DIY Father’s Day Edition

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and this year, we want to show dad just how much we appreciate him. Nothing shows your dad how much you care like homemade, DIY gifts. Now, we’re not talking homemade cards that we would make in our elementary days; although, your dad probably has a pile of them stashed away to look at from time to time. We’re talking about quick and simple gifts that dads of all ages can and will enjoy, and that we enjoyed making ourselves. So, put away those markers, crayons, and construction paper, and break out the glue guns and scissors; it’s time to channel our inner ten year old and get to crafting!

The first gift that we will be making for dad is the perfect sweet treat that is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving; a bouquet of your dads favorite candy. We found that the perfect piece to display this bouquet is in our Fiesta® utensil crock, which dad can then use to store nuts and bolts in the garage. What you will need for this gift is:

-A foam ball

-A hot glue gun

-Wooden rods

-Candy bars

Bouquet SuppliesTo start, take the hot glue gun and glue the wooden rods halfway up the back of each candy bar, pressing gently to secure the rods to the wrapper.

Glue gun

Once the glue has dried and the rods are secure, place the foam ball into the Fiesta® utensil crock, and firmly press one of the glued rods into the middle of the foam ball. You may want to cut about an inch and a half off of the rods so that they sit lower in the utensil crock. Continue to place the rods into the foam, strategically surrounding the first rod, making sure to press them all the way to the bottom of the foam.

bouquet

To finish up this DIY project, fill the remaining space in your Fiesta® utensil crock with pieces of your dad’s favorite bite-sized candy. We chose white chocolate peanut butter cups and chocolate covered caramels. To add another simple touch, chose some ribbon in a pattern that complements the utensil crock, cut it to the proper length, tie it in a simple knot, and watch your dad’s eyes light up as you hand over this sweet treat.

Finished Bouquet

If your dad is more into something sweet and salty, we have just the gift for him! This simple gift can be completed in just a few short steps. What you will need for this gift is:

                -Peanuts

                -Bite-sized candies

Latte

It’s really that simple. For this gift we used our Fiesta® Latte Mug and our 16 ounce Tervis Sunny Dots Fiesta® Tumbler as containers for the peanuts and your dad’s favorite bite-sized candies. Alternating between peanuts and chocolate covered candy, pour layers of each into both the Latte Mug and tumbler.

Finished Latter

Once you have filled both to the brim, dress them up by adding a creative cutout saying “Dad’s Stache.” This gift will leave your dad snacking all day long.

Our next Father’s Day gift is one that we think would be a hit with dads everywhere: shot glasses. These are not just your run-of-the-mill shot glasses, though. We have transformed the timeless Fiesta® AD Demitasse Cup into a shot glass. Pair a few cups with your dad’s favorite liquor and you’re sure to have a winner.

Shot Glasses

Last, but certainly not least, is another gift that is an all-time favorite: a platter of your dad’s favorite cookies. For this gift we used a Fiesta® Medium Oval Platter to display our cookies. We baked the classics for our dads this Father’s Day: chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies. How can you go wrong with those? However, if these are not your dad’s favorite, feel free to substitute them for his go-to’s.

Cookies

If these gifts don’t seem to suit your dad, check out some of our Fiesta® Hacks for other gift ideas that are sure to please dad.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Setting the Easter Table

Easter brings a feeling of new beginnings and fresh starts. It is a time we like to welcome spring with homemade meals, mimosas at brunch, or crafting sessions while grazing on peeps and chocolate eggs. This year we are ready for a bit of everything – especially crafts. Here are three ways you can get inspired to create your own DIY Easter tablescape.

Setting the Easter Table1. Revive the art of decoupaging. Decoupage Easter eggs make the perfect centerpieces. This trend has been spotted from Martha Stewart’s blog to Women’s Day, but we are taking this DIY to the table: using it as the perfect floral conversation starter. All you need are your favorite printed-paper napkins, Mod Podge, flowers (real or fake), and eggs. We prefer this step-by-step from blogger Mom Spark to decorate your napkins. Once you have your finished eggs, cut a tiny hole in the tops and turn your creation into mini bouquets. Here we’ve kept the eggs in the original tray, adding an earthy tone to the table.

Fiesta Easter DIY

 

Easter tablescape DIYS from Fiesta Dinnerware

2. Use faux moss as a table runner. Whimsy and wonder are always fun to invite to the party – this grassy detail is a sure way to add that ethereal beauty. For our table we found notes of Turquoise, Lemongrass, Plum and Slate to fit the woodsy scene best. Sprinkle your favorite Easter candy in the moss to make the scene even more delicious. 

Moss table runners and more Easter ideas from Fiesta Dinnerware

3. Use Easter eggs as name placeholders. These chalkboard eggs can be found at most craft stores and make for adorable name cards for guests. We found these tiny clay pots to sit our name card eggs on – guests will adore the creative personalization, and kids can fill their pails with candy after the meal is over.

Easter egg DIYs from Fiesta Dinnerware

Want more ideas for the spring holiday? Follow our Pinterest board for meal ideas, appetizers, home décor and more Easter fun.

Enjoy Easter DIY from Fiesta

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