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10+ DIY Father’s Day Gifts to Show Your Love

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With Father’s Day just around the corner, many of us wonder where to start to show our dads how much we appreciate them. On this day, we celebrate the man who taught us how to ride a bike and throw a ball. 

You can go with traditional wallets, mugs, and ties, but creativity can win his heart again. Homemade gifts are thoughtful and add a personal touch to put a smile on your dad’s face. So here are some DIY inspirations for 20+ homemade Father’s Day gifts:

  1. Personalized Photo Coasters

Offer your dad some entertainment with personalized photo coasters. All you need are some plain ceramic tiles, your dad’s photos, and some Mod Podge for the coasters. 

Print the photos and cut them to fit the size of the tiles. Attach the images to the tiles using Mod Podge. Leave them to dry for a few hours, then apply a clear sealant coat to protect the photos from moisture and wear. Once the sealant has dried, your personalized photo coasters are ready to use!

  1. DIY Wooden Desk Organizer

Does your dad have a messy desk? Help him keep his workspace tidy with a handmade wooden desk organizer. You will need wood cut into several small pieces, a saw, wood glue, and small glass jars.

Use the saw to cut the wood in the desired size and shape of your organizer. Sand the edges and surfaces of the wood to smooth out any rough spots or splinters. 

Next, use the glue to attach the jars to the wood. Ensure the pots are evenly spaced and securely attached to the wood. Once the glue has dried, your desk organizer is ready to use! 

  1. DIY Wooden Beer Caddy

Here’s something a beer lover would appreciate; a wooden beer caddy, perfect for carrying his favorite brews to a BBQ or picnic. 

To make this beer caddy, get

  • A piece of wood
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Drill
  • Bottle opener
  • And a metallic rod for the handle. 

Now use the saw to cut the wood into desired sizes and shapes. Rub the edges and surfaces of the wood with sandpaper for smoothness.

Next, use a drill to make holes in the beer bottles. Ensure the holes are evenly spaced and deep enough to hold the bottles securely. You can also create square and rectangular spaces for the bottles.

Drill two holes on each side of the caddy to attach the handle. Finally, apply wood stain to give it a finished look!

  1. Dad Hand-Painted Rocks

You love creating artwork, and your dad always appreciates creating them. Commemorate it on Father’s Day with hand-painted rocks. You will all need river rocks, acrylic paint, sealer, and a brush.

Wash the rocks to clean them and let them dry. Now paint your dad’s face on the stone using different colors for resemblance. Once the paint is dried, apply a quick spray of acrylic sealer for a clear coating. Your homemade gift is now ready for its recipient!

  1. DIY Tie Rack

If your dad has a collection of ties that are always getting tangled or lost, make him a handmade tie rack to keep things organized. 

To make this tie rack, you’ll need a piece of wood, a saw, hooks, and hardware for hanging it. Use a saw to cut the wood into the correct size and shape. 

Next, attach hooks to the wood to hold the ties. Use as many hooks as needed depending on your dad’s number of ties. Now you can use picture hanging hardware or hooks. Your dad’s tie rack is ready to use! 

  1. Hand-Stamped Handkerchiefs

Making your dad a set of hand-stamped handkerchiefs is something he will treasure forever! You’ll need plain white or light-colored handkerchiefs, fabric ink, rubber stamps, and a stamp pad to make these handkerchiefs. 

First, wash and dry the handkerchiefs to remove any sizing or dirt. Then, lay them flat on a clean surface. You can use any stamps, such as letters, numbers, or shapes, for a unique design. Now dip the stamp into the ink and press evenly onto the handkerchief. 

Repeat this process for each handkerchief, using different stamps and colors as desired. Let the clothes dry completely before using or gifting them. 

  1. Wood-Burned Card

Give your dad a handmade card that stands out – a wood-burned card.

To make this wood-burned card, you’ll need a piece of wood, a wood-burning tool, sandpaper, and some creativity. 

Start with drawing on the wood with a pencil. Next, use the wood-burning tool to trace over the pencil lines and create your design. Stay cautious about burning the wood.

After burning your design, use sandpaper to smooth out the wood. Finally, add a clear coat of varnish to protect the wood and give it a polished finish.

  1. Homemade Beef Jerky

Offer your dad a tasty treat with homemade beef jerky – a delicious and easy-to-make snack!

All you need is some beef, marinade, and a dehydrator. You can also make beef jerky in an oven if you don’t have a dehydrator. 

Cut lean beef with minimal fat into thin, uniform strips. For best results, you can use flank steak, sirloin, or round steak. 

Now prepare the marinade. You can use any marinade, such as soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or teriyaki sauce. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and dip the beef strips to coat each strip thoroughly.

Let it marinate in the refrigerator for three to four hours. Once marinated, place the beef strips on the dehydrator trays with parchment paper. Set the temperature to 160°F (70°C) and let the beef dry until it reaches the desired level of chewiness. 

If using an oven, set the temperature to 200°F (95°C). Once the beef is done, let it cool completely. You can store it in an airtight container for several weeks or give it as a gift to your dad.

  1. Super Dad Candy Card

If your dad has a sweet tooth, a super dad candy card is the perfect homemade gift for Father’s Day. You will need some candy bars, cardstock, glue, and markers to create it. 

First, fold the cardstock in half to make a card and use markers to decorate its front. You can draw a superhero emblem or write a catchy slogan like “Dad, you’re my hero!” Now place and attach the candy bars to the card with glue.

You can also leave a heartfelt message inside the card. Your card is ready for your dad!

  1. Cookout Kit

A cookout kit is the perfect Father’s Day gift for a grill master. This DIY kit includes all the essentials your dad needs to host a backyard cookout with family and friends.

Get a sturdy and spacious container to hold all the items to build the kit. You can use a plastic bin or a wicker basket and fill it with items used for grilling. It can be a set of grilling tools, a basting brush, a meat thermometer, and a spatula.

Include a personalized apron, grilling recipes, and his favorite beverage to make things more interesting. Now wrap it up with some festive wrapping paper or a bow with a heartfelt message on a card for your dad.

  1. Vinyl Record Bowls

Gift your music lover daddy a Vinyl Record Bowl as the perfect Father’s Day gift. To make the bowls, you’ll need some old vinyl records, a baking sheet, an oven, and some oven-safe bowls to use as molds.

First, preheat the oven to 200°F. Then, place the record on the baking tray with parchment paper. Now put it in the oven for about five minutes or until it softens. 

We don’t have to melt it completely, so take it out of the oven and quickly shape it into a bow. Use oven mitts or a towel to press the center into the bowl. After shaping the bowl, let it cool and harden. 

Repeat the process to make multiple bowls.

Final Words

Dads are always obsessed; whether it’s for the beers or music, you can always take advantage of it. Create a DIY project and make something special for Father’s Day from the above list of homemade gifts. And if you’re looking for even more personalized gift options, check out Callie. Save your time and get a perfect customized gift for your dad this Father’s Day!

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