Friday, June 15, 2012

Last Minute {FREE} Father's Day Gift Ideas

I'm sure many of you have known exactly what to do for your fathers and husbands this Father's Day.  I did not.  This is my husband's first Father's Day and I wanted to give him something sweet...something, he would feel our 9 month old daughter contributed to.  I bought him a small gift but I also wanted to give him some more sentimental gifts.  So, I did what I'm sure many of you did and I turned to pinterest.
I pinned a link to The Imagination Tree a little while ago and decided now was the time to execute.  There is a recipe for salt dough and instructions on how to make in imprint.  While my husband was at work, I gathered the ingredients and a bowl and sat on the kitchen floor with my little one.  Together we made a supreme mess.  It would have been much easier and much faster to do it myself, but it was important for me to include her...and she loved squishing that dough with her pudgey little fingers (she also loved throwing it on the floor...she's into emptying containers).
I realize she's's the best I could get.  She's a busy baby.

I made the little circle and smushed my daughters little hand into it (punched two holes in it with a straw, labeled it) and baked it.  I then painted it pink and threaded some ribbon through the holes.  Pretty sure my husband will love it.

For my next little gift, I decided to get a picture of my husband and daughter and added a little stamp, obtained from Ladybird Lane, to the photo.  I rummaged around in a box of my high school stuff, found a cute frame, ditched the picture of my best friends (sorry guys) and replaced it with the adorable picture of my husband and my baby together at the park.  I'm in love with it.
The caption says "my daddy is..."

So there are two totally sweet and potentially free (depending on the stuff you have already) gifts for an amazing father in your life!


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