Saturday, June 9, 2012

{Father's Day Gift} Root Beer Sampler Stache

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I am so excited for the kids to give this to their dad next Sunday! He's loves root beer, and is going to love this idea. For all I know, he's going to want to turn our basement into a big root beer cellar, haha! It isn't my original idea to treat my man to a sampling of different kids of root beers. (You can see other cute ideas on Homemade by Jill and The Indigo Bunting). But, with mustaches all the rage right now, I thought it would be fun to call it, "Dad's Root Beer Stache," and decorate everything with the stache. So here are all the printables that you would need to create this for your husband/father/man in your life.

Click here for access to all my free "Dad's Root Beer Sampler Stache" printables

So here's what I did once all the printables were made... 
I framed them. Then I put all the root beer's I've collected so far into a wooden crate that I bought at Michaels. Then I cut the mustaches and taped them onto cutes straw that I bought on Etsy. Then I made the tags by cutting them out, and gluing the Happy Father's Day and Love tags back-to-back, hole punching, and tying twine onto it. You could also attach a bottle opener to it, I think I will add that!

Here's the "stache" so far. I've still got one week to gather more brands and flavors. The original plan was to buy only the bottled brands, but-- they are expensive, and I thought it would be fun to compare them to the every day brands, so I threw in the plastic bottles and cans too. So far I've shopped at the gas station, Kroger, and Whole Foods. My personal favorite is Henry Weinhards, and I haven't been able to find it in my town yet. I think this would be a really fun project to share with a few girlfriends. You could each shop for different root beers, then swap a few bottles, which would give you more choices for less cost. I'm just storing mine all in our basement, and when my husband runs out, I'll just restock his crate :) I figured he'd really like that!

This printable is for whatever you want it to be. You can write the brands and what makes them unique. Or you could let your husband/father use this to take notes on his favorites. You might want to print 2 or more depending on how many root beers you buy.

The color of the printables look really different in all of these photos for some reason. But in real life, they all match- they're more turquoise than royal blue.

 I also threw in some Happy Father's Day and "Best Dad Ever" matching printables.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have fun with this!

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14 comments:

Sharlee said...

Thanks Rachel! This is perfect for my dad!

Laura said...

You have a beautiful blog with a lot of inspiring posts! Congrats on your work! Would you like t follow each other?:)

Anonymous said...

You could try Anderson's in Dublin and the Giant Eagle Market District by our place. They have a random selection of those types of goodies! Maybe you should throw in some of those root beer candies too!

Dawn

jennifer. said...

definitely going to save this for when we have kids - my husband is a huge lover of root beers! we tried the natural brew draft root beer last night! delicious!!

Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said...

Go to city barbecue for the Henry weinhards rootbeer... Super cute Rach!! He is going to love it!

Amanda said...

This might be too late for Father's day but thought I'd share. We went to this store in LA that has a billion (exaggeration) different kinds of soda and they ship them. Here is the link if you are interested. They have 55 kinds of just root beer!
https://www.sodapopstop.com/products/browse.cfm?link=1

Margo said...

You will have to get the meijer brand rootbeer. That is my all time favorite. It has a great vanilla taste. What a cute idea.

Christine said...

Rachel!! This is FABULOUS!!!! Oh and my hubby LOVES root beer!! Great idea!!

Oh and you better be planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!! Please :)

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

This so cute!!! I love the play on words. I'm hosting my weekly link party right now and I'd love for you to join in at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/06/whimsy-wednesdays-15.html

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Awesome idea! Featuring it tomorrow on my blog... Thank you so much for sharing it!

TidyMom said...

What a fun idea!

Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/diy-fathers-day-ideas/

Have a great Father's Day Weekend!

Six Sisters said...

This is so cute!! We are huge root beer lovers. Fun post! Thanks for sharing on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you come back next week. -The Sisters

Becca said...

Love it! You were featured in our Father's Day Round-up today!

http://www.thedatingdivas.com/you-me/show-him-the-love/60-fathers-day-ideas-free-printables/

Thanks for sharing your darling printable!

S.K said...

Fun Idea. Thanks for sharing and adding several versions.! Excited about passing on to older kids to give hubby and grandpa. Many of the DIY gifts are for the younger set to make for dad. This woks for all ages!!!