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Say thanks to a special dad this Father’s Day with a handcrafted greeting and gift. Whether you’re crafting a card for the special man in your life, or getting little ones to make one for theirs, we’ve got over 22 card and pressie ideas that are ideal for everyone from beginners to pros.
Does your dad enjoy spending quality time outside? This funky card features trees, chevrons and lush green hues reminiscent of the woods, camping trips and adventure. Get creative and sew with fabric, or make an entirely paper version.
Use striped and geometric paper scraps from your stash to create this fun greeting. To personalise, simply cut a T shirt shape from card, then customise with a stamped sentiment or image.
Journeys with dad
Is there somewhere special that holds fond memories? Capture locations such as holiday destinations, birthplaces or favourite days out by crafting with maps. We love how simple, yet sentimental this design is. Plus, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even create a matching paperweight and pair of cufflinks.
Maritime fans will love this three-piece yacht gift box, tag and mini book. Why not personalise the set by changing the colours to match your dad’s favourite boat? You could even write tokens in the book before you gift it, so he can exchange them for little treats, such as a home baked cake or a day out to the beach.
Create a novelty moustache themed card with circle, triangle and rectangle dies. This is a great stash buster, as you can use a variety of decorative papers and embellishments. If you haven’t got a moustache die, use two paisley shapes, or swap it for a motif that you know your dad will love.
These sweet greetings are perfect for little ones to make. Gather together scraps of patterned paper, ribbon and embellishments to create a craft station, then let them follow the simple instructions to assemble a cute card for dad.
If you’re in a rush and need to create a last-minute greeting, we’ve got you covered. Simply stick decorative card to the centre of a blank, then cut a motif from textured card and glue to the panel. To finish, stamp a personal message onto card, then fix below the motif.
Hit the target
This wall clock is easy to make, is a great present for a dart fan, and is a brilliant way to use number dies! Personalise your project by using the colours of your dad’s favourite sports team.
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