Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cheap and Easy Father's Day Gifts for Procrastinators

We're getting down to crunch time here for Father's Day. If you haven't ordered it by now, it's not going to be here by Sunday -- unless you pay for 2-day shipping, which would make me very sad, since I hate paying for shipping at all, let alone expedited shipping.

So if you're like me, and realizing Father's Day is three days away and have nothing prepared, I've compiled a list from around the web of easy and free or cheap things to do or make for the special dad in your life.

At TTBowtique, you can see how to create this popular gift:

All it requires are two wood or plastic letters which you could buy at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, some paint (which you probably have already), a frame (pick this up when you buy the letters), and some cute kids. On quick trip to the store, a photo session, print out the pics, and Voila! Instant, adorable Father's Day gift.

Family Fun Magazine has a similar idea, but -- genius -- uses homemade pretzels instead of wooden letters. It's a keepsake AND edible. What could be more perfect?

If you have some cardstock, or can pick some up, you can use this template to make your own frame for this beautiful keepsake. It's from Martha, of course.

The Princess and the Tot shows you how to create this daily perk-up for Dad. All you need is a jar, some fabric, and colored paper. (Oh, and 365 ideas!)

You can never go wrong with food. My husband would LOVE this Father's Day cookie cake:
If cookies aren't his thing, you could do this with Rice Krispies Treats or homemade ice cream cake. Neither would be turned down at our house!

What are your favorite frugal Father's Day gifts?



At June 18, 2011 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Robbie said...

My kids made paving stones for their dad at daycare this year. Our sitter carved their names in there, and they added their footprint. I hope he loves this new addition to our garden!

At June 18, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

That's a really cute idea!


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