Father’s Day Iron Man Shirt

*This is a collaboration with Cricut.  However all opinions and statements are mine and mine alone.

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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So many different ways to use this! How would you use it?

*This is a collaboration with Cricut.  However all opinions and statements are mine and mine alone.  I was given compensation and or product for this post.  But am responsible for all my own opinions.  

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:

Father’s Day Candy Bar Wrappers

Father's Day Candy Bar Wrappers

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:

{Father’s Day Candy Bar Wrappers}

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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:

{Father’s Day Printables}

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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:

{Father’s Day Printables}

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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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