Measuring Dad for Fathers Day

Father’s Day may be this over-hyped holiday made popular by greeting card companies but I still think it’s worth celebrating. Perhaps it’s because I have a wonderful father or because my husband is a wonderful father to our little tots. So I really wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion. I also think it’s great to encourage our kids to set aside a day to just make Papa feel special.
So I got this project idea from this page and I thought it was just genius! My husband doesn’t really care for flowery, intricate projects so I had to keep it clean and innovative. Since my son who is 4 would be giving it to him, I thought it would be great to have an interactive element too. So I made a measuring tape full of clever little comments on what ‘not so great dads do and in one single spot, it says ‘Practically Perfect in every Possible Way’. The idea was that my son would measure his dad’s waist and only at this point would this message appear. I also made a gift box for the tape measure and here are some photos. 

I basically used a whole bunch of Itsy Bitsy card stock to create this project and added some of their latest washi tape to neaten it all up. The foam alpha stickers also came in handy and how do you like my big satin bow at the top? Love it!

Finally if you’re wondering how I put this whole project together, here is a pictorial collage that explains all the steps involved in creating this project. Of course if you have any doubts, do leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Did you do something special for your dad or husband this Fathers’ Day. Leave a comment and tell us all about it. I would love to drop by and see what you did.

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  1. How do you keep coming up with such brilliant ideas Sunhera ..This one is a wowszer for sure 🙂 ..I just loved this concept with the tape… what a thoughtful father's day gift it is !! ..Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial for it .:)

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