Thursday, July 15, 2010

Father's Day

Yes, I realize I'm a month behind in posting a Father's Day project. That's just the way my life's working right now.

I wanted to do a fishing themed present for my Dad this year. He utilizes the 'catch and release' method of fishing so I like to tease him that he's just catching the same fish repeatedly, but he swears they're different.

I found this clear paint can at my LSS so I thought I could decorate it and fill it with fish-y goodies. I thought the difficult part would be the can, but I think I was more stressed trying to find goodies for inside! The shopping list starts off easy....Goldfish crackers, Swedish Fish gummies ..... ummm ...... ummm ...... uh ..... Yeah, you see the problem. What I thought was a great idea was quickly becoming a stressful situation.

So the goodies went on the back burner and I started designing the bucket. I found some cute background paper that works really well for a pond scene rather than a beach or ocean theme as it was probably intended. I used my Cricut and cut the fisherman paper doll with the fishing rod and the sign post. I also cut multiple Catskill's and layered them for the bottom border.

I think it turned out pretty good and I definitely learned a few lessons to use on my next paint can project.

As for the goodies....the bright idea light bulb just wasn't working so I decided I'd use a couple different flavors of the Goldfish crackers. Granted, it's been a long time since I was in the cracker aisle, but I had no idea how many varieties there are! I ended up with Extreme Cheddar, Cinnamon and Smores! Smores are a combination of graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow. I thought it kinda went with the theme....Smores remind me of campfires, which reminds me of camping, which goes right along with fishing! Ta Da!

Wouldn't you know it, the same day I purchase the crackers and put the final touches on the bucket the light bulb makes an appearance. Turtles! After a quick trip to the candy shop, a few turtles were added to the mix. Crackers, chocolate and caramel - sounds like a pretty good Father's Day to me!

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