Personalized Painted Hammer: A Thoughtful Gift Idea for Dad

As Father’s Day is just around the corner, now is an opportune time to find that perfect present for Dad! One thing that never disappoints is a useful tool around the house; an idea I like would be this painted hammer monogrammed with his initial! Your child could create this Father’s Day craft for Dad that they are sure to treasure!

Painted Hammer for Father’s Day
Fathers are known to fix things around the house. While he probably already owns many tools, this hand painted hammer may become his new go-to tool! Plus he’ll love that your child made it for him!

Step one in decorating your hammer involves deciding how you wish to embellish it. After having an idea in mind, gather your supplies and get started on decorating!

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Sand the wooden handle of the hammer to remove any coatings applied over time, then paint one side white; once dry, paint the other.

To personalize the hammer for dad, paint his initial at the bottom of its handle (T for Tom, B for Bob etc).

Decorate the rest of the hammer as desired! Paint one side first, wait for it to dry, and then paint the opposite side before allowing both coats of paint to set before repeating for full drying time.

Use a black fine point marker to add any details, such as outlines. Allowing time for drying may prevent sealers from causing bleeding from bleeding marker ink into sealer layers.

Spray with a clear sealer or glaze and let dry before repeating with another coat for extra durability. Leave overnight to set.

Craft Tips:
This craft project requires patience. There may be quite a bit of dry time involved depending on what level of detail your child prefers for their decorations; finger painting with two to three colors of fingerpaint or brushpainting may suffice for small children while older kids may want more intricate decorations such as stripes, lines, or polka dots; just be sure to allow enough drying time between layers!
Start this project quickly by pre-sanding and painting the hammer white, and allowing kids to decorate at will. Crayons or markers may also work, just make sure that once completed, sealer is added before spraying on.
Be sure to give Dad plenty of time for his hammer to dry completely before giving it him! Thank him for all he does for you, and wish all dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!

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