With Mother's Day over, it's time to shift gears and focus on our dads. When it comes to making and giving handmade gifts, Mother's Day is an easy one. There's DIY paper flowers, vases, pretty cards, stenciled tea towels, and the list goes on and on. When it comes to making gifts for dads, it can be a little difficult. For me, I always struggle with making something my dad will not only like, but will be able to use. Why is it so hard to create gifts for guys???
I really wanted to focus on making something special for my dad that wouldn't just get put on a shelf to collect dust. I tried to think of my dad's hobbies and interests so I could land on the perfect project. Food seemed to be the constant theme that kept coming to mind. Like most dads, my dad is a huge fan of grilling. He is definitely the grill master in my family. I knew I wanted my project to be around grilling, which hopefully meant it would be thoughtful AND functional!
I've seen wood burned grilling tools in the past and loved the idea. Instead of going with a monogram or simply putting 'Dad' on the handle, I wanted something a little different. I have no idea how this idea came to me, but when I was thinking about grilling and tools my mind came up with "Baste Dad". Instead of 'Best' dad, 'Baste' took it's place. Get it?! "Baste Dad!" I ended up making a paper apron to wrap around a mason jar filled with my dad's favorite BBQ sauce (you could also make your own BBQ sauce if you wanted to take this project to the next level!). And that, my friends, is how I created a functional gift for my dear old dad this Father's Day.
What will you be making for your dad this year?