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Monday, September 6, 2010

father's day gift

On the first Sunday in September we celebrate Father's Day here in Australia.
A little home made gift always wins dad's heart so this year we made one out of this.

This little wooden box was made by my dad when he was a small boy and given to his father.
My grandfather had it on his desk and used it to hold paper clips etc. in it. 
My aunt gave it to me a few years ago and at times we have used it for sorting or holding nature displays.
It has six compartments which makes it perfect for six kids.
I added a photo of each child.

 I had thought of adding a little something in each compartment that told a story of our children and their dad,  golf, fishing, soccer, gardening, building etc. but it didn't quite look right and I couldn't find all the stuff I needed.
Then I came across some chipboard letters in my cupboard, but what to write that only took up six spaces?

no. 1 DAD
I just put some hot glue in the middle of each compartment and stuck on the letter.

He was thrilled!

Happy Fathers Day VCH you're our number 1!

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  1. Awww super sweet and very creative!

  2. I'm a new follower of your Blog!

    I think it looks Fabulous!

  3. This is wonderful! I also like that it is a family heirloom. Very creative.

    Elizabeth Ann

  4. Cute idea! Thanks for linking this one up to Thrilling Thursdays too!

    I hope to see you again next week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions


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