With Father's Day coming up it can be difficult to decide what to gift, and usually by default most of us fall back on a pair of socks or a novelty mug.
However, why not take a leaf out of Stacey Solomon’s book and make something for the father of your children, or your dad instead.
After all, personalised gifts are far more touching; it is, as ever, the thought that counts.
Loose Women panellist Stacey showed her 3.4 million followers how to make a gift which was essentially a quirky artwork using lego men.
These represented Joe, his son Harry, 13, baby Rex (whom he shares with Stacey) and her son's Leighton, eight, and Zachary, 12.
Showing her materials on her Instagram stories, which included lego characters and scrabble pieces, Stacey wowed fans with the easy DIY gift.
She captioned it: “Pickle is down on his morning nap…Zach is distracting Hoe (Joe Swash) on a walk so I can make his Father’s Day present.
“It’s taken hours of scrolling through eBay to find Lego characters of Hoe and the boys”.
Stacey showcased her first steps which were: “Make up Lego family. Undo frame take out paper. Measure where the characters go.
She then outlined the next steps in the process, which includes sticking the lego models to the piece of paper that goes inside the frame.
She wrote on the video: “Glue them down. glue on scrabble letters. Write names underneath in pencil first to make sure you’re happy. Draw over in pen.”
Using her trademark "Tap To Make" method, wherein the star shares before and after shots of what she has created, Stacey revealed the finished product.
The sweet artwork showed Rex, Joe, Harry, Zach and Leighton in lego form in a line with their names underneath.
Rex is represented with a tiny baby lego model, red-headed Joe is holding a bottle and Leighton is clasping a teddy bear.
The lego words above read ‘Never Lego’ which is obviously a play on the phrase ‘never let go’.
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Stacey shared how pleased she was with the present writing: ”Now I need to wrap it up and hide it till next week. The baby Lego is melting my heart”.
If you are keen to follow in the former X Factor contestant's footsteps and recreate the gift, Stacey kindly shared the details of where she bought all the components.
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In regards to the white frame, she got it from eBay and it came in a pack “for £18.99 so about £3.80 a frame."
The scrabble letters are from Amazon and it is “£5.99 for loads of them”.
As for the lego men that is perhaps the most difficult as it “took AGES to get the right ones” but they are from eBay and only cost “a couple of pounds”.
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