This Father’s Day gift in a jar is perfect for those dads who love to grill! Plus, our BBQ rub is easy to make and Dad will love the flavor it gives to all the meat he grills this summer. Grab your ingredients and get started on a batch or two of this BBQ rub today!
This post is sponsored by Online Labels however all projects and opinions are my own. It is also a part of Craft Lightning where we post 15 minute Father’s Day craft ideas all week. You can see today’s ideas at the bottom of this post or catch up with the posts from day 1, day 2, and day 3.
Make your own Father’s Day gift in a jar
This really is the best gift for both the giver and receiver — delicious BBQ rub does mean delicious dinners ahead, after all. Made with simple ingredients and items you probably already have in your craft room or kitchen, this quick and easy Father’s Day gift in a jar can be ready in 15 minutes or less.
Supplies and Ingredients Needed:
For the gift in a jar:
- Mini Mason Jars
- BBQ Rub (recipe below)
- OL350 labels
For the BBQ rub:
- Brown sugar
- Ground black pepper
- Sea salt
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Ground mustard
How to make your Father’s Day gift in a jar
This DIY gift doesn’t get much easier! Simply make the BBQ rub, add to your jars, and customize with your own personal labels. Cute, quick, and practical.
Step 1: Make BBQ Rub
First you will need to make a batch of the BBQ rub recipe. Simply combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Then, add portions of the BBQ rub to jars for storage or store in the freezer. You can use this rub on all types of meats before grilling for added flavor.
NOTE: Get the full BBQ rub recipe with a detailed ingredient list on the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Step 2: Add to Mini Mason Jars
We added the BBQ rub to mini mason jars for a great gift idea for Dad, but it would also do well in one pint jar. Any container works with this gift idea!
Step 3: Create Father’s Day Gift in a Jar Labels
Want custom labels? Of course you do! You can purchase the OL350 labels in kraft from Online Labels then click here to print the BBQ rub graphics onto them. Then just peel and stick the labels onto the jars. Your Father’s Day gift in a jar is complete and ready for gift giving!
The Perfect Anytime Gift
You can make this same BBQ rub for weddings, hostess gifts, or even yourself. Really it is great for any summer occasion. Make up a large batch and keep it on hand in your pantry at all times. You will love the flavor that it gives your grilling this season. Make this Father’s Day gift in a jar with the kids as well. They will love mixing up the spices while you print the labels. A simple gift idea that Dad will actually use!
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- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp ground mustard
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
- Add to jars for storage or store in the freezer.
- Rub on all types of meats before grilling for added flavor.
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