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For those of you who struggle until the last minute with what to get Dad for Father’s Day, I’ve finally figured out that it’s all in the card and a handmade present. Craft him something he’ll love and use for years; then pour your heart out in the card. So, for all you procrastinators, HGTV’s here to help!

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If your dad appreciates handmade gifts (and wine or billiards,) here’s an easy craft project for turning everyday objects into bottle stoppers that can be finished in less than an hour. (My father’s hobbies are fly fishing, camping and hiking, so I’m not sure what I should attach to the cork? Let me know if you have any suggestions.) Now don’t forget the card! A few weeks ago, Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio shared one-of-a-kind printable Father’s Day cards. Download and print out your favorite design for free to include with your present.

From everyone here at HGTV’s Design Happens, Happy Father’s Day to all the daddies out there!

And let us know, sons, daughters and proud papas, did the gift and card go over well?

Tell us in the comments below.

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While I totally think the world of my father and his slightly-off sense of humor, I absolutely loathe buying gifts for the man. And as I creep into mid-thirtysomething territory at warp speed, I start to think of what exactly I’d want if/when I have rugrats of my own. Sure, I work in the design industry, so it’s pretty much a sure thing I’m gonna want something decorative, personal and meant for my home; however, there’s a fine line between classic masculine and cliche dude styles. Beer steins and pool tables? No. Pinstripes and Milo Baughman-esque finishes? Oh, why yes, yes indeed, that sounds remarkably wonderful. If you’re struggling, trying to think of timeless home-related gifts for Dad, check out some of these great finds available online or through showrooms. Then, after that, toss those beer can koozies in the trash or set them on fire. Happy Father’s Day!

Boxsal Boombox and Boxsal Briefcase

If you ever thought picnics and Big Daddy mixed together just sounded kinda wrong, think again. Boxsal creates eco-conscious, disposable picnic sets that rock, literally. One of them, Urban Picnic, is a cardboard replica of an old-school boombox. The other, Office Escape, is a cardboard version of a classic leather briefcase. Both open up to reveal components essential to enjoying delicious bites outdoors.

Scotland Throw

Buck the velvet artwork of dogs playing poker and instead consider wrapping Dad in something classic. The Scotland Forever Throw available through Amazon.com is something that will keep any father warm and snugly as well as timelessly cool at the same time. Made of lambswool, it’s available in several colors and retails for $105.

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When I was a kid, I was so proud when presenting my dad with the greatest Father’s Day gift ever…a new tie…with a pair of dress socks. But as I look around the desks of my coworkers at HGTV, I’ve noticed there are a lot of proud papas displaying hand-painted picture frames and coffee mugs decorated by their kids. Um, where was I when my friends were making these one-of-a-kind treasures? (Sorry Dad, we were jipped! I’m going to totally make it up to you.) Keeping up the fine tradition of Father’s Day crafts, here are four easy DIY presents perfect for burgeoning artists of all ages to make for their deserving dads.

Father's Day DIY Crafts

  1. The Hand-Painted Grill Platter: This ideal gift for grill-lovin’ dads is great for younger kids who enjoy painting. Moms will appreciate the minimal materials list. Why not decorate a set of six for a whole afternoon of fun? One for burgers…one for steaks…fish…kabobs…
  2. The Custom Valet Tray: The Dad with his pockets full of everything-that-jingles will love this present. Change, keys, wallet, phone and whatever else he carries around will fit right into this kid-customized tray (To my Dad…That chair in your closet heaping with your pocket supplies won’t do anymore). And what child doesn’t want to paint all over something new and clean?
  3. The Stitched Card: The day wouldn’t be complete without an “Happy Father’s Day” card. So, why not make one this year? We love this tie-stitched-card from Make and Takes for its simple and adorable appearance. It’s an easy activity for youngsters to teens, though Moms may want to help little ones with punching the holes. I’m definitely going to have to make this for my dad. Although, I wonder if I could poke holes in a flower pattern to match his 1980′s ties?
  4. The Painterly Silhouette: While it might be a little challenging for the tiny guys, this DIY art project from Design Sponge is a great idea for tweens and teens. From cowboy boots to saddlebacks, bow ties to bowler hats, pick one of dad’s favorite possessions to silhouette. Then frame it so he can proudly display it at home or work. Or you can just make one for yourself because, let’s be honest, it’s really cool.

So which craft would your Dad most enjoy receiving? Or which project would your kids most enjoy making for him?

Tell us in the comments below.

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Daddy. Papa. Father. Padre. Pops. Every dad is special in his own wonderful way. So with Father’s Day coming up (mark your calendar — it’s June 19th this year) I decided to design a full set of FREE printable cards you can download to celebrate him on his special day. With a total of six, everyone in your family can pick one they feel fits Pa best!

Father's Day Cards
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If Jason Cameron or Tony Siragusa, hosts of DIY Network’s hit show Man Caves, ever need a day off from designing dude-tastic spaces, there are a ton of Design Happens readers I could recommend for the job. In our June 3rd giveaway, we wanted you to describe your dad’s perfect space for a little Father’s Day me time. We were blown away by some of your over-the-top ideas! A mini Tour de France course, a physics lab and a European coffee bar were some of the most original designs.

Red Envelope Gifts for Father's Day

Our first winner, Carolyn, said her father was too selfless to ever let someone build him a man cave — he’d probably want a room for his precious dogs and cats. Nicole, our second winner, would build her dad a big-rig themed cave. Both of our winners will receive a $50 gift code to Red Envelope to grab dad a fantastic gift he never saw coming. They both have two weeks to respond to our message before we pick new winners.

If you’re stumped on what to get Dad this Father’s Day, check out HGTV’s Father’s Day gift guide for presents that celebrate his hobbies, interests and style. And here’s three easy craft projects the kids can make for Dad: Hand-Painted Grill Platter, Rustic Picture Frame, Custom Valet Tray.

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What cool dad didn’t have a moustache or beard back in the day? (Unless your dad was of the G-Men or Buddy Holly glasses era.) Some of the best (and most hilarious) pictures of my father involve bell-bottoms, retro, floral button-downs and a killer moustache to top it off. He said sayonara to his groovy ‘stache once I arrived into the world, and a scratchy, “Pat the Bunny“-type beard became his face’s newest addition. Once a thing of the past, moustaches and beards have made a triumphant and glorious return. With Father’s Day just around the corner, we have some moustache-proud handmade/craft gift ideas Dad will love. Whether he sports a Tom Selleck stache or something a little more like Salvador Dali, let him know he and his facial hair (past or current) are appreciated.

Father's-Day-Moustache-Decor-Cufflinks-HGTV-DesignHappens-EtsyEtsy.com: Keep Calm Print; Antique Plaque; Cross-Stitch Cufflinks

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That’s right, today’s the day we celebrate the “first man” in many of our lives. Whether you were a little girl who totally had daddy wrapped around her pinkie or a small boy secretly convinced that his dad was a super hero, Father’s Day is the one day of the year specifically set aside to let him know just how special he is.

Looking for ideas to make dad’s day unforgettable? No worries, check out our Father’s Day feature packed with gifts ideas or hop over to our friends at FoodNetwork.com for mouth-watering recipe ideas sure to please.

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The HGTV Father’s Day Gift Wars put many great items in head-to-head competition for MarketPlace shoppers’ votes. What were the most popular items? First, the big winner this holiday season was the Grillzebo by Brookstone. It is a tent for your grill. Inside the Grillzebo are side tables and a condiment/BBQ tool rack to keep everything you need within easy reach. Sounds cool.

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Your vote counts! Go to our special Father’s Day edition of Gift Wars, and pick your favorites today.

Other ideas for dad showcased on etips this week include a mobile GPS unit, an MP3 docking digital radio, and a grill-top griddle, just to name a few.

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We’re down to our 2nd to last Giveaway from our friends at PartyLite.  Last week’s Coast Lights set went out to Kelly G. with her answer:

The things in my house I am most proud of are the ultrasound photos I had framed after having my children. I was able to pick out some pretty, stylish mats and frames, and they are very cool, personal, and fun conversation starters!

This week we’ve got a set of 3 PartyLite Blue Waves Candle Holder with a box of tealights to go with them.

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