Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cookie of the Month Club... the PERFECT gift!

What do you give someone that has everything, and does not want any {THING} else?  That is the dilemma we face each Father's Day.  At a church fundraiser auction earlier this year, a friend donated a plate of cookie of the month club, where each month she gives the lucky bidder a different yummy homemade cookie.  I noticed my Father in Law bidding pretty heavily on it.  I was relieved when he lost because I thought we could do something like that for him for Father's Day!


We made both the grandpa's a fun plate to place the cookies on each month. I had been procrastinating doing this project because I thought I would have to travel 60 miles to the nearest craft store to retrieve the supplies.  I was thrilled to find out they had everything I needed at Walmart!  I am a huge fan of Elmer's Painter Markers now, I could buy them in any color for 2.97, and they permanently mark on about any surface, how cool is that!
 **Please note this is not a sponsored post, I just found a new fun craft supply!

Items Used
Clear glass plate
Elmer's painters Markers (We used silver, black, teal, and bright blue)
Krylon Clear Gloss Spray Paint
 This project could not be simpler.  I first traced my kids hands with the Silver marker, I let that dry. My daughter wrote Grandpa's Cookies in her sweet first grade hand writing.  Then my kids took turned making dots around the outside of the plate.  They really had a lot of fun! To help protect the design on the plate I sprayed it with a coat of Krylon Clear Gloss spray paint.

NOTE:  I am not sure how food save this project is.  If you do this I would recommend putting the cookies on top of plastic wrap or put them in a zip top bag before placing them on the plate.

 Next I came up with a cheesy poem to explain the Cookie of the Month!  I can make a mean couplet!

We hope you enjoy these cookies made from scratch.
Return the Plate and we will bake you another batch.

Each month, the whole year through,
We will have fun making cookies just for you!

It is just a little something sweet,
To let you know we think your neat!

Below is the printable I made for the gift, feel free to use it if you would like.  Click on the image, then you can copy it, or download it from my photobucket album.
For this first month, I went with an old stand by, Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Secret!
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 These cookies are always a hit!
 I am happy to report both my Father and Father in Law loved it!  My Father in law keeps telling everyone he has a never ending plate of cookies, I have to remind him that is true... ONCE a month!  My kids are excited to make a different batch of cookies each month as well!


I like to LINK at these parties!
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18 comments:

  1. That's such an adorable idea! I think someone should enroll me in that club ;-)

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  2. That's a great idea! I bet many people would enjoy receiving a gift like that.

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  3. what a great concept..! it just sparked an idea for me, thank you!

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  4. Love this! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  5. too cool! found you thru the truly lovely blog hop.

    I pinned your post! It's such a good idea!

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  6. That is such a fun idea!!! Perfect if you have kiddos too, so they can help! And it's totally affordable!

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  7. Beautiful job. Great idea and love this. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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  8. This is such a fun idea! Grandpas would love receiving cookies every month! :) We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  9. Great craft! I recommend making the design on the underside of the plate. That way, you don't have to worry about food safety. Even the writing can be done by transfer. I love this idea. I'm thinking I can use this with my grandsons. We can bake the cookies when they spend the weekend with me each month. Then take the plate of cookies home to their mom and dad.

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  10. Love your beautifully created plate..the hands traced on their is so adorable a heartwarming keepsake..as a grandmother I know I would love one...thanks for the inspiration.and good to know about those Elmer glue paint pens

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