Our newest contributor to our blog, Candie Cooper, had this great idea for a quick and easy gift for Father's Day. Check it out!
The tie has been a tried and true Father's Day present for dads across the world for years! Polka dots, stripes, navy or brown, paisley, and rubber ducks-there is one to suit every dad on the planet! This year when I was scouting out something to craft for Dad, I found this tie rack. When I saw it, I thought a plain little tie rack with wooden center piece that was begging for some embellishment!?!? I was set!
I started by lightly sanding the wooden surface on both sides. Wipe the dust away and paint with your favorite Folk Art color.
And just like that, we find ourselves ready to embellish! I love how fast the Folk Art paint dries. Select some fun papers, pencil, pattern, and letters to spell out "dad" (and don't forget grandpa!")
Trace your tie pattern onto the back side of your favorite paper that works with the pattern.
Add a layer of Mod Podge to the surface of the tie rack and position the paper tie. Seal with a coat of Mod Podge and add other embellishments. The Mod Podge will add a glossy surface to your painted pieces.
You can add your scrabble tiles with the Mod Podge as well. And why not decorate the back?!?
I smiled when I laid out the D-A-D letter tiles with the point system. That would be a five point word score for DAD! Go Dads!