June 19th, 2009 Jamie
Here’s the traditional DIY gift roundup. I wish I could say my Dad was getting one of these cool, crafty, and thoughtful things, but I’m afraid I opted for the DVD route this year. But that doesn’t mean you have to.
Remember, if you want to make this stuff for cheap, don’t forget that thrift stores are a great source for fabric, cookware, etc. DIY can get expensive if you don’t use all your resources!
Also… I know ties are a traditional Father’s Day thing… But do they really want to get ties every year? Poll your dads, the public wants to know.
Let Him Eat Cake
Does your dad like cake? Apparently there are a plethora of dads out there who do, because I came across a myriad of Dad-related cake ideas!
- Lawn Mower Cupcakes. I don’t like coconut, which makes up the “grass,” but maybe your dad does.
- “French-Fry” Cupcakes. Awesome idea! Cupcakes + KitKat bars!
- Tie Cake. Finally, a tie you can eat.
- Collared Shirt + Tie Cake. And a shirt + tie combo. Mmmm.
If you must give Dad a shirt or tie, at least make it unique.
- Custom Handmade Tie. Dad has enough paisley–find a funky fabric or something vintage to cut up and recreate into a brand new… tie.
- Custom Screenprinted T-Shirt. Hey. You could screenprint a tie on it! But please don’t.
- Knit a Necktie. I’m not sure whose dad would want this, but I bet you know if your pop is a knitted tie kind of guy.
- Neoprene Laptop Bag. This suggests using an old wetsuit. If you don’t have one yourself, you could try thrifting, ebaying, or even just asking around. But make sure you clean it well, please.
- DIY Digital Picture Frame. Though not exactly cheap, this is still pretty cool, and probably cheaper than buying one.
- Star Wars Wii Case Mod. This is because my dad loves Star Wars so much. Here’s to you, Dad!
Don’t forget to give your dad a nice big hug. Or at least pass him the remote.
photo by What’s Cooking America
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