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Father's Day gifts

Since the Father in this house knows what he wants and doesn't usually end up using the gifts we purchase for him, we have decided that the unfailing gift is MONEY. I also like to give this better than a gift card since it can be spent whenever, wherever, however. make this gift fun and special, we decided to make an oragami shirt and tie. I have a son that is HUGE into oragami. He can make AMAZING things...Someday we'll have to share some of them. But what made me think of the shirt and tie was a card my mother gave each of my boys one year for their birthdays. It was five $1 bills that she made into a card sized shirt and tie. The one I made is smaller, and just requires one bill of choice. No tape.

                            This is how ours turned out. It literally took me 10min. or less to whip up!
                                         You can watch the "how to video" here to make your own.
I've been poking around and found some other pretty great ideas. Here are just a few of my favorites:

                        This stamped washer keychain is right up my alley by Polly @ helping little hands
*You can find the tutorial and go to the websites by clicking on the pictures.*

Or what about this idea by Michele at the Scrap Shoppe?
                                                                Isn't it clever?!

                                     This was a great twist from Tina at Twinkle Toes:
                           And don't they always say "the best way to a man's heart is through his stomache"?
                                      How about this great idea from Christine at Pure Joy Events:
Or this for the happy Dad campers by Cris at Crissy's Craft:
                                                                           WAY Cute!!

   It's always fun to see what creative things the kids come up with. Handprints, like this canvas at a bird and a bean, are always a great idea: 
                              I love a good project that can look amazing in a short period of time.

Hope these ideas got your creative juices flowing and that you give the BEST gift for the Father's in your life!
And, Hey---I'm linking up to these parties:
Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbingThe Girl CreativeMakingDittle Dattle
somewhat simple 


  1. Hello! I'm visiting from Debbie's party! Love the idea of the money shirt!! Great idea for the guy who has everything!

  2. I love that origami money idea! So cute! Except I don't think mine will be made of a $100 bill! ;) Thanks for sharing all the ideas!

  3. A family friend gave me money for my graduation in the shape of a shirt like that. That is the only graduation gift I remember. Thanks for the tutorial! And thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday!

  4. I love this idea of the origami money, SO cute!

  5. I love the origami shirt and tie - lots of great ideas! Thanks! I followed you today from the {ginger snaps} {wow me wednesday} linky where I've linked up my Father's Day printable if you want to stop by.
    Antonella :-)

  6. I Love the idea of the money shirt for fathers day!!

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