Need a delicious and fun Father’s Day gift idea for that hard-to-buy-for dad? Make a rustic popcorn sample set for under $50! This quick and easy tutorial will have you making gifts for dad in no time. Make sure to check out all of our fun DIY gifts for dad! You'll never worry about what to make dad again! We promise you'll love it!
DIY Father’s Day Gift Under $50 | Rustic Popcorn Sampler
- Variety popcorn from Amazon.com (Amish Country Popcorn)
- Glass, sealable jars from your local craft store (I found mine at Michael’s for a few dollars each). I’d recommend one medium jar for the regular yellow popcorn, and two smaller ones for the specialty colored popcorn.
- 3. 5 round tins from your local craft store (Michael’s had a huge stack of these for only .99 each – what a deal!)
- A basket from your local craft store (or your local thrift store if you’re working on a tight budget) to nestle everything in when you’re done putting it together.
- Printable tin labels (available as a free download with this tutorial!)
- One sheet of cardstock or one sheet of glossy photo paper or (my personal favorite) one sheet of Avery Brown Kraft Shipping Label Paper from Amazon.com (Avery Brown Kraft Shipping Label Paper)
- Lastly, the most important elements! You’ll need all of the spices for these five popcorn spice recipes:
- 3 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp dried dill
- 3 Tbsp dried lemon peel (ground)
- 1.5 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp table salt
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 4 tsp cinnamon (powder)
- ½ tsp allspice (ground)
- 2 ¼ tsp salt
- 6 Tbsp dry buttermilk
- 1 ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 ½ tsp powder mustard
- ¾ tsp garlic powder
- ¾ tsp white pepper powder
Kickin’ Chili Popcorn Seasoning
- 5 tsp salt
- 2 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 5 tsp ground cumin
- 5 tsp paprika
- 10 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese powder
- 4 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Fill the largest glass jar with the regular, yellow popcorn, and the smaller two jars with the black and rainbow popcorn, respectively. Set those aside for later – they’re done!
Download the tin-label printable page that accompanies this tutorial and cut out the rectangular labels.
In the photos, I used a single sheet of brown kraft Avery shipping label paper that I had on hand. I love this paper, because it is adhesive on the back, and the brown kraft color has a great, vintage style. You can order a pack of 50 pages from the Amazon.com link listed in the “supplies” section of this post.
A regular piece of cardstock, or glossy photo paper will work just fine, however, if you don’t want to purchase the label paper. The Printable is the size of a standard 8.5×11 sheet of computer paper – no need for any special size calibrations – simply print away!
Attach each label to the lid of a tin. If you used the Avery adhesive paper, simply peel and stick each label on. If you used cardstock, or other standard paper, I’d recommend using a glue stick or Rubber Cement to prevent puckering or wrinkling.
One at a time, make up each spice recipe by simply combining all of the spices in the recipe into a bowl or jar. I like to use a sealable jar so that I can cap it and shake the spices to mix them.
Step 5 (Optional)
If you are shipping the popcorn sampler, you’ll want to use a piece of scotch tape around the edges of the tins to keep the spices from spilling out.
Using tissue paper, gently pack your spices and popcorn jars into the basket.
You’re done! Your scrumptious Rustic Popcorn Sampler is ready to give to dad with hugs and kisses on Father’s Day.
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