I’m always on the lookout for fun gift ideas and creative ways to package my gifts that will really make an impression. One of my favorite items are clear Stampendous pails and Making Memories jars! You can decorate them in a million different ways or themes for birthdays, holidays, and more, using scrapbooking supplies. Plus, they make the gifts and treats inside them look that much more special, too.
Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, here are some ideas for gifts Dad will love! (Click to view images larger.)
If Dad’s a fisherman, fill a few pails with fish-themed snacks like Swedish fish, gummy worms, or Goldfish crackers and stick a gift card to the bait shop or sporting goods store inside. The men in my family fish the waters of northern Minnesota and Canada, so I used October Afternoon’s map paper to decorate my pails. I combined it with Cosmo Cricket paper–the rulers reminded me of the measuring tapes fisherman keep in their boats to measure the day’s “big catch”!
Have a golfer in your family? Fill a few jars with golf balls and tees, and include a gift certificate for a round of golf inside. I decorated my jars using a great paper from Graphic 45 with different vintage sports images. For the lids, I cut circles from white cardstock, dry embossed them using a dot embossing folder, and then flipped them over (so the dots are pressed into the paper instead of raised up) to resemble a golf ball. Don’t forget a matching card and lined envelope!
If Dad loves sports, decorate a pail using his favorite team colors and slip a pair of tickets to an upcoming game inside. Since my pail is baseball-themed, I added some peanuts, too (Cracker Jacks would work as well!).
The cool part about these jars and pails is that you can customize them to fit any guy’s interests. Give them a try for Father’s Day, or your next celebration!