You don’t have to wait for Father’s Day to give a gift to your dad. A gift symbolizes love, respect, and all the other emotions that convey your regard for the person. And no one deserves these more than your dad, and so any day is a good day to gift him. To show your love, to express your heart felt gratitude, to convey your respect for all that your dad has done to prepare and shield you in life, can be further enhanced with a little more than a hug. That’s when the function of gifts come in. Nowadays, gifts can be easily bought and given. This doesn’t make its significance any lesser. However, when the person is special, and that too when the person is your dad then you want something that no store bought gift will provide. And that is to pass across that you have spent both time and labor in it, in addition to love. This is of special significance as when kids spend time to give their dad a gift made with their own hands, the joy will be like no other. Such a gift will be treasured by the heart. To know more on how you can do it read below.
Homemade Gifts For Father
- 1 sheet handmade paper (20 x 30-inch)
- 8 sheets heavy art paper (20 x 26-inch)
- Spray adhesive
- Scraps of black and gold art papers
- Crafts knife and hole punch
- Scrap of soft leather or suede (2-3/4- x 9-inch)
- White glue
- O-rings (7/8-inch)
- 2 Brass rod (8-inch)
- 2 envelopes (9 x 12-inch)
- Old family photos
- Crochet hook
- Use the envelope as a pattern. Stick several fastening-tape dots to the flap and body of the envelope.
- Cut the art paper into twelve sheets. Each sheet should measure 9 x 14 inches.
- Place a ruler 1 inch from one short edge of a sheet and run a crafts knife lightly across along the ruler.
- Fold the paper to the front along the scored line. Do this for all the sheets. You can deckle the papers by placing the ruler half an inch from the edge and tearing the paper along the ruler.
- To make the album covers, cut two rectangles from the handmade paper. The rectangles should be about 9 x 24 inch. Fold each sheet into half.
- To make the spine, place the ruler one inch from the cut edge and run a craft knife along it.
- For the front cover photo, open one cover and cut a rectangle on the right side. The size of the rectangle should depend on the size of the photo. This will be used to display one of the family photos.
- On the top edge of the fold make a small slit and then thread a 24-inch ribbon. Stick one end of the ribbon at the back edge of the front cover. Leave the other end free.
- Cut rectangles, a bit larger than the photos, from the black and gold art papers. Make the black rectangle a little larger than the gold one.
- Then glue each photo on the gold rectangles and then mount the gold paper on the black paper.
- With small pieces of tape, secure the photos on the sheets and front cover.
- Make a slit on the folded back cover matching the slit on the front cover and thread a ribbon through it securing one end at the back edge. Glue the two sides together.
- Take a 1 x 9 inch heavy paper and punch holes one to half inch from the top and bottom edges. Clip this to the folded tab edge of each sheet and the bottom edge of each envelope. Then punch holes.
- Stack all the sheets and envelopes. Then place the front cover and back cover. All these should be placed lining the holes.
- Aligning the holes, wrap the spines with a leather strip. Then using a crochet hook pull an O- ring through each hole.
- Three sheets of plain letter-size paper
- Hole punch
- Thin cardboard
- Fold the papers in half and cut them in half lengthwise. Now fold the sheets in half and punch two holes. The holes should be placed ¾ inch in from the fold and side.
- Cut the cardboard paper to the same size as the papers. Punch four holes matching the holes on the papers.
- Stack one cardboard on the front and one on the back of the paper stack. Then loop a rubber band and thread it through the holes. Insert a stick through the loops.
- Decorate the front and back covers by gluing newspaper or colored paper.