Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thinkin' About Dad

So.. Father's Day is in 10 days. Yeah - already. Here are a few ideas for you...

Shirt Card:
All you need are two papers, and two buttons.

1. Cut one paper into a piece 4 inches by 11 inches. Fold it in half so you have a card base that opens "up" and measures about 4 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall.

2. Measure one inch from the fold and draw a line 3/4 inches toward the center on both sides of your card.  Use scissors to cut through both papers at the marks.

3. Fold these pieces in to the center of the card, so the top corners meet in the middle.

4. Download this tie pattern...

Here is an alternate link to download the file: Shirt Card Template

...and use it to trace and cut a tie out of your second paper. Glue your tie in the center of the card.

5. Add buttons to the collar to make it more realistic.
(Or, if you want to do it digitally, go here to download an awesome template from

Here are some clutter-free Father's Day gift ideas from a most wonderful blog - Rookie Moms:

  1. Concert tickets. Use to find what’s coming soon. Print a picture of the band and wrap it up.
  2. Hotel night to spend with you. Plan a reservation for a date when you’ll be comfortable leaving baby with grandparents overnight.
  3. Gym membership. He’s less likely than you are to take it as a hint.
  4. Class or a single session of learning something new. Tae Kwon Do or drums are a longer commitment. Rock climbing could be a one-shot deal.
  5. Arrange to fix something broken. His bike or that garage door lock. Tie a bow around it and reveal it at the right moment.
  6. A humorous plaque. Put his claim to fame on something around the house, such as “Rick Ross: Winner of Least Used Snowboard in 2009 Award” attached to his gear. Or “Rick’s Throne” affixed to the toilet.
  7. Entertainment. Use the iTunes store to buy a full season of a favorite cable show.
  8. Tickets for a sporting event. Basketball, hockey, local college soccer games, whatever makes him happy.
  9. Xbox LIVE Membership for the year provides more geeking out time.
  10. Premium subscriptions to a favorite website like ESPN, Financial Times, or upgrades for LinkedIn (for the laid-off) and Flickr (for the social photographer). 
Still stumped? Check out's Father's Day Gift compilation.

My hubby loves to fish, so I'll probably get him a gift certificate at Sportsman's Warehouse for a fishing license and some goodies to fill his tackle box.

What are you doing to make your man feel special this year??


  1. hey these are really good ideas! you're the best :)

  2. I just came across this adorable craft on Pinterest. My son and I just made them. They are so easy and cute. We both really enjoyed the process and final product. I will definitely be sharing your directions and original on my blog. Glad to have found you.

    Have a nice day.

    1. Yay! That makes me happy. Thanks for linking up on your blog!

  3. I never thought i could be a crafty, yet alone enjoy it!!!!!!! My 1st homemade card for my hubby!!! Easy breezy!

    Thank You for sharing! Love your blog

    1. LOL.. I'm glad to have helped! Thanks for visiting.

  4. Thanks for the super ideas! I'm now a follower too!

    1. Great! Thanks for following along...

  5. Sharing this on our blog! Great idea, awesome blog! Thanks!

  6. Thanks so much for the link!

  7. Thank you for this! I have just made it for my dad for his birthday. Instead of using paper for the tie I used a piece of scrap fabric I had. Looks fantastic, I am so pleased as I find it really hard to find card ideas for men. Thanks again!

  8. Thank you very much for this beautiful project for Father's Day.....wonderful blog,my fierts time visiting it ! ...I'll make them for Father's Day Celebration at Church....Thanks ! God bless you dear!


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