DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Lets take a minute to reminisce about the good ol’ days. Did you ever make a family member or a friend a custom card for Father’s Day when you were a kid? Maybe you even made them a gift also? We sure did! Not only was it fun to do but the look on dad’s face was priceless too! There’s nothing better than a heartfelt, handcrafted gift. Especially when it’s made by the ones we love. Receiving a one of a kind keepsake is worth more than any store bought gift. If you have small children and are looking for a fun way to surprise dad this year, why not try one of these fun and unusual craft ideas? There’s a gift that’s sure to be perfect for any dad. We scoured the internet and found some seriously cute crafts that are easy to make and won’t break the bank. The best part is that you can get the kids involved in the fun too! These keepsakes will be sure to put a smile on any dad’s face. Check out these fun DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that dad will be sure to love.
For the Golfer
Do you enjoy baking? Get crafty in the kitchen with the kiddo’s and make a tasty treat for the golfer in your family. This is a super fun project that dad is sure to love! All you’ll need is dad’s favorite cake mix, butter cream, green food coloring, a new box of golf tees. and white gum balls! The kids will love decorating them. Check out this recipe we found here!
For the Artist
Does dad appreciate fine art? Create some of your own with this unique painting. You can recreate this on virtually any material for varying texture and dimension. Some materials that you can easily source are heavy card stock and cardboard. You can also stretch material such as old tee shirts and canvas over a wood frame. The one pictured here is traditional canvas purchased at an art supply store. Once you have chosen your surface, it’s time to bust out the painter’s tape and acrylic paints. Check out this super easy tutorial here!
Is dad the master chef in your family! Can he be found on any given day happily perched over his grill? Maybe it’s time to gift dad a super awesome grill master apron! All you need is a little fabric paint and some creativity and the chef in your life will be ready for anything!
Does your dad care about the environment? Does he have creative uses for almost anything an ordinary person might just throw away? Try making him this stylish up-cycled desk organizer. Round up some empty tin cans, a piece of scrap wood, a few screws and a fun colored spray paint. The more various shapes and sizes you choose, the more interesting the end result will be. Feel free to get creative by adding charms or monograms.
Is the office your dad’s home away from home? Try gifting him this super cute personalized memo cube. All you’ll need are a few markers for this project. This one is great for kids too. Just roll the memo cube onto it’s side and decorate the outer edges. Now whenever dad goes to make a note, he’ll think of you!
The Family Man
If your dad loves nothing more than to be with his family, try this creative approach to a family photo. Shadow photos are easy to do and are a unique way to spice up traditional portraits. Grab yourself one or two pieces of poster board and cut out your words of choice. Flip it over and snap away! We love this idea.
If your dad is the coolest guy in town, have we got the perfect gift for you! This one’s a little bit old school too! If you grew up an 80’s kid, you’ll remember Shrinky Dinks shrinkable plastics. Now, Shrinky Dinks has created a printable version of this 80’s classic! Print a photo, cut out your image and hot glue the finished result onto a pin for a customized tie tack. You can also make keychains and other accessories by punching a hole before you bake. Check out this ModCloth tutorial.