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Celebrate your dad with this easy DIY Father's Day gift idea ... this free Dad's Secret Stache gift tag is the perfect way to decorate a jar filled with his fave cookies (or another delicious treat)!
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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 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.
If you're looking for Father's Day cookie ideas, then I think you're going to love this easy gift, too!
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 present was so simple to put together (it makes a great last minute gift idea!), and I know Gene is going to love these delicious Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies. They are amazing!
How to Assemble the Cookie Jar
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) - Use a 16-ounce jar for few cookies, or a larger 32-ounce jar for more treats.
- Dad's Secret Stache free printable (available at the end of the post)
- card stock
- hole punch
- wrapping supplies (ribbon, wrapping paper, tissue paper, and card)
Start by Baking the Cookies
I used my favorite Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies. They are so delicious ... the perfect mix of sweet and salty! Any cookie recipe would work though ... try these Cranberry Walnut Cookies, Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies, Honey Cookies, or these Chewy Ginger Cookies. You could even fill the jar with candy, like these homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolates.
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.
Fill the Jar
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 + Add the Label
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!
Wrapping the Gift
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 Father's Day 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!
And 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!
Download the Free Printable
Are you planning anything special for your dad this Father's Day?