Father’s Day Gift Idea: Nautical Knot Keychains


When it comes to brainstorming gift ideas, Father’s Day generally seems to give people more trouble than Mother’s Day. That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for clever gift ideas for dad so we can share them with you here, and we hit gold when we ran across this DIY Sailor Knot Keychain tutorial from… 

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Father’s Day Snack Jars

Father's Day Treat Jars

My husband, my father, my father-in-law, and my brother all work in an office. So, this year for Father’s Day, I decided to make some personalized snack jars for each of them, because, let’s face it, we all tend to snack while we’re on the job. The tutorial for this Father’s Day gift idea is… 

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Dad’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies


(Used in this project: Small Oval Tags in Bouquet style, Large Oval Tags in Custom style and Paper Tin-Tie Bags.) One of my earliest childhood kitchen memories comes from the day my father baked a batch of cookies for my sister and me using the recipe from the bag of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE chocolate chips…. 

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Beer Bottle BBQ Spice Rub

Beer Bottle BBQ Spice Rub from My Own Ideas blog

(Used in this project: Beer Labels in Greenfield style.) It’s BBQ season again. Finally! While some can get out and grill all year long, the real fun is in hosting a group and dining in the gorgeous outdoors. Oh, and trying new recipes! We can’t forget how much fun it is to experiment with all… 

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Buckeye Bark

Buckeye Bark recipe from My Own Ideas blog #fathersday #homemade #gift

(Used in this project: Large Labels and Fancy Diamond Labels in Aunt Lorraine style with Small Tin-Tie Bags.) I have a tendency to decorate most candies and treats in a frilly and feminine way— not typically a bad thing. However, when looking for ideas for Fathers Day, I wanted to make a treat that wasn’t… 

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World’s Best Dad Beer

World's Best Dad Coasters #fathersday #football #personalized

(Used in this project: Rectangle Photo Labels, Collar Labels, Small Circle Labels and Coasters in Football style with a 4-pack Bottle Carrier.) My dad loves sports, especially football, so for Father’s Day this year I decided to dress up his favorite beer with an old photo of him from college. I packaged up the bottles… 

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Cinnamon Sugar Toast Topping


For Father’s Day this year, I wanted to make my dad a gift that brings back memories of some of my favorite childhood father-daughter moments. So while sifting through memory lane last night, I came to the realization that it was my dad who taught me my favorite tricks in the kitchen. He was the… 

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Personalized gift ideas that will put a smile on Dad’s face.


Father’s Day is right around the corner and finding the perfect gift can be a challenge. Show your love and appreciation with a gift that is homemade and personalized just for him – mix up a batch of his favorite spice rub for summer grilling or gift him his favorite beer with his very own… 

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce


Now that it is summer, and barbecue season is officially underway, my fiancé and I find ourselves barbecuing dinner at least twice per week. As a result, I finally decided it was time to experiment with my own homemade barbecue sauce. I’ve always loved the taste of barbecue sauce as an addition beef and chicken,… 

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Homemade Catsup & Mustard


It’s here! It’s here! Summer is finally here! Us pacific northwesterners don’t get very long summers, but when they come we take full advantage of them and that means grilling. I wanted to do something special for the first bar-b-cue of the year, so I made my own homemade ketchup and mustard! It was pretty… 

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