Father’s day is yet another day to celebrate our fathers in the most adoring ways. Even though we love our dads the entire year, father’s day still has a beautiful meaning to it and allows us a special occasion to love our dads even more.
The most common way to celebrate this special day is to give your father the best gift or take him out for a brilliant meal. However, gifts hold a special meaning especially if they are DIY gifts because they have deep thoughts, love, and admiration attached to them.
For this reason, here we have compiled for you the 10 best ideas for DIY father’s day gifts. Creating a gift for your dad this father’s day will mean the world to him, so better not miss that opportunity and let’s dive in to dig into some interesting DIY gift ideas.
1. Aprons for Outdoor BBQ
Most dads love to hold BBQ grilling events in their backyard. In fact, some fathers love to hold outdoor grilling almost every weekend because it is a special family event that brings friends and family together.
So this is your chance to produce him the best apron so he could work in it whenever grilling outside.
All you have to do is find a cotton cloth and paint it in multiple colors or simply choose to write “best father’ or ‘master chef’ on it with paint or embroidery it with a thread. However, be careful when handling a needle and make sure to have an older person assisting you with the gift. But honestly, messy paintings sound way better and are efficient and easier to make.
A colorful apron during bright sunny days for outdoor grilling will enable your father to show off his children’s skills to everyone who comes to the party.
- Protects clothing
- Easily stained
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2. Paint Your Soda Cans
What is a better way than to use recyclable articles from around the house and recreate them into something craftsy and useful?
If you’re an avid soda drinker, then instead of throwing your cans away, recycle them into a pen holder or just decorate them to recreate them into a beautiful decor piece with adoring words written on it for your dad.
Don’t throw away the next soda you can drink from, and cut open its lid with a paper cutter. Use help from an adult if you are unsure of using a paper cutter since it is sharp.
Then wrap the soda can with a colorful wrapping paper and decorate it with beads and pearls and paint your message on it.
Now you’ll have a beautiful piece of a soda can that will not only find a place on your dad’s desk but also in his heart.
- Recycles used cans around the house
- Sharp products used
3. Print Out Your Gift Tags
If you are a master at producing exquisite designs on your computer, then you can definitely design some cool gift tags on your computer. Don’t worry, you can do this even if you are not an expert in using computers to create designs. If you use the ‘paint’ application on your computer you can still produce mesmerizing designs to impress your father and your family.
Open up your paint app on the computer and let your inner artist out. There are also creative apps available online that allow you to produce the best kind of designs online. Trust us, that this will be a very unique DIY father’s day gift this year.
Once you have the design ready, get them printed from your nearest shop, or if you have a printer at home then what’s better than that. Before printing, remember to get some cool printing papers that will make your design look even prettier. Punch a hole in those tags and add a jute string to it so your father can attach them to any gift he passes on.
- Takes time
4. Paint a Spatula
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If your father is a huge fan of cooking at home for his friends and family, then what’s better than crafting a personalized father’s day gift for him?
Use any spatula at home or buy one from the store, this choice is completely up to you. But paint the spatula however you like in different colors and write a cute message for your dad. He will be really carried away by your choice of making homemade gifts for him this father’s day.
Remember to only paint the handle of the spatula and not the wide part of it used for stirring. Your father will not want the paint to mix in his food since this could be dangerous to consume.
If you don’t want to paint the entire thing, just write your message on the handle and you are good to go. You can also spray paint it if you want.
- Easily done
- Paint may mix while cooking
5. A Wooden Frame
One of the most common and easiest gifts to create is a picture frame. Most people prefer to buy a beautiful frame to add their most adorable photos to it. But this year, create your own DIY gifts for father’s day, that will be a hundred times better than buying a frame from the store.
Look for a small wooden piece. It can be any wood you like and in any shape you prefer. Have someone smooth out the edges of the wood or you can also do this yourself using sandpaper. The good thing about this gift is that there is no sharp tool involved in making this and it is very easy and thoughtful to make and wouldn’t require much time either.
Use sandpaper to smooth out the edges and the surface of the wood. Choose the photograph you want to paste on the wood piece. Then either print the picture yourself at home using a glossy photo printing paper or have it printed from a shop. Simply paste the photo on the wood and you are good to go!
- Easy to make
- Requires some skill
6. Wooden Tie Rack
Here is yet another simple DIY father’s day gift made out of wood. For this gift, you would need a big piece of wood. You can either get this from your garage or get one from a garage sale nearby. However, it is not hard to find a reasonable wooden piece of your chosen size.
Once you find a good wooden piece, use sandpaper to smooth out its surface and edges. To make the wooden piece look more attractive and aesthetic, After this, collect some long nails and use a hammer to pin them on the wooden rack. Make sure you do this under the supervision of an adult or have an adult do this for you.
Once the nails are good enough in the wood and are secure, hang the wooden rack against the wall or neatly place it inside your father’s cupboard so he can also neatly hang his ties on the wood rack.
- Requires skills
7. Ceramic Cup
Sometimes, children are taught to play with clay and mold beautiful pottery out of it. If you are of those who love making pottery then this one’s for you. This is your chance to create an easy DIY father’s day gift since pottery is your game.
Use your immaculate skills and create a beautiful piece of the ceramic cup. We are confident you can create beautiful pieces of pottery using just clay and we are counting on you to do this on your own this year for father’s day and impress your father yet again on his special day.
Once you have the cup in your hand, you choose to decorate the ceramic cup however you please.
- Cheap and easy
- Needs expertise
8. Box for Beers
Every dad is a huge fan of beer and it is the best source of joy when spending time with friends and family. Hence, you can make your father’s life easier with this beer box that will allow you to carry his beers in one box to the party.
You can use a big brown box for this often found around the house. You can also use a small box to carry 3 to 5 beers at a time.
Use paint to make the box look beautiful or wrap it in glossy paper to give it a classy look. You will have to carve holes on both sides of the box for your dad to hold the box easily. Smooth out the edges of the holes you carved so it doesn’t bother your father while holding the heavy box.
You can also write your message since you will have enough space on the box. You can paint ‘the best dad in the world to make him feel loved and cherished.
9. Photo Book
Give your dad a chance to cherish the golden memories he has made with you and the family for later years to come with a personalized photo book. Compiling all the memorable photos in one place is also an excellent way of keeping these memories safe for a very long time.
Also, it is a very heartfelt last-minute DIY father’s day gift because it won’t take much effort to create this. All you need to do is to find a photo album, place all memorable photos in it and label it as the father’s day gift for this year.
If you like, you can also write a hearty message inside one of the album pages to tell how much you love your father. These saved memories will go a long way, especially if you had put extra effort and thoughts into making it.
- Keeps photos safe
- Requires photo album
10. Personalized T-shirt
Personalized T-shirts are a cool DIY father’s day gift and it doesn’t require a great budget either. Just get yourself any color shirt that has a light fabric and is breezy so your father can wear it most of the time or else the material will make it hard to wear in the summer season.
Now, paint it with some bright cloth paint so it does not wash off that easily. Other poster colors would wash off soon. This shirt may be a common gift to give, but the message you will write on it will hold great meaning in your father’s heart forever.
- Easy to find
- Paint may wash off
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What do dads want for Fathers Day?
Fathers usually prefer cards, clothes, or tools. However, DIY father’s day gifts are close to their hearts.
Q. What should I do for Father’s day 2022?
Think of something that our dad is in need of, and try to create it yourself or seek help if possible. Your father will love you for putting the effort, time, money, and love into his gift!