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Father's Day DIY for kids

Photo provided by Jo-Ann Stores Photo provided by Jo-Ann Stores

With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, FOX19 NOW invited Jo-Ann Stores Crafting Expert Jackie Wilson to teach our viewers and their kids how to carry out the perfect DIY project for Dad, one that he can use every day.

Father's Day Coffee Mug

Supplies and tools:

  • White plain coffee mugs (2)
  • Sheet of big font adhesive letters 1" tall
  • Package of Sharpie™ markers
  • Dabber sponge brushes (3)
  • Different colors of acrylic paint (2-3)


  • Make sure coffee mug is clean and dry.
  • Place adhesive letters on the front side of the cup. Rub them firmly in place.
  • Using 2-3 different Sharpie™ markers scribble across the letters, making sure to fill in the tight areas to show detail when the letters are pulled off.
  • Allow the mug to dry for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the adhesive letters.
  • Bake the mug in an oven for 30 minutes on 250 degrees.
  • Painted mug- Make sure your coffee mug is clean and dry.
  • Place adhesive letters on the front side of the cup. Rub them firmly in place.
  • Using the sponge dabbers, lightly press the dabbers evenly in the paint and then onto the coffee mug. Place the dots randomly.
  • Allow the dots to dry between applying different colors so that they don’t smear.
  • Switch colors to create interest.

Dad's Day Coaster

 Supplies and tools

  • Wide-mouth Mason Jar rings and lids (4 each)
  • 4" Cork Squares (1 pkg.)
  • Father’s Day stamp
  • Black ink
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors


  • Use the Mason jar lid as a template and cut square cork into a circle to fit.
  • With black ink, stamp desired stamp onto cork center.
  • Glue cork circle to lid.
  • Glue lid to jar ring.
  • Dad's Grilling Apron

Supplies and tools:

  • Tulip® Fashion Art To Go™ Kit
  • Tulip® Multi-Surface Stencil™, Block Alphabet
  • Apron
  • Low-tack masking tape
  • Wedge-shaped cosmetic sponges
  • Aluminum foil


For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  • Pre-wash apron to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener. Iron smooth
  • Cover work surface with plastic trash bag.
  • Place apron on work surface right side up.
  • Use tape to mask off two 1" stripes with a vertical step at right top and three stripes with a vertical left step at bottom of apron. See photo for reference. Run fingernail along inside edges of tape to prevent seepage.
  • Squeeze a puddle of black paint from Fashion Art To Go™ Kit on to foil. Tap flat end of wedge sponge into paint, pouncing paint to create stripes. Add more paint as needed for even application. Remove tape; let dry.
  • Cut desired letters from Multi-Surface Stencil, leaving as much border as possible around each. Press letters onto apron referring to photo for placement. Stencils may need to be trimmed for evenly spaced letters. Add strips of tape around each word to create a wider border, then add smaller tape strips between letters on any fabric that may still show. Run fingernail around inner edges to prevent seepage.
  • Squeeze a small puddle of Silver Metallic paint from kit onto foil. Repeating step above, dab paint into letters applying an even coat. Let dry. Hint: Use a blow dryer to speed up drying time. Repeat step for more intense color. Remove stencils and let dry.
  •  Use Silver Metallic paint and brush to make dimensional apostrophe and periods between letters. Let dry.
  • Wait 72 hours to wash. Machine wash warm on gentle cycle. Do not use harsh detergents or bleach. Remove promptly and line dry. Iron apron on back, being careful not to touch design with iron. Do not dry clean.

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