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Monthly Craft Question: Are Dad’s Hard to Craft For?

I don’t know about you, but I never have a difficult time either finding or making my mother a gift for Mother’s Day.  My dad, on the other hand – well, that’s another story.  Am I the only one who has trouble finding gift ideas for Dad?  Last month, we asked: Since Dads are challenging to buy for, are they also hard to craft for? What are you giving your Dad for Father’s Day this year?

As usual, we reached out to designers and crafters alike to see what crafty things they were cooking up in their craft rooms.

Here is what they had to say:

Berta Gilholm, FaveCrafts designer
Since we are Grandparents and married for 48 years, we tend to take it easy on Father’s Day. My husband is very hard to buy or make anything for. Our children will send him a funny card and I will make him a card on the computer (every year). It will be original, funny, printed on card stock and maybe a few glued on parts. I search the internet for jokes and feed off of them for ideas only or if something silly happens, I jot down ideas and use them. I have always written my own poetry for cards and do my own for every  occassion. I also bake him his favorite Oatmeal Cookies.

Robin Long of Wildflower Crafts
I am making my husband a waterproof apron. He chose the fabric so that I could make one for our Fall Festival. He likes the fabric alot so I am using it for his apron.

Shannon Bielke of Shaandco.net
I made my mom a wall piece using Kaisercraft’s 12 opening shadowbox frame. It had everything from her wedding picture in 1953 to her children, their wedding pictures, and all the grandchildren in the various openings. The sentiment in one of the openings was “Mom, the heart of our family.”
It was a trip down memory lane for me while making it, and a tribute to my most wonderful, loving mother.
I have always handmade gifts for all of my family, most of my life. For me it’s a way to show them how much I love them, and I always seem to
want to make my mother something extra special!

If you’re still stumped on what to get Dad for Father’s Day, here are some great craft projects from FaveCrafts.


A Hug for Dad Cozy

Dad’s Golfing Frames

Hammer Designed Tie