Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Crafty Crafty - Father's Day Gift

Yes, I realize that I'm posting this after Father's Day but, my husband reads my blog so I couldn't post it before! Don't worry though, you don't have to wait until next year to use these ideas; you could use them for birthdays or even for an upcoming grilling party!

My whole planning idea for Father's Day all started when I posted this post from Sassy Sites on a Too Cute Not To Toot post.
Now, if you read my Father's Day post you are probably thinking . . .. this looks NOTHING like what she did!  And, you are right!!!  But, it was my inspiration because it was with this post that I thought to get tickets to our local Baseball Team, The West Michigan Whitecaps!.   I had planned to do the whole baseball bucket (using a baseball Easter Basket) and some of my husbands favorite treats.  Then, I ran across so many other cute ideas that I had to morph all of my thoughts into something different!.

I saw various ideas to go along with my first project but the original idea came from KMcKay Designs.  

The first thing I did was print off the fantastic printables supplied at the original blog.  I used a 4 pack of Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drinks so yes, I had to sacrifice and drink them all :-) haha  You could use any 4-6 pack of bottles of your choice but think about the treats you want to put in the bottles.  I was going to use a 6 pack of Jones soda but realized that the Recess Peanut Butter Cups wouldn't fit in those bottles.  Next, I cut down some scrapbook paper to cover the outside of the box.  The original post talked about spray painting the carton but I was afraid it would get soggy so I skipped that post!!  I just secured the paper and the label with tape - I figured this didn't need to last forever so tape was ok :-)

Next I filled each of those bottles with Darryl's favorite treats, attached a label to the lid and wrapped scrapbook paper around the bottles to cover up the writing on the bottle and affixed another label supplied by the original blog :-)  It was so easy!!!!  (I have realized that I should have taken a few more pictures  . .. not sure why I didn't!)

The original tutorial for the Burger and Fries along with the templates can be found at Bakerella.  A few things that I learned with this fantastic project:  I printed all of the items out on just regular typing paper.  They all worked fine for what I needed.  The burgers were very easy.  I will admit that my "ketchup" frosting was a little pink so make sure and add lots of food coloring to get a true red.  The sesame seeds on top make the difference between looking like a cupcake and looking like a bun so don't leave those out!  The fries were a little trickier.  I think I rolled mine a little thin so they kept breaking when I tried to move them to the cookie sheet - using parchment paper would have helped.  I also wondered about cooking it as one large cooking and than cutting it into strips but I'm not sure how that would work :-)

So, that was my craft Father's day fun!!!  You may see those "burgers and fries" show up in a birthday post later this year. .. I'm thinking they fit really well with the theme I'm planning!

Keep getting your craft on!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I made these burgers for my dad and they turned out fantastic! I left the seeds off though because I didn't think they would taste right on a brownie/cupcake =) Love Bakerella!