Hubs already received his gift as an early Father’s Day gift but Baby Girl announced today that she wanted to give her daddy and extra special homemade gift tomorrow. Normally that would leave me a good day to go shopping but being that it’s been pouring all day, the grid roads aren’t the best for travelling and I don’t feel like mud bogging in the mini van. I decided on this super easy last minute Father’s Day gift idea, a DIY Father’s Day Mug.
All you need is a Sharpie permanent marker, or two (if you want more than black), an older white mug and a little creativity. Dollar store mugs work great for this, if you don’t already have an old white mug kicking around like I did. I decided on a mustache mug because I think it will be hilarious when he’s drinking his coffee tomorrow and well, I like laughing at my husband. Snicker.
Draw your designs and on the back write a personalized message, or not, before baking the mug. Once you have finished drawing on the mug, place the mug in the oven before turning it on to 450 degrees F., bake for 45 minutes, shut off and allow to cool completely before washing and wrapping it up in gift wrap for the big reveal to that special dad in your life. If you have older kids, it would be great to see what they come up with for designs. Write a favourite quote, a special date or anything that you think would make this mug extra special.
This one is easy and quick, especially for those who are scrambling for a gift for Father’s Day. I think it’s my favourite gift of all; sometimes the price isn’t what matters most.
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