Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day Ideas

Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, and I love all the little craft blogs that have amazing ideas on ways to celebrate. Here are a couple of the ideas I loved:
My Step-Mom suggested a great idea for my Dad. She said that every Father's Day Sunday, the LDS ward that they live in hands out mini breads to all of the father's. Since they will be out of town this weekend, my dad was a little bummed that he wouldn't be getting the bread, so my sister and I are each making a couple of different kinds. I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and Lemon PoppySeed. (They were box mixes...I won't tell if you won't!)

So, as I was looking for ideas on how to gift the bread, my friend over at My Muddled Mind posted a cute idea and I totally copied it! (See how I am...) Go check it out HERE.

I baked the bread in disposable mini-loaf pans (3x5 size) from Walmart. They were 5 for $1.50. Each box made 3 loaves of quick bread. (side note: Any of the boxed muffin mixes can be made into quick breads and usually have the recipe to do that on the back) Then, I made these little cards (should have made them smaller) and punched a hole at the top and bottom of the card.

Next I wrapped the bread in plastic wrap and then again in waxed paper and folded the top of the waxed paper.

Then I tied twine through the holes and around the bread to hold the waxed paper in place. I put them in a basket and I'm ready to go!

And...for the card! I saw this cute idea for an origami shirt and tie at AlphaMom. Her instructions were awesome and it was a breeze to make. In fact, I made three!

I hope you have a great Father's Day! I will be out of town this weekend starting tomorrow, so I'll have more posts ready for you on Monday.


  1. Cow!!!! I'm so glad that you found me! Hopefully you get this cuz I would love to keep in touch! Where are you living? I can see that you and I would be GREAT friends! I too am a crafting fanatic and have three kids to juggle around while I try new things. We'd probably be terrible for each other - all we'd do is craft!:) JK! My husband is a real sweetheart about all my new projects so that's fun. And my kids are good to be guinea pigs for all my stuff. I have an Etsy shop you should check out - I would LOVE to have an invite to your blog! I can't wait to see pics of you and your kids. My email is I can't wait to try making some of your stuff - you're so talented! You should try a business! So good to hear from you! Have a great weekend!!!!!
    love, Sarah Packard Fairbanks

  2. That "cow" was supposed to have a "holy" in front of it:) I'm not quite sure what happened!

  3. Thanks for the great idea, Brandi! We made some and they were so easy and turned out super cute!