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Ideas for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day coming up quickly (June 19), it’s time to put some thought into your preparations!

Need some ideas for Father’s Day?  Look no further!  I’ve gathered up a few ideas from around the blogosphere that are easy to pull off and yet make that special guy feel loved!

Most everyone loves a party and why not surprise Dad with a few decorations celebrating his day?

I love these two DIY garlands!

First is the tie garland from My Insanity.

Ideas for Father's Day: DIY garlands

All you have to do is cut tie shapes out of various construction or scrapbook papers, add stick on letters and hang with ribbon or twine.

The guy doesn’t wear ties?  No problem!   Cut out any shape that relates to him.  Fish, baseballs, running shoes, golf, hammers, etc!   You can even get die cut shapes at craft stores already cut out.

The other garland I love is the “Dad’s Head” garland over at Are We There Yet

Ideas for Father's Day: DIY garlands

This garland really involves the children!  You just cut out shapes of heads and your children draw on the faces!   Visit her site to see all the cute faces up close!

To set the table, how about surprising him with folded napkin shirts?

Ideas for Father's Day: folded napkin shirts

Add to this paper shirt cuffs for napkin rings!

Ideas for Father's Day: paper shirt cuffs for napkin rings

These are easy to create and Martha Stewart shows you how here.

My friend, Amy at The Idea Room shows how to make these cute bottle tags.  For your meal,  serve individual bottles and create tags that match the rest of your decorations whether they be ties or the father’s favorite sports team.

Ideas for Father's Day: bottle tags

What about inexpensive, yet meaningful gifts?  Here are a few DIY ideas for the fathers in your life!

One of the easiest gifts are photos.  This photo from Smashed Peas and Carrots shows taking a 3 photo frame and turning it into a special Dad message.  Simply cut out or purchase a D and an A and take your children’s photos with them.  (Remember, you only need one D.)  This gift is perfect for a Dad to display in his office.

Ideas for Father's Day: photos

Another photo gift from Just Another Day in Paradise shows adding scrabble tiles as messages on photos.

Ideas for Father's Day: photo gift

Traditionally, many Dads like to watch tv!   So putting together a nice tv care package added to some of his very own TV time would make many Dads happy men!

Ideas for Father's Day: tv care package

This package from Homespun with Love features many items that can be purchased at your local dollar store.

While there are many many more gifts ideas for Father’s Day, I love this final addition.  The Dad Survey!

Ideas for Father's Day: The Dad Survey

Simply print this out from The Creative Homemakers and ask each of your children each question.  Their father will get such a kick out of the answers.  But wait… make sure you keep them and ask the same questions next year!   It’s a great way to see how your children have grown!

Creating a memorable Father’s Day can be easy, fun and inexpensive!   And don’t forget, being remembered is always the best gift of all!

 

June 8th, 2011|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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