For father's day this year, I really wanted to send something fun, and a little more personal. I decided it would be fun to give them terrariums, something to put on their desks at work. I also gave one to my brother for his handmade of the month club present for june. At first I was trying to figure out how I would send it, then I decided to put them together as little kits, and then my mom would help get a few plants for it there. She has succulents, hen and chicks, things like that. I thought it would be a fun and easy project for them to make.
I bought jars, gravel, potting soil, charcoal and little scraps of burlap for filtering (I love design sponge's video, and I did a little research online.) I wrote out instructions, and made little flags to stick in the dirt if they wanted to. I put it all in the jars, and sent them off! Sadly, one of the jars broke in transit, be sure to pack them carefully! (It helped that my brother is living at my parents house and my in-laws live one mile away to send them all to one place but I think they hit each other.)
My dad and brother opened them early, and I think they are excited to try it out, especially because it's hard to mess up! My mom has the terrarium bug now, and has some beautiful vintage jars she's going to try it with. We also want to try it, we found two vintage jars, we just need to find some plants for them. I'll let you know how it goes!
Happy Father's Day to my dad, he's the greatest, funny, caring, and always there for me. My brother is also a dad, he is amazing with his daughter, and I really look up to him. My father-in-law is really kind, and I am so happy to be in the Sasser family.
Did you make any handmade gifts for father's day?