There are loads of handmade ideas of Fathers Days gifts around, but I especially love the upcycled versions. Whilst having a look on Pinterest, I’ve found lots of inspiration that include re-using a coffee jar or a jam jar – here’s my round up of ways to reuse the jar and fill it with goodies perfect for your Dad on Fathers Day. Great projects you can do with the kids too (maybe with supervision on the cocktail one!)
1. Dad’s Stache
This is so simple – take a jar, add the label and fill it with your Dad’s favourite sweets. You can download and print the labels here. (c/o ‘Thoughtsfromalice.com”)
2. Cocktail Jar
Fill the jar with ingredients to make the perfect cocktail. You can buy miniature bottles of alcohol in the supermarket. Add to it some mixer cans to make his favourite cocktail. Throw in some bar snacks/nibbles too and he’s all sorted! Drink responsibly folks!
Ideas for cocktail mixes:
- Cuba Libra – Rum miniature and Coca Cola
- Mojito – Rum miniature and Tonic Water, lime and mint
- Baileys and iced coffee
- Gin and tonic
- Moscow Mule – Vodka, lime and ginger beer
3. Tea Lover
If your Dad is a tea drinker, why not treat him to some loose leaf tea. But he’ll need a mini tea strainer – I’ve found an affordable one here. Add to it his favourite biscuits for dunking and you’re onto a winner. Or maybe get the kids to help bake a batch of his favourite biscuits for an even more personal touch.
4. Coffee Lover
Or if he’s a coffee connoisseur, here’s a coffee version. Add some of his favourite coffee pods, or a bag of ground coffee. You could also add some mini syrups to flavour his coffee – I found ‘Monin’ make minature ones here. Finally, add in some Biscotti biscuits to complete the treat.
For all the gardeners or allotment tenders, how about a jar filled with some goodies to treat your Dad. Include some new gardening gloves, hand balm, and if he’s growing his own, how about some vegetable seeds.
To make your own hand balm, click here. Or if you’re not that way inclined, just buy some!
6. BBQ Lover
Perhaps your Dad reckons he’s the best barbecue chef in town! I found this recipe for a barbeque rub c/o Weber.com, but there’s loads out there if you google. This one is great for ribs, pork or chicken – simply rub into the meat 20 mins before grilling.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
7. Movie Lover
Add to the jar raw popping corn which you can buy in all supermarkets.
To cook popcorn, add oil to the saucepan and put on a medium to high heat. Add a couple of kernals to the pan to test that it’s ready for popping. As soon as it does pop, add enough corn to cover the bottom of the pan. Add a lid and keep shaking the pan to avoid it sticking.
You could also add to the jar gift, some pre-mixed flavour sprinkles. How about salt and chilli powder or sugar and cinnamon.
For loads more handmade Fathers Day ideas, check out my Pinterest board here.
For details on how to sterilise your jar, click here.
After you’ve given your jar present, why not re-use the jar again and turn them into little night lights for the garden. Add a tea light candle to the bottom of the jar for little a twinkly glow.