Father’s Day DIY download

Here is a little Father’s Day craft DIY project made with Martha Stewart’s  free Retro Father’s Day word art template. Use them to embellish a fun container and fill it with all kinds of goodies… like…. cookies, a shirt maybe even a tee, or any kind of special something for the Father in your life.  I’ve also added a little gift card holder :) If you don’t want to use the gift card/ tag….  just use it as a greeting tag.

creative Father's Day gift idea

First get yourself a brand new empty paint can holder (This is the larger size and sells for $4. ?? at Home Depot you can use the smaller size can for a smaller gift… such as a tie, etc.) You may ask why spend that on a can…. and I could get into the whole thing about presentation and how with a little extra time and a few dollars you can turn some homemade cookies and a reusable can into a spectacular gift :)…but I better get back to the DIY …you don’t want to hear me ramble.


While you’re at the Depot pick up a couple of Martha’s Paint swatches….  Sealing Wax is a pretty color and works well with the template…


Next print off the template… I put mine at 150%

Father's Day free printable

Next cut the images apart.

Attach the Worlds greatest Dad label to the can with double sided tape.

Next work on the Gift card holder/greeting tag.


Cut #1 Dad to the width of the paint swatch and trim it at the top and bottom.


Next, sandwich together with 2 way tape, 2 of the paint swatches, so the paint shows on front and back. Then attach the dad piece to the paint swatch on 3 sides leaving about  1″ of the paint showing at the top. If you are using it as a gift card holder leave a pocket opening at the top so you can slide the gift-card in…if you just want to use it for a tag… attach the images on all 4 sides with double sided tape. Write your greeting right on the #1 Dad image. Punch a hole in the corner and thread with twine or ribbon.

Father's Day gift card holder

Fill with goodness… and you are done :)

Father's Day gift wrap idea and gift card holder

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PS… hope the explanation is fine…I’m not good at writing out long how to’s…especially when it comes to  punctuation…please excuse :)

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  1. says

    Hi Rene,
    We love how you used our Father’s Day clip art — the finished gift looks fantastic!

    Holiday & Crafts Editor, marthastewart.com

  2. says

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love your blog. I am subscribing! :)
    Bless you!
    p.s. My middle name is Renee’!

  3. says

    That is a really cute father’s day pkg idea. It would be great stuffed with items from home depot.

    Stop by my blog sometime.

    Now I am going to spend some time looking through yours!

  4. says

    I love this project. So nice to know where the graphics came from too. Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday. Hope to see you next week too!


  5. says

    Wow! Why didn’t I ever think of using a paint sample as a card!!! So simple and easy! I love the simplicity of the paint can as well, and I agree…Presentation is EVERYTHING!! thanks for the great ideas. I also love how the card is actually a pocket for money or gift card. Got my creative juices flowin’!


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