Growing up we always had tools around the house because my dad is a mechanic, a retired mechanic now, though I still call him for every noise or problem my car has. Father’s Day gifts weren’t always easy but we knew that a new tool would always make dad happy. Now that he doesn’t need all his tools, I still want to give him something that I know he will love. Whether your dad is into tools or golf, or fishing, these DIY picture frames are a perfect gift.
My husband on the other hand loves his beer, not just the drinking of beer, but trying out all the new craft beers that are available. One problem we have is we always forget which beers he likes and doesn’t like, so this great Father’s Day gift is perfect for him that’s easy to create. They are beer coasters with his favorite beer labels on them. That way, he will always have a reminder of the most favorite, you could even create one coaster that he can make a list of the beers.
Another great Father’s Day gift is one that is fun for the whole family. Baskets of Dad’s favorite goodies are always fun to create and to give. Whether it’s Dad’s favorite Whiskey or a fun Movie night you can really personalize this gift for your wonderful Dad.
Hammer Picture Frame
Piece of wood 2 x 2 x 18” (you can pick one up for free from the scrap pile at Lowe’s) - Free
New or used hammer
Americana staining medium
Americana acrylic paint – brown
White card stock
Hot Glue Gun
I got lucky and found a great piece of wood at Lowe's for free, they even cut it for you if you need them to, as long as you have your measurements. Mix 2 parts brown acrylic paint and 1 part antiquing medium and paint the wood like it was a stain. Let it dry completely. Place some a good sized amount of E6000 onto the flat part of the metal hammer and also onto the tip of the wooden handle, then place some hot glue on the same areas, place it onto the top of the wood, be sure the open part of the hammer is sticking up, this is where your picture goes. Let it dry over night, and then print a fun phrase onto some card stock and glue it onto the front of the wood. Add the picture, and you have a perfect gift for dad.
Beer or Comic Book Coasters
Ceramic tiles or wood tiles (You can get them at Michaels)
Americana black acrylic paint
Americana Decou Page
Beer labels, whiskey labels, comic book pages – free after consumption or you can get some from your local bar.
Paint your tiles with the black acrylic paint and let it dry completely. To get the labels off of the beer bottle, simple grab your hair dryer, or if you have a heat gun, that will work perfect. Blow the hot air onto the label for a couple of minutes and it should come right off, the heat melts the glue behind the label which allows it to come off. Cut the label to the size of the top of the tile. Paint one layer of decou page onto the top of the tile and also on the back of the label and press the label onto the tile. let it dry completely. Paint a layer of decou page on top of the labeled tile and let dry, enjoy.
Gift Basket for Father’s Day
Krinkle or tissue paper for inside of the basket
Items to put into the basket (dad's favorite things)
You can create all kinds of gift baskets for dad, a movie basket, a whiskey basket, or even a treats basket. Whichever one you create, dad will be sure to love it.
Golf Desk Organizer for Dad
Wooden beads or balls
Wooden dowel rod
Americana paint in green and white
Hot glue gun
Red card stock
Father's Day Stickers
Black card stock
Paint the wooden box with the green acrylic paint, let it dry completely, you can paint the inside if you would like to. Paint the wooden bead or ball and the dowel rod with the white acrylic paint, let it dry completely. Cut the wooden dowel rod to 3 - 4" long, depending on the size of your wooden box. Cut the felt to the size of the top of the box and glue it to the top using the glue gun. Cut a small circle out of the black card stock and glue it to the middle of the felt, then glue the dowel rod to the top of the felt right next to the black circle. Cut a flag shape out of the red card stock and glue it to the top of the dowel rod. Finally, glue the ball somewhere on top of the felt top. Add stickers or let the kids write a note on the outside of the box.