Happy Monday! Welcome to the beginning of a new workweek, and the official countdown to Father’s Day. Father’s day is only a few short days away, and in case you didn’t spend last weekend getting your special guy a gift we’re here to offer some last minute suggestions.
Cathie and Steve are an awesome crafty duo. They create craft projects that can be used for several different occasions. Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, we wanted to share with you a great gift for dad. Create a decoupaged frame with Mod Podge. Inside the frame consider adding a picture of you and your dad, or perhaps add a positive saying he’ll like.
The countdown is officially on, Father’s Day is coming. This Father’s Day show your Dad how much you appreciate him by creating this collage frame. Old photos and trinkets can be preserved and showcased with a Mod Podge collage.
Show Dad you would follow him anywhere with this travel themed photo clock. Designed by Julie Lewis, this clock makes a wonderful gift to give your Dad. Now we know Mother’s Day is probably on everyone’s mind right now, but we wanted to give a head start on crafting something special for Father’s Day.
Show Dad how much you think of him with this trendy Subway Style Plaque. Laura Bray designed this very creative Father’s Day gift. This craft is perfect for any level crafter, and it will only take you at the most an hour to create.To see even more great creations from Laura check out her blog, Katydiddys.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint-481 Aqua, FolkArt Acrylic Paint-938 Licorice, FolkArt Acrylic Paint-429 White, Mod Podge
Unfinished wood plaque 9 ½” X 6 ½”, Cardstock, Father’s day subway art download
- Paint two coats of aqua paint over the entire front of the wood plaque.
- Once the aqua paint is dry, add lines of white & black paint. Follow the curves of the plaque. Use painter’s tape to get clean lines.
- Download and print the subway art onto cardstock. Print it out to a 5” x 7” size. Trim to fit your plaque.
- Using Mod Podge, adhere the subway art print to the front of the plaque. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of the art. Make sure your coverage reaches all the way to the edges of the paper. Carefully place the art onto the plaque and smooth out with a brayer.
- Coat the entire front surface of the plaque with Mod Podge. Apply at least two thin coats, allowing it to dry between coats. Use a foam brush to avoid brush marks.
Ink jet printers and ink are all different. Allow your printed art‘s ink to dry completely before using Mod Podge on it. You may want to print a test copy, allow it to dry, and then brush on a layer of Mod Podge to make sure the letters won’t smear. If they do smear, take your art print to your local copy shop and make a print there. Professional copy machines typically use toner, not ink, and this usually results in a more steadfast image.
Have some hand-painted fun this Father’s Day! Here are 3 fun crafts that will even get the tiniest crafters involved on dad’s tribute day! As always, we dipped into our Apple Barrel Paint stash and had a blast!
Fabric Photo Mustache Bag
Our first project is a fun fabric photo mustache bag. We printed out a great photo of my father-in-law and my niece Reese, onto a sheet of printable photo fabric. The kids got a big kick out of painting a mustache on granddad! Use this tutorial if you need help stitching the bag.
Apple Barrel Painted Playing Cards
Fifty-two card pick-up will never be the same. The kids hand-painted 52 cards using a variety of colors–let your kids pick their favorites! We used masking tape and then let the kids go wild. Be sure to let the paint completely dry before carefully peeling off the tape. We chose the Apple Barrel Neons–why? Because they’re awesome!
Mountain Top Tie For Father’s Day
Let your toddler splash paint all over a sheet of paper. Once it dries, which should take about 10-15 minutes, take craft scissors and cut the artwork into tiny triangles. I used Mod Podge to attach the triangles to a sheet of copy paper. Next, copy your artwork onto silk photo paper. We stitched the photo paper into a tie using this tutorial. Your husband or father will wear their mountain top tie with pride knowing it’s an original.
The denim used in the tie we made, packs some serious color. The triangles will make any toddler’s painting look like mountains. For my children, I limited the choice of colors to green and blue on yellow paper (so the color didn’t turn to mud).
Please send in your projects, we love to see them! Have a great summer and keep painting!
Happy Monday crafters! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Father’s Day is almost here! A simple wood caddy, personalized for your dad makes a great gift. You can put a few new tools into it, or maybe Dad’s favorite snacks. The chalkboard front allows you to put a loving message, a “Honey Do” list (ahem), or even a reminder of when the game is on! Laura Bray designed and created this awesome and useful Father’s Day craft. This project is very simple to make, and it will take up to 2 hours to complete. See the supplies and instructions to create this project below. To see more projects by Laura check out her blog, Katydiddys.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint-436 Engine Red, FolkArt Acrylic Paint-479 Pure Black, Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint-32218 Gray, Mod Podge
Unfinished wood caddy, Wood monogram letter, Polka dot scrapbook paper, 3D sticky dots
- Paint the front panel of the caddy in the chalkboard paint. Paint at least two coats, allowing it to dry at least one hour between coats.
- Paint two coats of red paint onto the caddy.
- Paint the wood letter black.
- When all the paint is dry, cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the inside bottom of the caddy. Glue it down with Mod Podge.
- Cut strips of scrapbook paper to embellish the front of the caddy as shown. Apply them to the front of the caddy using Mod Podge.
- Apply 3D sticky dots to the back of the monogram letter and attach to the front of the caddy.
- Allow the chalkboard to cure for at least 24 hours before using. To condition it, lightly rub chalk over the surface, erase and then write your message.
Howdy Plaid Crafters! I’m Kate from Cheap Crafty Mama and I am thrilled to be here today to share with you how I made this cute and simple Father’s Day footprint plaque! I am always a sucker for projects that involve my little artist’s hand and footprints. I’m blown away by how quickly he grows and want to remember every step along the way!
I am a former professional decorative painter turned stay-at-home-mom and I am always creating new things. I love to make crafts, gifts, food, home decor/renovations, crafts with kids and blog about how to do all of those things! Please come visit me at cheapcraftymama.com to join in the fun! Also I would love for you to visit my weekly linky party called “Pin It and Win It Wednesdaay”– where you can win free ad-space on my blog!
This year for Father’s day we made this adorable footprint plaque. I think it turned out super cute and you will be amazed by how simple it is to make!
- a pre-cut piece of wood (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
- 1 piece of scrapbook paper (Hobby lobby as well)
- Mod Podge
- acrylic paint (I used Folk Art “coffee bean”, “barnwood”, and white)
- white paint pen
- paint brush (I love this Martha Stewart Crafts brush!)
Blue is my favorite color, so of course I’m enamoured with these bold and modern glass vases from Cathie and Steve for Plaid. I promise you quick and easy projects for the weekend, and these deliver. You simply need a few FolkArt Enamels colors and some glass vases (which you can get from the thrift store). You won’t believe how quickly you can make these; the longest part of the process is the drying time! Find the complete instructions here.