WFMW: Easy Peasy Father’s Day Gift

11 06 2008

It’s always a challenge to come up with new ideas for Father’s Day crafts. This project is super easy and Dad can probably use it more than he would a new tie! (especially since he never wears ties) And, as a bonus, you probably have all the materials on hand already. In one morning, Bean and I had a personalized gift and card made for all three of our special men: Dad, Grandpa and Pepe. Here are the directions:

Sturdy cardboard of desired size (recycle something!)
Assorted patterned papers (Scraps are perfect!)
Stickers, cut-outs, markers, pens, rubber stamps, other embellishments
Adhesive of choice
Mod Podge or other sealant glue
Pack of Stickies

Cut out base paper and adhere to cardboard with adhesive of choice. Let children color, glue, sticker to their hearts’ content. We traced and cut out handprints for one and added sticker messages like “Love you Grandpa!” There are endless possibilities for decorating! It might be cute to write, “Take note, Dad: I love you!”
When finished, apply a layer of Mod Podge to seal. When applying, you can swirl the brush or dab it up and down to make a textured surface. While the sealant glue is still tacky, press a stack of post-its to the page. You can also glue other embellishments to decorate. Let dry overnight.

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5 responses

11 06 2008

There’s nothing better than an actually useable gift! This is adorable!

11 06 2008

Very cute! That may be one that we try.

11 06 2008

I love it, I’m going to dig out supplies to work on one this afternoon!

13 06 2008

That’s a neat idea! We’re going to give it a try here….though it’ll be to go on my desk! Maybe DH will be lucky enough to score one from the kiddos, too!

14 06 2008

That is such a cute idea! I think my hubby would love somethng like that.

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