Give Me a P-O-P! Frame Project

Need a last-minute Father's Day gift???

Why not spell it out!

We created this gift for my Dad from Little Man and his 2 cousins--my Dad's grandboys.

My nephew (the first grandson of the family) quickly began calling his Grandpa -"Pop", and the name stuck.  All of the grandchildren in our family now call my Dad "Pop."  For Father's Day this year, we decided to honor Pop by spelling his name.  There are 3 grandchildren and 3 letters in the word "Pop."  (Of course this would be easy to turn into a "DAD" project, too!) What are the chances?!  We had to strike while the iron was hot!

This project was fun and easy!

I found these adorable boxy letters at JoAnn's.  I only had to buy the "O" and "P."  I decided to spray paint them red so they would be a happy, bright color.  I wanted the letters to really pop!

We got together with cousins for a little photoshoot. Of course the hardest part about this entire project was trying to get these silly boys to look at the camera!  Little Man wanted to play peek-a-boo with his "O" instead of hold it out.


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Pop for “Pop” – Printable Coke Can sleeve

Father's Day is just around the corner.

Am I the only one who struggles to come up with gifts for men??

My husband buys exactly what he needs for himself, and he can't think of a gift idea to save his life.  And another tie? Booooooring.

One thing I do know:  My husband loves Coke.  As in Coca-Cola.

So I decided to dress up a Coke can just a bit.  I made a Coke can "sleeve" to dress up his favorite beverage for Father's Day!

I did a little measuring of a regular old Coke can.  I studied the can, and tried to make a sleeve that would be very similar.  I started by downloading a Coca-Cola font, available here.

In Photoshop, I created this image to fit the can.  My favorite part is the nutrition facts... just a few of the traits I love about my husband! And with my husband recently counting his calories, I thought he might appreciate the "calorie-free" image.

I inserted this image into a Word document and printed it out, careful not to mess with the sizes at all.  (You may have to change your page orientation and  margins to fit a 9-inch long image.)

After cutting out the sleeve, I used good ol' tape to tape it around the can.

Just a little something extra special for our "pop" to drink on Father's Day.

Would you like to print your own Coke can sleeve for the Pop in your life??

Just click here to download the correctly-sized image.

UPDATE:  If you are having issues downloading through Google Docs, then try this download link through Scribd.

PS If you're reading this post, YAY!  You've made it to the new feed for and using WordPress instead of Blogger.  Phew!

Linking up to Tidy Mom

A few more "super" ideas!

First of all, I was so tickled when a few of my favorite blogs My Insanity, The Creative Crate, Creation Cornerand Delicious Ambiguity featured some of my Father's Day ideas yesterday.  In fact, Kendra from My Insanity shared oodles of incredible Superman ideas for Father's Day. It just makes my day when people with serious talent feature ME.  So thanks a bunch!

This week, I have been living, breathing, and dreaming Superman!  Here is just a glimpse of my last-minute preparations for our "super" Dad:
I conquered all of my fears of card-making to make this little card for my own Dad.  Yes, I had to cover my fingerprints again with the glitter on the superman logo!  Isn't it funny how something so sweet and innocent causes me so much distress?!  Someday I will enjoy card making 🙂

I have been trying to teach Little Man how to color.  (This has been quite a tricky thing for Little Man because he wants to color anywhere BUT on the paper!)  So we printed out this Superman coloring sheet and glued Daddy's face on it!  He kept pointing to Daddy's face and giggling... so cute!  This will be his "card" for his Daddy.

I did a freezer paper stenciling shirt for Little Man to wear. He'll be wearing this with his lil' superman cape.  I'll be strutting my stuff in my Supergirl bleach shirt.

I just couldn't resist making a "Super Dad" banner!  I used a template to cut out tie shapes out of cute scrapbook paper.  The ties ended up a bit fatter than I expected, but I like it that way.  I ended up mounting them on cardstock for extra sturdiness.

Warmest wishes for a fun Father's Day weekend!

M&M Bowties

Need a quick, last-minute gift for those special men in your lives???  I'm kind of a last minute kind of girl myself.  I finished these little gifts just last night.  My entire family is getting together this weekend, and I wanted Little Man to have something to give his Daddy, Grandpa, and Uncles on Father's Day.

Who doesn't love M&M's???  And don't they make the cutest bow ties??  I simply used some scrap fabric to tie around the center of the package, and then attached the notes I created in Photoshop.  Grandpa gets peanut M&M's!

I had no idea that there were M&M pretzels... holy moly!  We are giving these ones to the hubs just so I can sample some. Yumm-o!

So if you need something quick and easy to honor the men in your kid's lives... enjoy!

The M&M Thanks tags were created using DJ Inkers fonts.  These have been used with permission.  Thanks, DJ Inkers!

You can print your own "M&M Thanks" tags here.

Have a happy Friday!

Superman Capes

I am "super" excited about this little tutorial!!  This Father's Day, we will be celebrating in super-hero style!  One of our silly traditions is to dress up and celebrate Father's Day in some goofy way.  So this is how we will be celebrating Father's Day... each of us with our own superman capes!

I did a few quick measurements on the hubs (top secret, of course!), Little Man, and myself.  I measured neck circumference (for the hole of the cape), width across the shoulders, width across the back, and the length from shoulders to end of back.  I added a few extra inches to all my measurements to make them extra big.  I folded my felt and cut it to the appropriate length.  Then I cut snips at my bottom and top (using my measurements for back width at bottom and shoulder width at the top).  I cut a straight line between my two snips to give it a cape shape.

Using my neck circumference, I cut a hole (still folded) for the head.

Because I wanted our capes to be double thickness for extra durability, I used the first cape as my pattern and cut out a second!

I printed off a superman logo and cut it apart so that I could use it as a pattern.  I made a smaller pattern for Little Man's cape and a larger pattern for the adult capes.

I pinned everywhere and sewed the 2 layers together.

Sewing around the logo was a little tricky, but if I can do it, so can you!

Last thing!  I snipped the neck apart and added 2 velcro squares so it could attach easily.

I just had to see Little Man in his cape!  So tonight, he strutted his stuff in super-baby style before going to bed.  Doesn't he look adorable in his Elmo slippers and Superman cape??  One thing is for sure, this is one SUPER kiddo.

And that's it!!  This was the easiest thing I have made in a long, long time.  And I know Little Man will only enjoy it more and more as he gets older!  I can't wait to surprise Super- hubs with our cheezy-ness on Father's Day!

Have a super DUPER week!

Father’s Day Superman Toppers

Happy Friday, everyone!!

Perhaps because it's summertime the weeks are just flying by!  I am soaking up all of the fun in the sun with the Little Man.  Swimming, bike rides, walks, blowing bubbles.... Our days are packed with outdoor goodness!!  I am loving every minute of it.

If you are visiting Oopsey Daisy for New Friend Friday, welcome!  Feel free to scroll through the last week's worth of projects.

Lately I have been racking my brain for Father's Day ideas.  Father's Day has definitely crept up on me again.  We have a little tradition where we dress up in some hokey costume on Father's Day just to be goofy.  Last year, I had Little Man dressed in a lion costume for a "Lion King" theme.  This year, I'm going all out with superman ideas!  If you have any ideas, please let me know!  Yesterday, I whipped up some felt superman capes, and I will be posting about those next week.

I created some printable cupcake toppers, and I would like to share them with you.  There are 3 different toppers... I love variety!  It keeps things spicy!

You can download all of the cupcake toppers here.  They come in sheets of 6 per page.  I would love to hear from you if you decide to use these, too!

The winner of the Just Sew Sassy gift set is:

Please contact me at oopsey (dot) daisy (at) yahoo (dot) com with your e-mail and shipping addresses.  I will pass them along to Just Sew Sassy!  CONGRATS!

Enjoy your weekend! 

Wednesday’s Wowzers: What can you do with a TIE?!

I've got to admit that it's hard for me to shop for the men in my life! My Dad and the hubs just seem to already have what they need! So Father's Day can get a little bit tricky.  If I couldn't fall back on my default gift--the tie--I would be in trouble.  But these days, I am learning to get a little more creative with ties!

Last year, I used thrift store ties to make snake ties for my son and nephew.  They still play with their snake ties!

I just ripped off the little taggie on the back, and stuffed it full of cotton stuffing.  It took a pencil to work the stuffing all of the way to the very end.  I didn't even sew a single stitch... just used hot glue to close it up. I added some google eyes and a red felt tongue for the finishing touches.

So I've been searching for other creative tie ideas for this round of Wednesday's Wowzers. So here are just a few other things you can do for Dad this Father's Day using a good, old-fashioned tie!
Let's Go Fly a Kite created this adorable tie bunting!!  O man, I wish I had some old ties right about now!!

I saw this adorable mini tie keychain on The Creative Itch.  You can find out how to make your own at the bulletin board.

Can you believe that Luvin the Mommyhood made this gadget case out of an old tie?!  My husband definitely needs one of these because he is always losing his phones, GPS, etc. with all of his traveling!

If you think your husband could pull off this bow tie, check out Make It and Love It!  Ashley created this out of a tie!  (Already asked my hubs, and he informed me the bow tie is just for smart people!)

This would be perfect for our steak dinner on Father's Day!  Miss Crafty Pants created this Father's Day tie napkin.

And how about finish off the day with this tie cookie from Mrs. Home Ec??  It would be so fun for the kids to create their own tie cookies for their Dad!

And yes, another day--another winner!  The winner of the Two Savvy Sisters' amazing "It's a Girl/Boy" Banner is:
Congrats, Tasha!!  You deserve it!  🙂 Just e-mail me with your shipping address, and I will pass it along to the Two Savvy Sisters.

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