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Celebrate your dad with this easy DIY Father’s Day gift idea … Dad’s Secret Stache, a mason jar filled with his fave cookies and decorated with a fun and free printable label!
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With Father’s Day coming up fast, it’s time to celebrate all those great dads in our lives!
I am lucky enough to have the world’s greatest in laws. They’ve always been super welcoming to me, and they’re so fun to be around. Especially my father-in-law, who is up for pretty much anything at any time.
Gene is the quintessential guy’s guy … he knows how to fix everything from cars to home repairs. He’s always helping others whenever he can, and he’s got a great sense of humor, too. And my husband definitely got his love of music from Gene, who had the biggest record collection I’ve seen! Every once in a while, he’ll send us a mix in the mail, along with a funny note!
We’re visiting my husband’s parents soon, and I thought it would be fun to surprise Gene with something special for Father’s Day.
Easy DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea
Like many men, my father-in-law is hard to shop for. He loves to eat though, and he’s a fan of facial hair, so I put together a cute Dad’s Secret Stache jar filled with treats!
This yummy gift was so simple to put together (it makes a great last minute, easy DIY Father’s Day gift idea!), and I know Gene is going to love these delicious Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies. They are amazing!
Since no gift is complete without a card, I stopped by Walmart to pick up the perfect card to go with this easy DIY Father’s Day gift idea.
Personally, I don’t think there’s any better way to brighten someone’s day, lift their spirits, celebrate an occasion, or just let them know you love them or are thinking of them than with a great card. And American Greetings has the perfect card for every occasion!
I found a funny Father’s Day card for Gene, plus a couple other cards for celebrating random acts of cardness … a cute thank you card and thinking of you card for celebrating the first day of summer!
I’m trying to be better about sending out cards to people I love, because I know that every moment, big or small, is worthy of a card.
Plus, a few simple words can mean everything to the person receiving the card. I mean, who does not love getting a card in the mail? Especially these days, when we communicate via email or social media so much!
How to Make this Easy DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea
Want to make this fun gift for your dad? Here’s what you’ll need:
- homemade cookies
- wide-mouth mason jar (or another jar with a large rim)
- Dad’s Secret Stache free printable (available at the end of the post)
- card stock
- hole punch
- American Greetings wrapping supplies (ribbon, wrapping paper, tissue paper, and card)
Start by baking your homemade cookies. That’s the best part, right?
The most important thing when baking your cookies is to form them small enough to fit into your jar. Make sure to use a wide mouth jar, otherwise your cookies will have to be super tiny.
I recommend baking a few test cookies to see if they’ll fit in your jar before you bake the whole batch. Then, you can always make the rest of the cookies smaller, if necessary.
Once your cookies have completely cooled, fill up your jar.
My recipe makes a lot of cookies, so you’ll probably be able to test out a few yourself. Don’t tell dad!
Print the label on card stock paper. Then, cut it out and use a hole punch to add a hole near the top.
Use the ribbon to attach to label to your jar.
I used two coordinating colors of American Greetings ribbon. The colorful ribbon ties the cookie jar into the wrapping paper I chose.
Of course, your dad would love this easy DIY Father’s Day gift idea as is, but a surprise gift is always a little more fun, right?
So I decided it wrap it up!
I love wrapping up a beautiful gift. It makes any present a little more special!
It was so fun picking out the perfect wrapping paper, ribbon, and tissue paper for this gift. And everything I found from American Greetings coordinated perfectly, making it simple to make my gift looked pulled together.
I started by lining my box with some cute printed tissue paper, then filled the bottom with matching solid paper to keep the jar from moving around.
Isn’t this striped wrapping paper fun? It’s perfect for Father’s Day, but I think the leftovers would be great for a birthday or other occasion, too.
After I wrapped the gift, I tied it up with the same ribbon that I used for the jar label.
See what I mean about everything coordinating perfectly? I love how it turned out!
And of course, I had to find the perfect American Greetings card to pair with the gift.
My in laws retired last year, and since then, they’ve been living and traveling in an RV.
So this card seemed like it was made for my father-in-law!
Now that you know how to make this easy Father’s Day gift, make sure to give your dad his own “stache” of cookies this year.
Hopefully, he will even share a cookie or two with you!
Make sure to pick up American Greetings cards for Father’s Day and for all your summer celebrations (or just because). And stop by the American Greetings website for more fun ideas, too!
Click anywhere on the image below (except the Pin Me! button) for the free printable Dad’s Secret Stache file. Print on card stock for best results.
Are you planning anything special for your dad this Father’s Day?