Craft A Special Present For Dad

Father's Day

Father's Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching. Before all the kids spring for a nice new pair of socks, however, perhaps they should think about crafting a special gift for dad. Here are some ideas for consideration from Creating Really Awesome Fun Things (CRAFT).

Swiss Army Key Ring

Tools and Materials Required

  • Two pieces of wood (about 1″ x 3.75″ x 1/8″ each)
  • Thin sheet metal (about 2″ x 3.75″)
  • Two #8 machine screw lock nuts
  • Two #8 machine screws, 3/4″ long
  • Ten #8 machine screw washers
  • Glue that can bond wood to metal
  • Wood stain (optional)
  • Polyurethane (optional)
  • Drill and bit set
  • Tin snips
  • Sandpaper/sanding block
  • Small binder clamps
  • Pencil
  • Ruler


The wood and sheet metal should be cut to the appropriate shape followed by the drilling of bolt holes. Next, it is time to glue the wooden panels and stain them. The entire process is simple.

Marbled Mugs

Materials Needed

  • Plain white mugs
  • Nail polish
  • Bowl
  • Room temperature water
  • Toothpick


First, the bowl should be filled with water plus three to five drops of nail polish added. Next, it is time to dip the mugs and blot them with a paper towel. Some people may want to consider a second dip for extra coverage.

Other Father’s Day Ideas

If kids are not interested in doing the Swiss Army key ring or marbled mug, there are plenty of homemade gifts that anyone can create, and some of them are quite simple. Here are a few other ideas:

Matching T-Shirts. When dad and the kids dress alike it can make for a cute Father’s Day weekend, and matching t-shirts are ideal for memorable photo ops.

Custom Golf Balls. It doesn’t matter how young or old someone is, they can easily personalize golf balls for their dad. All it takes is the golf ball, of course, and a permanent marker. The balls become blank canvases for the kids to express their feelings.

DIY Napkin. Speaking of art, creating a little something special for Dad on a plain napkin can become worthy of a prominent place on the fridge for years to come.

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Financing Options at Wilson County Hyundai

Fathers might appreciate homemade gifts, but people shouldn’t underestimate the power of a new car as a show of their affection. Helping Dad find the perfect payment plan is something that the financial experts at Wilson County Hyundai in Lebanon, Tennessee, can do. They know how to consider the interest rate and desired monthly payment, then crunch those numbers to come up with the exact terms for any individual customer. Anyone who wants to test drive a new or used car is invited to talk to the finance center or fill out an application online. The dealership is located at 1310 West Main Street, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087.

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