Thursday, August 29, 2013

Father's Day Gift Idea - Interview Cushion Cover


 I have been wracking my brain for a few weeks now trying to think of a gift idea for my Dad for Father's Day.
Unfortunately we live in another state to 'Poppy' so it had to be something that could be sent easily by mail. I also wanted it to be something personal from the girls, as well as something he could use.
Obviously he will love anything our girls make for him, but I wanted something he could use day to day rather than something that would end up in a drawer or cupboard.
I have seen a lot of ideas for 'interviews' on Pinterest and loved the idea, this free printable from A Little Delightful was one of my favourites and the inspiration for some of our questions:
A Little Delightful : Father's Day Printables
Instead of putting our interview on paper though I thought I would put it on something that could be kept around the house and used. 
A cushion was the perfect solution!

WE USED:

* fabric cushion cover
* laundry marker
(we used Sharpie brand)
* scrap paper or cardboard

We started with a cushion cover which was blank on one side. 
I chose this one (from BigW) because the colours will suit Poppy's home and I love the symbolism of the saying on the front.

I removed the cushion insert and inserted some scrap cardboard so the ink from the Sharpie wouldn't stain through to the other side.
Then I just used a laundry marker to write out our questions and add in the girls answers.

Their replies were hilarious and I know Poppy will love reading them. My favourite replies would have to be "He loves to wear: a moustache!" and "The best thing about Poppy is : he laughs and delivers packages to us". 
I think he will also be particularly pleased at the guesses regarding his age :)

This activity was fun and easy to make and hopefully will be something Poppy can display in his house and smile at on a daily basis!

13 comments:

  1. You are the queen of creativity, Caz! I love this idea so, so much...think I might keep it for ALL of my family members as Christmas gifts from my girls x

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  2. What a perfect gift! Your dad is going to be wrapped and will delight in reading what your girls had to say. This is a fabulous and very creative idea. Elise @ Creative Play Central

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  3. Such a clever idea
    Who wouldn't love this, it's so thoughtful...

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  4. Such a sweet gift idea. I love it. Pinning it now.

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  5. This is fantastic Caz!! My hubby's 40th is next month and this will be the ideal gift from R. How absolutely perfect is that cushion from Big W?

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  6. That's such a great idea. He's going to love it!

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  7. Oh I adore this, and I bet Poppy loves it too! Pinning :-)

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  8. Gorgeous... will be so nice to look back on in the future. Pinned to my handmade gifts by kids board :-)

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  9. What an absolutely lovely way to create a keepsake....such a clever Mummy you are!

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  10. What a lovely keepsake. I'm sure she'll always treasure it! Great idea :)

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  11. I have featured your wonderful idea on The Crafty Crow as a gift kids can make for Mother's Day!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing our post! Seeing our project shared on one of my favourite sites was like a Mothers Day gift in itself :D

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