Father’s Day is celebrated in America on the third Sunday of June, landing it on June 20th this year. This date has been a thing for over a hundred years now and to this day remains an important way to celebrate fatherhood.
And what’s the tradition of celebrating this date?
Giving your dad lots of hugs and gifts, of course!
A great way to celebrate in a special way is by making your own DIY gifts for Father’s Day. Of course, a purchased gift gets the job done just fine and is already a beautiful gesture, but there’s something special about making your own.
I’ve selected a number of ideas here that range from beginner to intermediate, as well as a few that children can help with. Pick your favorite and surprise your father, grandfather, or partner with something different this Father’s Day!
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1. Leather mug holder
This beautiful leather mug holder is worthy of a great dad and can be made in a DIY fashion. It looks so awesome it could totally pass for something bought in a store for big bucks.
Whether it’s for coffee or tea (or beer!), you can’t go wrong with such a wonderfully crafted gift!
2. Pre-shave oil
Even dads who love to grow a beard need to trim or comb it every now and then. Shaving oils are essential to make shaving much easier and prevent irritation of the skin.
Plus, men love the rustic charm of it. It makes them feel like a Viking!
You can make it even more charming by creating the oil yourself. Combine that with a custom little bottle (that you can customize further by adding a message to your dad) and it couldn’t get any more perfect than that.
3. Beer bottle tags
No dad is complete without a cold beer, right?
You can easily get their favorite beer brand on the market, but we have to make the gift more special…
A great idea is to add custom tags with a cute message congratulating them on their day. Perhaps even sharing your favorite memories, a quote from their favorite movie or book, feel free to get creative here!
4. Custom drink flask
Steel flasks are really cool gifts even if they’re rarely used. To give you an idea, a friend’s dad got one to sip coffee, so you know he’s a very serious person.
Regardless, you will notice this flask has a wooden texture. This is the custom part of the gift, as without it this is just your regular steel flask.
However, we can customize it by using adhesive with the wooden texture and your dad’s name, giving it an awesome touch to make it even cooler.
5. Accessory holder
Many dads out there love their tech. Smartphones, watches, laptops, Bluetooth headphones, you name it.
They’ve watched many YouTube videos on how to use them and they know their stuff now!
Well, a cute and simple DIY gift you can make is a wooden accessory holder. All it takes is a few small pieces of wood and basic wood crafting tools that you may already own if you’ve dabbled in this before.
It’s easy enough to make even for beginners and perfect for holding a smartphone right beside the laptop or to leave it on the bedside table.
6. Cool keychain
Keychains are always charming gifts, but how to make such a small gift special?
Well, check this out: these keychains are small rocks with maps printed onto them!
Any map will do, but you can make it cooler by using the map of a relevant location to your dad, such as his hometown, favorite vacation spot, or just the city he currently lives in.
The rocks used here are actually tablecloth weights because they already have the hole you need for the keychain rings.
Check out the full tutorial for more instructions!
7. Beer caddy
Here’s another woodwork project that’s not very difficult with the right tools: a beer caddy.
Whether your dad likes to go to the store and grab some beers for himself or simply have a couple out while enjoying the evening outside, it’s a great gift that keeps the beer bottles safe and sturdy.
Here are the project details. You will need some knowledge of woodwork, but it’s not that complicated!
8. Picture frame handprint
A picture frame is perfect to highlight your dad’s favorite picture of the family. The best thing about this one is that it’s so easy the kids can help with the DIY.
All you have to do is take some paint and let them handprint around the frame with different colors. Then just add the picture you chose and the gift is pretty much done!
9. Gift basket
Sometimes you don’t have to overcomplicate things.
In fact, that’s most of the time.
If you can’t decide on what to do, try creating a simple gift basket. Get a bunch of treats your dad might like – and if he has any sort of food restriction, try opting for healthier options that he can enjoy without moderation.
10. Shirt and tie gift card
Gift cards are excellent additions to any of the DIY gift ideas on this list, but you can also make your own card instead of buying it.
The process is super easy and only requires basic paper crafts knowledge. Create this lovely gift card and surprise your dad on Father’s Day!
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