On my blog I talk alot about showing mom how much you care. I do this because well I’m a mom. But I also think its good to show Dad some love too. Dads are pretty much the unsung heroes. I can honestly say my husband has saved my children from disasters, moms anger, and more too many times to count. I have all boys so they look to their father to teach them how to be good men. So its only appropriate so show Dad appreciation too. Here are a few ideas that will be sure to show Dad how you really feel.
One thing about being a Dad is you are usually the one who is at work. My husband runs our family business so there may be days he does not get home until late. Because of this sometimes he misses out on evening activities. He is very family orientated so I know when he misses something it really hurts him. To show him how much we love him we began scheduling our activities when we know he will be home. Dinner time went from 5 until 6pm so we can always sit down together. Fun activities are on his day off. My sons go fishing with him almost weekly and to his this time that they spend together is priceless.
Guys are usually viewed as being tough but that doesn’t mean they will not enjoy a little pampering. Schedule a deep tissue massage for him to relax. My husband won’t admit it to his buddies but he loves get a manpedicure and massage with me. Just time to relax.
Give Dad a gift he can anticipate each year. There are gift services you can sign up for. You can get just one month or even a years worth.My husband loves to fish so was thrilled with Mystery Tackle Box. There are other companies that offer boxes for almost any interest. I found ones for grilling, football, socks, and even underpants.
One of my husbands favorite things is a gift that his children made. My 12 yr old is into woodworking so he was able to use his skills and wood burning kit to make my husband a homemade craft that means the world to him. Homemade crafts for Dad are a great everyday I love you and can be a great father’s day gift if you celebrate holidays.
DIY Wood Burning Craft
DIY Wood Burning Craft. Make it for Dad or anyone to say you love them. You can also paint it or decorate to your liking
- Wood burning kit
- 3 wood circle cutouts
- 3 craft magnets
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wood Burning Kit
- Begin by setting up and turning on your wood burning tool. If you need to put on or change the tip, make sure you do so before turning on the unit.
- Once it heats up, begin pressing the point tip into the wooden circle, making little dots to form the letter “D”.
- Do the same thing for the letter “A” and the remaining “D”.
- Shut off your tool and allow to cool.
- Add a glue stick to your hot glue gun and turn it on.
- Once it’s ready to use, glue the edges of the wood circles together.
- Allow to cool.
- Turn over and glue a magnet to the back of each circle.
- Allow to cool.
- Give to dad and watch him smile!
**DISCLAIMER** It is very important that your workspace is well-ventilated and that you follow safety precautions listed on the instructions/box of your wood burning tool.