Father’s day is a special time of the year in which we get to go out of our way to say thank you for all the things our fathers have done for us over the years. Whether it was years of piggy back rides, going into work with nail polish on because it was makeover day, or fighting off the monsters under the bed, dads have been there for us and our kids. But what kind of gift could we get them to possibly say thank you? Another multi-tool for their car? A grill set for the third year in a row? Skip the traditional and show the dads in your life how much he means to you with one of these amazing DIY projects. Most of these projects are kid friendly and can be a part of the process!
1. Letter Blocks for Dad
Bring your favorite memories to life with these adorable dad blocks. Perfect for a mantel or on your dad’s desk, he will always be reminded of your good times and how much you love him!
2. “Dad, You Rock!”
Grab your acrylic paints and your kids and head out to find the perfect rock for your kids to paint for their dad! They get to be creative and messy and dad gets a sweet gift from his kids! It’s perfect (and so inexpensive)!
3. Give the Gift of Time Spent:
Give your dad the gift of time spent with this amazing and (almost) free gift! Decorate your jar with Scrabble letters or anything you want. Inside the jar create coupons redeemable by your dad for the things he wants to do. Whether that be watching a movie of his choice with the family, an afternoon of fishing or a day spent in the workshop, it will make him very happy!
4. A Baby-Made Father’s Day Gift:
Do you have kids too young to pick out a father’s day gift but still want to make sure dad gets a meaningful gift? Get the little ones in on the fun and let them get finger paint like crazy to make the background of this perfect frame! Warning: bathtime will probably have to shortly follow!
5. The DIY for a Car Loving Dad:
Is Dad’s second love his car? Have the kids decorate a bucket for him and fill it with all the things he needs to clean his car. Not only will it be something he can use but also a great way to include the whole family in a cooling off activity this summer!
6. Dapper Dad Cufflinks:
For the dads who like to dapper up the day with suits, consider making him custom cufflinks that speak to his personality or even memories together as a family! He will be reminded of how much you love him through his day!
7. Shaving Cream for the Smooth-Faced Dad:
Dads need pampering too! This rosemary mint shaving cream smells amazing and is very good for his skin! He will be begging you to make him more!
8. For the Bearded Dad:
This DIY beard oil is a perfect gift for the dad in your life that has a luscious beard. He will feel like his beard belongs in a Pantene commercial and loved by his family!
9. World’s Best Dad DIY Trophies:
Who doesn’t want a trophy when they work hard? Dads are no exception! Grab the kids, some pasta, buttons, beads, glitter, and just about anything you want and decorate the coolest trophy dad will ever get!
10. For the World’s Greatest “Pop”:
Do you have the world’s greatest “pop?” Get your “dad joke” on with this punny gift filled with sweet treats with “pop” in the name that your dad will love!
Handmade gifts always feel like they come with a little more thought and for Father’s Day, it’s no different. Skip the gifts that dads are expecting and show them how much they mean to you and how much your appreciate them in your life! Gather the kids or your siblings and make this year a special Father’s Day!