How to make a cheap Fathers day gift from the dollar store supplies! This #1 DAD trophy filled with treats makes the perfect present!
Dad’s can be so hard to shop for when it comes to Father’s day! I am always struggling on coming up with a good inexpensive gift for Father’s Day that dads would want! But this giant trophy is just so fun! I mean who wouldn’t want a big gold trophy filled with all your favorite things!?
Things you can put inside the #1 dad trophy:
- lottery cards
- new wallet
- car air fresheners
- swiss army knife
- poker cards
- new phone case
Supplies to make Father’s Day trophy
I tried to find supplies that aren’t seasonal so you can make this trophy any time!
- Ice bucket (party section)
- foam core board
- baby food containers
- round styrofoam disc
- dog bowl
You will also need
All these dollar store supplies can easily be swapped out. Bowls and cups would be great for the bottom part. You can also use plastic flower pots if they are in season! They had a few sizes that would have worked perfectly!
I know my name is a Girl and a Glue Gun- but I love this adhesive more than my glue gun! It holds up so much better especially when you are gluing metal and plastic items! I use both. I put a coat of E 6000 first and then a little dab of hot glue to hold it in place while the E 6000 sets up!
How to Make a Cheap Fathers day gift from dollar store supplies
Assembly is pretty easy. Just stacking and gluing the pieces together. I did the bottom 3 pieces and put a heavy book on top while the glue dried.
While that was setting up, I drew two handle shapes. If you look up trophies online, there are lots of different handle options. You could pick any shape you want! The foam core cuts easy with a sharp utility knife. I cut one out and used it to trace the outline for the other one so they matched!
I also cut out some #1 dad letters.
Add some hot glued some to the bottom of the trophy as well as hot glue some to some skewers to stick in the trophy.
I used E 6000 to attach the handles- but then used hot glue to hold them in place while it was set up. Then attach the top part of the father’s day trophy to the bottom part of the father’s day trophy.
Paint the #1 dad trophy
I love this gold spray paint! It’s so brilliant and shiny! It also covers so well. I just did a few light coats.
Since the bottom of the trophy is styrofoam, you need to make sure not to spray too much paint at a time or it will eat away at it. Nice light strokes of spray paint!
After it has dried, you can fill the Father’s day trophy with all your dad’s favorite treats and snacks!
It’s the perfect inexpensive gift idea that will show your father that he’s #1!
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