Father’s Day Home Made Gift Ideas

June 16, 2012

I was clueless as to what to do for my husband this year for Father’s Day.

I took to Pinterest – and found a few ideas – one of which I knew I could do right away.


Then last night, I was at CVS pharmacy, and they had my husbands favorite candies on Buy 1, Get 1 Free.  So I bought two bags of his candy.  Then while I was waiting for the prescription I went down the street to Michaels to get some ideas.

The minute I walked into Michaels I knew what I wanted to make him… A crate to hold his favorite beverage: Monster Drinks (Absolute Zero).  So I got the crate, and some letters.


Then this morning he went to work – so I started painting with the boys.

Surprisingly, Ethan LOVES to paint – as Andrew is very much disinterested.


Here is the finished crate: (Minus the drinks!)


My husband walked in as I was finishing up –  he came home from work early! Eek!  So I had to quick hide it before he got a peek! 

What did you get/make to celebrate Father’s Day?


  1. Very creative! I love the hands down picture the best.

  2. Awe very cute. I also like the Hands Down the best but the crate looks nice with the orange letters and candies all around. Now the drinks go in the crate while waiting their turn to go in the fridge I assume?
    Gladys P

  3. That is so sweet! Pardon the pun! My husband and I spent the day alone together. We went and got a Rotisserie Chicken two pops, and a roll of paper towels. We drove to a nice spot and well I think you know what happened to the chicken! LOL It was a nice day.

  4. What a cute idea!! I think I may make Justin a crate as a belated gift. I got him a store bought gift &it’s just not the same!

  5. deb kovac says:

    What a great idea!! Good thing you were able to hide it before your hubby caught a peek. The best present is one that your child helps make. Better than any material thing. And it just means more the older your child gets.

  6. Constance Zimmer says:

    That’s a great idea! I enter contests/sweepstakes, and rack up various “points” for all sorts of random things all year long… I’m always thinking ahead… I scored a personalized glass etched beer glass from Stella Artois, several free picture cards and collages from card companies and drug store chains, free gift cards to Starbucks, some pricey Gillette fusion items that he likes, and a personalized mug….. every year at Father’s Day, he gets a goodie bag stash that is as unique as he is…. and he has no clue that it didn’t cost me a dime!!!!

  7. Sarah L says:

    Very clever ideas. I like the pictures.

  8. Your son made a really cute Father’s Day present for his Dad! These are such good ideas! Instead of buying something, the kids can make something unique for DAD!

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