I feel like being in the yard and enjoying nature is helping to bring healing to his heart, so I knew that his Father's Day gift would have to be something he could enjoy outside. I came up with this wind chime that was fairly easy to put together and can be adapted many different ways. You decide what the man in your life would enjoy and make it personal for you.
Here's what I did:
|I ended up not using those colorful sockets because I couldn't figure out how to attach them. :(|
|Am I the only one who makes this face while working?|
I cut three pieces of chain to about the same length. I threaded each one through the outside holes of the drain cover and let them hang at different lengths. Using s-hooks and a pair of pliers, I attached a wrench to each end of the pieces of chain. Then I collected the chain together at the top with a larger s-hook for hanging.
I cheated because I was very excited to give Ken his gift, so I didn't save it for Father's Day. It can hang nicely in a tree for now and we'll find a more permanent mount for it after we move (TBD). I hope that it's just one more piece of enjoyment for him outside now.
Need some other ideas to celebrate your favorite man? Check these out!
Karen at Baking in a Tornado has some yummy pretzel sandwich snacks.
Amaretto Coke Chocolate Cake.
gifts from the preschoolers in dad's life.
Sarah (but Not that Sarah Michelle!) is joining in with a tribute to her husband.
And Melissa from Home of Deranged has some ideas to help dad take a time out.