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Father’s Day project for Holidash

Fathers Day car kit

My latest project is up over at Holidash! This time for Father’s Day, it’s a car kit full of useful things for your dad (or your favorite father) to keep in his glovebox. I’ve included things like a flashlight, pen, sunscreen, digital tire gauge, tissues, bandages, and disinfecting wipes. All stuff that will make dad into a well prepared superhero for any situation. I have full instructions on how to create the easy organizer with ideas on how to personalize it. I even provide the super dad logo if you’d like to use it.

Fathers Day car kit

· comments [26] · 06-15-2010 · categories:craft ·

26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tina M. // Jun 15, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Great project ! It seems very adaptable to other uses too :)

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  • 3 Seanna Lea // Jun 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I love that project. It looks like it would work well for carrying small things to the gym or for bathing supplies at a hotel.

  • 4 megan // Jun 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Seanna Lea and Tina – Thank you both.

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  • 5 Katy // Jun 17, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Great car kit! Thanks for the good Father’s Day gift idea!

  • 6 JanS // Jun 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

    To heck with dad, that looks like a great kit just to have in any car. If you have small children, just slip in a plastic sandwich bag with a first aid kit in it. The plastic baggy will keep liquid creams from leaking all over the place and with help keep items from drying out (as they tend to do if kept in the car for a long time).

  • 7 JessZ // Jun 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

    They look excellent. This is going in my christmas gift folder. Thank You!

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  • 9 Amy // Jun 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Great gift/project for anyone really!

  • 10 H // Jun 11, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Haha, yeah, my dad is already a ready-for-anything superhero: his car has its own pair of scissors. I like the inspiration though.

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  • 12 SassyKay // Feb 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Great gift idea. You could also add a small scissors, screw driver and a measuring tape. Maybe even some office supplies like small stapler and paper clips. Thanks for the idea!

  • 13 Carol // Apr 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

    This is a great idea, expecially for my husband and his job. :) I may end up making a few for each of us, a kids version too! Thanks for this idea!

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  • 15 Seth // Jun 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Hi! I just saw your DIY Father’s Day Kit posted on Pinterest and wanted to let you know that holidash.com has migrated the instructions to a slightly different URL/date (?) and it’s now located here: http://news.holidash.com/2011/05/24/diy-fathers-day-gift/

    Maybe you can update this post so your fans can click through to your awesome tutorial?

    Thanks for sharing all your amazing ideas!

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  • 17 megan // Jun 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you so much Seth, the link above has been fixed.

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  • 19 Tahira // Aug 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    That’s a great idea for organization, and its attractive while keeping the masculinity in the craft.

  • 20 Maia // Sep 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I have a question actually. My boyfriend’s next birthday is his 16th; and I want to make something special because he can then drive… so do you think it would be to “adult-ish” if I do something like this for his birthday? Thanks!

  • 21 megan // Sep 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Maia – My initial thought is that this would be a very practical present, but maybe not romantic unless you personalize it. If you wan to say “yay you can drive now!” but also personalize it I would definitely add his initials or a symbol of some kind — favorite band? high school logo? his twitter handle? a stylized silhouette? pop culture in joke?

    Also, if you sew then great! If not you can absolutely use a basic bag or zipper pouch or dop kit and use iron-on options or freezer stencils to personalize it.

    I keep one of these in my car and it’s been *so* great to have when my (dearly loved but) old car breaks down or throws an oil light at me. Knowing that I have a flash light, garbage bag and hand wipes has saved me hours of time. So, I hope that this gift might also save your boy and that he might think lovingly of you because of it!

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  • 26 Melissa // Apr 16, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Arrrrrrr that horrible website doesn’t have your tutorial anymore! Darn, i really wanted to make it. You are fab by the way x

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