- Homemade BBQ Sauce
- Silicone Tongs
- Homemade BBQ Dry Rub
- Specialty Beer
- Newspaper Card
Keep your man's clothes free from those pesky BBQ sauce stains with a handmade apron. The saying, a spin on a quote referenced to Wilhem II of Germany, says, "Give me a woman who loves BBQ and I will conquer the world."
I picked up a simple, white apron at the local craft store, some fabric paint and a set of letter stencils. Then I went on a hunt for bbq clipart. Either of these two would have been great and they are free to use.
Next, I used letter stencils to trace the quote in pencil.
With your bbq & letter outlines onto the apron, start painting. I used a small brush for the letters, but I'd recommend using a fabric paint pen for a cleaner look.
I threw the apron in the wash to get rid of any visible pencil marks. When it came out, I gave it a good ironing and then touched up any paint that got lost in the wash.
The silicone tongs, while more practical in nature, replaced my husband's well-used metal tongs. And the homemade BBQ sauce is not so much homemade as mixed at home with our favorite wing sauce - a mixture of Sweet Baby Ray's & Frank's Red Hot, plus some additional spices. Even though I didn't slave in the kitchen making a sauce from scratch, the sentiment is overflowing.
Ingredients to make this spicy sauce:
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 2 cups Sweet Baby Ray's Barbeque Sauce
- 1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
This homemade dry rub is simple to make, but creates an intricate degree of flavor.
- 1/2 cup paprika
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons oregano
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
And no BBQ is complete without some brew. This one is a homebrew given to us by a friend. Does your man prefer spirits? Make him homemade mixers to create a perfect cocktail. Not a drinker at all? Try making your own homemade soda!
And last, but definitely not least, I finished the BBQ gift basket off with the Sunday paper - complete with comics & a "What We Love About You" crossword. I downloaded the newspaper Template and then channeled my inner reporter.
I created this personalized crossword using Discovery Education's Criss-Cross crossword creator. It's simple, just enter each of your clues and the software generates a crossword for you. As for the funnies, I just did a quick google search and found ones that seemed to fit our personalities.
So, there you have it. A gift full of grilling fun that's sure to please - for those that like BBQ, anyways!
So, what about you? What's on the craft docket this Father's Day?