Craft Gifts For Dad (Video)

Morning Live

I stopped by Morning Live to show Annette Hamm some easy DIYs and craft-inspired gifts for Father’s Day:

  • Shadow box memory frame using craft supplies and photo prints from Walmart
  • Aluminum foil art using Sharpie markers and Great Value tin foil
  • Painted mugs using dishwasher-safe Pébéo Porcelain 150 paint
  • Embroidered hat using an embroidery sewing machine from Nova Sewing
  • Ironing ham and irons from Nova Sewing

Watch here…

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Annette Hamm:
There’s still time to make a gift, from the heart, for dad this Father’s Day. Sewing and craft expert, Denise Wild, has been shopping. She’s here with some cool ideas. All kinds of great things that you can make for dad. It’s so special, right?

Denise Wild:
So many great things.

Annette:
It’s so special, right?

Denise:
Yeah, it has a little bit of heart-felt touch.

Annette:
Um, hum.

Denise:
You know, everyone has a trinkets and tchotchkies, but you want to give something that makes you feel good, that’s made from the heart, and made with love.

Annette:
Right. And made with memories too.

Denise:
Yes.

Annette:
And we were talking earlier you can get so many great things now, like shadowboxes–

Denise:
Exactly.

Annette:
–and all papers, and everything to create a special moment, from your dad–

Denise:
Exactly.

Annette:
–and make a memory of it.

Denise:
Yeah. So, what I want to talk about first is photo gifts.

Annette:
Um, hum.

Denise:
You know, we have all these photos on our phones–

Annette:
On our phones. Yes.

Denise:
–on our computers. We need to print those out and we need to do something with them. So, these to gifts – right here – these I printed out at Walmart. I just used directly from my phone. You can bring in a USB–

Annette:
Right! Yeah, you can just do it right there.

Denise:
–or you can print it from your phones.

Annette:
Yeah.

Denise:
It’s so easy. And this way, you know, I’ve got a memory box. A shadowbox. And I put trinkets – memories inside. You mentioned that your dad–

Annette:
Well, my – yeah, my father-in-law had a hole in one.

Denise:
Yeah.

Annette:
So my husband took – because he was with him – so he had a photo of him–

Denise:
Yeah.

Annette:
–just as it happened – the scorecard –

Denise:
Yeah.

Annette:
–and the golf ball.

Denise:
See!

Annette:
–and he put it all in a memory box. It was so cool!

Denise:
That is so wonderful!

Annette:
Yeah.

Denise:
So, a moment it time. You know, a special memory – whatever it is. You can craft that up, put it together with supplies that you already have or craft supplies bought at a store.

Annette:
Yes. Ticket stubs or newspaper headlines–

Denise:
Exactly.

Annette:
–anything.

Denise:
Yes.

Annette:
Just get creative.

Denise:
Exactly.

Annette:
That’s a great idea.

Denise:
So, it’s really sentimental, it looks beautiful, and then you’re using those photos–

Annette:
Um, hum.

Denise:
–and printing them out. So, another great craft that you can do with the kids: This is aluminum foil art.

Annette:
I–

Denise:
So, you’re–

Annette:
–have never seen this before. This is so neat.

Denise:
It’s wonderful.

Annette:
I’m just going to hold it up here.

Denise:
Yeah. So, you have – you take your markers – you can take your Sharpies and you draw them on. You need a soft surface underneath. So, either some type of foam – or I just use a square of felt – and then you’re drawing that on. You get the embossed effect, you get the 3D look, and it’s just, you know, a beautiful art piece that’s a little bit different. So you can take this, put it on a card. Put it in a frame, again.

Annette:
Oh, that’s cute.

Denise:
Yeah, and it’s really easy.

Annette:
And the marker stays on tin foil? I never even thought of that.

Denise:
The marker stays on and it’s super cheap. This costs you pennies. And, you know, you can just buy your everyday essentials, Great Value – this is from Walmart, again.

Annette:
Um, hum.

Denise:
It’s very inexpensive, same quality, and – you know.

Annette:
Okay.

Denise:
It’s super easy.

Annette:
You also bought this really cool porcelain paint from Walmart.

Denise:
Yes. So, when you get – just a plain ceramic mug – you can do this. Paint it up with specific paint that’s made for ceramics, you bake it on, and then it’s dishwasher safe. It’s microwave safe. It stays on there. And you can do this on a serving tray. You can do this personalized, a plate–

Annette:
Right, just make sure–

Denise:
You can do a teapot.

Annette:
–it’s something that can go into the oven safely?

Denise:
Exactly.

Annette:
Right.

Denise:
It goes into the oven safely. You’re doing it on ceramic. And then you have that–

Annette:
Yeah, how do you–

Denise:
–gift and it’s personalized.

Annette:
–how did you get the lettering on there?

Denise:
So, what I did is I took stickers – I did this one for Bob.

Annette:
You did one for Bob.

Denise:
Yes.

Annette:
Because, he’s a dad.

Denise:
So, I just put the stickers on, you take your paint, you paint overtop, peel the stickers off–

Annette:
Oh!

Denise:
–and then you bake it in the oven.

Annette:
Pop it in the oven.

Denise:
Exactly. Yeah.

Annette:
Okay.

Denise:
So, you can do this. Your kids can do this. Everyone gets hands on.

Annette:
Alright. Now this is really specialized for a Father’s Day gift.

Denise:
Yeah.

Annette:
Yes.

Denise:
So, this is definitely special. So, if you have an embroider machine – or, if not, if you want to pick one up – you can personalize and customize more gifts for dad. So–

Annette:
Golf shirts, hats.

Denise:
Exactly, you can monogram his dress shirts. You can create hats. You know, create a bag for him to carry all of his golf things in. It’s really easy to do, and with embroidery machines these days, all you have to do is pretty much just press the button and walk away.

Annette:
Because it’s a computer, right?

Denise:
It is a computer. This embroider machine is from Nova Sewing, which is a local store in Hamilton.

Annette:
In Hamilton, yeah.

Denise:
Hamilton, London, three locations. They also deliver country-wide. So, flat rate shipping for twenty dollars and you can get anything you want. But the great thing about this is it’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Annette:
Okay.

Denise:
So, you can give the machine or you can give the machine to yourself and then create these custom gifts.

Annette:
Okay.

Denise:
Yeah.

Annette:
And the irons?

Denise:
Yes.

Annette:
I was thinking, “Okay, if we had irons for Mother’s Day–

Denise:
You were laughing before.

Annette:
–no way!” but –

Denise:
Men iron more than women. So–

Annette:
Really?

Denise:
They do. Dads–

Annette:
Not in my house. But that would be awesome if they did.

Denise:
Not in everyone’s house, but irons are great gifts for dad. So, let’s say you don’t have the time to DIY, but–

Annette:
Um, hum.

Denise:
–you still want to have that kind of crafty, hands on, maker-type feel, you can buy him a gift, and an iron is a fantastic gift. These, again, are from Nova Sewing — novasewing.com — and I do want to show this awesome accessory. It’s an ironing accessory. And do you–

Annette:
Yeah, and it’s for doing–

Denise:
–know what this is?

Annette:
It’s for doing sleeves.

Denise:
Yes. So this is called–

Annette:
Because, I love–

Denise:
–a sleeve roll.

Annette:
Okay. I love to iron.

Denise:
You do?

Annette:
I really, really do.

Denise:
Okay, me too. So let’s–

Annette:
That’s why I do it at our house.

Denise:
So, let’s talk about – alright, we’ll have an ironing party after.

Annette:
Yes.

Denise:
We’ll walk through these ones.

Annette:
Yes.

Denise:
This sleeve roll, you pop it into the sleeves. Into any narrow space – you know, a leg, a sleeve, a cuff – and it just makes it easier to press– as you’re pressing around it.

Annette:
That’s for kids’ clothes too, right?

Denise:
Exactly–

Annette:
Yes, yes.

Denise:
–smaller clothes. So, you can buy him accessories and, you know, dad gets hands on.

Annette:
Okay, Denise, some great ideas. Thanks so much.

Denise:
Thank you.

Annette:
And we’re going to be back with more Morning Live right after this – after we talk ironing.

Denise:
Yes.

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