Fantastic DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is coming fast. If you still need a little assistance in the gift department I’ve got you covered, especially if you’re into DIY. I dug up some of the most creative and best DIY Father’s Day gift ideas I could find and put them together in the gallery below. You’ll find everything from tie tacks to iPad covers and even a gift box or two, plenty of projects to choose from here — and plenty of ways to involve the kids!


  • Man Apron 1 of 18
    Man Apron
    If you've got a foodie dad hanging around, this DIY man apron is just the thing he needs for Father's Day.
    Details here from Lovely Indeed
  • Retooled Tooks 2 of 18
    Retooled Tooks
    Creating a custom color-coordinated tool set with this super simple tutorial.
    Details here from Martha Stewart
  • Personalized Roasting Sticks 3 of 18
    Personalized Roasting Sticks
    If the dad in your life is the kind of dad who loves to camp, a set of personalized roasting sticks is just the thing for him (and about as easy as it gets).
    Details found on my blog at Design Mom
  • Stenciled Sunglass Bag 4 of 18
    Stenciled Sunglass Bag
    Keep Dad's sunglasses protected with a simple and fun stenciled sunglass case!.
    See the full tutorial here from Momtastic
  • Soda Crate 5 of 18
    Soda Crate
    Gather up a bunch of Dad's favorite specialty sodas and put them in a cute crate for a guaranteed Father's Day home run gift.
    Inspiration via Oh Happy Day
  • DIY Father’s Day Tie 6 of 18
    DIY Father's Day Tie
    Sure it's expected, but not a custom made one. Blow his mind by sewing up the perfect Father's Day tie.
    Step-by-step instructions here from The Purl Bee
  • Skinny Tie Makeover 7 of 18
    Skinny Tie Makeover
    Or, instead of sewing one from scratch, you could use this tutorial to turn a too-wide Thrift Store necktie, into a hip skinny tie.
    Instructions found on my blog at Design Mom
  • Personalized Plates 8 of 18
    Personalized Plates
    Get yourself and your kids down to the pottery painting place and whip up some personalized plates for dad. A total classic.
    Inspiration va Mermag
  • Roll-Up Cord Organizer 9 of 18
    Roll-Up Cord Organizer
    Messing around with cords and headphones is the WORST! Help dad keep it organized with this cool DIY.
    DIY details here from Brit+Co
  • Shrinky Dink Dad 10 of 18
    Shrinky Dink Dad
    The kids can be involved in this craft guaranteed to please Dad. These shrinky dinks can be made into key chains, tie tacks, you name it!
    See the full tutorial here from Oh Happy Day
  • Hero Box 11 of 18
    Hero Box
    Dad is the ultimate super hero, right? So why not make him his own little superhero survival kit full of all the best treats?
    Details and printables here from Oh Happy Day
  • Handmade BBQ Sauce Pack 12 of 18
    Handmade BBQ Sauce Pack
    What dad doesn't like bbq? Make up your favorite rub and sauce and stick it together in a handy basket to gift. He'll love it!
    Details found on my blog at Design Mom
  • Composition Book Turned iPad Cover 13 of 18
    Composition Book Turned iPad Cover
    Here's a clever little DIY, turn an ordinary composition book into an iPad cover. Cool!
    Details here from Lil' Blue Boo
  • Dad In A Box 14 of 18
    Dad In A Box
    How about just putting together a little box full of his favorite things like the one pictured here. So easy!
    Inspiration via You Are My Fave
  • Custom Shirt For Dad 15 of 18
    Custom Shirt For Dad
    Craft up a personalized tee for the dad in your life using this cool screen printing method.
    See the full tutorial here from You Are My Fave
  • DIY Leather Passport Holder 16 of 18
    DIY Leather Passport Holder
    This is a pretty cool DIY if you ask me, Dad would love it!
    Instructions here from Poppytalk
  • Leather Tie Tack 17 of 18
    Leather Tie Tack
    So simple, stylish, and smart!
    Details here from Momtastic
  • Father’s Day Sampler Box 18 of 18
    Father's Day Sampler Box
    Snag some wooden boxes from a craft store and fill a few with Dad's favorite cookies, treats, delicacies and delights. You can't go wrong!
    Inspiration via Oh Happy Day


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