MPS009 – DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Posted by: JP on Jun 1, 2015

DIY Father's Day Gifts

Today’s post is all about Dad! I have DIY gift ideas to share, fun ways to wrap Dad’s gift, ideas on how to make Dad’s day special, and more!

DIY Father's Day Gifts

Cedarwood, Cypress, and Chamomile Shaving Cream (non-foaming):

DIY Father's Day Gifts

DIY Father's Day Gifts

Ingredients:

  • 1.4 oz Shea Butter
  • 0.7 oz Grape Seed Oil (or other carrier oil)
  • 1 liquid cap of Vitamin E
  • 0.2 oz Glycerine
  • Essential oils: Cypress, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood (mixture makes a great woodsy, manly scent!)
  • Note: The original recipe called for Castile Soap, but I left that out and did the “sensitive skin” version

Directions:

  1. In a double boiler, melt Shea Butter with Grape Seed Oil, stirring occasionally until fully melted and mixed.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in Glycerine, Essential Oils, and Vitamin E (do no include entire capsule, puncture with clean pin and squeeze out the oil).
  4. Pour into heat safe jar and cool uncovered.
  5. If it starts to separate while cooling, give it a quick stir with a small whisk or fork.
  6. If it does not solidify (I did this on a hot day) then put it in the fridge for 30 minutes or so.
  7. Cover with lid and ad a label, your done!

To Use:

  1. Always do a small skin test before using product to test for allergic reactions!
  2. Use at room temperature.
  3. Use a SMALL amount to start (you can always add more), a little goes a long way. If you don’t have a fancy shaving cream brush, then use a small amount on hands and rub into face.
  4. It will not foam or bubble, but is more like a slick moisturizer.
  5. Rinse razor with hot water often during the shaving process, it will get a bit clogged with the cream.
  6. When done, skin will feel a little greasy (another reason why less is more), but that will absorb in a bit and make your skin very smooth and soft.

Original shaving cream recipe and inspiration here.

 

Espresso and Vanilla Goat’s Milk Soap:

DIY Father's Day Gifts

Ingredients:

  • Goat’s Milk Soap Base
  • Finely ground espresso beans
  • Vanilla soap fragrance
  • Silicone soap mold

Directions:

  1. Chop desired amount of soap base into cubes (I was only making one bar so I only used a few cubes) and put in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave soap cubes for 15 – 30 seconds at a time until melted, do not over heat.
  3. Mix in finely ground espresso beans.  I used about 1 tbsp for one small bar and I think it was too much.  I would probably cut that down to 1 tsp, but do as much or as little as you like!
  4. Stir in vanilla soap fragrance (follow the directions on the packaging for your amount of soap).
  5. Pour into silicone mold and let harden (this will happen quickly!)
  6. Once the soap is hardened, pop out of the mold and wrap in your homemade label (I printed my label on kraft paper and wrapped it around).

To Use:

  1. Always do a small skin test before using product to test for allergic reactions!
  2. Use soap as you normally would, but rinse well.  The coffee grounds act as an exfoliant, but may leave a little “grit” behind.

Original coffee soap recipe and inspiration here.

 

Father’s Day Presents – Wrapping Ideas:

DIY Father's Day Gifts

Tie Gift Bag:

Materials:

  • gift bags (kraft or color)
  • cardstock
  • patterned scrapbook paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • buttons or beads
  • tissue paper

Directions:

  1.  Using cardstock, draw and cut out a bow tie and regular tie template
  2. Trace the template onto the back of patterned scrapbook paper and cut out
  3. Glue to the font of the gift bag
  4. For the bow tie gift bag, glue three buttons or beads down the middle to represent shirt buttons
  5. Place gift in bag and cover with tissue paper
  6. That’s it, you’re done!

Tie gift bag inspiration here.

 

Fish Gift Wrap:

DIY Father's Day Gifts

Materials:

  • Kraft wrapping paper
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Twine
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue

Directions:

  1. Wrap gift in kraft wrapping paper.  I was doing all neutral colors, but use any color combination you want!
  2. Cut out four fish shapes from the scrapbook paper (or print your own patterns on regular paper)
  3. Punch one hole in the nose of each fish (save punches)
  4. Punch numerous holes in the extra scrapbook paper and save punches until you have around 15 – 20.
  5. Cut two long pieces of twine
  6. Wrap one piece around the gift three times lengthwise and tie the ends in a know, leaving a 4 – 6 inches of twine tails. Repeat with second piece of twine.
  7. Space out the twine on the top and tape the sides to keep the twine in place.
  8. Tie one fish to each twine tail and trim the end.
  9. Glue each fish into place on the gift (not pulling the twine too tight).
  10. Glue the punches/dots to the twine in any pattern you wish.
  11. Let dry flat and you’re done!

Fish gift wrap inspiration here.

 

Make your own Card:

DIY Father's Day Gifts

Be creative and unique with your cards! Create an image or design that’s specific to Dad and make it yourself!  I created the fisherman card by cutting my design out of cardstock and attaching a black backing. Voila, personalized card!

If you would like to view other cards I’ve created, please visit my Etsy store.

 

Other Great Father’s Day Ideas:

Most importantly, have fun spending time together and tell him how special he is to you.

Happy Father’s Day!

 

DIY Father's Day Gifts