Father’s Day DIY Tie Gift Tags

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OK, I know not all dads wear ties. I think the only time my dad has ever worn a tie in my lifetime was at my sister’s wedding. He didn’t even wear a tie at HIS OWN wedding. Nope, he got married in a Hawaiian shirt. Seriously. Hawaiian shirts are as dressy as he gets, so I guess I really should make Hawaiian shirt gift tags…but that’s not the norm and I want to share something with you guys that you’re more likely to use for your own dads, grandpas, etc. Oh, and I couldn’t find any cute Hawaiian shirt print-like paper. Hence, we’re making tie gift tags today! They’re easy, they’re cute and they work with any type of gift. 

Anyway, I thought this was pretty adorbs. That’s what any dad would say…right? Ties are a pretty distinct shape, and my best advice for you if you’re not positive about free-handing it is to think of it as a diamond connected to a triangle at the bottom. I hope that makes sense? 

Supplies:

  • Thick, patterned cardstock (solid is fine too) 
  • Alphabet stamps or stickers, small 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape

First, fold a piece of cardstock in half. Draw out your tie shape as one piece with the top of the knot being the fold. The full length of my tie was about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide. I would suggest basing your size off of the size of the package you want to attach the tag to. Like I mentioned above, consider thinking about it like a diamond connected to a triangle. Do you see it? Carefully cut out the shape with your scissors. 

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Use your stamp set or stickers to write something like “Happy Father’s Day” or “Hey Dad” on the tag. Decorate it however you want. Also, write any other message you want on the inside (white or solid side) of the tie gift tag. Use double-sided sticky tape or fold over pieces of tape to stick down the tag at the top of your package, so that the knot and the fold are at the top. 

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Now it looks like your package is wearing a tie. I bet your dad will love the touch of homemade to whatever gift you picked out! Enjoy!

Roundup | Father’s Day Finds Under $50

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so I rounded up six Father’s Day finds under $50 in case you need ideas for your dad this year! My dad is simultaneously the hardest and easiest person so shop for, and honestly, he wouldn’t like many of the things on this list, but your dad might…ha! Mine likes Ebay gift cards, beer, tools and puzzles, and it’s a little more difficult to find cute versions of those things online. Hence, I share my ideas with you guys instead! That’s why I shared my beer bottle label DIY yesterday…that’s something my dad would truly like and appreciate. 

Hopefully some of these great gifts are just right for the dads in your life!

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Wooden bottle caddy / real wood phone case / “you are a good dad” mugteak wood men’s soap / personalized leather wallet / booze-infused jerky

By the way, Andrew actually has that phone case and LOVES it. Show your dad some love!

Father’s Day DIY Beer Bottle Labels

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With Father’s Day coming up quickly, I thought I’d share a pretty easy gift that any beer-loving guy would (hopefully) love! These homemade beer bottle labels are super easy and will stand up pretty well through the moisture of a chilled bottle, so no worries there.

My dad can be either difficult or easy to shop for, depending on how you look at it. He’s easy in that I can choose one of the “usual” gifts for every holiday and he’s generally pretty happy, and difficult in that he wouldn’t like most of the fun gift ideas I can think of. So I tend to keep it simple. He does, however, love beer, and he likes it when I make stuff (yay!) so I thought I’d try a DIY gift for him. Granted, he’s more of a Budweiser type than Blue Moon, but I tried to use what I had and Blue Moon is my favorite! Try these DIY beer bottle labels for your dad, and hopefully he’ll enjoy the homemade touch!

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Time: 20 minutes + soaking time

Supplies:

  • Beer bottles (duh)
  • Sticker paper (8.5 x 11 inches)
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Clear glossy spray paint (sealant)
  • Your computer + a graphic label (download mine here)

First, fill a bucket or your sink with warm water and a little dish soap. Soak the unopened beer bottles in the water, keeping them standing straight up, and let them soak for at least 15 minutes until the existing labels are easy to scrape off. If there is any sticky residue remaining, scrub with a brush and warm water. Set the bottles aside to dry.

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Now, you can make your own labels however you want. I’m definitely not a graphic designer, so I used the program Canva to make a graphic for my labels in the size I wanted. I swear by Canva – it’s my favorite design tool. Plus, it’s free! You can also design it yourself on your computer if you’re a better graphic designer than me. I used 7 in x 3 in dimensions, but you can make it shorter if you prefer. This size label will wrap almost all the way around a standard bottle. 

Print the design on your sticky paper. You should be able to fit a couple of labels on each sheet to save paper. Cut the labels out using your paper cutter for straight lines. If you don’t have one, you can certainly use scissors.

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Lay the paper on newspapers or cardboard and spray the clear spray paint on the printed labels. This will act as the sealant to keep condensation from ruining the ink on your new labels. It will dry very quickly. Then pull off the sticky backing and adhere the labels to your bottles, smoothing out the paper after it’s placed. Your DIY-ed bottles will be even extra special if you gift them in a wooden beer carrier like this adorable one I found from World Market. The dads in your life are sure to appreciate the beer and, more importantly, what they’re wrapped in.

Enjoy, and stay tuned for a few more gift ideas tomorrow!