Now that Father’s Day has come I can finally show all of you the project I’ve been working on for my husband. I’ve been dying to show it off, but since my husband reads the blog I’ve had to keep it a secret. Until today!
Brian loves being a dad more than anything in the world and has accumulated a small collection of mementos from special times with our boys. I thought it would be a great idea if for Father’s Day we made him a Dad Box. One place to keep all those special things safe, organized, and easily accessible. I shared the idea with my oldest and he loved it so we got to work. The entire project was a total collaboration between the two of us and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
First we bought a medium sized wooden box from a craft store and painted it black. Then we painted the word “DAD” on the front. We used stencils then filled in the blank areas and added a little shading to the letters. This is definitely not my forte so I was quite pleased with the result.
As for the inside, I decided to line it with this great comic book fabric I’d found recently. Brian read and collected comic books for years. Right up until we had out little one and had other needs for that money. I about lost my mind when I saw this fabric. I bought LOTS of it, so I’m sure it will find its way into future gifts.
We finished off by covering the box in the boys’ handprints. This was Jeff’s idea and it was a stroke of genius in my opinion. Getting good paint handprints from a toddler was not an easy task, but it actually went a lot smoother than I had expected.
So there you have it, a highly personalized Father’s Day gift made with an abundance of love. And I’m happy to report Brian was not only thrilled to receive it, but it has already found a place to live (on the bedroom dresser) and been put to use.