So, I'm a little late with my Father's Day post.
This year the boys and I made Mike this frame. Kind of like a scrapbook page on glass.
I'm a big fan of involving the kiddos in the process of picking out gifts or making the gift. To me it makes it a lot more special. I doubt that Mike would have shown the same enthusiasm over a mini bottle of ketchup that I had picked out. (Drew thought that was a brilliant gift and, of course, Mike loved it! It was a perfect fit for his lunch box that he takes to work.)
The night before I (with thankfully, lots of help from family!) covered Drew and Jackson's hands with paint and stamped them onto a piece of cardstock. Drew was very unhappy and refused to partake until he saw that Jackson loved the process and the squishy paint.
After I added the Happy Father's Day with alphabet stickers, I adhered the hand print covered cardstock to the center of the glass. The rest I put together exactly like I would a scrapbook page. Lots of pictures, some word stickers, and some rub ons.
I had to be careful to choose embellishments that were flat since all of this is sandwiched between two pieces of glass.
Mike also got a few of the Father's Day "staples", a.k.a a wallet, some work out shorts, a dvd, etc. When it came time to give him the frame I actually apologized and told him, "You have to know that you're going to get something scrapbook related, right?" He pulled out the frame and studied it silently for a long time. Just when I was thinking he was doing the polite look at it for a long time thing, he said, "This is the best gift I've ever gotten."