A refrigerator transformed into a Tardis. Image courtesy of bitrebels.com
With Father’s Day around the corner (June 21st), it’s time to get snapping with ideas for what to give your husband or dad that will make him grin from ear to ear.
Since this frugal gal is into making rather than buying, here are some awesome ideas that will surely deliver a bit of happiness.
For the Man Cave
Gifts made from the heart are priceless, especially when it comes to moms. Below are 12 easy gifts to make that will melt her heart. Better yet, most take less than an hour to accomplish and use supplies you might already have at home.
Make a chore coupon book. Image courtesy of brightnest.com
A dollar store wooden box/broken CD’s becomes a beautiful trinket box. Image/directions at: Elena Nikitina from Pinterest.
Give your tea-loving mom a wreath she’ll use. Image/instructions: dollarstorecrafts.com
Out-grown boots can be used as a flower pot. Image courtesy of beautifulhomeandgardendiy.com
With a picture frame/mesh you’ll help mom keep her jewelry organized. Image courtesy of brokenandhealthy.com
Make a fingerprint clay necklace Image/directions: diaryofamadcrafter.wordpress.com
Reuse CD cases and make a lamp. Image/directions at: blog.cdrom2go.com
Turn a single sock/rice into a colorful heating pad. Image/directions at: upsophisticook.com
With a soda bottle/paint, you can make an awesome bird feeder. Image courtesy of creativecraftnights.blogspot.ca
Make a sugar scrub from home supplies. Recipe/image at brittanyestes.com
With a single drink powder pouch and Vaseline, you can make mom some lip gloss. Image/directions at: loveumadly.com
If mom is always struggling to find the keys, she’d be grateful if you color coded them. Image courtesy of abubblylife.com
To all the mothers who are reading this blog:
Happy Mother’s Day!
Hand print tree image courtesy of The CraftyChicks.com.
Although some may believe their dad would prefer a store bought item, it will be the gifts made from the heart that will be cherished – especially when they’ve moved out and gone to college.
Every project selected can be made for under $10 dollars, but may need a few days to a week to dry and complete. Many of the items needed can be purchased at your area dollar store.
The Tree of Life
A picture frame
A sheet of heavy weight paper (ex. card stock, constructions, etc)
Paint – in any color desired but be sure to use non-toxic for young children (I’ve seen all green hands and multicolored leaf hands used in projects)
A free tree template of a tree such as the Crafty Chick’s version, Kid’s Blogspot version, and Coloring Shape’s version, or if crafty, draw and paint your own.
Optional: matte board for framing picture inside picture frame
1) Before printing template, reformat it to the correct year or reword it in a MS Word or Open Office software program.
2) Pour a small pool (big enough for a hand print) of paint in a paper plate and call the kids in for the printing.
3) Once tree is stamped and dried, place in the optional matte frame and place in a picture frame.
Love in a Jar
A crochet necklace is a simple idea, but can hold a lot of meaning for a mom. Image courtesy of FlickrCC The Connected One N07@616490624/8536261.
As a mom, I have had the pleasure and honor of receiving many gifts that were store bought. Yet, the most priceless gifts I’ve ever been given were the ones that were made from the heart – homemade. These are the gifts I will tuck away and cherish when my house is empty of their laughter and their presence.
So here’s a few easy, inexpensive ideas that may help add to your mom’s treasure chest of memories:
Easy Crochet Jewelry
Find a small stone from your childhood or one that has significance such as quartz where many believe there are fields of energy associated with it. Follow the directions from Scribd for crocheting around a stone and make a necklace like the one pictured above. Other crochet necklaces and projects can be found at Instructables.