DIY: Decoupage a Terracotta Pot (with a child’s drawings)

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I have Renee from About the Garden here with a fantastic Father's Day gift idea! An Easy Way to Decoupage a Terracotta Pot with Artwork My Dad is the best Poppy! Not only is his shed a small gallery of all things artistic created by my little people, but he seriously still displays art that my siblings and I created some twenty something-something years ago. Whilst I adore that my Dad gives every item, no matter how amateur, the chance to … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Craft: Hand Print Canvas

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I did a hand print canvas craft for Father's Day three years ago and decided to do it again this year. How the kids have grown!  This is a gorgeous personalised gift idea for Father's Day.  Blank canvas can be found at discount and craft shops starting from about $4. This activity doesn't take take very long to do and it's easy!  I had it done in under 10 minutes. 2011 2014 Materials Canvas (large enough to hold how many … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Craft: Paddle Pop Stick Note Pad Holder

This sticky notepad holder is easy to make for Father's Day.  Plus, it's useful too! Materials Craft glue Thick cardboard Approx 41 Paddle-pop (Popsicle) sticks Pen Sticky note pad Felt pens Scissors Instructions 1. Draw on cardboard a 11 cm square (this is idea for standard sticky note pad size). I used a section of cardboard from a box. 2. Glue down 2 paddlepop sticks parallel inside the pen line. 3. Glue a dot on … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Craft: Painted Frame

  Blank wooden photo frames can be found at most craft stores from about $5. If Dad has a study at home or an office at work, it's a great way to update the pic of the kids. Materials Picture frame Paint Paint brushes Photograph Cup of water for rinse brushes between colour changes Paper Towel (to wipe off excess water from brush in between colour changes) Instructions 1. Spread newspaper or junk mail down on a … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Craft: Rock Paper Weight

This paper weight rock will add a splash of colour to Dad's desk. The secret to a great paper weight is finding a good sized rock that has a flat-ish bottom so it sits well. Materials Smooth rock that sits fairly flat Paint Paint brush Paint Pen (or permanent marker) Instructions 1. Paint rock. Allow to dry. 2. Use a paint pen (or permanent marker) to write the word DAD on the rock 3. Optional: for a nice finish, … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Craft: Pen Holder Photo/Bookmark

Dad can pop this photo in with the pens.  It's an interesting way to display a photo of the kids and it's easy to make too!  Materials Paddle-pop (Popsicle) stick Craft Glue Photograph Scissors Instructions 1. Print a favourite picture of the kids. For this craft, it works best to use a portrait picture of kids standing close together, like the one I used below. 2. Cut around the outline of the figures and glue to … [Read more...]

Taking Photos for Father’s Day

father's day photographs -- letters on feet

A wonderful photo of your children can be just the thing for Father's Day. There are so many crafts and gifts you can make with photos. Below are 5 ways you can take photos of children for Father's Day. If you are looking for tips on getting kids to smile for the camera, read my post here: Photographing Kids -- Getting Kids to Smile for the Camera. 1. Canvas Photograph Paint hand prints on a canvas and get the child/ren to hold it for the … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids to Make

Father's Day Gift Ideas -- Sticky Note Holder complete

Father’s Day all started with a woman. The idea for creating a day for children to honour their fathers began with a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd. Sonora adored her father and, while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909, she felt Fatherhood should be recognised also.  Through her influence, the Spokane Ministerial Alliance decided to hold the first Father’s Day celebration on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington. To help celebrate the … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Card Ideas

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Father's Day Card Ideas To help celebrate the special men in your lives, I have 4 posts filled with ideas. Father's Day Card Ideas (this post) Father's Day Craft Ideas for Kids Father's Day Gift Ideas Taking Photos for Father’s Day Below are 6 Father's Day Card Ideas. 1. Quirky Card Love this quirky card from Learning 4 Kids. 2. The Best Dad for Me Card This is an easy card I designed last year: Father's Day Card -- The Best … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

father's day photographs

Father's Day Gift Ideas To help celebrate the special men in your lives, I have 4 posts filled with ideas. Father's Day Gift Ideas (this post) Father's Day Craft Ideas for Kids Father's Day Card Ideas Taking Photos for Father’s Day 1. Photographs Photographs are a must for Father's Day. Below are ideas on taking photos for Father's Day and what to do with them. Children hold letters "DAD" or "I {heart} Dad" Get a … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Craft: The Best Dad for Me!

Father's Day Craft Instructions

Father's Day is celebrated at different times around the world.  I never knew that until today. The idea for creating a day for children to honour their fathers began with a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd. Sonora adored her father and, while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909, she felt Fatherhood should be recognised also.  Through her influence, the Spokane Ministerial Alliance decided to hold the … [Read more...]

Theme It: Father’s Day

Father's Day Present Gift Ideas

Father's Day: A day we recognise the men in our lives. In Australia, Father's Day will be celebrated on Sunday 5 September 2010.  I've collected a wide variety of Father's Day gift ideas for your browsing pleasure.                            1. Uberkate Silver Embossed Key Ring $295     2. Uberkate Silver Embosed Cufflinks $395 3. Dr Who 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver $29.95   4.  Top Gear Super Cars Book $49.95 5. Stealth Plane Mouse … [Read more...]

Give Dad an UBER-GIFT He Will Love

Enter UberKate

Uberkate specialise in elegant silver jewellery pieces, filled with incredible emotion. In fact, I almost cried when I browsed the range, and I'm not sure why.  Perhaps it's because each piece is expertly crafted by Kate Sutton, mother of two and the face behind the brand, who has a passion for design and a desire to connect loved ones in a mobile world. The end result are products that bring to fruition the sentiment of carrying the ones loved … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Present

I thought it would be fun to make a personalised T-Shirt for the Husband this Father's Day. I used Zazzle to do this. I am excited to see what the T-Shirt looks like on the man I love. Zazzle have a Father Day special at the moment - Free Shipping on Fathers Day Orders. Below is my design. FRONT: I belong.... BACK: ....to the Freddo Gang Such a fun present. … [Read more...]