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"Dad's Stache" Tray - ha ha!

Father’s Day Craft: “Dad’s Stache” Tray

Father’s Day is less than a week away – everybody ready?  In case not, I thought I’d throw up one of my all-time favorite MPMK Father’s Day projects.  It’s super cheap inexpensive and easy to make. Plus, what Dad doesn’t like a funny gift?


Father's Day Craft: "Dad's Stache" Tray
I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to go green this Father’s Day and not to spend any money on materials.  So I came up with this fun upcycled craft for Father’s Day.  It’s a “Dad’s Stache” tray.  Get it?  A tray for all his stuff with a picture of mustache on it?  Ok, I know, you get it.  Moving on…


Father's Day Craft: "Dad's Stache" Tray


I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with this when I started so I gathered some tools, a little paint, and drink tray from a sinfully delicious burger joint the hubby and I like to frequent late at night when the kids are in bed. I’ve got a whole stash of stuff like this –  toilet paper rolls, empty yogurt cups, mason jars, etc. – for crafting and playing.


Father's Day Craft: "Dad's Stache" Tray

I started by using my new scissor to cut off the tray portion.  Then I went around the edges with my X-ACTO craft knife (which is bright pink, how fun is that?)

Father's Day Craft: "Dad's Stache" Tray


Then it was time to start making the thing pretty.  I added a layer of white craft paint and while that was drying I tried out a painters markers and added some white stripes to some left over letter stickers I had lying around.


Father's Day Craft: "Dad's Stache" Tray


Then I used another painter marker to draw the mustache.


Father's Day Craft: "Dad's Stache" Tray


Lastly I added some washi tape all around the edges to finish them off.

Father's Day Craft: "Dad's Stache" Tray

That was it.  Now my hubby will have his own place to put all his stuff when he rolls in the door every night.


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John June 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Wow! Seriously? I followed this from Pinterest and thought it was a fabricated, mass produced item. Double kudos for you for 1 making it from scratch, and 2 recycling materials. Awesome job!


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