I’m so excited!!! I made it to “Make”, one of the all-around coolest craft and DIY blogs with a head-spinning variety of ideas. They posted my Father’s Day gift project of making pillows out of old t-shirts.
The one I started with, above, is for my dad. How could I not make this t-shirt into a pillow for my pop!?! I had made him a couple other pillows out of t-shirts for Valentine’s Day, which he loved, so now he has a collection. I made even made a card using a sewn-on heart from a left over scrap of fabric.
I got a little more daring on this one and added a ribbon trim. I got the idea while browsing through some Father’s Day ideas on a great blog for a trim store:
This one’s for my father-in-law who loves Orange Crush. It won’t go with anything in his house, but I couldn’t resist. Another scrap-fabric card finished it out.
The last one is for my friend’s birthday. “Piebald” is a band from Boston that I’d never heard of (which I rather like after checking them out). I just liked the phrase (the name of one of their albums): “The Rock Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” I put the ribbon trim on this one, too, and made an accompanying card. I just gave it to him and he said he wants me to make another one with a t-shirt he has that ripped (but that he can’t bare to get rid of).
Here are a couple other Father’s Day crafts I’ve found on blogs. There are so many cute ones out there, why waste your money on Old Spice and ties (my go-to gifts for my dad when I was growing up)?
http://inspireschelsea.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/fathers-day-diy/ – These are an extra-cute way to use kids’ handprints.
http://calmchaosblog.com/2013/06/14/diy-more-recovered-corkboard-fathers-day-edition/ – This is a great idea for a neat cork board… I may just try it for myself.
What did you make for Father’s Day?