26 DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas

diy father's day gift

The Girl Inspired

Make your dad feel extra-special this year with a homemade gift to celebrate Father's Day! These unique ideas range from kid-made cards to DIYs fit for any dad—from grill masters or wannabe mixologists. Pick your favorite and start crafting in time for the holiday. And don't forget to finish the gift with a personalized gift tag.

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    Father's Day Gift Tags

    DIY Father's Day Gift Tags
    Almost Makes Perfect

    Molly, a graphic artist, and blogger at Almost Makes Perfect provides a printable template for modern Father's Day gift tags. Available in black, gray, and green, these tags dress up any package for your husband, father, or grandfather.

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    Orange Bitters

    DIY Orange Bitters
    Momtastic

    Homemade orange bitters make the perfect gift for any backyard mixologist. This Father's Day gift keeps dad's bar cart stocked, so he can whip up a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned on the fly.

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    Photo Stand

    DIY Photo Stand For Dad
    Harri Wren

    Make your dad or grandpa a modern photo stand using affordable and easy-to-work-with balsa wood. Once the frame is complete, stage it with several family Polaroids for a gift he's sure to cherish.

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    Cookie Gift Bag

    DIY Father's Day Cookie Gift Bag
    Tell Love and Party

    Does your dad have a sweet tooth? If so, bake him some delicious cookies and package them in a quick and easy handmade gift bag that showcases your homemade sweets. Tell Love and Party shows us how. 

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    Personalized Woodgrain Flask

    DIY Personalized Wood Grain Flask
    Almost Makes Perfect

    Impress any modern or stylish dad with this personalized woodgrain flask from Almost Makes Perfect. Woodgrained contact paper and a paint pen are all you need to add a personalized element to this Father's Day gift.

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    Stout and Coffee Soap

    DIY Stout Coffee Soap
    Make Scout

    Waking up in the morning for work can be tough for dad. But this delicious-smelling soap combines two of his favorite scents—coffee and stout beer—making his mornings much more pleasant.

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    Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

    DIY Dad's Snack Mix
    Sarah Hearts

    This sweet and spicy snack mix from Sarah Hearts is housed in a reusable canning jar and decorated with printable labels and gift tags. This personalized treat makes a perfect gift for fathers who like to snack while watching their favorite Netflix series.

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    Super Rad T-Shirt

    DIY My Dad Is Super Rad Tee
    Small + Friendly

    Surprise your husband this Father's Day by making cute t-shirts for your kids that say: "My Dad is Super Rad." Just trace the provided template onto transfer paper and iron it onto a plain t-shirt or onesie. 

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    DIY Painted Leather Keychain

    DIY Painted Leather Keychain
    Homemade Banana

    The Homemade Banana gets crafty with this stylish gift idea for dad. Just break out your anvil (if you have one) for this super quick craft—a leather keychain with painted metallic detailing.

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    Rustic Tie Rack

    DIY Tie Rack
    Craftaholics Anonymous

    Help keep dad organized by giving him plenty of room to store his growing tie collection. This DIY rustic tie rack by Craftaholics Anonymous can be whipped up in an hour and made to look like an authentic antique if you use the right stain.  

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    DIY Travel Dop Kit

    DIY Travel Toiletries Bag
    The Crafty Gentleman

    House dad's toiletries in this seamstress-made dop kit from The Crafty Gentleman. With this Father's Day gift, dad will pack a reminder of you with him when he travels for work.

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    DIY Earphone Organizer

    DIY Earphone Organizer
    Delia Creates

    Help dad keep his electronic cables organized with these leather cord organizers from Delia Creates. He can say "goodbye" to tangled headset and charger cords with this useful gift. 

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    Printable Father's Day Cards

    DIY Printable Father's Day Cards
    Minted Strawberry

    Finding the perfect card for dad can be tricky. So why not make one instead, Minted Strawberry's printable designs offer you a way forego the card aisle and make a handmade and heartwarming note yourself. 

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    Leather Wallet

    DIY Leather Wallet
    The Merrythought

    Make your dad a minimalist wallet this Father's Day as a replacement to his old worn-out one. This thoughtful handmade gift only requires a few scraps of leather, scissors, and a sewing machine to get the job done. 

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    Wood-Grilling Planks

    DIY Father's Day Wood Grilling Planks
    The Girl Inspired

    Does your father love to BBQ? If so, make him custom wooden-grilling planks with father-themed designs. This craft requires the use of a Versa-Tool, which can be purchased at most craft stores, and is not recommended for use by young children. 

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    Bow Tie

    DIY Bow Tie For Dad
    Sew Like My Mom

    Avid seamstresses can make dad look fashionable with this handmade bow tie. To make a bow tie, you'll need 1/4 yard of fabric, 1/4 yard of interfacing, and matching thread. He may even love his bow tie so much that he asks for another one, come Christmas time.

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    Father's Day Coupon Book

    DIY Printable Father's Day Coupon Book
    Make Life Lovely

    Elementary-aged kids might find it difficult to think up the perfect gift for their father. So help them make their own coupon book instead. The printable coupons from Make Life Lovely offer blank spaces for children to offer things like a free hug or a one-time lawn mow.

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    Father's Day Book for Dad or Grandpa

    father's day book
    Eighteen25

    Young children can easily make a heartwarming gift for their father or grandfather out of this printable handmade book by Eighteen25. The printable templates offer a way for children to fill in personalized information and messages for Dad or Grandpa. 

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    Pop Art Painting

    DIY Father's Day Pop Art
    Paper & Stitch

    Create a bright and bold pop art-inspired painting for your father to hang in his office. Trace tools like scissors, screwdrivers, and pliers for a basic design that can be painted with flat colors in acrylic paint.

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    Personalized Tie Pin

    DIY Personalized Tie Pin
    Oh Happy Day

    Use a Shrinky Dink kit and a photo of your child to create a customized tie pin for dad to wear to work. This creative DIY project can also be used to make key chains that house a photo of each child on its ring.

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    Button Cufflinks

    DIY Cufflinks
    Creme de la Craft

    Spoil your dad by making him stylish custom cufflinks with instructions from Creme de la Craft. Choose buttons that match Dad's style so he can wear them either to work or out on the town.

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    Etched Tumbler Galsses

    DIY Mustache Glass
    Number 2 Pencil

    Does your dad enjoy sipping a glass of whiskey to unwind after a long day of work? Then create glass tumblers that mimic the expensive etched ones sold in specialty stores. He'll be surprised you made them yourself. 

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    Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

    DIY Shaving Cream
    Food for My Family

    Help your dad smell great, while also keeping his skin healthy, soft, and blemish-free with this moisturizing shave cream. Rosemary and mint provide a masculine pick-me-up to his morning shave routine. 

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    Bacon Jam, Bacon Salt, and Bacon Candy

    DIY Bacon Jam and Salt Gift Set
    Snixy Kitchen

    Doesn't your dad love bacon? If so, Snixy Kitchen's recipes for bacon salt, bacon jam, and bacon candy makes the perfect gift set for any bacon-obsessed foodie. 

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    Flannel Blanket

    DIY Flannel Blanket
    It's Always Autumn

    This soft flannel throw is so easy to make that you may want to bang one out for every member of your family. Try out It's Always Autumn's instructions on dad, first, as a cozy accessory for television night.

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    Engraved Mousepad

    DIY Engraved Wood Mouse Pad For Dad
    A Bubbly Life

    This engraved wooden mousepad makes the perfect gift for any dad who works in an office. Just cut out a wooden circle, create your message with a wood-burning tool, add stain, and you're done.