Five Home Made Gifts For Father's Day
Thrifty Crafts For Dad
I don't have my father anymore so I can't say that I am giving anyone, anything for Father's Day.
I miss not having a father. You don't realize how important it is to show them that you care by doing small things for them. It shouldn't only be on Father's Day or Mother's Day. it should be periodically, "just because".
Growing up as a child I couldn't always afford to go out and get my parents a nice gift, but what they did appreciate was a gesture to show them that we cared, and do think about them on such a day like this.
That can be by making them a card and telling them what they mean to you. There is so much you can say and do with a card, even by designing it yourself.
One year my brother went out and bought my mother a candy bar for Mother's Day. I am sure he used most of his allowance to do that, and she did appreciate the kind gesture.
In all honesty I do feel that days like this have become too commercial, but that is my personal belief. It should be every day that you show your father and mother how much they mean to you. But since it is a tradition to do that on their special day then lets come up with some thrifty ideas, that might possibly be different from going out and buying them a gift.
I am sure that whomever is the lucky one to receive our work that is put into the gift will love you that much more. Ok they love you already but when it is done by your hands, it makes it that more personal, don't you think?
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Daddy's Car Wash Kit
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Here is a thrifty idea for Fathers Day, you can go to Dollar General or a Family Dollar store, and pick up some of your father's favorite cleaning items for his car, with a reasonable priced bucket. You can get some Father's Day sticker decal and decorate the bucket with decal, and then put the items inside the bucket adding a ribbon and a personal card.
If you are an adult child and you don't want to give him a car wash kit for Father's Day, here is another idea. You can detail his car by washing it yourself. They have local car washes that even have a shampoo machine next to the vacuum cleaner.
You can buy wax at a thrifty store and wax his car as well, and put a scent tag inside that you can also get at any dollar store of your convenience. Make sure that all the windows are spotless. And if you want to be extra nice you can fill up his car with gas. I am sure he would love all the hard work that you did, and really appreciate the gift.
I know that when I went to get my car detailed, it was such a good feeling to have someone else doing it for me for a change, even though I was the one paying for it. It felt like going to a beauty shop and being pampered, or a spa for that matter. There are no excuses (even if you have little money), you can wash your father's car yourself for very little cost.
Car Wash Kit
All you need for a car wash kit the items, Father's Day stickers and bucket. Or you can put it together yourself at a thrifty store.
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Tie racks are another great item that your father may enjoy. I don't know of a man who doesn't own at least one tie. At least I never heard of any. You can probably buy the board with the pegs already at any Hobby Lobby store, or even a Target.
Home Depot probably can even sell you a board and make the holes in it for you, right there at their store. Pegs of course can be bought separately.
If you want to make it more personal than you can make it yourself by scratch if you have the proper tools. Using a plywood board or a perch one. Directions are given in the photo slide below.
Instructions For Creating - A Tie Rack HolderClick thumbnail to view full-size
Revolving Motorized Tie & Belt Rack - This is for the tie lover who needs space in his closet
This revolving tie and belt rack mounts over your closet rod, what is cool about this is that it lights up while it is revolving. It is sturdy, holding up to 64 ties and there are also four hooks to hang eight belts.
Also there are a few ready made banners for Fathers Day to add to any gift for that special day,
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You can take these bottles and fill them up with your dads favorite peanuts and lots of other goodies/treats. Even tying a ribbon around them to make them look fancy. You can also add your own decal and stickers by putting them into a basket, therefor making it look like a gift basket. Or use the pop bottle carry box and decorate it like the picture below, of course using your own ideas would work best, giving it that personal touch.
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You can also get free coupons online and give it as a gift to your father. Just print these free coupons and cut them, adding a nice ribbon through the holes and then making a coupon booklet for your father.
Make sure that you are going to follow through with what each coupon is for, or don't give it at all. You can find so many places online to get free printable coupons.
I only provided you with a few options below, just right click on your mouse, copy and then paste the links to your toolbar, and it will take you to free printable coupons for Father's Day.
Printable Coupons - For Father's Day
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There are a lot of unique ways to create something neat for your father. Depending on what your father likes you can go by his particular taste. I thought that this was a different idea for that tennis player or tennis lover, when it comes to sports. Amazingly you can use these for a lot of stuff. Father's Day is a good reason to make these as gifts.
Things that you will need:
1. Tennis Ball
2. Black Marker for eyes and mouth, you can also use button eyes for the eyes
3. Trincheta blade
4. To create the mouth in the tennis ball you mark a line through half of the ball.
5. Very carefully cut it off where the line was marked.
6. With the many styles of the tennis ball, you have to decide which one that you are going to work on drawing the eyes with the play style of the hanger: To hang up his keys, a clip is recommended or similar into the mouth of the tennis ball snowman.
As you can see in the pictures this craft can be used for multi purposes:
1. To hang your keys
2. How about save your mail
3. Hang your towel or clothing
Tennis Ball Crafts for dad
Everything you need to make the tennis ball crafts that I showed you above. So easy and quick. You can even think about using buttons for the eyes, this is another idea and by gluing them on instead of using a marker is completely up to you. Use your own imagination and make it a fun experience.