Oh Father’s Day. A day/source of mingled emotions around here for me. Historical feelings (about my own bio father-less/3 step-fathers), which I am determined to keep at bay and over-time, let this new family full of love manifest into the predominant ones. I wrote a short piece for Babble last week as part of their Father’s Day Slideshow and on Sunday, I’ll share the whole deal, everything that got pared down and edited out.
Whether you are expecting your first or have had the experience of parenting with your other half for a while now, nothing says I love you like home-made gifts from the heart. Okay, so I got bought him the latest version of tech geekery product he’s been coveting for a while now…because he works his arse off and deserves it. Plus, he needs it for work, so he would have ended up buying it in a couple of weeks anyways.
Now for the home-made, hand-made, craftery. While I love to get my craft on, I realize that not everyone is perhaps as inclined as me. Only because well, it’s what I do. Y’know, to make the bacon. So without further ado, I’m sharing some of my favourite ideas that even the busiest/craft challenged peeps could choose from to honour the significant Dad-To-Be/Current Pappa figure in their household…
Tutorial’s, How To’s & Other Such Credit:
2. Picture Collage
Have you heard of Picnik? Either way, this site makes it so easy!
3. Coupon Book
Make up coupons that he can redeem. Get as sexy/cheesy/geeky as you want. Use a hole punch and ribbon, a stapler, or paper brads to hold your coupons together.
7. BBQ Apron
8. Massage Oil