DIY Gifts for Dad!
We can always give a gift to our loved ones made with our own two hands, especially when we have certain talented skills! And if we are not too creative or talented, it is still worth it! What matters is our intention and how hard we try!
Making our own gifts has certain advantages: It is more economical, we can personalize it to our taste and the person we want to honor. We can also create really unique objects and value the effort and love with put into our project! It is not just an activity for kids!
Even if it’s just a card, it has impressive value. This is why I will give you some ideas and tutorials to make really great gifts for dad!
You can use wine bottles, your dad’s favorite beer bottles or any drink you like as long as it’s made of glass. This project is of medium difficulty and requires just a little patience and finesse along with a few specific elements.
To make these glasses you will need:
– Symmetrical wine bottles or other similar drink
– Bottle cutter
– Towels or cloths
– Large pot + holder
– 2-3 sheets of coarse and medium sandpaper (150 to 400)
– 1 sheet of craft foam
– Safety goggles
First, remove the labels. To do this you need to boil the bottles in a large pot. Some of the labels can be removed just by soaking them a little. As soon as the water comes to a boil, remove the bottle in a careful manner. Take care not to get burn and then clean them. Use a towel or cloth to remove any excess glue so your bottle can be perfect.
Once this is done, cut the bottle with the bottle cutter in a straight and even line.
The cutter does not cut! Really! What it does is mark a straight line, which will allow you to cut in a neater and easier way. Once you finish marking the bottle, heat the marked line with a candle without allowing the flame to actually touch the glass. You should turn the bottle slowly as you heat the line made by the cutter. When the line is hot, submerge the bottle in a bowl or pot with cold water. You will hear or feel a crunching sound when both halves begin to separate.
Pull them apart and ready! The only element missing is to soften the edges with sandpaper. Begin with the medium grain sheet making circular movements. Use safety goggles to protect your eyes
Once you are satisfied, change to the fine sandpaper or extra fine option and polish the edges. Press gently as you work. Decorate with glass paint or polisher!
Credits y tutorial: brit.co
Easy as 1 2 3! You can buy those with outside blackboard paint and then write your message using chalk.
Some even come with a kit to write a message using special fibers. Then bake for a few minutes and ready! You have your personalized cup!
Cups and materials can be purchased at craft stores.
For the sports fanatic dad! You can make them with cold porcelain, gum paste or inedible dough. You may choose to make a personalized keychain with the ball of his cherished sport or shirt of his favorite team! This is a great project to do with the kids! !
This is a medium range to easy project. You can assemble this pretty little wallet with a map, comic strips or any paper you prefer. To make this unique wallet you will need:
– A map or other pretty paper
– Self-adhesive transparent tape (contact paper)
– A ruler
– A pencil
– A sewing machine
How to make it
Start by tracing out the following rectangular sizes on the paper you have chosen:
- 1 of 20 cm x 10 cm
- 1 of 3 cm x 5 cm
- 1 of 12 cm x 10 cm
- 2 of 8 cm x 10 cm
- 1 of 6 cm x 10 cm
- 1 of 4 cm x 10 cm
Use the self-adhesive tape and glue to the front and back of the paper. Now you can cut the pieces.
The 20 × 10 rectangle is the base of the wallet. On the right side, place the 5 × 3 rectangle, with 1 cm inside the wallet. The 12 × 10 piece should go over this part and finish with one of the 8 × 10. Then sew it all together on the outside of the wallet to secure it. On the left side place the other 8 × 10 rectangular piece face down, the 6 × 10 and finish with the 4 × 10. Sew together on the outside of the wallet just like the right side. Glue auto adhesive Velcro to close your wallet!
Credits y tutorial: bywilma.com
-Homemade shaving cream!
There is nothing better than homemade shaving cream, and it is very easy to make! For this Rosemary mint shaving cream you will need:
-1/3 cup of Shea butter
-1/3 cup of virgin coconut oil
-1/4 cup of jojoba or sweet almond oil
-10 drops of Rosemary essential oil
-3-5 drops of mint essential oil
In a small saucepan on low fire, mix Shea butter and coconut oil. Stir until it evaporates. Remove from fire and transfer to a bowl. Add jojoba and essential oils. Stir to mix well. Place recipient in refrigerator until mixture solidifies. Remove from refrigerator and whip with beater until soft and fluffy. Place mixture in jar with a lid. Store in a dry and cool location.
Credits y tutorial: foodformyfamily.com
I hope you have enjoyed these Father’s Day ideas and found them useful!