Cheap and easy Father’s Day gift ideas

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Father’s Day seems to be one of the most difficult gift giving celebrations for me. ¬†Luckily, I have found some inexpensive ways to give that perfect gift to your dad or husband.

Here’s what you need-

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  1. construction paper
  2. Mountain Dew
  3. Gum
  4. Jelly Beans
  5. Rubber Cement
  6. Father’s Day card (or to save money you can make your own!)
  7. ribbon
  8. mini clothespins
  9. alphabet stamps
  10. stamp pad

If you’re a regular crafter, I’d be willing to bet that you can find most of these in your house.

It will also help if you have access to a printer.

1. I bought some of my dads favorite treats: Mountain Dew, Jelly Beans, and gum. Pick some of your mans favorites, get a little creative!

2. I found some great sayings for candies, drinks and treats online at Crafts by Friends. You can almost find any saying for any occasion for any candy!  Once I found my sayings I spruced them up on the computer and then printed it out.

3. I then used rubber cement to glue the sayings to construction paper just to make it look a little better.

4. Finally, you end up with this.

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If you need help coming up with sayings for your next gift of treats let me know!

Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Crafting!

 

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How to make a banner for any occasion

I love throwing parties! I have so much fun decorating, designing, and planning for a party. I have discovered that decorations go a long way. They can make or break a party! However, I am fully aware of how expensive decorations can be. It’s ridiculous! I think that I may have found a solution to expensive decorations. A banner can go a long way at a party, celebration, or just decoration for the holidays. Possibly the best part of this solution is that it is absolutely free!

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Shanty-2-Chic has a wonderful link to FREE printable letters!

Here, you can find every letter and some punctuation to make any banner you want.

Supplies-

  • construction paper
  • your printed-out letters
  • rubber cement
  • scissors
  • clothespins
  • ribbon

1. Cut out your letters along the black lines. Then paint some rubber cement onto your triangle-shaped letter and glue it to a full sheet of construction paper (you could also use burlap for a fancier look).

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2. Then using scissors, cut the excess construction paper off so that it leaves a border around the triangle. If you own a cutting board, this would be a fantastic time to use it!

3. Then take your letters, some ribbon and some clothespins to complete your banner. I used mini clothespins that I bought at Target.

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4. I would recommend laying out the ribbon on the floor then connecting the letters with the clothespins and lastly hanging it on the wall.

Now you have all you need to make a banner for any and every occasion! Your banner will be the talk of the party!

For more party planning ideas and tips to throw the greatest party check out Hostess with the Mostess

Happy Crafting!