DAD’S DAY DIY | Chalkboard Spice Jars & Tie Wrapping










Dad’s Day is coming up soon (set a reminder for Sunday, June 21st) so it’s time to get crafty and create a gift your Father will love! Since retiring, my Dad has become quite the chef, and Shrimp Scampi (heavy on the garlic) is his specialty #breathmintplease. I thought it would be the perfect gift to gather some spices for him to add to his next cooking endeavor…add on a couple DIY touches and some festive collar wrapping and you have the perfect gift for the guy who has enough ties to last him a lifetime! Steps and supplies after the break…


What you need:  
Spice Jars
Gift Box
Solid Color Wrapping Paper
Patterned Wrapping Paper
Tissue Paper
Scotch® Chalkboard Tape
Scotch® GiftWrap Tape
Scotch® Magic™ Tape

What to do:
Step 1: Fill your spice jars with dad’s favorite spices.
Step 2: Cut a piece of Scotch® Chalkboard Tape that is long enough to fit around the circumference of the spice jar. Write the name of the spice on the Scotch® Chalkboard Tape for easy identification when dad’s grilling.
Step 3: Peel the back off the Chalkboard Tape and place it on your customized spice jar.
Step 4: To create the best Father’s Day gift wrapping ever, place the spice jars in a gift box and wrap it with white wrapping paper, using Scotch® GiftWrap Tape.
Step 5: Using your patterned wrapping paper, cut out a tie and fold the sides back to create some dimension.
Step 6: With the white paper, make two paper footballs that are the same size. These will become the collar of the shirt, and also double as a great Father’s Day activity with dad!
Step 7: Attach the tie and collars to the box using small rolls of Scotch® Magic™ Tape.

This post has been made in collaboration in Scotch Brand, thank you for supporting my amazing sponsors who make I SPY DIY possible! 




  1. Rhea says:

    Love the top knot! I am going to try this. 🙂

  2. Nice hairdress but with a little hair it’s very difficult!!!

  3. I love this, the twist really adds a nice touch to it 🙂

  4. Liana says:

    Ohh this is just so adorable, awesome tutorial, you look sooo beautiful! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

    1. Jenni says:

      Aww Thanks Liana!

  5. sherry says:

    Great pictures. Way to go girl.

  6. Kacie says:

    You made it look so easy! Heres hoping my hair is long enough for me to do this to myself!

  7. Marija says:

    I love it, I bit different way to make a bun! XO

  8. AEKK says:

    You look very sweet, wearing the bun hair!
    As a jewelry designer, I have to say your necklace is not bad!
    Why it looks so easy when you make your hair? But I always cannot do it well… T T

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks! The necklace is by Robyn Rhodes

  9. Noemi says:

    You made it look so easy, but I don’t know if I’m capable…

  10. sherry says:

    Looks great. Hair is beautiful.

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks Mommy 🙂

  11. Kate says:

    Oh it’s SO cute! I love all the twisties!

  12. Love this! Shared on my blog here:

    Put A Bird On it

  13. Christian Burno says:

    Cute bun! Btw, your outfit (the part I can see) looks so cute. You should do outfit post!

  14. You completed some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and originate the majority folks will chance along with with your website.

  15. kat says:

    i don’t get the double ponytail part. does the second ponytail go behind the first half ponytail? or does your hair end up in really high pigtails?

    1. Tami says:

      I’m with you. After that pic, it looks like it’s only one ponytail. I don’t see a second or third…I’m so confused

    2. Jenni says:

      Really high pigtails!

  16. Nicole says:

    I am always rocking a bun, love this. Thanks for the idea.

  17. angiee says:

    This looks really nice and easy im going to try this 🙂

  18. Lovely hair ,so beautiful

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