12 DIY Gifts to Make Dad for Father's Day

Gift ideas to make for father's day

Do you want to make a fun DIY gift for Dad for Father's Day but you're not sure what? 

I've got lots of great gift ideas that you can make for Dad! 

From things that little kids can make for Father's Day to DIY gifts that will need an adult and power tools, I have a dozen great ideas for ways to help Dad feel special on his day.

Need gift ideas for Grandpa for Father's Day? I've got you there, too!

12 easy DIY gift ideas that you can make dad for father's day. Includes easy gifts and crafts kids can make for dad. #fathersday #fathersdaygiftideas

how to make cufflinks with kid art
Let your kids get creative to make a unique set of cufflinks that Dad or grandpa will love! It's a fun way to show off custom made kid art while at work or dressed up for another fancy occasion.
Get the directions: Child Art Cufflinks from Creative Green Living

How to make a DIY Jenga Game
If Dad loves to cook out or play outside, he will love this giant Jenga inspired tumbling towers game! This DIY Jenga is perfect to play outside and is easy to make.
Get the tutorial: Giant DIY Lifesize Jenga Game from Creative Green Living

Help your kids turn their custom art into a t-shirt for dad or grandpa. This tutorial is easy and doesn't involve hard-to-find craft supplies or complicated techniques.
Get the Directions: Child Art Shirt from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

This custom painted mug will be just as much fun for the kids to make as it will be for Dad to receive. No need to visit the paint-your-own-pottery studio - you can make this right at home.
 How to make a DIY painted mug Tutorial by This Ole Mom

How to make award ribbone like #1 Dad and Best Dad
Father's Day gifts don't always have to be super practical - sometimes something sentimental to remind Dad that he's #1 in your book is a sweet gift as well.
Learn to make them: Father's Day Medals from Country Chic Cottage

How to make DIY bottle opener with pallets or fence boards
If dad likes to drink beverages in bottles like beer, cider or soda, this bottle opener with cap catcher will be a fun thing he can use every day!
Get the tutorial" DIY bottle opener from pallet wood or fence boards DIY tutorial from Making Manzanita

This cute Father's Day craft idea is super easy to make with things you already have at home. Plus dads love a good pun so it will make him laugh, too!
Learn how to make it: Dad Rocks Paperweight from Crafts by Amanda

DIY etched glass vase tutorial - how to make a vase that looks like a baseball
If Dad loves baseball, make him this etched class baseball vase that he can use all year.
DIY tutorial: Etched Glass Baseball Vase from Rosyscription

How to make homemade fishing lures
If Dad loves to fish, try making him his own custom fishing lures from Dollar Store materials or other creative bits and bobs you have around the house.
Learn how to Make Your Own Fishing Lures from Creative Green Living

How to make homemade hand warmers
These cozy upcycled handwarmers are a perfect fit for dads who live in chilly climates or dads who like to spend time outdoors fishing or hunting.
Get the directions: Easy sew hand warmers made from old shirt from Happiest Camper

Father's Day Golf Monogram
This is a great DIY father's day gift for the dad who loves to golf. This is a fun idea that you can customize for any monogram and with his favorite colors.
Tutorial: Golfing Monogram from Becoming Martha

Homemade BBQ sauce and painbruch
If Dad loves to grill, make him his own custom BBQ sauce blend with a customized sauce brush by painted by his favorite kiddos.
Directions: Homemade BBQ Sauce (With Kid-Painted Sauce Brush) from Inner Child Fun

Carissa Bonham

About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! 

The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she is an award winning blogger and most recently won the ShiftCon Media "Best Green Lifestyle Blogger" award in 2019.

She is also the author of several books including Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017), Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018) and The Little Green Book of Mothers' Wisdom (Skyhorse, 2020).

Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe.
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  1. Love this collection! I want to make that e-reader holder!! Pinning!

  2. What a great collection of Father's Day gift ideas! Definitely pinning this one! (And thanks for including my etched beer glass DIY too!)

    1. What does PROST mean please?

    2. It means "Cheers!" in German. You'll hear it a lot during Oktoberfest celebrations both here in the US as well as in Europe!

  3. The link for the etched beer glass doesnt work. Keeps sending me to the keyboard frame.....

    1. Thank you for letting me know! I will update it tomorrow but in the meantime, the correct link for the beer glasses is: http://www.petscribbles.com/2013/05/diy-etched-beer-glasses.html

  4. The link for the etched beer glass doesnt work. Keeps sending me to the keyboard frame one....

  5. The link for the etched beer glass doesnt work. Keeps sending me to the keyboard frame.....


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