40 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas
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40 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

You’ve got your Father’s Day card picked out, but what about making a handmade gift for your old man? From wine bottle tumblers to homemade beef jerky, here are 40 DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day!

1. Shrinky Dink Tie Tacks: When is the last time you thought about shrinky dinks? Seriously. This recent project has definitely sparked our childhood craft-loving minds. (via Oh Happy Day)

2. Wine Bottle Tumblers: Does your dad love a good bottle of wine? Then he’ll certainly get a kick out of these wine bottles turned into tumblers. (via Brit + Co.)

3. Jack and Coke Cake: Treat him to a spiked sweet, complete with Jack Daniels frosting. (via Brit + Co.)

4. Tie-rific Cards: If you’re getting a bunch of dads together for the day, create these cute tie-rific cards! (via Then She Made)

5. Cord Roll: He may be newer to the tech scene, but your dad’s still got as many cables as the techiest of us. (via Brit + Co.)

6. Tripod Camping Stool: You can go ahead and add this DIY project to your great outdoors file. (via Design*Sponge)

7. Gold Animal Wine Stoppers: These playful stoppers will add some pep to any wine collection. (via Brit + Co.)

8. Firewood Tote: Does your pops love building up a roaring fire indoors and out? This cozy tote makes carrying firewood a breeze. (via Whip Up)

9. Veggie Fries: Looking out for dad’s health? Skip the deep fried taters and go for these yummy crispy veggie fries. (via Brit + Co.)

10. Envelope Surprise: Create a whole wall of Father’s Day notes, surprises, and coupons. It’s like an advent calendar for Father’s Day! (via Oh Happy Day)

11. DIY Handwarmers: Wait, who knew you could make your own handwarmers? Not the best for summer but a great gift for dads who love the snow. (via Armommy)

12. Meatballs 3 Ways: The way to any dad’s heart is definitely through his stomach, and these three (somewhat healthier) takes on meatballs are the bee’s knees. (via Brit + Co.)

13. Mustache Mug: Did your dad leave his signature mustache in the ’70s where it belongs? (via The Tortoise and the Hare)

14. Healthy Mini Donuts: For breakfast, serve up coffee (perhaps an Irish variety?) and our hack on healthier donuts. (via Brit + Co.)

15. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: As much as you love Dad’s can of Barbasol, whip up a more natural shaving cream for him to try. (via Food for my Family)

16. Wooden Bungee Organizer: This functional piece of wall art is great for organizing ties, sunglasses, cords, and the like. (via Brit + Co.)

17. Bacon Jam, Candied Bacon, Bacon Salt: Bacon in three forms. Why not? (via Pretty Organized)

18. Concrete Pendant Lamp: A few of these could be a great addition to a basement den, garage wood shop, or man cave. Much better than those work lights that have been kicking around for years. (via Brit + Co.)

19. Slipper Socks & Jingle Bell Felt Slippers: Dads like to get cozy too – though you can probably skip the pink! (via Martha Stewart)

20. Guinness Stout Brownie Pretzel Bars: Savory, sweet, and made with Guinness? You can thank us later for your newly acquired favorite child status. (via Hostess with the Mostess)

21. Comic Book Coasters: For dads who still nerd out over old school DC comics. Just make sure you use comic books that you find at a thrift shop, and not in your day’s vault of old books. (via Mod Podge Rocks)

22. Snickers Ice Cream Brownie Bites: These brownie bites are such a yummy summer dessert, especially after a savory day of BBQ. (via Brit + Co.)

23. Homemade Beef Jerky: What now? Turns out beef jerky is a breeze to DIY. (via Art of Manliness)

24. DIY Rustic Swiss Army Key Ring: Such a cool way to keep all of your essential keys in order. (via Instructables)

25. Potato Chip Alternatives: So your old man needs to watch his cholesterol? These chip alternatives are baked and just as tasty as those ruffly potatoes. (via Brit + Co.)

26. Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow, and Bacon Bark: Another one where the name of the recipe speaks for itself. (via Endless Simmer)

27. Tripod Lamp: Your dad will marvel at your ingenuity! (via Instructables)

28. Floppy Disk Planters: Give some props to the man who introduced you to the floppy disk. Remember those ones that were actually floppy? (via Brit + Co.)

29. Bacon + Beer Cupcakes: Also known as the manliest cupcake you’ll ever make. (via Brit + Co.)

30. Laptop Riser: This is just plain cool, for any occasion. (ManMadeDIY)

31. Landscape Photo Tiles: Find photos of places your dad loves and turn them into ceramic files. (via Brit + Co.)

32. Remote Cookies: Meet the older and more mature cousin of our chocolate iPhone. (via Somewhat Simple)

33. Tie Boxes: A fun and festive way to decorate gift boxes, snack boxes, and the like. (via Eighteen 25)

34. Pocket Tie: Why give Dad another regular old tie when you can hack him a pocket tie?! (via Brit + Co.)

35. Little Man Cake Pops: An adorable treat for a Father’s Day brunch, lunch, or dinner. (via TutuCuteCakes)

36. Bottled Cocktails: Your dad loves a good dark and stormy, so make a six pack of them to go! (via Brit + Co.)

37. Black and Tan Beer Soap: Soap made from beer? Whoa. (via Soap Queen)

38. DIY Map Cufflinks: Take your dad’s favorite places and turn them into cufflinks. Win! (via Maps.com)

39. Bicycle Frame Lunch Bag: If the dad in your life loves a good bike ride, create this clever little lunch bag, perfect for a ride up the coast. (via Evil Mad Scientist)

40. Roll-Up Tool Organizer: And last, a way to roll up all those tools. (via Craft Stylish)

What DIY gifts have you given your dad in the past? What will you give this year? Tell us in the comments below!