Gift Ideas for Dad #8: Wooden Photo Cubes

diy wood photo blocks

There is nothing that melts a dad’s heart like the sweet faces of his children, whether they are three or thirty! Julia from Stars & Sunshine created a set of wooden photo blocks for her dad that includes six different pictures of their family. I love Julia’s design that allows you to “rotate” the pictures by simply turning the cubes. This would make a fun and meaningful addition to Dad’s office, and even the kiddos would enjoy the picture “puzzles.”

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Gift Ideas for Dad #4: Wooden Cooler Stand

DIY cooler box stand tutorial by birdsandsoap

This morning I shared a DIY giant Jenga game that would be a blast for outdoor entertaining and family cookouts. How much would Dad enjoy having a handmade cooler stand filled with his favorite beverages on hand during the game? Jenny from Birds and Soap followed plans from Ana White to build one for her hubs last Father’s Day. It boasts a bottle opener, drain, casters, and even bottle caps Jenny’s sweet hubby saved for her crafting. As Jenny says, it is the “coolest” gift you can give Dad!

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Boho Chic Beaded Tassel Necklace

beaded tassel necklace

There are so many gorgeous Anthropologie jewelry knock-offs out there I had to share another that Mom would love to unwrap on Mother’s Day. Carly from Chic Steals created this stunning beaded tassel necklace for only $8! She says, “Anyone would love to receive this as a thoughtful gift – and you can totally customize [...Read More]

Jeweled Feather Headband for $5

DIY Leather Feather Headband Tutorial

I am a momma who loves donning a showy piece of jewelry or hair accessory, so it’s no wonder this feather headband from Michelle at Daydream Believer caught my eye. Michelle fell head over heals for a similar piece from Anthropologie, saying, “It was love at first sight! The color, the shape. It had an edge but was still feminine. I just dug it.” BUT it was $288! With a scrap of leather, a little ribbon, and a strand of beads or stones, Michelle made her own for only $5. At that price, you can make several for all the special ladies you’d like to honor for Mother’s Day!

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DIY Bath Bombs for a Spa-Inspired Gift

diy-bath-bomb

I know I have shared in the past that I am a sucker for a nice long soak in the tub. Throw in a bath bomb, and I am in heaven! If your mom is anything like me, then she will adore these homemade bath bombs that Christina from Intimate Weddings made using fillable ball ornaments as molds. You could even pair them with magazines and a plush robe for a spa-inspired gift basket!

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Give the Gift of Bling with an Embellished Cuff Bracelet

diy embellished cuff bracelet

Bev from Flamingo Toes can hardly resist the “siren call” of Anthropologie’s jewelry, and who can blame her??? They’ve got beautiful baubles galore! Fortunately, Bev shares how you can recreate the look with this pretty cuff bracelet that’s full of color and texture. Bev started out with a plain cuff and embellished it with ribbon, fabric, buttons, brooches, and the like. This is the perfect gift for a mom who loves a little bling!

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Turn a Boring Pen into a Pom-Pom Pen

Antrhopologie-Knockoff-Pom-Pom-Pencils

This morning I shared some pretty sewn paper envelopes that add an extra special touch to a note or card. I love the idea of taking it a step further and giving Mom a set of handmade envelopes and stationary with pretty pens like these from The Casual Craftlete. Katie dressed up some cheapo pens she’d gotten for free from banks and other businesses with yarn and twine. Sometimes, it’s the little things, like a pom-pom on the end of your pen, that make the day a little brighter!

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