Posts Tagged ‘father’s day’



Need a quick and easy thank you gift for a friend? Don’t worry, I have you covered with a budget-friendly thank you gift that pretty much anyone will appreciate – from your next door neighbor to your best friend.

I recently made these painted succulent favors for Project Wedding, but they could easily transition into a little pressie for any occasion, so I thought I would share them here. The pots are actually paper baking cups, which I painted in different designs and colors. There are stripes, polka dots, and even a few ombre ones (which actually remind me of the plaster painted votives I made a while back). 

DIY // Painted Baking Cups + Succulents Gift

DIY // Succulent Wedding Favors

Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff for Project Wedding.

Full tutorial and more photos here on Project Wedding.

P.S. Don’t forget about Father’s Day…If your dad like to garden this would make a great last minute gift or add-on for him too. You can easily paint the baking cups with a more masculine design.



Father’s Day is a little over a week away (coming up fast, isn’t it?), so I thought it was about time for a little DIY Father’s Day roundup. I threw a couple of printables in the mix as well, so all your bases are covered…

1. felt iPhone holder tutorial

2. shrinky dink Father’s Day tie tack

3. make a bowtie from scratch

4. Father’s Day printable cards

5. ‘For You Dad’ Labels + Gift Tag Printables

6. make a manly man apron for Dad

7. hand stamped handkerchief DIY for Dad

P.S. I also write for other sites around the web. Here are my posts elsewhere from the week…

Have a great weekend!




Father’s Day is right around the corner (June 16th) and many of us (myself included) are beginning to scramble, trying to figure out what to get dear ol’ dad for the occasion. But that can be a tougher task than it seems…Dads are so low key, it can be difficult to shop for them. Am I alone here?

That said, I probably can’t help you pick out a bottle of wine, a box of candy, or a new neck tie for your dad, but I can help you in the packaging department. These minimal, printable tags and labels will make even the simplest gifts feel a bit more special this Father’s Day (a few bottles of beer, a box of popcorn, and a donut cake included). There are a few more tag options that aren’t shown in the photos as well – a couple of additional phrases. Click here to get the (free) Father’s Day printables now.

(free) father's day printables




Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch

Download the Father’s Day printables here.

P.S. Curious to know… Are you planning anything special for Father’s Day this year?


I am sure you know that this Sunday is Father’s Day. But if you just had an “Oh shoot!” moment, take a breath, check out these last minute DIYs, and get to work on Dad’s gift…

1. Create a Unique iPad Case via Lil Blue Boo

2. Make Dad a Bow Tie via Jessica of Living Swell for papernstitch *this tutorial is actually for a little man’s bow tie, but can be adapted for adults.

3. Make a Bulletproof Binder out of a Road Sign via MAKE (by Sean Michael Ragan)

4. Stitch Dad some DIY Suspenders via A Beautiful Mess

5. Make a Drum Shade Pendant Light via Living with Lindsay

6. Hand Stamp a couple of Hankies via Michael Ann for papernstitch

7. Make Dad a Skinny Tie via A Beautiful Mess

P.S. I am now a regular contributor at Curbly, one of my favorite sites for home DIY projects and before and afters. Yay! And I hope you’ll come over and visit me there and say hi. Here are my post’s from this week:

1. How to make a light fixture out of a tart tin (my favorite from the week).

2. How to paint a pattern rug with stencils.

3. And yum – how to make dip dyed marshmallows!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. Have a great weekend!


This contributor post was written by Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made.

Hello Crafty Friends! Today’s DIY is for a graphic Hand Stamped Handkerchief, easy enough to bust out as a last minute Father’s Day gift (wink wink!) and simple enough for even the youngest of crafters to help. Dads always love handmade gifts, especially when they also have elements of practicality. So let’s get stamping!

Here are the materials you’ll need:

1. Sticky back foam for the Stamp. You can either cut out your own shape, or use pre-cut foam shapes found at the craft store. Pre-cut shapes would work well for kids to be able to help.

2. Something to put your stamp on. I used an old film canister, you could use a cork, wood block, bottle cap, etc.

3. A scrap piece of felt and a plastic tray or lid. This is how you will make the stamp pad.

4. Fabric paint.

5. A plain handkerchief. You can also make one quickly out of a square of fabric.

Here’s how you make it:

1. Prepare your foam stamp. If you are drawing your own stamp, make it a simple graphic that can be easily cut with scissors or a craft knife. You first drew it on a piece of paper, then trace it on the foam to get it just right.

2. Make your stamp. Peel off the paper backing and stick your stamp to your stamping device. I also used a sharpie to mark a small dot on the side of the cap so i would know which way was up while stamping.

3. Make your stamp pad. An easy way to make a stamp pad when using fabric paint is to put a good sized drop of paint on a plastic tray and then lay a piece of felt on top of the ink.

3 cont. Stamp at the felt until the paint bleeds through, and you have your own stamp pad! If during your project you find you need more paint, just lift the felt and add a couple drops of paint to the tray.

4. Stamp away! You can try to align your images, or just go for it freestyle. Letting some of your images bleed off the edge will make it look like the fabric was printed professionally.

5. Finish it off. Most fabric paint requires that you let it dry for a couple hours, then heat set it with an iron before washing it. Follow the directions of your specific paint.

Now you have a loving handmade gift that even the most practical of dads will love! Good luck stamping, and happy Father’s Day!

Michael Ann is a sewer, knitter, crafter, thrifter, living a crafty life with her husband in Portland, Oregon. You can find her at her blog Michael Ann Made where she shares projects, tutorials, and bits of inspiration to help you live a crafty life too. You can also follow her adventures on twitter.

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