DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas Dad Will Absolutely Love

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Looking for some fun DIY Father’s Day gift ideas that are actually worth the effort? Check out this guide for some inspiration and a list of supplies you may need to pull it all off.

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kids making their DIY Father's Day gift | Vlada Karpovich from Pexels via Canva.com
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DIY Eggcellent Dad Card

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Supplies Needed

– Cardstock or construction paper

– Googly eyes

– Felt (yellow and white)

– Glue or double-sided tape

– Scissors

Instructions

1. Begin by folding the cardstock or construction paper in half to create a card.

2. Cut out a large egg splatter shape from the white felt and a smaller oval shape from the yet felt to resemble an egg.

3. Glue or tape the yellow oval inside the white egg.

4. Attach the googly eyes inside the yellow oval to create a face for the egg.

5. Cut out additional shapes from the felt, such as a smile or eyebrows, to add personality to the egg.

6. Personalize the card with a loving message or drawing.

Wooden Memory Box

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Supplies Needed

– Unfinished wooden box

– Acrylic paints and brushes

– Sandpaper

– Stencils or stickers (optional)

Mod Podge or varnish (optional)

Instructions

1. Start by sanding the wooden box to create a smooth surface.

2. Use acrylic paints and brushes to decorate the box with your chosen design or colors.

3. Consider using stencils or stickers to add additional patterns or words.

4. Once the paint has dried, apply mod podge or varnish for a glossy finish.

5. Allow the box to dry completely before using or gifting it.

Dad’s Stache Candy Jar

Dad's Stache candy jar DIY gift | Oh My Creative via Pinterest.com
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Supplies Needed

– Clean, empty jar with lid

– Black construction paper or felt

– Scissors

– Glue or double-sided tape

– Dad’s favorite candies or snacks

Instructions

1. Begin by cutting a mustache shape from the black construction paper or felt.

2. Attach the mustache to the front of the clean jar using glue or double-sided tape.

3. Fill the jar with dad’s favorite candies or snacks.

4. Close the lid and label the jar as “Dad’s Stache” for a playful touch.

Paper Bag Father’s Day Book

paper bag Father's Day book craft | I Heart Crafty Things via Pinterest.com
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Supplies Needed

– Brown paper bags

– Colored paper or cardstock

– Markers, crayons, or colored pencils

– Hole punch

– Yarn or string

Instructions

1. Take three or more brown paper bags and fold them in half to create book pages.

2. Decorate each page with colored paper, markers, crayons, or colored pencils.

3. Write personal messages, draw pictures, or glue photos to make the book extra special.

4. Punch holes along the folded edge of the pages and bind them together with yarn or string.

You can find a really great tutorial HERE. 

DIY Rock Frame

DIY Rock frame |Trish Sutton via Pinterest.com
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Supplies Needed

– Smooth rocks or pebbles

– Acrylic paints and brushes

– Glue or hot glue gun

– Picture frame (without glass)

– Sandpaper (optional)

Instructions

1. Gather smooth rocks or pebbles of various shapes and sizes.

2. Paint the rocks with acrylic paints, applying multiple layers if you find it necessary.

3. Once the paint has dried, place the rocks on the frame, using glue or a hot glue gun to secure them in place.

4. Add a photo or write a special message to place in the center of the frame.

Candy Tie

DIY Father's Day Candy tie | Natural Beach Living via Pinterest.com
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Supplies Needed

-Cardstock or construction paper

-Clear sheet protectors

– Scissors

– Glue or double-sided tape

– Dad’s favorite candy bars or treats

Instructions

1. Cut out a tie shape from the cardstock or construction paper. You can make it as long as you like. 

2. Trace the tie shape onto a sheet protector and cut it out. 

3. Leave the opening at the top of the sheet protector, but glue the rest of it down to the construction paper tie. 

4. You can add construction paper over the outside of the edge to cover up the messy edges secured with glue. 

5. Fill the tie with your dad’s favorite candy.

6. Personalize the tie with a special message or additional decorations.

Wrapping Up

These homemade gifts provide a personal touch that are sure to bring a smile to dad’s face. Feel free to get even more creative, add your own unique flair, and make this Father’s Day EXTRA special!

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