Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fathers Day Idea

***Spoiler Alert***

If' you’re Darby’s dad, you should NOT read this post!

I’m not kidding Dad!  Click the ‘X’ and get outta here for a while ;-)

What do you give a man that has two amazing daughters everything?! I don’t know if anyone else has this trouble, but every year I am stumped on what to get my dad to show him my appreciation for being my dad. 

To make it more of a challenge, whenever I give a gift, I try to hand make it.  To me, it always means more when I receive a gift that someone has thought about and has really invested their time in.  I try to do this for others every chance I get.  This year was no different.  I wanted to make my dad something that was special, from my heart….and a little bit silly. 

I purchased a tin, chalkboard paint, and some chalk from the best store in the world, Hobby Lobby.DSC05288

Even though the package instructed that only 2 coats of paint were needed, I found that I needed about 7 coats of chalkboard paint for the lid of the tin.  Maybe because of the material?  I don’t know, but it was no big deal to paint a few more coats since it dries so quickly.

While the lid was drying, I made a treat that my dad loves.  He loves my homemade granola.  Yum-o!  DSC05415

When the paint was dry, I used the chalk to write “Nuts and Bolts” on the top of the tin.  I thought this was pretty clever since my dad is a wonderful carpenter (among many other things) and granola should be a staple food group ;-)DSC05388

I safely packaged the granola in the tin and sent it off to Virginia.  I hope he likes it.  Happy Father’s Day to the best dad a daughter could ask for :-)DSC05417

5 comments:

Joy said...

Such a cute idea!! We are having a hard time trying to figure out what to get my dad. Terry's dad is always easy — gift cards!! I'm sure your dad will love it!

Ashley Smith said...

GREAT IDEA!! Wished I would have read this before I ordered my dad a generic gift..LOL

Natalie said...

This is a really good idea! I wish I found it a little sooner.

Things Sent My Way said...

That's a fabulous idea! I'm following from the Buzz on By hop. Come visit me back!

Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

Things Sent My Way said...

That's a fabulous idea! I'm following from the Buzz on By hop. Come visit me back!

Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

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