My father says he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day. He claims he has everything he wants and is more interested in getting rid of things than accumulating more stuff. I figure I can get away giving him Father’s Day gifts as long as they are consumables. Here’s what I have in mind for this year. Links to projects are included at the end of this post.
Happy Father’s Day accordion card book.
First, I know he loves crossword puzzles. I gave him a set of pencils wrapped in paper from the New York Times crossword puzzle paper a year and a half ago. They were a big hit and I’m pretty sure he could use some new ones.
These pencils are wrapped in a New York Times crossword puzzle from my local Sunday newspaper.
Next up is chocolate. I know he likes chocolate and he also likes spicy. What could be more perfect than Xocolatl Taster Squares from Dagoba Chocolate. They contain rich dark chocolate, chilies & nibs. I’m sure he’ll love them.
Xocolatl Dagoba Chocolate Taster Squares (with chillies) are the perfect size to fit into my Clover Fold Boxes.
Then there’s the packaging. I designed these Clover Leaf Boxes to fit one Dagoba Taster Square for this past March For April’s Oregon Chocolate Festival.
I know I can’t go wrong giving my dad milk chocolate Taster Squares, shown here with my Clover Fold Boxes that I made to hold a single Dagoba Chocolate Taster Square.
Dagoba Chocolate just introduced two new Taster Squares, orange and lemonberry zest. OMG! I tasted both and they are ever so delicious. It was hard to choose my favorite, but the orange finally won.
Dagoba Taster Squares and Clover Fold Boxes. My new favorite, orange is on the left. Lemonberry zest is on the right.
I have found that the presentation of a gift can make the gift feel super special. So, my Father’s Day card is going in one of my Father’s Day gift bags. The gift bag makes a great statement.
Father’s Day Tie Gift Bag is made from a 9″ by 12″ white envelope and a decorative paper for the tie which is attached with velcro.
I also made a larger clover fold box that holds 5 Dagoba Chocolate Taster Squares. I was thinking of a masculine color, so I made it black. Then I got the idea of making a topper for it, so I made the Happy Father’s Day “ribbon” and attached it to the top of the box.
A larger version of my Clover Fold Box with a little topper for Father’s Day.
Since my dad doesn’t go on the internet, I feel certain that he won’t see what I’m giving him for Father’s Day. If you know him, please don’t spill the beans.
Have a Happy Father’s Day!
link to DIY Paper Wrapped Pencils
link to Clover Fold Box instructions
link to Father’s Day Gift Tie Bags
link to more Accordion Card Books