Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day {With a Special Project}


Happy Father's Day!

I have a pretty awesome dad myself and I wanted to make him something special for his day. My dad is an electrician. He no longer works in the field but works in an office ordering all of the parts for the job sites. Since he's still around all of that electrician stuff, I wanted to make him something with electrician stuff!


Here's how I made it:


I cut a piece of board to the length/width that I wanted. Then drill two holes to put the dowels in and glue them.


This part SUCKS majorly bad. It's time to weave. I used electrician tape in red and yellow. Let me just say, it's not easy to weave sticky tape. Not.easy.at.all.


At this point I was thinking, wow, I will never make something like this again!


Once the weaving was done, I punched holes in my pictures and took electrical wire to make a "hanger". I tried to make a pretty curl for more interest. I used the wire connectors (the blue things) to "hang" the pictures. Everthing is hot glued on.


I really like how it turned out and I think my dad will love it!


I used all the pictures from my sister's graduation.



I hope that everyone spoils their Dad's today and has a wonderful Father's Day!