20 DIY Father’s Day Gifts You Haven’t Thought Of
Give Dad something he’ll treasure this Father’s Day. These DIY gift ideas are fun, creative and useful.
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A personalized gift that will actually come in handy is a sure winner for a Father's Day gift. Use your favorite photos, our templates and a small clipboard to create this one-of-a-kind keepsake calendar in no time flat.
MAKE THIS: DIY Father's Day Calendar
This tabletop valet is perfect for holding Dad’s tablet or other essentials on his bedside table. Feeling unsure about a woodworking project? Don’t worry — this one is very straightforward. All you need is to make eight straight cuts.
MAKE THIS: Make a Father's Day Tabletop Valet
Homemade Beard Balm
Does Dad rock some impressive facial hair? Show his mane some love with this all-natural beard balm. This lovely smelling concoction is made of coconut oil and essential oils and will leave Dad’s beard feeling softer and more manageable.
MAKE THIS: DIY Beard Balm
Bottle-Cap Opener Game
Liven up Dad’s next backyard barbecue with this handmade, Plinko-inspired game where falling bottle caps decide the outcome. Use a chalk pen to personalize the game with your own fun ideas.
MAKE THIS: How to Make a Bottle-Cap Opener Game
Easy-Sew Bow Tie
Make Dad a one-of-a-kind bow tie to match his one-of-a-kind personality. This budget-friendly project will give him a dapper look at a fraction of the cost.
MAKE THIS: How to Make an Easy-Sew Bow Tie
DIY Tool Organizer
If organization isn’t Dad’s strong suit, his tool bench probably shows it. Help him out by organizing his frequently-used tools, like screwdrivers. To make this handy screwdriver holder, attach a spare piece of 2x2 to the side of his work bench. Drill holes through it to fit the metal part of each screwdriver, and then insert them into the holes. He’ll never search for a missing screwdriver again!
DIY Bottle Rockets
Nothing is more valuable than quality time with his kiddos. Create a fun, outdoor activity they’ll love doing together. These DIY bottle rockets are quick and easy to make using recyclables and household materials.
MAKE THIS: Make a DIY Bottle Rocket
Tie-Embellished Photo Album
Fashion a unique Father’s Day gift Dad will cherish for years to come with one of his old, unworn ties. All you need is a stack of your favorite photos, a basic photo album, an old tie and a few craft supplies.
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DIY Pasta Measuring Tool
Every pasta-loving father needs a pasta measuring tool to ensure he gets his fair share of carbs, right? Right. Make him his own using some basic woodworking skills. Use a wood-burning tool to customize for every family member.
MAKE THIS: Make Dad This DIY Pasta Measuring Tool
DIY Scratch-Off Card
Surprise Dad with a DIY scratch-off lotto-style card with prizes, such as a free car wash, breakfast in bed and a free pass from mowing the lawn. He'll appreciate the day off.
Modern Wall-Mounted Planter
Does Dad’s office space feel a bit stuffy? Freshen it up with a dose of green. Make this mod planter using copper plumbing supplies, a remnant of wood and a glass orb. Then, stuff the planter with low-maintenance succulents to keep Dad’s duties minimal.
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BBQ Tool Holster
Give him the ultimate grilling accessory that will hold all the barbecue essentials. Leather tool holders keep spatulas, hot sauce and more at hand for easy grilling.
MAKE THIS: How to Make a Barbecue Tool Belt
Trophy Bottle Topper
Let Dad revel in his glory days with this creative idea. Construct a custom wine bottle topper using one of his old trophies. Pair the topper with a bottle of his favorite wine for a gift that’s sure to make him smile.
MAKE THIS: How to Make a Trophy Bottle Topper
Leather Tablet Case
Give Dad an ultra-chic protection plan for his favorite piece of technology. You can make this beautiful tablet case using a scrap piece of leather.
MAKE THIS: How to Make a Leather Tablet Case
Give the gift of family time with a fun, family-friendly backyard game. Be sure to set aside a day to complete this woodworking project, and don’t forget to make or buy a set of regulation corn bags.
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Themed Crispy Rice Treat
Looking for a personalized, kid-friendly project that’s quick and easy? Make Dad one of these crispy rice treats in a matter of minutes. Seal it up with pretty packaging and a handmade card.
You can pretty much guarantee a coolest-gift-ever award with this super-fun idea. Dad will feel like a million bucks cruising around town on his own handmade skateboard. This project is ideal for someone relatively experienced in woodworking.
MAKE THIS: How to Make a Skateboard
Scrap Fabric Shoe Bag
Is Dad a frequent traveler? A canvas shoe bag is the perfect way to keep his things clean and organized while he’s on the go. Instead of just giving him a store-bought bag, personalize it with fabric scraps. Trim leftover fabric into shapes like rectangles and squares, and sew them onto the front of the bag.
Old Tees Turned Throw Pillows
Does Dad have a hard time parting with old T-shirts he’s outgrown? Show him you care by turning his favorites into decorative throw pillows. He’ll love using these custom pillows in his office space or man cave.
Bicycle Gear Votive Holders
The perfect gift for an avid biker, these cool votive holders are made from discarded bicycle parts. They work great as a desktop or bookshelf accessory, especially in a dull office space that needs a punch of style. (Sorry to call you out, Dad.)
MAKE THIS: How to Make Bicycle Gear Votive Holders