-by-numbers kit, you can try following a guide that incorporates both of your paintings together.
Companies such as Painting With a Twist have date night events where each person in a couple will paint one half of the painting. Rather than paying to attend one of these events, you can do it yourself at home!
All you’ll need is a couple canvases and a set of acrylic paints and some paint brushes. Then you can follow an online guide like the one we’ve listed above to create a single painting from your two canvases.
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