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Gifts For Dad: 10 Crafts For Father’s Day

Father's Day baseball bookends

What to get Dad for Father’s Day? It’s not always such an easy question. My dad buys everything he wants, but there’s one thing he can’t buy: handmade gifts. If your father or husband is hard to shop for too, I highly suggest going the DIY route this year. You can make interesting and personalized projects such as these baseball bookends. Is your man a chef or geek rather than a sports guy? No worries, I’ve pulled together a collection with something for everyone. Click through the jump to see more.

Before you take a peek at the Father’s Day craft ideas, download this great Father’s Day card from Paper Source. It will be the perfect accompaniment to any of these fancy gifts.

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  • Dress Shirt Pillows 1 of 9
    Dress Shirt Pillows
    Turn Dad's old work shirts (or even t-shirts) into functional and fun pillows. Have little ones select their favorite patterns from shirts that Dad has outgrown or tossed aside or have older kids help out on the sewing machine — a pillow is a great first project for young crafters!
    Find the step-by-step at Totally Love It!
  • Geek Coasters 2 of 9
    Geek Coasters
    Simple electrical covers become coasters with a little Mod Podge and comic book pages. Let kids choose their favorite comic book characters and Mod Podge with you — it's child-safe fun!
    Get the tutorial at Mod Podge Rocks
  • PJ Pants 3 of 9
    PJ Pants
    What dad doesn't love to lounge? Sew him some pants so he can relax. Younger children can help choose the fabric and older children can even do some of the cutting and sewing.
    Get the pattern at Sew 4 Home
  • Car Kit 4 of 9
    Car Kit
    Kids of all ages can choose their favorite stickers and embellishments to decorate a personalized car kit for Dad. Include some of Dad's favorite auto care products for the perfect gift.
    Learn how it was done at Inner Child Fun
  • What I Like About You 5 of 9
    What I Like About You
    Tell Dad what you love about him with this printable book. Have children use crayons to write personalized messages and share their favorite things about their father.
    Find the free download at Just Dawnelle
  • Necktie Key Ring 6 of 9
    Necktie Key Ring
    These key chains started as children's drawings made with crayon. Let them draw a personalized picture for their dad, then turn them into ties with supplies you can pick up from the craft store and the help of this simple tutorial.
    Learn how to make them at Positively Splendid
  • Adjustable Apron 7 of 9
    Adjustable Apron
    A great gift for a dad who can't get out of the kitchen! Let children pick their favorite fabrics to customize an apron for Dad. Older children with some sewing skills will easily be able to follow this simple pattern.
    Get the instructions at Purl Bee
  • Moustache Mug 8 of 9
    Moustache Mug
    Paint a funny mug for Dad and smile when he takes a drink. Make the outline and then let older children paint between the lines — a very easy and fun craft!
    Find the tutorial at The Tortoise and the Hare
  • Vintage Labels 9 of 9
    Vintage Labels
    This craft is an easy and quick way to tell Dad how wonderful you think he is! Pre-printed Father's Day labels are easy for kids to apply to Dad's favorite treats — just use double-stick tape.
    Download them at Martha Stewart

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Book Bead Bracelet
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