Mike of The Crafty Gentleman shares how to make a leather bound journal complete with a decorative inner lining that can be personalized for your …
My husband is the Tic Tac Toe champion in our house, and our kids love trying to beat their game-master dad and learning all his strategies and secrets. If your husband is like mine, a wooden Tic Tac Toe game like this one from Bette at Somerset Lane would make a fun and sentimental gift. If you wanted to get your kiddos in on the creating, you could have them paint the cubes instead of staining them and cut Xs and Os out of vinyl or even use scrapbooking letters.
Whether it’s a counter, dresser, or table, most men like to have a designated spot to keep their keys, wallet, and phone. Why not add some style to that tried-and-true spot with a DIY leather valet? Dabney, whose husband enjoys working with leather, shares at Apartment Therapy how easy it is to make your own valet with basically just an X-acto knife and rivets. Dad will love the functionality of it, and what says manly like leather?!?
Misty from Brit + Co shares a “fashionable way to roll up your cords” when you travel. Yep, that means no more pulling out a jumbled mess when you reach into your suitcase for your phone charger. Misty was inspired to create her own cord roll from a piece of faux leather by simply making some cuts with an X-acto knife and adding a snap. You can make a large one for Dad to pack in his suitcase on trip and even a smaller one for his briefcase.
Today I am going to share a couple of gifts for the traveling man. The Cottage Mama Lindsay decided it was time to replace the Dopp kit her husband had been using since he was thirteen. For reals – thirteen! Lindsay created a tutorial for sewing your own boxy Dopp kit, which sounds manly and looks manly thanks to the suiting fabric she chose. This is perfect place for Dad to quickly throw all his toiletries for a trip or even just for everyday storage.