Alright, I know I’m a little late to share this Father’s Day gift idea with you for this year. But since I’ve already instagrammed it, I thought I would show you what I did so you can be ready for next year, if there is a man in your life who loves fishing. This gift would be the perfect complement to the Father’s Day Fishing Dinner I blogged about before.
You need a basic tackle box. I bought this one at Walmart, partly because it had all of the contents that I needed–fishing-wise–inside, so I wouldn’t need to spend a ton of money on things like hooks, line, and sinkers.
I designed all of the tags and printed them on a sheet of label paper, so I could easily adhere them to my tackle box and accessories. This is kind of the title label: The World’s O-FISH-al Best Dad”.
Along with the box, I gave him this net with a tag that says, “What a REEL-y great catch!” If I wasn’t so cheap…and if he didn’t already own a dozen reels, I would have given him a new reel along with the net, for the sake of my play-on-words. But I figure it works either way.
But wait! There is more! Let’s look inside our tackle box.
It is full of fun fishy food and fishing supplies. I packaged the hooks, the fishing line and the sinkers in one bag with a tag that says, “I’m yours! Hook, line, and sinker!” Another fishy kiss tag on the Swedish fish bag to cover that and the Goldfish crackers.
And a can of worms, that read, “Don’t mean to open a Can of worms, but you’re #1!”
So you maybe asking, “Where on Earth do I get a can of worms, and would I want my husband to have one?”
This is where we get a little crafty…
You’ll need a small can (I used a peanut can with a pop top lid as well as a plastic lid), Gummi Worms, My label, some glue, and the right kind of can opener. Mine is from Pampered Chef and it cuts the lid in such a way that you can put it back on the can.
STEP 1: Turn the can upside down and use the can opener to cut what would normally be the bottom of the can leaving the pop-top on top intact.
STEP 2: Clean out your can well. I chose peanuts, because I figured that would be easier to clean than something like tomato sauce. But if dad has peanut allergies, that may not be your best option. Just sayin’.
STEP 3: Fill the can with gummi worms.
STEP 4: Use a hot glue gun or other adhesive (even tape if you hare having a tough time) to attach the lid, and seal the can closed.
STEP 5: Add printable labels to front and top of can.
BSB got a kick out of opening up his can of worms.
I am sharing my printable designs for your personal use if you have a manwho is a fan of fishing, too. Click on the thumbnail for the full-sized image.
Or if you prefer pdf click here.
I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day, celebrating the good men in your life!