pistachios for father's day

Father’s Day Presents

What to get?!  What to get!?  Isn’t that always the question!?  Father’s Day Presents are hard. This year we decided to put a creative twist on a very traditional gift…  pistachios for father's day I found chipboard boxes at Hobby Lobby (you can find them at any craft store).  Any size or shape would work. Grab your cutest helpers. Handmade gifts make Father’s Day presents that much more special…  pistachios for father's day Cut out scrapbook paper that reflects the ‘Father’ that you are giving it too.  We made one for ‘Pops’ and ‘Pops’ loves music…
 pistachios for father's day Sand the edges…  pistachios for father's day and Stain…
 pistachios for father's day Put a cardboard divider in the box {that doesn’t bow like mine ;)}, fill with pistachios, and add notes: ‘To Eat’ and ‘To Toss’…
 pistachios for father's day
Never ever give ‘pre-shelled’ pistachios.  They simply don’t taste as good.  Make them work for it.  pistachios for father's day

Add some fluff and deliver with love. {This box was for my Dad who loves to golf}. Fathers Day presents,…done.
 pistachios for father's day

I picture this gift being shared with the whole family watching a movie, or on a road trip.  A gift that will create a memory. :)

Since making these little gifts,…my little guy is in LOVE with pistachios.  Go figure! ;)

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 pistachios for father's day

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  1. June 2nd, 2010 at 12:44 am
    Jeannette says:
    I bought my hubby the complete 1980's Transformers series. He loved it as a child and now he can't wait to share it with our son. I am going to make some handmade cards for all the dad's in my life too.
    .-= Jeannette´s last blog ..Sweet Shot Tuesday June 1 =-.
  2. June 2nd, 2010 at 3:39 am
    Amy says:
    That is a wonderful idea! I've been tossing some ideas around in my head, but I have to get past graduation gifts/cards this weekend before actually planning father's day.
  3. June 2nd, 2010 at 4:01 am
    Beverly Pennington says:
    What a fantastic idea...my guy loves peanuts, so same eat/toss routine. I think we will be making some baseball themed peanuts with your idea!
  4. June 2nd, 2010 at 5:04 am
    Andrea Leland says:
    great idea! you could fill these really with any of their favorite snacks. Do you mod podge the top of your paper too? I love the idea of having two sides to the box for the pistachio shells.
    .-= Andrea Leland´s last blog ..Monkey Bread =-.
  5. June 2nd, 2010 at 5:19 am
    Kim says:
    so cute! Might have to do for my fiance' he loves pistachios!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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  6. June 2nd, 2010 at 7:50 am
    beth anne says:
    smarty pants! this is an awesome idea!
    .-= beth anne´s last blog ..ooohhhh-so geeked about these! =-.
  7. June 2nd, 2010 at 7:57 am
    Philip @ RAOP says:
    Looks good... As a dad I can say that I would enjoy receiving this. It also looks fun to make which is important for the little ones helping out!
    .-= Philip @ RAOP´s last blog ..Memorial Day: Remember =-.
  8. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:04 am
    Kimberly says:
    What a great idea for my pistachio- loving dad! Thanks!
  9. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:37 am
    Mary Joy @ Snapshots from my Heart & Home says:
    Oh wow! I just love this!!!! I love decopage and decorating boxes!!! We are going to use one of your old ideas and make a family Tshirt with painted faces of all three kiddos...shhhh don't tell him! This is his first Father's Day with all three kiddos. Can't wait!
    .-= Mary Joy @ Snapshots from my Heart & Home´s last blog ..Low Cost Summer Family Fun Party--Children & Playgrounds~a match made in heaven =-.
  10. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Jennifer says:
    This is a great idea! My husband loves sunflower seeds, so this would be perfect for him. :)
  11. June 2nd, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Melissa says:
    My hubby starts softball season soon and needs a way to keep his sunflower seeds from spilling out in his bag so I'm trying to figure that one out as a gift from the kids.
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..At home summer school =-.
  12. June 2nd, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    jules p says:
    I think this is a fabulous idea. These nuts are sort of expensive but would make a great gift. And the way you packaged them is adorable. Better than them being tossed on the floor! ;)
  13. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    michelle says:
    oh my gosh oh my gosh so cute!
  14. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    Jessa says:
    Seriously I am going to just camp on your blog this father's day! I love all your ideas!!
    .-= Jessa´s last blog ..June's Shopping Bag =-.
  15. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    Julie says:
    Sorry, but how do you make a cardboard divider? :)
    • June 3rd, 2010 at 12:56 am
      Shelley says:
      I just made a rectangle out of a cardboard box I had laying around. Measure before cutting. Easy! :)
  16. June 2nd, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    Lara says:
    ah, cute idea shelley! my husband LOVES pistachios. I think he still has a whole bag of them he's been slowly eating since christmas ;)
    .-= Lara´s last blog ..Bubble Oodles =-.
  17. June 2nd, 2010 at 11:14 pm
    Malissa says:
    Ohh what a great idea! Both my hubby and dad love pistachios. Might just have to steal this idea! I'm thinking photos of the kids modge podged around the container would be cute too!
  18. June 2nd, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    Malissa says:
    P.S. Now which local mama knows where to find the best deal on pistachios?
    • June 3rd, 2010 at 12:57 am
      Shelley says:
      WINCO!!!!! In their bulk section. Hands down the cheapest around.
  19. June 4th, 2010 at 6:49 am
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:
    SUCH a great idea!! I love this...and yeah, what is up with men and their pistachios??
    .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..Summer in a cookie =-.
  20. June 4th, 2010 at 9:07 am
    Sherry says:
    OH, my hubby would love this! They are his favorite nut! I was planning on giving him a grill, but I might have to do this, too. :D

    Have a great weekend!
    Sherry
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..New Family Member =-.
  21. June 4th, 2010 at 10:54 am
    Briona says:
    I love this idea!!! I have tins (like the kind sugar/butter cookies come in) lying around the house. Can you mod pod tin cans? If not, any suggestions on a crafty way to use my tins?

    I made the "please remove your shoes sign" for my home, love it. I'll post a pic soon.

    Great Ideas, keep'em comin :-)
    • June 4th, 2010 at 11:47 am
      Missy says:
      YES - it works great!
  22. June 5th, 2010 at 7:59 am
    Charmaine says:
    Cute idea. I am going to make homemade notepads for my dad that say From the Desk of and then has his name below. I have them designed, just need to print, cut, and make the pads. When I was younger I remember my dad having similar pads on his desk...so that's where I got the idea.

    Charmaine
    .-= Charmaine´s last blog ..Valerie’s Birthday Present =-.
  23. June 5th, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms says:
    Great idea! Thank you. This helps me!
  24. June 7th, 2010 at 9:30 am
    Southern Fried Gal says:
    Such a cutie! And the gift idea is not bad, either. Seriously - very cute idea. I love how you engaged the boy and how thoughtful you were to leave a space for the shells.
    .-= Southern Fried Gal´s last blog ..Let's Party! Practice Hospitality, Week 1 =-.
  25. June 7th, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Lesley @ TheDesignFile says:
    Really cute. I love it.

    I saw your project on the "It's a Blog Party" site.
    .-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..Design Star: Read a review here each Monday =-.
  26. June 8th, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    Liz@Its A Blog Party says:
    What a great idea for the snack lovin' Dad!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz
    .-= Liz@Its A Blog Party´s last blog ..Delicious Dishes ~ Skip To My Lou Guest Post =-.
  27. June 10th, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    Annie says:
    Awesome idea! Now I know what I'm going to give my Dad!
  28. June 12th, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    Kristy ~ Posh Pixels Design Studio says:
    Omgosh! Tooo stickin cute! I pink puffy heart the idea about the divider! so adorable! :)
    .-= Kristy ~ Posh Pixels Design Studio´s last blog ..lemons =-.
  29. June 18th, 2010 at 6:17 am
    Chris @ Celebrations At Home says:
    These boxes are so cute, and I love the combination of the houndstooth, and music papers! Very creative!
  30. June 29th, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    Jenn says:
    Thanks for sharing. I love this ideas and recently linked it to my blog:
    http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/2010/06/more-fathers-day-diy-gift-ideas.html
  31. October 18th, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    Melissa says:
    Can you give an approximate of how many nuts you used? A pound or less? I am ordering bulk online and want to make these boxes for all the men in my family for Christmas. Thanks!
    • October 18th, 2010 at 11:13 pm
      Shelley says:
      Oh my goodness,...that was a while back. I want to say probably about a pound. It of course depends on what size of box you use. I think you would be safe with a pound per man. ;) How fun you are doing it for Christmas! :) I'd love to see pictures.
  32. March 24th, 2011 at 11:16 am
    Jennifer says:
    what a great idea! so easy too!
  33. June 6th, 2012 at 9:30 am
    Debra Kapellakis says:
    Absolutely brilliant idea!
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