Father’s Day Tool Box Picnic – Flashback

Living with two race car drivers/fans means that I tend to think a lot about cars. So what would be more perfect than a race-themed picnic for Father’s Day.


I started with a clean, new toolbox as my picnic basket and filled it with all kinds of picnic goodies.

The tablecloth is two yards of checkered fabric.


I included a vintage Thermos bottle with matching red, plastic food box that I filled with sandwiches.


I packed individual desserts made of fresh red strawberries, vanilla yoghurt and blueberries for a patriotic flair. I tied a spoon to the bottle using red tuille netting.


For the silverware, I used the Tim Holtz, Tire Tread stamp to create the napkin rings. I used permanent black ink to stamp on remnants of painter’s tarp then unraveled the edges a bit. I wrapped this around the rolled red napkin and attached a vintage red button.


For the racetrack themed centerpiece, I used a glass floral frog as the base and inserted dowels with race flags. You can make a game out of guessing what each flag means.


Because a regular ice chest just would have been too expected for this picnic, I decided to use this old galvanized floral bucket filled with ice to keep the drinks cold.


What a fun surprise for any father to find a picnic packed inside a tool box. This is really “Thinking outside the box”.

Happy Father’s Day!


About Lynda Kanase

Former Sizzix Senior Product Designer and current Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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