Some parents will stop at nothing when it comes to giving their kids something special and unique for their birthdays, even if it means getting a little crafty and building something from scratch.
One awesome dad, who goes by the name of inexplorata on Reddit, recently gave his daughter the best present for her third birthday.
Since she was quickly outgrowing her crib, he decided a new bed would be the perfect gift, but he didn't get her just any bed frame.
After finding some old Volkswagen parts on Craigslist, this dedicated dad rolled up his sleeves and got to work building the ultimate DIY VW bus bed for his little girl.
According to this crafty dad,
A few people have built a bed that looks like a VW bus, but I wanted a cheaper way to do it that would leave me with some options later, in case it wasn't my daughter's thing. I built mine to sort of hang from a metal frame bunk bed, with removable panels. I kept costs down by using a lot of things from my garage — paint, screws, scrap wood — but bought about $100 worth of stuff.
After four months of hard work and a little help from the birthday girl herself, the bed finally came to life and the results are absolutely amazing.
From a dashboard with blinking gauges and a set of working headlights to a horn that makes car sounds and an interior hammock, this dad really thought of everything when putting together this colorful birthday bus bed.
Although his daughter is now 6 years old, she still loves this bed and sleeps in it every night.