Father’s Day is just a couple of months away. If you’ve been shooting stars in the gift department, or are looking to do something extra special this year, the do-it-yourself approach has got you covered.
From Father’s Day portraits to roasting sticks, there are plenty of gift options you can whip right up to add some love. Here are some options for 2014:
Grill platter (painted)
A painted ceramic grill platter is a fun and easy craft to surprise the grill king in your home. You can go for an ovenproof platter and use an artist brush or ceramic paints to create a design on its rim. The rest of the platter can be decorated with dad’s favorite hobby; grilling, fishing or golf.
A ceramic marker can be used to write a Father’s Day message on the platter’s rim after the paint is dry enough to touch. Then you can flip the platter over and include your signature and date for a more personalized touch.
Handkerchief (hand stamped)
This DIY craft can even be busted out at the last minute and is simple enough for then young ones to get involved. You’ll require sticky foam, plastic lid, fabric paint and a plain handkerchief.
The sticky foam can be cut out with the scissors or a craft tool in any shape and for the stamp pad; you can put a drop of paint on the tray and then lay the cut out foam on the top of the ink. Keep stamping until the paint covers the area to create your own stamp pad. The stamp pad can then be applied on the handkerchief; you can align the images or go freelance. Let the paint dry completely before you wrap up.
Father’s Day portrait
A Father’s Day portrait presents you with an ideal opportunity to present him what he loves best – seeing his children. A good idea is to get a professional photoshoot of the kids with dad’s favorite accessories such as headphones, baseball gear, or even his necktie.
A few fathers day portrait tips will help you create a one-of-a-kind gift that he, and the young ones, remember for the rest of their lives. The portrait can be placed in a custom-frame for a classic gift, or if he’s tech savvy, on a tablet case or smartphone cover.
Kids will love being a part of this beautiful art project. It requires buying a few white mugs (can be good quality ones from the thrift shop) and setting up all the sharpies. Then color the mug in a particular theme or in any design.
After coloring, place the mugs inside the oven and set it at 350 degrees at least for half an hour to make sure the market is set. Do note that the color partially comes off through the dishwasher but it would be fine with handwashing.
Custom favorite drink bucket
A plain bucket can be converted into an adorable gift with only a few scrapbook supplies. Cut small ties and shirts from cardstock or patterned pieces of paper and add your own embellishments if desired.
Then make two holes on each side of the piecing and string with a thread to create room for hanging the bottles. The bucket can be topped off with letter stickers that spell out ‘greatest dad in the world.
Got additional DIY Father’s Day gift cards in mind? Feel free to share them.