Giving a handmade gift is a rewarding experience. Especially when my kids get the chance to make a gift. I love to see the joy in their faces when they give their gift. If your guy is like mine, he probably already has everything he needs. There is one thing the father of my children really does need a bank for his dresser. Right now his spare change just sits in a jar on his desk. A mason jar bank decorated by our kids would dress up his boring jar full of money.
Mason Jar Bank for Father’s Day Gift
Supplies for Mason Jar Bank
Oil based Sharpie Paint Markers
Bank Jar Lid
Tape or Stickers
Directions How to Make Mason Jar Bank
1. It is always best to have a nice clean surface to start any project. Clean the jar with a glass cleaner.
2. Tape off the shape of a tie with masking tape or painters tape. I just eye balled it. Trust me if I can do it, you definitely can.
3. Let your child choose colors for dad’s tie. I have the 15 sharpie market set, so we had a bunch of colors to choose from.
4. Allow your child to color the tie. Allow to dry about 30 min if you would like to add any additional colors. These marker colors will bleed together, so make sure the colors will compliment each other. Be very careful not to get on clothes. These markers do no come out easily. As soon as the colorful painted tie is complete, take off the tape.
5. I added a few words to the side like #1 Dad and Best Dad. I have another example of Dad’s Stash. Really anything you think dad will like is a great idea for this gift.
Once it is all dry screw on a bank jar lid. You can find these at just about any craft store these days. I found mine at Michaels. I know my kids are going to be so thrilled to give this to dad this year for Father’s Day. I just hope they can keep it a secret until the big day comes. It is so hard for little face to keep a secret. He is just so excited to tell.
What are your favorite handmade gifts to give Dad for Father’s Day?