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BBQ Spice Rub | Father’s Day Gift

I had planned on skipping Father’s Day this year (looong story which involved a very lame Mother’s day), however the reality is that I love celebrating holidays and I want my daughters to have an appreciation for them too. And although my husband sucks when it comes to Mother’s Day (yes Kyle, now the whole world knows it!), my husband is a great dad and he deserves a special day of recognition.

I wanted Robin to get involved with her Dad’s gift and since she loves helping me bake so much, I found a gift idea that fit both Kyle’s love of barbecuing and her love of measuring spoons perfectly – a BBQ spice rub!

We got up yesterday and spent the morning discussing Father’s Day, spices and shopping. By the time we got to the Bulk Food store, Robin was over-the-moon, talking about spices and how she would stir them together in her bowl. You’d think we were going to be baking cupcakes by the amount of enthusiasm she had! After lunch and a quick nap, I couldn’t hold her back any longer – it was time to break out the measuring spoons. We used a recipe from a really fun cooking blog – My Life as a Mrs. This blog has delicious recipes and is a good read!  After stirring all the ingredients together, a trip to Dollarama to find jars, and a quick one-handed Photoshop label design (while holding a fussy baby) – our spice rub gifts were complete.

Submitted by: Kimberly Walker


Working Time Required: 1-2 hours

Project Costs: Approximately $12 for the spices and 4 jars from the dollar store. I already owned the string and scrapbooking paper

Materials & Tools Required:

  • Spice rub – I used this recipe from My Life as a Mrs.
  • Jars
  • Scrapbooking paper or labels
  • String


  1. Follow recipe instructions and prepare spice rub
  2. Fill jars with rub
  3. Using Photoshop, MS Word or another software, create a fun label.
  4. Print labels and adhere to scrapbooking paper. Use string to attach to jar.

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A great gift for grandparents as well!

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Anne-Marie #

    Totally doing this – Thanks Kim!

    June 6, 2013
  2. liesbeth #

    love this. Can you share the photoshop cards?

    June 10, 2013
  3. I’m very happy to find this website. I want to to thank you for your time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely liked every part of it and I have you book marked to see new things on your blog.

    July 26, 2013

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