Sue has created an album as a Christmas gift for her husband. She already had the beautiful 7 Gypsies Photo Display Stand which is quite strong and masculine looking, so she decided to do another album for it. That is the beauty of these stands, you can have several albums that you just swap over every now and then.
Sue has used family photos in her album and tried to keep the pages fairly simple. Although she tried really hard to keep the album suitable for a male, she couldn't resist making it with a little feminine touch!
Iris' two girls have made it a habit to make little love notes to their Dad. As a gift for their Daddy, Iris decided to make a gorgeous mini-album with the Pink Paislee Decorative Edge Wood Album to hold both the love notes of the girls and photos of them with their Dad. She has embellished it using the Crafter’s Workshop Woodgrain template, and Crate Paper’s Farmhouse range.
Rachel Tucker came up with this beautiful idea for Father’s Day but it would translate into a Christmas present just as easily. She writes that she had her daughters write on little bits of paper what they loved about their Daddy. Rachel then packaged them all into the tiny boxes you see inside an old mason jar and embellished the jar itself with Fancy Pants Summers End papers and rubons. Such a beautiful idea – for dad or just imagine how, if he already has everything else he needs, a Grandad’s face would light up receiving this from his grandkids. Thanks Rachel for letting us share the idea here.
This altered project is by Nancy Damiano and we found it here on the ever-inspiring Pink Paislee blog. Nancy has altered a plain wooden desk organiser using Butterfly Garden, and has created texture and dimension by using rolled up paper strips for the front of the organiser. Though the butterflies might a little feminine for some dads(!), the garden theme works well, and the concept in general could easily translate to a more masculine project.
Inspired by similar ones made from champagne corks, Suz created this little cricket team last christmas to remind her brother (who lives overseas) just where his loyalties lie, and according to him they are also perfect for instructing his three year old son on the intricacies of fielding positions (whether he’s interested or not!).
Suz didn’t have enough corks (or enough time to empty enough champagne bottles!) so she chose to use wooden cotton reels. Queen & Co adhesive felt would make these up quickly and easily.
Coasters are a great idea for dads and grandads, because whether it’s a beer or a cup of tea, they all drink something! We thank the talented Lowri McNab who shows us here how to turn small ceramic tiles into fabulous coasters with style. She has used Echo Park’s ‘For the Record’ range in a 6x6 pad for this project.
Another coaster idea is to use photographs. Suz Doyle has created these taking shots of landmarks from her childhood and mod-podged them onto cheap MDF coasters. They do require a few layers of mod-podge and sanding with fine, wet sandpaper in between each coat, so they can be a little time consuming but for a personal project such as this the time is totally worth it. In hindsight a good thick layer of Glossy Accents would probably do the trick just as well.