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Father’s Day is a special day when we honor our fathers for the love and commitment they give us throughout the year and our lives. We can honor our fathers in various ways, like with meals, chores, and presents. But if your dad is like most people, buying gifts can be challenging. It seems like fathers like everything. After all, they never ask for anything special for father’s day. Inevitably, we give them a new tie or a new tool.
This year instead of buying them a gift, showcase your DIY and creative talents and repurpose some of your dad’s stuff into something new and unique. To help get you started, we’ve put together some crafts projects that you can do at home. Combine these ideas with a warm hug for your dad, daddy, pop, or pa, and it will make for a truly memorable Father’s Day.
Ties are a great source of material to use because they come in lots of colors, patterns and textures. Have a look through dad’s closets and drawers, and take the ties he doesn’t wear anymore and turn them into something new.
Grab the business card and place it on the necktie. The tie needs to be wider than the business card so it will fit. Cut the tie down from the top and sew it to the lining fabric to create a pocket. Sew the button on the bottom of the pocket to keep the card from falling out.
Use a tie of relatively even width to make this easy craft. Put the tie wrong side up with the end pointing away from you. Take a pair of glasses and make sure the case is longer and wider than the glasses. Fold the tie so the side seams meet to make a pocket. To achieve the correct size for the case, you may need to trim off any excess material. Use fabric glue to connect the seams together. Attach a Velcro button to the front and to the tip of the tie to create a closing pocket. Glue a ribbon or string strap if desired for holding.
Look through your dad’s golf bag or up in the closet and chances are you‘ll find bags of unused golf balls and tees. Unless he’s a really bad golfer he’ll have lots of tees to spare for use in this project.
Take the glass out, remove the back, and sand the picture frame. Paint it first with the primer paint and let it dry. Paint the frame in the color of your choice. The secret with the paint color is after the tee’s are attached you want to see the color behind it so look for brighter colors such as yellows, greens (color of the golf green), and reds. After the paint has dried, start gluing on the golf tees in any pattern you want –including on the sides and top of the frame – let your imagination shine. Add the photograph of your choice. To keep the color vibrant, simply spray a clear coat of acrylic spray paint to preserve your design.
Instead of giving dad a pair of plain socks, make this year special with some thought and creativity.
Take a pair of socks and begin decorating the socks in whatever design you choose. Some ideas include drawing out dad’s favorite things or making animal socks for him to wear around the house.
If your father is the DIY type, then instead of getting him a new tool, you could help him organize his tools better, or take some of the old tools he doesn’t use to make a gift that complements his interests.
Take the cloth and paint it in your dad’s favorite color(s). For an added special touch, print off images of your dad’s favorite things and iron them on the bag using iron on transfer payment. Fill the bag with items your dad’s existing smaller tools and keep them organized.
Another suggestion for smaller tools is from Alphamoms who created a fun DIY craft for creating a tool kit for nuts and bolts from Altoid tins.
Drill holes in the wooden hanger or pot at equal distances for the wrenches. Cut enough pieces of dental floss to hang each wrench. They will be tied to the hanger. Add the beads to each strand of dental floss in the pattern you choose, and add the wrenches last. Take the end of the dental floss, pull it through the hanger holes, and tie them in a knot. Make sure the wrenches are at the same level so that when the wind blows, their ends will hit each other.
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