The good news is Father's Day is a few months away, so there is plenty of time to accomplish simple craft ideas. The holiday falls on June 19 this year. The preceding days will probably have most people in grocery stores hunting the greeting card aisle for a card with a witty, humorous, or warm message. Last minute shoppers might have to settle for scraps like a picture of a landscape, or worse, a baby. Such a purchase, when the card is opened, will undoubtedly oblige you to say, “See Dad, it’s a baby cause you’re a father.”
Luckily, all of those pitfalls can be easily avoided with some preparation. Getting your hands a little dirty and crafting a gift is great way show your appreciation. The obvious idea is to make a card. It’s fast, but more importantly, it allows you to customize it to your father’s taste. A blank card or cardstock, some colored paper, maybe a photo, and something to write with is all you need.
Another great idea is to make a scrapbook. Construct a cover. Bind the plastic sleeves or pages to the spine. Fill them with memorable photos. Add some decoration. Voila! You have a picture perfect present.
For the father who loves tools, a woodshop pegboard is an excellent gift. The advantage of a pegboard is that you can fit it to any space. Find the wall studs. Nail in a basic framework. Cut the board to size and mount it to the frame. After hanging the tools, affix a big bow and let your father stumble upon your surprise.
Indulging your father’s love of sports might be the way to go. A football-shaped nacho bowl, knitting a scarf with his favorite team’s colors, or, if he is a fanatic, constructing a miniature shrine are just some ideas that could go a long way.
The key to any Father’s Day gift is to make sure it targets what your father likes. More importantly, throw your heart into whatever you decide to do. It is Father’s Day after all.