STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Give Dad a gift made from the heart!

Freelance style correspondent Justin Howard stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to show viewers different “Do It Yourself” gifts for Father’s Day!

Here are some examples:

Dad’s Card Express:

  • First, get your box of white envelopes and a stack of colored construction paper along with a box of crayons.
  • Think of a simple message your kid wants to send to his dad I like “#1 Dad” or “I love you.”
  • Then you need to get one white envelope and one sheet of construction paper for each of the letters in your phrase.
  • Let your kid draw out the “#1” with a picture around it on the sheet of construction paper, then mail it.
  • You let your kid do one sheet for each word or letter as you like.
  • The idea is that your husband receives fun letters everyday leading up to Father’s Day from his kids.

Dad’s Pocket Square:

  • All men want to look dapper in their suits and this craft will help them do that with a special touch, and it is very simple to do.
  • What you need is an old tie, an index card, a pair of scissors and a stapler.
  • The idea is to take the index card and cut it to fit in the pocket in the front of his suit jacket.
  • Next you take apart that old tie and cut away enough fabric to wrap around the top of the index card. Once you wrap the fabric around the index card in a way that looks fun for you feel free to staple it to the index card. Make sure to leave the back free.
  • On the bare back of the index card you can come up with a special message with your kids that your husband will read every time he takes it out of his suit pocket.

Scrabble Picture Frame Gift:

  • First get a frame….any frame you like will do. Make sure the glass gives you enough depth for the letters to fit.
  • Next you just need some Scrabble letters. You can keep an eye out for garage sale Scrabble games, or just go to your local craft store like Michaels.
  • You can also buy replacement tiles from Hasbro. They sell 100 tiles and four racks for $6.50.
  • Next, decide what you want your message to say…and pick out your tiles. For an extra guide, use a T square ruler or something straight to help line up your expression. Start with the longest line first.
  • Next put a piece of tape over the top of the tiles to hold them in a row.
  • Tape the other row so they are hooked together.
  • Lay it on top of the area you are going to glue it to and line it up.
  • Time to add the glue. Now lift the expression leaving paint sample in place and apply glue to the back of the tiles.
  • Place glue applied expression on the glass or mat surface.
  • Now peel off the tape and you are done.

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