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Two Easy DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Easy DIY Fathers Day Gifts out of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving boxes

We’re just one week out from Father’s Day–one of the most difficult holidays ever when we try to brainstorm gift ideas! How do you find the perfect gift for the dad who has everything, or the dad who is your super hero? After a lot of discussion with our Movers and office staff who are dads, we noticed that all of their favorite past gifts had something in common: all of them were handmade by their kids.

If you’re still looking for some last-minute present inspiration, here are some ideas we came up with! Both of these crafts can be made out of used moving boxes from your last relocation, and they’re super personalized for the amazing father in your life.

Rope Swing Bookmarks

How to make bookmarks out of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving boxes

To make these high-flying bookmarks, you’ll need:

  • Old moving box
  • Box cutter or crafting knife
  • Camera (we used a mobile phone)
  • Color printer
  • Photo glue (heavier-duty than normal glue sticks)
  • Hole Puncher
  • Woven ribbon

Step One: Have each of your kids pose in front of a solid-colored background with their hands grabbing an imaginary rope over their heads. We used these kiddos’ bedroom doors to provide a solid color, but you can also have them pose laying on the grass outside or in front of a white wall. Take their photos as they keep their legs straight or bent like they’re gliding through the air!

DIY Father's Day bookmarks made out of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving boxesStep Two: Print out the photos and cut around their body shapes. At this point, we laminated our photos to protect against water stains or long-term wear, but you don’t have to do this!

Step Three: Use your photo glue to set each child’s photo against the cardboard surface of the box. Once the photo has dried to the box, cut around the outlined shape again.

Step Four: Punch a hole right underneath the imaginary rope your child is holding in the air. Then cut your ribbon down to your preferred length and tie a lark’s head knot (also known as a cow hitch knot) through the hole.

Step Five: Give to Dad inside his brand new book!

Dancing Fridge Magnets

DIY Father's Day magnet made from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving boxes

To make these hilarious man cave mini-fridge magnets, you’ll need:

  • Old moving box
  • Box cutter or crafting knife
  • Camera (we used a mobile phone)
  • Color printer
  • Glue stick
  • Brads
  • Adhesive magnet strips

Step One: Take a photo of each of your children standing in a position where they have space between their arms and sides, and between their legs.

Step Two: Print two copies of each photo. With the first copy, cut around the edge of the head and midsection of the photo. With the second copy, cut around the edges of the arms and legs. Make sure the arms and legs have some overlap of the midsection, or you won’t have any overlap to place a brad!

Step Three: Glue each body part to a section of your used moving box, and cut around each shape.

Step Four: Carefully poke a brad through each overlapping piece to attach your arms and legs to the midsections.  Then fold the brad tips back behind the cardboard.

Step Five: Stick a strip of adhesive magnet to the back of each kiddo, and arrange the arms and legs to your preferred stance! Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Do you need to purchase some craft supplies (er, I mean, boxes) for your upcoming move? Give us a call at 615-248-6288 to schedule a free delivery of all the moving supplies you need! You can also check out our website to learn about our full-service packing offer!

Happy Father’s Day to Our Resident Dad!

Stephen and WyattAs Father’s Day quickly approaches, we wanted to highlight one of the awesome dads in our business!  Meet Stephen, one of our Quality Control Specialists out in the field.  Stephen has been with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville for three years, and he actually started off working for us as a Mover.  Now he helps ensure top-quality service to our customers by training new movers, performing spot checks with our crews, and leading our moving teams on the job.

Stephen is the father to his adorable 16 month old son, Wyatt, and he has another baby on the way!  Stephen says his favorite part about having a son is getting home from work.  “Wyatt gets super excited when he hears the keys unlocking the front door,” Stephen explains.  He also loves learning so much by being a father.  Stephen feels like he’s become a more patient person since having a son, and he knows how to look at life from a new perspective.  “When Wyatt is throwing a temper tantrum, I have to remind myself that I’m trying to teach him all of these life lessons that I’ve already known for years.”

xbox controllerLike every child, Wyatt enjoys copying his dad’s actions.  “His favorite toy is a play baby laptop that he uses to pretend he’s typing.”  Stephen tells us that when he plays with the laptop, Wyatt always has to hand it to his dad to have Stephen turn it on for him.  But when it comes to the TV, that’s another story!  Stephen and his wife have no idea how, but “somehow Wyatt has learned to use the Xbox remote control to secretly watch Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons.”

Even though Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, Stephen says his family probably won’t do anything big to celebrate.  His wife’s birthday is so close to Father’s Day that they always end up celebrating her instead!  “But I feel like every day is Father’s Day for me because of how much joy I get from being Wyatt’s dad,” Stephen says.

When his son was born, Stephen felt happy, nervous, and worried about being a good dad.  But after these first sixteen months, he has some advice for new dads: “Do a lot of research, and Google!”

Happy Father’s Day, Stephen!


 

Stephen moving a washer for a customerAre you interested in finding a career like Stephen did?  Call or text us today at 615-248-6288 for information on making a career “move” with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville!