Next week is Father’s Day! I couldn’t ask for a better dad than the Quiet Man for the Leprechaun and Princess Sparkles. From playing cars and reading a book to our son after a hard day’s work, to the sweet way he is not afraid to pick out an outfit for our little girl or make his best guy attempt at fixing her hair to rearranging his schedule to take the afternoon off to spend with us, he is just an all around good guy and every day I count us lucky to have him. (And I can’t even begin to put words to the love and patience he’s shown the challenges of the Leprechaun’s sensory issues and speech delay.) I will be the first to admit, that though I appreciate him more than he’ll ever know, er, in the 3 years we’ve been parents I’ve never made him a single thing for Father’s Day. I always put thought into the purchase, and the golf items (because that’s inevitably what was on his wish list) were purchased with love, I wouldn’t call them keepsake material. 🙂 I decided this was the year I was going to surprise him with a Fathers Day Craft!
The Quiet Man doesn’t have a lot of hobbies, but golf is the one thing this well, quiet guy gets excited about. He plays 2 or 3 times a month, we could probably park the remote on the golf channel, and he takes an annual man golf pilgrimage, er, trip every year. I tease him about being a “groupie” for the golfers from his native Ireland, Darren Clarke, Graeme MacDowell, and Rory McIlroy. (That’s what spouses are for right?)
I admit the way I came up with this gift idea was simply trying to come up with a play on words associated with golf terms for Father’s Day. After tossing a few ideas around, I decided Tee-riffic was the winner (if you look at a bad pun as a winner) and so knew I was going to do a gift in a jar of tees because as a golfer’s wife I know you can never have enough. I had an empty salsa jar that was going to be perfect!
To Get Your Craft On You Will Need:
Empty Jar (Mine was salsa but any jar will work.)
Scrapbook paper for background label
Scrapbook paper for foreground label
Spray paint or craft paint for jar lid
Craft edge scissors
Sponge for mod podge
To Get Your Craft On Do This:
1. Rinse out your jar and lid and remove label adhesive.
2. Paint lid in your choice of color.
3. I made my foreground in the shape of a pennant so use your pen and ruler to draw out the pennant on the foreground paper. You can also cut a smaller square to keep it simple to place on top of the background or even use a craft punch or your cutting machine. I tried to keep this one that anyone can do even without a cutting tool so didn’t use mine. I chose a light background paper with a masculine plaid.
4. I set my stickers on the pennant before I cut the pennant out because I wanted to make sure it fit and I didn’t have to redraw the pennant. I bought these stickers at Joann’s. They were the right size and a “Varsity” sporty type font.
5. Using your regular scissors cut out the pennant.
6. Use your ruler to measure your jar and draw out a label on the background paper to fit halfway around the jar.
7. Use your craft edge scissors to cut out the background label. I chose a grass scrapbook paper to look like a golf green.
8. Mod podge your background label to the jar.
9. Once your background label is dry, mod podge your pennant centered onto the background and let dry.
10. Fill with golf tees and make dad smile!
Optional: You can spray the project with a sealer so the stickers stay in place.
I think the Quiet Man will really like his gift..or at least use the golf tees. 🙂
My mom was a single mom most of my growing up years so I have a special respect for all the Father’s being Dads. Happy Father’s Day from the Sparkles Family!