In our household, my husband and I are known for giving each other gifts from the heart (that’s code for handmade) or no gifts at all. It isn’t because we are forgetful or poor planners, but rather that we are, for lack of a better term, minimalists. We just don’t like “stuff” that collects in the house. If the gift requires its own dusting, it doesn’t have a chance. We simply don’t give each other wrapped gifts that often.
With that being said, the one thing that fills our hearts to the brim, and we don’t mind dusting, is a photographic reminder of our children. Come on. They’re our kids and we love them to pieces.
So, I went in search of something special for our BSFs’ dad. Something he could display at his work place to remind him of his BSFs at home.
I came across this idea on Pinterest and I knew I had to try it.
I headed straight to Hobby Lobby to gather supplies. In search of the perfect color, I stumbled upon a package set of Martha Stewart acrylic paints. Since I didn’t need a variety pack of 8 colors, I took the package of her paints in hand and found a similar color among the selection available. The 2 fl. oz bottle of Ceramcoat Caribbean Blue 02530 Acrylic Paint was a close match to the Martha paint I liked, so I went with it.
So this is how my version turned out.
We needed a handmade card to go with our gift. I found this adorable idea on Pinterest.
For directions on how to make this super cute and easy card, click here.
We created this “I Love You This Much!” card for all the Dads in the family. My BSF loved getting her hands traced and making words with the sticky letters. The Dads loved her handy work, too. Here is how ours turned out.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!