Dad’s Emergency Stash: A Father’s Day Gift

diyFather's day giftFather’s Day is right around the corner. So what do you get that awesome father who has everything? Here’s an super easy gift basket for dad that is sure to be appreciated.

Shopping list:

  • kids (lol just kidding, but you will need them later)
  • 6 pk of crush orange soda or root beer
  • 2 pks of pistachios
  • 3 packs of skittles (share size)
  • 5 bags of snacks that your hubby likes

Crafting supplies

  • Ruler
  • cardstock
  • printer
  • computer
  • mod podge
  • scorer
  • Scoreboard
  • baker twines
  • silhouette cameo (or paper punches)
  • scissors
  • tissue paper
  • hole puncher

So let’s get started……………

First thing first, I let my lovely kids drink the crush soda (I payed for it later). lol  Once they were finished I washed the bottles out with soap and hot water and allowed them to air dry while I worked on the holder.

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To ensure that my design was the right size, I measured the box.

Once I determined what dimensions would fit, I used PicMonkey to create the design that I wanted for the front of the box.

20150610_141857After printing out my design on white card stock, I matched a similar blue card-stock to it. This card-stock will be the cover for the sides and back of the box.

I used my ruler and a pencil to measure the sides and the back. I ended up with 4 small squares and one long rectangle for the back.

*Notice below that the paper goes up towards the handle. This is to cover the triangle that leads to the handle. If you don’t cover it the orange will show.

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Next, Just simply fold the paper over the ends to make the perfect angle. Than fold the edges back towards you to make the crease more apparent. Now you can glue it, down without it bulking up.

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Once the sides and backs are glued on than you can measure the top and cut the card-stock accordingly.

*Notice I measure more towards the inside the box (in the front) to be sure I got ride off all orange.

Glue the pieces down and allow to dry.

TIP: I did not bother making a hole for a handle, because my contents were to heavy.

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Next step is to create tags for the bottles that will hold the candy inside. Using my silhouette I designed small tags that would go around the necks of the bottles. I also printed out small tags with a cute message on white card stock and adhered them to the top of the tags. Don’t forget to punch a hole in either the left or right hand corner depending on what side you want the tag to hang. 20150610_145507
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Once the tags are finished. I grabbed my bottles and my bags of treats and began to fill them up.

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I was pretty sure that two bags of skittles would have filled the bottle, however I was totally wrong. You will most definitely need 3 bags of skittles and 2 bags of pistachios.

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*I started with intentions of making three bottles, but opted for 2 instead because I had more snacks rather than candy*.

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Once the treats are in the jar, cover them lids.

Take your tissue paper and cut a 3 x 3 square out. Place the tissue paper over the bottle so that the top is in the middle of it and fold over it. Than tie the tag around the neck with baker’s twine or ribbon.

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As for the other treats, you can place them however you like.

TIP: I added tissue paper at the bottom of the snacks to help them get a little more height and not sink into the box.

DISCLAIMER: In all honesty my hubby loves CANDY more than anything but I decided to NOT feed that habit and instead tend to his “snacking” habit lol. You can of course do whatever it is you think your husband will like.

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Hope you enjoyed DAD’S Emergency Stash.

Have any questions, comments or just want to share some father’s day gifts you have done. Leave it in the comments, below.

Until Next Time,

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Father’s Day Gift Pinterest Roundup

Fathers Day Collage

 

Father’s Day is around the corner and every year, I’m stuck trying to figure out what to get the awesome father of my children.  So I hit Pinterest for some D.I.Y inspiration for both the kids and I. There are so many different gifts out. Some that can be super cheesy and I often feel it’s hard to narrow it down. So I picked a few that I thought were cool and NOT so cheesy. I mixed the list up for those who aren’t as D.I.Y adventurous.

For the Dad that’s a couch potato:

1. Remote control cookies

For the Dad who is a socialite:

2. Yard Dominoes

For the Dad that’s a Foody:

3. Homemade Beef Jerky

For the Dad who loves Bacon:

4. Bacon Bouquet

For the Dad that who always loses things:

5. Bluetooth tracking tag

For the Dad whose a grill master:

6. Dad is king of the grill platter

For the Dad who is AWESOME:

7. A book about Dad

For the Dad whose a kid at heart:

8. Mug with a hoop

For the Dad who WANTS to be a grill master (but doesn’t quite have it)

9. Grill of the cupcake

For the Dad that’s a handy man:

10. Roll Up tool Organizer

For the Dad with a Sweet tooth

11. S’mores Gift Box

I hope you liked the round up. If you have a father’s gift idea you would like share, just comment and leave the link below. Glitter Girlz Events and Designs and our readers would love to check it out.

Until next time,

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Teacher Appreciation Gift + FREE Thank you tags

Teacher appreciation gift sign

As the school year goes by and summer time approaches time starts to fly by. I don’t know why, but it literally goes from March to May just like that. After being flustered with moving and transferring my children to a new school, I felt it was especially important for me to do a teacher’s appreciation gift because their teachers made it super easy to transition. Being in the party business affords me the luxury of meeting and building friendships with some amazing business women. So when I thought of a teacher appreciation gift I ordered some yummy Rice Krispies treats from Peace Moore of Lovely Chic Occasions. I wanted to go with two different themes so that each teacher felt special. We decided on flowers and notebooks with apples.

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Once I knew the colors I took a trip to Walmart and got a few things.

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Your Shopping List:

  • Small metal pails (found in party section of Walmart for 87 cent each)
  • 2 packs of ribbon (I chose purple and blue in 1/8in x 10 yd)
  • 1 pack of Paper Mate pens
  • 1 pack of sticky notes (set of 4)

other items needed pens      Items I had at home:

  • Rectangle shaped Styrofoam (any craft store)
  • Oracle 651 Vinyl (ordered from Expressions Vinyl)
  • Contact Paper
  • Silhouette Cameo

Once I had my items, I got started by first designing the teacher’s name with my silhouette cameo software.

*TIP: When designing the names and choosing a font keep in mind that those that are thin and curvy (fancy) may not cut properly. So choose wisely and test it out on card stock first.

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Once I had the correct spellings, fonts, and colors to match my buckets, I proceeded to cut out the names. Once the names were cut, I weeded the vinyl and covered it with contact paper and adhered to the buckets.

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*Easy process just be sure to line it up coming from the bottom so that the names don’t curve.

Once I finished all the buckets. I then took my piece of Styrofoam and measured the bucket to determine how big my block needs to be.  Like so…

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measure pot size

Tip: You can measure with a pencil so you know exactly where you can cut.

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Once the Styrofoam is cut, take a sheet of tissue paper and cut in half.

Place the Styrofoam in the middle and pull it up over it.

 Like so…

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Hold together and place inside the bucket.

Tip: It should be snug so your treats do not fall over.

Once it’s in place, take a pack of sticky notes and place them in the back of the block. This will make the inside a little snugger and make a sweet little surprise for the teacher.

TIP: Have your children right a nice note to the teacher if you would like.

where to place the sticky note

Once the sticky note is secure, poke a hole in the Styrofoam with scissors and place the Rice Krispies treats in there.

Then take a piece of ribbon and tie two pens together and stick them in the Styrofoam.

FINALLY fold the tissue paper the way you would like it.

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AND YOU’RE FINISHED!!

Teacher Appreciation Buckets

BONUS:

I didn’t take a picture of the labels, but I have created these as a bonus to add to the handle with ribbon.

How to download and use:

Simply select the picture and save. Print on cardstock and punch a hole in the card and attach with ribbon.

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I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, let me know if you have any questions and post a link if you have followed the tutorial.

Until next time,

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