Father's Day Ideas

Father's Day Ideas with Mac's


There is still some time before panic sets in and you end up getting Dad something last minute. Here are a few ideas to help get you started — there's a range of easy to more difficult!



Are Dad's snacks always being eaten by other people? We've attached a handy snack tag PDF that can be printed on adhesive paper or normal paper (then grab the tape) so that Dad can label his special treats. This could be a nice additional to whatever else you're doing or getting for him!



Does Dad love his candy? Grab a tackle box or plastic craft box and fill it with his favourite Mac's Favourites! From Gummi Sharks and Peach Rings to Gummi Worms and Cherry Sours, we've got you covered! Don't forget to really personalize it with a custom label for the top.



Does your Dad love, love, love chocolate bars? If so, this might be the perfect card/gift all in one! Get creative, and customize it to suit your Dad!



We thought this project was cool, but you'll definitely need to be VERY careful with the sharp edges, adhesive materials and sealant.*

What you'll need:
• tin snips
• 4x4 tiles (can be purchased individually at Home Depot or like store)
• pop cans (1 for every coaster you want to make)
• silicone
• paper towel or rag
• clear varnish, epoxy or sealant that adheres to tile and aluminum
• furniture felt pads or felt squares and glue
• approximately 2-3 days

After rinsing your pop cans, VERY CAREFULLY cut off the top and bottom of the cans with tin snips — ensure that you are keeping as much of the label as possible for best results. The edges will be extremely sharp, so be carefully about handling these and the pieces that have been removed. Cut down the seam of the can, and cut a square section to fit the 4x4 tile. Optimally, some of the tile will show around the sides so that you can eliminate the sharp edges.

Put silicone on the back of the aluminum can square (around edges as well as across the middle) and press onto the top of the tile. Thoroughly wipe away excess silicone that will squeeze out with a warm, damp paper towel or rag. For best results, place a piece of paper or paper towel on top of the coaster, and stack heavy books on the tile(s) for 8-12 hours. The pop can labels may have a slight crinkle to them, but that just adds personality.

When the silicone is dry, apply the varnish, epoxy or sealant across the top and on the edges of the coaster to keep the labels from scratching or cutting anything or anyone. Follow the drying directions on the varnish/epoxy/sealant packaging.

Once the coasters are dry, place the felt pads on the bottom to keep from scratching surfaces, and viola! You have a set of man cave coasters!


*Only recommended to be made by responsible teens and parents. Some aspects of this project require caution.

Survey Winner of the iPad2

Survey Winner of the iPad2


Janis (right) was able to stop by our Calgary head office and receive her iPad2 from our very own Ron Thompson (left), Marketing Manager for the Western Division. When asked, Janis said that she is going to give it as a gift to her son or husband!

Down to the Christmas Wire

Down to the Christmas Wire

A Last Minute Thought or Two

It is great that so many people are trying to be green this Christmas. My neighbourhood is chock full of LED lights, and my inbox with eCards and Christmas eLetters.

For those last minute shoppers, remember to take your reusable bags to the mall to cut down on waste. Consider wrapping your purchases in normal paper (which of course you can decorate liberally), newspaper, or pages out of a magazine. Don’t use tissue paper at all and hang on to gift bags for next year.

And lastly, if you just can’t come up with the perfect gift for someone, perhaps you should buy a Christmas goat to feed a family in a less-privileged country or adopt a whale. There are a lot of opportunities to help those in need this Christmas, and for the person that has everything, that might just be the ticket.

Check out these sites for unique Christmas ideas:

Send a Christmas Goat
Adopt Wildlife
Adopt a Whale
Adopt a Tree

Have a great Holiday everyone! We’ll see you in the New Year!

Eva Bayes

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