Father’s Day is almost here, and you know what that means? Time to make some DIY Father’s Day gifts!
After going through my Father’s Day Gift Guide, it inspired me to share some ideas for the DIY mavens out there too. There are SO many great ideas online that I chose a few of my favorite tutorials for easy DIY Father’s Day Gifts.
Now, whether you’re crafty or not-so-crafty, I’ve tried to round up some easy and unique DIY Father’s Day gift ideas. After all, gifts are always a little more special when they’re DIY, right?
Dads come with all different tastes and preferences. Some dads (husbands, grandpas, and uncles) love to receive food gifts. Others are softies who love a sentimental photo as a gift. While some dads have a particular style—sporty, outdoorsy, geeky—other dads like anything, as long as it comes from the heart.
I’ve tried to select a nice variety of unique DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that you can make on your own or even enlist the help of your siblings or kids. So, if you’re ready to make this Father’s Day special, roll up your sleeves and let’s get started!
1. DIY Grill Cart from House of Wood
If you’re a DIY maven, show off your mad building skills and build a grill cart! This adorable rolling grill cart isn’t nearly as complicated as it appears. It comes together with basic pieces you can find at your local home improvement store. In an afternoon, you can whip together a very professional looking and impressive DIY Father’s Day gift.
The grill cart could also make an excellent potting stand for plants in the garden. You could use it as a microwave cart in the kitchen or a floating island. After reading through this tutorial, I’m ready to make one for myself, as well as a couple of gifts. It’s a perfect way to start summer for your favorite grill master!
2. DIY Father’s Day Photo Frame from Unoriginal Mom
I’m definitely making this I <3 Daddy photo frame for my husband. He’s been asking for some new photos for his desk at work, and this frame with adorable cut-outs fits the bill! This DIY Father’s Day frame is an excellent option if you aren’t so into power tools but love a good photo collage.
The tutorial walks you step-by-step through placing your photos and deciding how you’d like to cut or create the mat. If you use Silhouette Studio, this tutorial is perfect for you. Not familiar with the program? No worries, because she walks you through exactly how to make this adorable frame (you can change it to read Dad or Grandpa too)!
3. Coffee Sampler from Carolyn’s Homework
Some dads are simple. All they really want is a delicious cuppa joe in the mornings. If that sounds like your dad (or other Father’s Day honoree), then a DIY coffee sampler is an adorable idea.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make cute decorated bags to contain the different flavors of “father themed” coffees (like “Excellent Dad’s Espresso” and “Father’s French Roast”). You could quickly put together a mug and some flavorings to go with this cute coffee gift. Maybe baked goods, like this award-winning banana bread would be a nice touch? Father’s Day gifts are all about unique ideas to let your dad know you care.
4. Etched Glasses from Where the Smiles Have Been
How precious are these etched glasses? I love how professional and polished etched glass looks. The secret is that glass etching is such an easy Father’s Day DIY project. With the right materials, you can make pint glasses that are perfect for Dad’s basement bar, man cave, or favorite dinner beverage. You can use the same technique on mirrors and other types of glass as well.
I love the idea of putting the “established” dates on the glasses. It’s so festive and fun. Help dad (or grandpa) remember precisely when he earned the title with these simple etched pint glasses. These might become his favorite glasses in the cupboard.
5. Father’s Day Gift Basket from FrugElegance
Are you looking for a great DIY dad gift on a budget? Well, look no further than your new best friend, the gift basket. Gift baskets are a great way to put together all those little items that dad loves and give it to him in a festive, fun package.
The great thing about gift baskets is that they don’t need to be expensive. A movie-loving dad might enjoy some popcorn, movie treats, and a favorite DVD. Outdoorsy dad would appreciate a small flashlight, some fun little camping items, and delicious s’mores ingredients. With gift baskets, you can get really creative and put together an impressive gift without spending a fortune.
6. Yard Dice from Blue i-Style
Yard games are always a hit with my husband, so I know he would totally dig these yard dice! After seeing similar dice sets at Crate & Barrel for $60, Angela, the blogger from Blue i-Style, decided that she could easily make her own—my kind of woman!
I love how this is so simple, but it’s a gift that dad will use all summer long. Every time he gets out the yard dice game, he’ll remember Father’s Day and this thoughtful DIY gift. This project would be great for beginning woodworkers who are looking for a simple project to tackle.
7. Paper Bag Photo Album from Love of Home
Melt even the toughest man’s heart with a paper bag photo album full of family pics. Are you familiar with paper bag photo albums? Once you see how stunningly beautiful these scrapbooks are, you’ll be dying to give it a go.
Scrapbooking is easy (and becoming a bit of a lost art). If you haven’t created a photo gift for a while, this will be a fun DIY Father’s Day project for you, as well as a great gift for any man. I mean, who doesn’t love photos of their loved ones, right?
8. Cordless Drill Storage from Her Toolbelt
Get Dad’s cordless tools organized by building him this fabulous cordless drill storage and charging station! If you’ve dealt with power tools, you know one of the biggest challenges is keeping all the batteries and cords in order, especially while charging. I love this wall-mounted cordless drill storage area because it resolves all your power tool mess.
Again, this might be one of those Father’s Day gifts that inspire you so much that you want to make one for yourself as well! (I say go for it!) I love a great craft organizing idea, and this charging station certainly fits the bill. Dad’s workshop, garage, or tool bench will be in perfect order.
9. Copper Clock from Dwelling in Happiness
How about adding a masculine touch to Dad’s favorite room? This Industrial Copper clock might be is new (only?) favorite decor piece! I really like how unique this clock looks. Using simple materials, you can build something really beautiful and functional.
This clock uses copper pipe, a clock mechanism, and a wooden board. Once stained and finished, it would look great in any room. It’s a little rustic, but charming and certainly something different from the typical Dad’s Day gift.
10. Man Cave Sign from Do-it-Yourself Danielle
Does your favorite guy have his own space? Every Dad needs a sign for his man cave! I love this cute, cheery man cave sign. It looks so inviting above the copper mugs in this blogger’s husband’s “man corner.” How cute is this DIY Father’s Day gift idea?
With signage, you can really let your creativity run wild. I’ve made chalkboard signs, like this DIY Farmhouse Sign I made for the holidays. You could use the same “man cave” design she uses here or create a sign to cheer on Dad’s favorite sports team or remind him of his pastime.
Bonus: DIY Cards & Tags for Father’s Day
Don’t forget the gift tags and cards to go with your Father’s Day gift! It may seem like a small touch, but the right gift wrapping and embellishment really brings it all together.
Here are two cute ideas that I found for DIY Father’s Day gift tags:
DIY Gift Tags from Refresh Restyle
These free printable cards from Refresh Restyle are easy to customize and will add the perfect finishing touch to your Dad’s Day gift.
Sandpaper Gift Tags from Carolyn’s Homework
How fantastic are these sandpaper “true grit” gift tags from Carolyn’s Homework? I love the manly look of these tags. They’d be perfect on any DIY gift for Father’s Day!
No matter what you decide to buy or DIY this Father’s Day, it’s a special time to celebrate the great men in your life. Make the holiday extra meaningful by giving a thoughtful gift from the heart.
Will you be buying or DIYing this Father’s Day? Do you have a go-to gift? Let me know in the comments!