A few weeks ago I saw this picture circulating Facebook, a hilarious version of an Edible Arrangement for dudes. I don’t know how they got all that to stand up without tipping over, but I’m impressed and I honestly wouldn’t mind getting one of these myself. Did I mention that I’m pregnant?
I took note and decided to make my own version, but a little more practical. My daughter and I set off to the store to pick up some of my husbands favorite things. We got Skittles, Snickers, beef jerky, sunflower seeds, almonds, wine, fruit roll-ups, chips, hot sauce, bbq sauce, pickled veggies (you know, lots of healthy stuff). My daughter kept telling me that beef is not a treat. Haha
I also picked up 100 wooden BBQ skewers for $1 in the grilling section and I had a few sturdier metal skewers at home for some of the heavier items.
I found a cheap metal bucket as my base and hot glued a $1 store foam tree base into it. I packed some thicker paper in the bottom to help prop items up higher.
I taped the lighter items to the wooden skewers, heavier items to the metal skewers and arranged them at varying heights in the foam tree. Then I arranged the really heavy items in the bottom of the bucket to cover foam and create a sturdy base. I taped a few of the skewered items together to make them fill the empty space and hold better. Then I hot glued a simple handmade twine bow to the front of the bucket. This is how it turned out. I would love to have it delivered to my husbands work, but since Father’s Day is on a Sunday, we’ll just have to give it to him ourselves.
Do you have a Father’s Day gift planned yet? What are some of your dads/husbands favorite “treats”? And my 3 yr. old daughter wants to know, should beef be considered a treat?