Father’s Day Iron Man Shirt

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My son is a bit of a science geek AND an athlete (which is a pretty good combination in my mind).  I thought it would be fun to make a shirt that would be a fun little play on words and involved some science humor.  This would also make a fun Father’s Day gift idea that is unique and different.  And, with the popularity of the movie Iron Man right now, this shirt iron on decal could be used for several different things.

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For those of you who may not be familiar with the Periodic Table, the Fe in the square box is the Symbol for the element Iron.  Then we added a symbol to represent a man.  So you have “Iron Man”.  Although my daughter was quick to point out that it could also represent “Fe–Male” which my son was not amused to hear.  Haha!!

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I have partnered with Cricut to make this shirt and so it is available as a “Make It Now” project on their site.  All you have to do is click a button and you can cut it out on your Cricut Machine on your favorite Iron On Transfer Material and then iron it on to your shirt.  Don’t forget to cut it in a mirror image if you are going to be cutting it our to iron on an article of clothing.  There are more detailed instructions on the “Make It Now” Project at Cricut.com.  The pattern is available for purchase for .99 cents.

If you would like to make you simply click on the button below.

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You could also cut it out in a vinyl and use it on a display plaque if you want to use it in a decor type of situation.  Maybe for someone who has completed an Iron Man race or competition, or for your nerdy friend to go in a dorm room.

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DIY Shaving Cream

Looking for a unique and different Father’s Day Gift can be difficult.  This year I decided to try my hand at making some homemade Shaving Cream for the husband.  As many of you know, we have been using DoTerra Essential Oils at our house and have been finding so many great uses for them.  Also, with my many food allergies, we have been slowly eliminating processed foods and chemicals…so I thought it would be fun to give DIY Shaving Cream a try.  If the hubby didn’t LOVE it, I could use it to shave my own legs! (hehe)

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Well, it turns that that Shaving Cream is really super easy to make and it works and smells great!  I did test it out on myself because it was going to be a surprise for him.  It really works and my skin really did feel super soft and smooth afterwards.  I think I might just switch over to homemade Shaving Cream because it really was that easy.  I also know exactly what is in it…nothing chemical or with preservatives.

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Shaving Cream Recipe

2/3 cup Shea Butter 
2/3 Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Olive Oil 
10-20 drops of your favorite DoTerra Essential Oils
2 tablespoons of Baking Soda
6 drops of vitamin E (optional)

1. Melt Shea Butter and Coconut Oil in a double boiler.

2.  Mix in Olive Oil and your doTerra and stir together.

3.  Stir in the Baking Soda and then set in the fridge until it cools and hardens (usually a couple of hours).

4.  When hardened mix up with a mixer until smooth and creamy.

5.  Transfer to an airtight container.  Should last for up to 3 months.

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I  also made some nice labels to go onto your container or the container lid.  They are 3 inches in diameter.  They should fit most regular plastic container lids as it is a pretty standard size.  I picked up this container at Hobby Lobby, but you should be able to find similar ones at your own craft store.  DIY-Shaving-Cream 4

Then all you will need to do is print out the labels on white card stock (or even regular computer paper).  I like to make sure and print them with a laser printer or have them copied onto paper with a copier so that the ink does not run on the label…especially if you will be using around water, which is usually the case when shaving.

Then simply cut the label out with a 3 inch paper punch (or scissors) and glue the label onto the lid with a simple glue stick.  It works so well and the labels stay on just like a real label.  Then you can wash off the label and reuse the containers.

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To download a copy of the DIY Shaving Cream Labels click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

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You can buy high quality/food grade Essential Oils from my favorite DoTerra Rep here: Single DoTerra Essential Oils

Julie Crowell is so helpful and is happy to answer any questions you may have.  Her contact information is on her site or you can email her at [email protected]

Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out:

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Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub

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Father’s Day Gift–Candy Bar Wrappers

I came up with another version of a Father’s Day Gift along the Father’s Day Candy Bar Wrapper theme.  For some reason I just love the idea of wrapping up chocolate bars in fun and creative ways.  I made some a couple of years ago which some of you might remember or actually used.  You can find the printable Candy Bar Wrappers here:

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I thought it would be fun to wrap them up to look like they are wearing a suit and tie.  I just created a pattern and used 3 separate pieces of scrapbook paper.  The first pattern is for the suit coat.  I used a gray linen-like scrapbook paper and cut it out and then folded where it is indicated on the pattern.  Then I punched three paper brads through the marked holes for the buttons on the suit.  I used a large glue dot to hold the suit together on the candy bar in the front.

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For the white shirt, simply print the pattern onto white cardstock and then cut out the pattern and fold on the lines indicated.  You will fold this up so that it acts as a sleeve to hold the candy bar of your choice in.  Then you will use the third piece of paper to cut out a colorful tie.  Just glue this underneath the flaps of the shirt collar.

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Then I printed out some of these round Father’s Day Gift Tag Labels and attached one to the candy bar wrapper with a simple black ribbon.  The gift tags could also be used in so many other ways and on other gifts you might be giving Dad or Grandpa.

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The shirt has a fun little Father’s Day quote that will be able to be read when Dad goes to pull out the candy bar inside.

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To download a copy of the Father’s Day Candy Bar Wrappers click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

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You can also access the Round Father’s Day Gift Tag Labels by clicking on that same link.  Looking for some more Father’s Day Gift Ideas? Check out these past Idea Room posts:

Father’s Day Projects

How do you like to show the Father figures in your life that you care about them?

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Father’s Day Printables

I don’t normally decorate for Father’s Day, but I have been enjoying adding some little touches of holiday decor on our entry way table.  It is nice to have one little spot that I can add a few easy decor items to that don’t take a lot of time and energy.  Especially during the month of May.  Anyone else feel like May is crazy insane?

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I thought it would be fun to add a touch of Father’s Day decor in the home to celebrate my kids dad.  He works so hard for our family and is always willing to spend time working and playing with the kids.  We are so lucky to have him.

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I came up with a couple of Father’s Day Printables that can be easily printed out and placed in an 8×10 picture frame.  I made the first one and then came across a quote from Billy Graham that I had heard before but forgotten.  I really wanted to display it in our home…so I get to share both of them with you.

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I shopped the house and added this picture of my husband and his two boys playing in the ocean, which is one of their favorite things to do with one another.  I also added a willow tree figurine that we had in the boys room of a father and his child.

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If you would like to download the Father’s Day printables, click on the link below:

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How do you celebrate Father’s Day? Do you have any special traditions?

Looking for more Father’s Day ideas? Check out these past Idea Room Father’s Day ideas and printables.



Father’s Day Gift –He’s One Smart Cookie

I have another really simple Father’s Day Gift idea to share with you today!  I love anything that you can personalize.  I feel like it makes a gift a little more EXTRA special.  Like you added some simple details to make it unique and personal.

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I simply took some Glassine Bags and printed this simple image on them individually.  I picked up the bags from a local shop that sells these amazing cookies and they sold me a few bags for .25 cents.

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To print onto the bags, simply tape your Glassine Bags onto a piece of computer paper.  I have a free printable that you can print.  This shows you where to tape your bag so that you can center it and see where the image will print.  Place your bag where you want the picture to be.  I printed some right in the middle and then some a bit lower so I could fold down the top and add a little Father’s Day Tie.  For best results you will want to use a laser printer.

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I also have printables customized for the older Father’s and Father figures in our lives…such as Grandpa and Papa!  Need a blank one?  I have provided a blank one as well so that you can give these to a teacher, a friend, a neighbor…really any one who needs a little surprise pick me up gift!

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If you would like to download the Father’s Day printables, click on the link below:

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You could also surprise you kids with one of these on their last day of school to celebrate!  I usually try to welcome the kids home on that last day with some warm cookies and milk and am thinking it would be fun to slip the cookies in these baggies for each of them.  And, speaking of the last day of school…we are down to the final days here and we couldn’t be more excited!!

What about you? Are you almost finished with school at your house?

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas and Printables

Hey guys…just a few more days before Father’s Day.  I have a few more simple but fun Father’s Day Printables for you if you are still looking for a simple gift idea.

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I picked up a package of “Pop-Its” from Wal-Mart.  Now, I normally don’t shop at Wal-Mart…not for any particular reason…other than the fact that the lines and service in mine drive me batty…and I prefer to go to Target…cause you know…I love me some Target.  But anyways…if you want to get the exact ones I got…you can find them in the seasonal section at Wal-Mart.

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I simply wrapped a white piece of paper around them and then simply stuck this Father’s Day Printable on it.  If you want to dress it up a bit more, add some fun scrapbook paper.

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Or…Grab your Father’s favorite soda…and then wrap this printable around the neck of the bottle…or cut it out and wrap it around the middle of the bottle to make a label for the drink. 

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And finally, you could grab some Pop Rocks and add the fun label to a single package…or bundle a few together and give them to your Pop! 

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I have seen these Pop Rocks at Target and at the Dollar Store.  I picked mine up at the dollar store since they sell three in a package for one dollar.

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There was another option that I had thought would be fun to add the same tag too if you prefer to stay away from the sugary treats…Simply grab a bottle of your favorite popcorn kernels or a bag of microwave popcorn and add the label to it for a healthier gift for Dear Old Dad!

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Whatever way you decide to go…these make a simple and easy way to show your Pop you care!

To download a copy of the Father’s Day Printables click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

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I like jars.  Have you noticed? haha!  I can’t help it.  My brain just keeps going there…so I apologize in advance.  But…if you happen to adore jars as much as I do…then you might want to read on.

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Father’s Day is quickly approaching.  I always like to try to come up with a simple and easy to re-create gift idea for each holiday and these Father’s Day Tie Bottles fit the bill this year. 

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The bottles are recycled Starbucks Frappucino bottles that have been washed clean and dried.  Then simply fill with your Father’s favorite candy and add the printable tie with a piece of string.

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If you want to take it a step further, you can print out these fun Father’s Day Hershey’s Kiss Printable “stickers” to glue onto the bottom of some chocolate kisses or hugs candy.  These are a super fun and easy way to add some uniqueness to your Father’s Day Gift.

These are so easy, you will want to make them for all the father figures in your life.  Or use them so a church group or school group can make them for their own fathers.

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To download a copy of the Father’s Day Printables click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{Father’s Day Gift Printables}

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Looking for more ideas for a Father’s Day gift? Check out these past Idea Room Father’s Day posts:

Fathers Day gift idea

Soda Bottle Covers

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DIY Soda Can Coasters

Well, Summer is in full swing here now.  Kids are home all day and we are enjoying the more relaxed schedules.  I am heading out tomorrow to attend the annual MDA Summer Camp I have been involved with for several years.  I shared a little bit of my experience with the camp last year here.  I have been a volunteer camp counselor (group leader) over a group of kids with Muscular Dystrophy and their volunteer helpers.  We basically are there to get them where they need to be and doing what they should be doing while having fun the entire week.  I LOVE it!  So I am busy getting my family ready for Grandma to come and spend the week with them and watch them while I am at camp!  I am hoping to pop in occasionally and share some pictures with you from the camp.

But today I have a new little project for those of you who drink your beverages out of a can or know someone who does.  These will also be a great gift idea for Father’s Day…Soda Can Coasters.

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Yes…that is my favorite drink of choice…that I no longer drink…Boo!  Getting to old to be drinking my calories!  But I can still enjoy looking at it when I place my ice water on my lovely new coasters!

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Simply empty out some cans of your choice and rinse them out with water.  Then take some tin snips and very carefully cut off the top and bottom of the can.  This can be a bit tricky.  **But be very careful as these cans are super sharp!!!!  I suggest wearing garden gloves while cutting to help give you extra protection.  I reenacted these photos because the gloves were not so pretty in the pictures…cause we all know how important that it!  Be sure to save as much of the flat part of the side of the can so that you can get a nice size square for your coasters.  Then cut down the seam of the can.  Most cans will have a definite seam on the side…usually by the ingredient list.

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Then I took some Silicone and put a good amount on the back of the square.  I then attached them to some simple white tiles that measured 4 by 4 inches.  I found them at Home Depot in the tile aisle and I believe they were 16 cents a piece.  Flatten and rub the tin square so that it is securely attached.  Wipe any excess Silicone off the top of the tile with a damp warm cloth. 

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Then I set a paper towel on the top of it and laid a pile of books on it and let them dry over night!  The next day I took a small paint brush and painted some glossy varnish over the top of it to seal it all off so that the edges would not peel up and to protect the edges from poking or scratching any users of the coasters.

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Then simply place some felt pads on the bottom of the coasters to protect your table top from getting scratched!

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Aren’t they fun?  I think they would be great to have in your TV room or game room.

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And did I mention how inexpensive they are to make?  Pennies per coaster!  Really!  And you are recycling with a purpose!

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So go ahead and whip some of these bad boys up!  One of the perks of this recent project was that I HAD to have one last drink.  Really!  There were no empty cans to be found!  And I enjoyed every last drop.  Who knows, I just may HAVE to make a LOT more of these coasters to give to ALL my friends and family!

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What do you think?  If you were to make some, what aluminum cans would you use?

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Father’s Day Soda Bottle Covers

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend.  Ours started off with a bang…literally.  My husband was on his way home from work when he got rear ended at a stop light.  He is just fine and his car only has a small amount of damage.  So we are feeling grateful.  We had some big plans to finally get our flowers and garden planted but we had so much rain that we were unable to get them planted.  Hopefully today…I can’t wait and it is already so late in the season that we are running out of time.  We did manage to get some swimming and a BBQ in and finally repainted our playroom.  We were also able to pay respect to some of our family members who have passed on.  I can not believe that summer is here and that Father’s Day is just a couple of weeks away. 

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I thought it would be fun to come up with another easy little gift item for Dad or for the Father’s in your life.  This one is so simple.  All you need is to grab a six pack of his favorite beverage and add some of these fun little “cover-ups” to personalize them.

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I chose to go with a six pack of Coca-Cola bottles in the 8 fl. oz size, mainly because they were cute and little.  And cute is what it is all about right?

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I made some white shirts and ties to represent all the hardworking Dads…

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Or you can skip the white shirt and just go with a tie.

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And I included a “Hawaiian” shirt and sun visor for the Dad’s who like to play…

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Pretty simple and fun!  And of course, I have provided you with the same patterns that I used for mine.  These will fit the smaller bottles as you can see in the pictures.  If you would like to use a larger bottle, you can enlarge the printable till they fit the bottle size you would like to use or you can redraw them to fit your needs.

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To download a copy of the Father’s Day Soda Cover-ups click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

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What do you think?  Would this be something you think the Father(s) in your life would enjoy?


Father’s Day Candy Bar Wrapper Printables

 

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Do you ever need just a small and simple gift to give a special Dad in your life for Father’s Day?  Or have a group of kids you teach or work with within your church group that need a small token of appreciation to give their Fathers?  I have a group of kids ages 6-7 that I teach on Sundays as part of my church responsibilities.  I thought it would be fun for them to give their Dad’s a little present.  So I came up with these candy bar wrappers.  I am going to print out the blank ones and have them color the ties.

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You just need to get some of your favorite candy bars.  I used some Hershey’s Symphony Bars in the 4.25 oz size…but I also made a wrapper to fit the smaller regular size Hershey bar (1.55 oz).

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All you have to do is print them out and cut around the solid lines.  Then fold them onto the candy bar.  You can keep on the original wrapper or take it off.

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To download a copy of the Father’s Day Candy Bar Wrappers click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

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