Father’s Day Gift.
This is a guest post by Maggie from I Love Papercrafts.
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and let’s face it, these types of occasions can add a little stress on our budget.
But with a little creativity, you can give a gift that is both handmade (frugal) and will give dad what he wants. This easy craft is suitable for mom, or can be done with help from the kids too.
The insert can be either a gift card (which you could get for free with various loyalty programs – I have a Sears one ready to go in mine), or you could make your own coupon to insert.
Each child could make one of these and then insert a special coupon for dad.
How to make this fun & frugal Father’s Day craft:
- Cut cardstock of your choice to 4.25 x 9 inches. Take scoring tool and score on long side at 3 inches and 7.25 inches.
- Fold up the smaller of the two flaps and adhere to center panel to create interior pocket.
- Use corner rounder punch to round corners on top flap.
- Dress up the outside of your holder with a little bit of patterned paper. For the top, cut paper to 2.75 x 4 inches, and for the bottom, cut to 1.5 x 4 inches. Attach to holder with tape runner or other adhesive.
- Cut a strip of 1 x 9 inch piece of cardstock to make the band to hold it your gift card holder shut. Wrap around holder and attach the two ends other with adhesive.
- Decorate band as desired. For this one, I added two strips of super affordable washi tape and then dressed it up with stamped images. These were stamped, punched and then added to the band with a foam pop dot.
- It is topped off with a little clip.
- You are done! Simply add the gift card or coupon and you’ll be all set for Father’s Day.
Crafting items such as punches, stamps and ink offer a great way to stretch your budget as they are highly durable and can be used for years to come. Plus, they are perfect for little hands that can be hard on a mom’s “adult” crafting supplies.
A handmade gift is a gift from the heart, so use this project to inspire you or bust out your own craft supplies to see what you can create to celebrate the men in your life.
Maggie Patterson is a hardcore papercrafter who loves to find new ways to stretch her supplies. She blogs at I Love Papercrafts teaching cardmaking, scrapbooking and other papercrafting ideas. For more crafting ideas like the one above, you can visit her free library of over 75+ stamping tutorials.