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Best of… Father’s Day!

Source:  www.thedailymeal.com – By Francesca Borgognone , Editor

Dear old Dad. He’s always there putting a Band-Aid on your boo-boo, and helping you navigate life’s speed bumps. He’s the master griller, a carpenter, a funny man, and a million other things. Time flies — he’s watched you grow, and maybe now you’re watching your own kids grow. Even though time has passed, those paper ties and hand-crafted cards that you made for Father’s Day when you were little are still special. So, while you and your siblings spoil dad with a fantastic meal and a few great gifts, have the grandkids get a little crafty and bring those sentiments full circle — Dad won’t know what hit him. Need ideas? You know we have them! Head over to our Pinterest board to find recipes for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner, and a few ideas for hosting Dad on his day of honor. Stay tuned for next week… Best of the beach!

Show Dad some love this Father’s Day with these entertain ideas from our Pinterest board

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Flower-trimmed basket

Source:  Womans Day www.womansday.com

MATERIALS

Pink and yellow tissue paper

Pencil

Ruler

Scissors

5 twist-ties

Paper-shredding scissors (optional)

2 shades of green crepe paper streamers

Wicker basket ($10; Michaels.com)

Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

1. For pink flowers: Cut six 6″ squares of pink tissue paper and stack them. Starting at one edge of stack, fold up ½”, then under ½”; continue until entire stack is folded accordion-style. Wrap a twist-tie around the middle. Round off both ends with scissors, then fluff out the folds. Repeat for second flower.

2. For yellow flowers: Make fringe as in the illustration (right), but cut a 2″ rather than a 1″ strip and make your fringe cuts 1″ deep. Roll up the unfolded strip tightly and secure end with glue; let dry. Fluff out fringes. Repeat for 4 more flowers.

3.  Cut one length of each color green streamer to circumference of basket. Make cuts halfway into each streamer, ¼” apart, to make fringe. Hot-glue unfringed side of one streamer onto top edge of basket. Repeat with second streamer.

4. Cut a long piece of streamer in half lengthwise. Hot-glue one half to base of handle, wrap it around handle and glue on opposite side; trim excess paper. Hot-glue individual pink and clusters of 2 or 3 yellow flowers to handle; let dry.

Photo Credit: Lucas Allen/Woman’s Day

To Make Fringe: Step 1

Fold a sheet of tissue paper so it’s half the length, then repeat 3 times to get a narrow rectangle.

Photo Credit: Lucas Allen/Woman’s Day

To Make Fringe: Step 2

Cut a 1″ strip off a short end. Keeping it folded, make ½”-deep cuts every ¼” along bottom (paper-shredding scissors will make this go faster). Repeat the process with the rest of the paper. Unfold strip

Photo Credit: Lucas Allen/Woman’s Day

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