30 DIY Father’s Day Gifts to Start Making Now
There’s something so satisfying about spoiling your old man, which makes dreaming up the perfect Father’s Day gift oh-so-fun. But, let’s be honest: Finding that amazing present usually sits at the bottom of our to-do list, and before you know it, Dad’s Day is *right* around the corner. Instead of scrambling to pick up a last-minute gift this year, opt for a DIY that you can start making now. Whether you decide to create customized grilling tools, a batch of World’s Best Dad mug cupcakes or a tin of mustache-taming wax, your pops is about to feel the L-O-V-E.
1. DIY Leather Laptop Case: A stylin’ laptop case is totally necessary for the dad who’s always on the go. Make this leather option in just four easy steps, and his computer will never have a trendier home. (via Almost Makes Perfect)
2. DIY Personalized Grilling Tools: If your dad is the ultimate grill master, gift him a set of personalized grilling tools to take his #skillz to the next level. Customize a set using a wood-burning kit and add things like “#1 Dad” or an easy criss-cross pattern. (via Brit + Co)
3. DIY Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener: The papa in your life probably likes to enjoy a brewski or two on the reg, but the bottle opener always seems to be lost in the drawer. Use this tutorial to DIY a wall-mounted bottle opener so he never has to worry about that again. (via Curbly)
4. DIY Wood Grain Flask: Any booze-loving dad will love this wow-worthy DIY flask. Simply cover a stainless steel flask in wood grain contact paper and use a paint pen to add a personalized touch. (via Almost Makes Perfect)
5. DIY Geo Cufflinks: A dad can never have too many pairs of cufflinks, which makes this DIY ideal. Create this geometric option using polymer clay and gold cufflinks so he can get his fancy on. (via Almost Makes Perfect)
6. DIY Mustache Wax: If your old man is rocking a ‘stache, then this wax is a must-make. Plus, it’s the *easiest* last-minute gift ever, since it only requires two ingredients: beeswax and coconut oil. Once you melt them, pour into a mini tin and DL the printable sticker to go the extra mile. (via Brit + Co)
7. DIY Orange Bitters: Try your hand at making orange bitters to give your dad’s drink a boost of flavor. All it takes is some Everclear, a few dried orange peels, and some of your favorite spices. The mixture will need to sit for up to one month, so start getting your DIY on STAT. (via Momtastic)
8. DIY Personalized Leather Keychains: You can never have too many keychains, right? Dress your dad’s keys up a bit with a DIY leather option that you can personalize with his initials or a cute message. (via Momtastic)
9. DIY Felt Pennant Flag: Craft a bouquet of pennant flags to tell your dad how rad he really is. Break out the scissors and cut triangles from sheets of felt, then add adhesive letters to customize and attach them to wooden dowel sticks to create the bouquet effect. (via A Subtle Revelry)
10. DIY Rad Dad Cookies: You know what they say: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. When in doubt, cookies are *always* the best gift option. Make these sugar cookies and stick them in a DIY wax paper bag to up your presentation game. (via Tell Love and Party)
11. DIY Hanging Fish Decor: If your old man is a fishing fan, give his man cave an upgrade by making these hanging fish decorations. All you need is patterned fabric, stuffing, and a simple needle + thread. (via Crafting Fingers)
12. DIY Paint-Dipped Golf Tees: For the dad who spends his Saturdays on the golf course, tees are a no-brainer. Dip ’em in colorful paint to take a white set from drab to fab. (via Design Improvised)
13. DIY Dopp Kit: Have you watched your dad pack his travel toiletries in plastic baggies one too many times? Give his vacay packing some extra oomph with a DIY dopp kit made of leather, canvas, and an easy Velcro closure. Hey, maybe it’ll motivate him to take you and the fam on a weekend getaway! (via Brit + Co)
14. DIY Mason Jar Gift: Make this adorable gift that’s perfect if you want to get the kiddos in on the fun. Not only will it use up one of the mason jars we know you’ve got laying around the house, it’ll also show him he’s the “baste” dad ever. (via Blitsy)
15. DIY Tie Clip: Give your dad’s outfit a modern vibe with a fresh tie clip by adding a few swipes of paint and embroidery floss to a small piece of wood. Finish it off by attaching a hairpin to create the clip, and instantly upgrade his look. (via Brit + Co)
16. DIY Back Scratcher: Make a basic back scratcher next-level by using a wood burning tool to write a short message or phrase. (via Delia Creates)
17. DIY Chocolate Toolbox: Chocolate is basically a foolproof gift. Instead of snagging a gift basket of sweets at the store, make edible tools and stick them in a classic red toolbox. After he devours the chocolates, he can have the toolbox for its *intended* use. (via Brit + Co)
18. DIY Leather Sketchbook: You never know when your pops will need to jot down a note or sketch something out. Make this refillable leather sketchbook so he can write in style, and you can make Dad proud by showing off your DIY skills at the same time. (via The Merrythought)
19. DIY Stamped Handkerchief: For the dapper dad in your life, create a custom handkerchief with a stamp that fits his personality. If he’s more of a nautical guy, go for anchors, or if he’s a little on the nerdy side, a glasses stamp is essential. (via Paper + Stitch)
20. DIY Cornhole Set: What dad doesn’t love a fun game of cornhole in the backyard? DIY this set and choose paint colors that match his favorite team for a game that’s totally worth taking to the next tailgate. (via Brit + Co)
21. DIY Domino Set: If your dad is a game lover, then a one-of-a-kind domino set is the *ideal* gift for him. Make it using 1 x 2 inch pieces of wood and use puff paint to add the dots. If he’s more of a colorful guy, opt for a bright paint instead. (via A Beautiful Mess)
22. DIY Manly Gift Tag: Your DIYing doesn’t stop at the *actual* gift. Kick your wrapping skills up a notch with a manly-man gift tag like this one. Just use a stamp set and a hammer to customize the metal tag. (via Lovely Indeed)
23. Etched Rocks Glasses: If Dad drinks his whiskey neat, he’ll love the vintage-inspired look of these personalized rocks glasses. (via Brit + Co)
24. DIY Leather Cast Iron Grip: Some Dads are practically inseparable from their perfectly seasoned cast iron skillets — for anyone who loves to get a good sear going, this leather handle protector is a perfect gift. (via Alice and Lois)
25. Travel Watch Roll: Got an horology enthusiast in the family? (Don’t worry, we had to look it up, too.) This super-easy-to-make watch roll will keep all of Dad’s prized possessions protected during travel. (via Beyond Coffee Cake)
26. DIY Airplane Cocktail Kit: Speaking of travel, a hastily made airline g-and-t ain’t what it used to be. Treat Dad to a little whiff of the golden age of travel with this sleek cocktail kit, perfect for jazzing things up mid-flight. (via Feast & West)
27. Stamped Metal Collar Stays: Ah, the humble collar stay — something every put-together dad needs but rarely remembers to keep on hand. (via Shrimp Salad Circus)
28. DIY Leather Headphone Taco Holder: Tech dads attract a lot of cords. Whether he’s always tangled up in earbuds or overloading his laptop with peripherals, we can bet he’ll appreciate a handmade leather “cord taco” to keep cables tamed. (via Her Pursuit Of Sunshine)
29. DIY Industrial Record Cabinet: This project requires a bit more planning and effort, but if your dad’s record collection is always expanding, it’s perfect for helping him keep his latest acquisitions close at hand. (Plus, it rolls, and for some reason, dads love that.) (via A Beautiful Mess)
30. DIY Leather Valet Trays: Valet trays used to be a common sight at home, and it’s easy to see why: These handy catchalls are perfect for bedside tables, entryways, and anywhere else little objects tend to collect. This particularly handsome coordinating set is perfect for his watch, wallet, keys, and anything else he tends to forget. (via Lia Griffith)
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