Anyway, I thought I would share a couple of Father's Day gifts from years past:
I made this for my father-in-law last year:
My father-in-law used to play scrabble on the computer all the time. I found this idea somewhere (if you know the origin of this idea, please let me know so I can give credit) but couldn't find any scrabble tiles. I ended up finding printable scrabble tiles online. I cut out all the fake tiles I needed, glued them on a black piece of card stock, & framed it. Simple & sweet!
This is what I made for my dad last year:
This is a Wendy original! To make this, I bought a plaque from Hobby Lobby for about $1.50. I used some leftover stain around the edges. Then, I printed a map from Map Quest from our address to my parent's address. The big, blue line shows the path from our town to where my parents live. I zoomed it out enough to have both my city & my dad's city fit on the plaque. Then, I wadded up the map, painted it with watered down brown paint, & let it dry in the sun. You can see a similar process here. Once dry, I cut it to size & decoupaged it to the plaque. Then, I added some stickers from Hobby Lobby to say, "don't forget your keys". I also added a vintage camera sticker, a sticker near our hometown that says, "Wish you were here!" and an arrow sticker that points to where we live. Then I had my husband drill pilot holes (I think that's what they're called) & screw in the hooks. I love the way this turned out!
Below is a gift I made for my husband for Father's Day in 2006.
I found this idea in an old MomSense Magazine. To make this, I took a picture of my husband & son together (This was before my daughter was born.) and had a 5x7 printed in sepia. Then, I took an 8x10 mat & painted it cream. Once that dried, I used painters tape to make stripes and painted them tan. Finally, I decoupaged the picture to the mat & wrote "Happy Father's Day 2006" below it.
So, there you have it! Hopefully these ideas will inspire you. Now, what are you doing for Father's Day? I need some ideas fast!
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