Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Fathers Day Containers

Fathers Day is not too far away  (20th June in UK)  

I thought it would be nice to do something other than a card

I used a couple of small empty crisp tubes
and a couple of the older backing papers we have on Free Craft Downloads
Nuts and Bolts
No 1 Dad
Nuts and Bolts Tags
No 1 Dad Tags

I printed out the backing papers on paper and the Tags on to white card
I stuck them on the tubes with double sided tape  (Because the No 1 Dad one was "portrait"  I had to piece it to fit around the tube but it was well matched and you can't see the join)
I cut out a couple of the tags and stuck one on the top of the tube and attached one around the middle with ribbon

The nuts and bolts one can be used for Dads to store their bits and pieces in the shed. You could make a few so he could have a set

The No1 Dad one I put Dads favourite cookies on the tag - you can make him some cookies and put them in the container.  (see recipe below)

You could use one of the fishing papers and make a container for fishing bits and pieces

Easy recipe for Chocolate chip cookies

75g. (3oz) Butter
50g (2oz) Sugar
125g (4oz) Self-raising flour
50g (2oz) chocolate chips

Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy
Fold in the flour, then the choc chips
Roll the dough into small balls and put them on a greased baking tray
flatten them slightly
Put in a preheated oven 180 C,  350 F,  Gas 4
and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown

Makes approx 12 - 14 biscuits depending on size

You can substitute the choc chips for something else cherries, nuts etc