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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Easy Father's Day project

Yesterday my little guy and I worked on a Father's Day gift. I usually try to make a keepsake for my hubby for his special day. The first year I did a shutterfly book that was very easy to put together and best of all it was free!! Last year it was a framed picture of father and son. This year I found some great wooden boxes on clearance at target. I bought it without really knowing what I was going to do with it but for $2.48 I knew I could make something really nice with it at some point.

My little guys hands were to big for the box so I knew I had to use his fingerprints. So I searched on Pinterest for "finger print Father's Day art." Lots of great ideas popped up but I loved the tree idea the most. I had some acrylic outdoor paint left over from another project so I used food coloring to dye it two shades of green and used a brown sharpie to make the trunk.

My little guy was insisting on painting his whole hand & even his foot so I had to work fast! Plus the paint with food coloring was probably not the best idea because it stained his hands but I didn't want to go buy more supplies so we made it work.  

I'm adding a picture inside and lining the bottom with felt so hubby can use it to keep his wedding ring inside the box. I think it turned out pretty nice.
I added three hearts at the bottom and wrote "I love you poppa" on the sides of the box using a silver sharpie. 

I really liked the box, I need to go by the clearance section again and see if they have any more left. I want one too!! :)

I hope you are enjoying making a crafty project for the special dad I your life.