Father’s Day DIY Gift Ideas!
Father’s day is upon us and it won’t be long before I’m procrastinating between an Islay or Highland whiskey in Morrisons. That’s about as much as daddy gets from little b. Original ey. Although b is getting to that age where I can start to involve him a little bit more –from card making to whatever else we can think up. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to tell hubby that he is loved, appreciated and the best dad in the world.
Here are some of our ideas for Father’s Day DIY gift ideas on a budget.
I really don’t know why anyone would spend money on a greeting card once they have a child. Fold a piece of card, hand or foot print, job done. I actually get pissed off when hubby buys a card, not from a sentimental perspective but from a money perspective. It’s such a waste of money!
Homemade anything for that matter
Cakes, sweeties, biscuits. They don’t need to be master-chef worthy and they don’t need to break the bank. It’s the thought that counts and all.
A lie in and breakfast in bed
What parent DOESN’T want a lie in?! Nuff said, you really don’t need to get a gift if you are giving the gift of a lie in.
The gift of time
This follows on from the point above. I remember my husband asking me what I wanted for my birthday when b was coming up to four months. “Time” I said, “the gift of time” and that still rings true today.
Time to go for a shop, time to have a nap, time to write, time to do anything that doesn’t revolve around cooking, cleaning, tidying, playing and wiping.
I don’t mean the expensive things like cushions, mugs and that “stuff” you don’t really need (in my opinion anyway). I mean a photo, in a frame, that could be placed on the wall or on a shelf in the home or at work. You can get individual photos printed off for pennies at most local supermarkets. And frames don’t need to cost a fortune either. I particularly like the selection they have in Home Bargains at the mo 🙂 I frame a LOT of stuff – here, have a look at what else you can frame for pennies!
Salt dough hand prints
When b was five months, I really wanted to get his hand and foot prints captured on a tile for Mr D’s birthday. I guess it’s one of those things I felt I needed to do. Anyway, in reality it was a right faff. Trying to get a 5 month old to open their little fist, pop it in paint and make a perfect hand print on a tile is not easy! And then there is the bloody foot to do too! The guy had to sand “off” the botched prints many times. We hardly had any bloody tile left. If I wanted to do this type of thing again, I’d make up some salt dough and create some homemade tiles! Playdough would also work well. Just air dry it!
Microsoft Word and a printer
Or any bit of software where you can write and edit text! Think “Daddy is” and then list all the lovely stuff about said dad. Or “Daddy likes”/”I love my Daddy because…” Print it out in colour, frame it, done 🙂A couple of examples of what you can do in literally minutes 🙂
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