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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5 DIY Gift ideas for Fathers Day

Fathers day is on June 17th this year, and while i was thinking of what to do for the hubby from our baby boy on his first official fathers day, i came across some ideas that inspired me to customize them as gifts for the occasion.

I have yet to choose which i will pick. Here are some things to get the kids involved in gift giving and loving on their dad!

The CREATE CHALLENGES are a little more tricky or time consuming but an idea to push forward with a little more creativity. one for every suggestion.


Go to your local dollar store and pick up a white mug and a sharpie. You could write "I love Daddy" on it, or a favourite quote that your child says, or "best dad in the world". Or why not try and be a little more creative.

CREATE CHALLENGE: Trace around your childs hand, or do a set of six mugs all with different things that the child loves about their dad

Use a sharpie and bake in over for 30 minutes at 350 to set in the ink.
If you use ceramic paint, just check the instructions on the pack.


Easy peesey lemon squeezy.... buy one white tshirt (walmart for a basic tee about $5 and some fabric paint.
Child/children's hand print on the front.

CREATE CHALLENGE: Take your tshirt outside and let the kids go mad splattering paint all over to make a funky graffiti style t-shirt for the daddykins 

3. POP!

This is in no way my idea, i totally saw it on pinterest and thinks it adorable. It caught my eye because my husband loves A&W root beer.
Grab a pack of root beer and print off this free downloadable label that says "Your an A&Wesome Dad"

CREATE CHALLENGE Maybe take a fathers day walk to an A&W and present him with it there... make a trip out of it and give the gift of time as well!


Make up a little coupon that says "One Movie Experience". Im thinking something like star wars, or some great action manly film. Buy the Dvd, or use one that you already have and put the coupon on top and a ribbon around it.

CREATE CHALLENGE: Go hardcore and make it a real experience. Grab a basket from the dollar store, and pop your dvd in there with your coupon, then add a bag of popcorn, some pop and some candy. Maybe even a voucher for some fast food. The let dad have the night of his life.


Whenever i go down the craft aisle at the dollar store i always see the little packs of clay. Ok, so they may not be the best quality clay in the world but when your dealing with little ones, they don;t know the difference, and lets be honest, dad probably wont either.

Make a bowl with dad drawn into it and paint it up as a quaint homemade gift from the kidlets.

CREAT CHALLENGE: Sit the kids down at a prepped table, hook them up with an apron and let them sculpt their daddy. Follow kit instructions for oven/drying times.

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