We gathered together a special collection of the best DIY Father’s Day gift ideas for every type of Dad or Grandpa. Most of them are easy enough for even little kids to make and have the potential to be treasured keepsakes. All of them will make Dad feel appreciated for being the Hero he is.
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DIY FATHER’S DAY DECORATED HAMMER
Most men love their hammers! Customizing one (above) with paint, Sharpies, or even pictures is a great useful gift he’ll love. Be sure to use a sealant to make the design last.
FATHER’S DAY FRAMED KEEPSAKES
The tutorial for this precious We Love Daddy picture uses design software but you could easily make this by tracing letter stencils over the photos and cutting them out.
We found this darling Marvel keepsake on Etsy but it could easily be DIY. The message is on target.
You can do the same quick and easy Father’s Day gift idea with kids hand prints…
You can buy one on etsy or make it yourself with acrylic paint and the kids hands!
This is such a heart warming gift for a first time Dad or Grandpa.
Crayons can easily frame works of art from little ones.
FINGER PRINT PENDANT GIFT
This fingerprint pendant would be a great gift for Dads and even Grandpas. It makes a nice keychain or pendant.
FATHER’S DAY SHRINKY DINKS
Make an adorable shrinky dink pin or key chain with Dad’s favorite photos.
You can even write a whole note to Dad.
FATHER’S DAY PHOTO CUBE GIFT
This wooden photo block is so easy and another great idea for first time Dad’s. Just get a wooden cube, photo prints and Mod Podge.
FATHER’S DAY MAN BOUQUETS
Bouquets are not just for Mother’s Day anymore. Get some of Dad’s favorite things and arrange them in one of these touching gifts. You can really get creative, it’s so easy and so much fun!
This man bouquet idea merges lotto tickets AND alcohol.
You can even easily make him a bouquet with candy.
Here’s another great man bouquet idea for Father’s Day with beer and snacks.
FATHER’S DAY MAN CAKE GIFTS
FATHER’S DAY ROCK ART GIFTS
By far the easiest craft to make is rock art. Not only are stones fun to collect and easy to get but they can be decorated with just about anything and even glued together to make a heartfelt gift any Dad would cherish. Here are the best Father’s day Rock crafts…
Write how much you love dad on a pretty stone with a sharpie for a beautiful paperweight keepsake. You could even make a rock frame with these.
Dads really are super heroes…so these painted stones are perfect….we even want them!
You can even make a rock card with markers.
HANDPRINT BASEBALL GIFT
You can make the following craft easily with just about any ball you want. It’s a darling keepsake especially from infants or toddlers.
FATHER’S DAY DIY MUGS
You or kids can write everything you love about Dad with sharpies on a $1 mug and after a few minutes in the oven it’ll become a treasured keepsake he can drink his morning coffee out of everyday. What a great reminder!
FATHER’S DAY GIFT BASKETS
We love gift baskets because we can give a variety of little things our father loves in one perfect gift.
We can even pick themes like food, or movie night, or sports.
They’re super easy and affordable and can make great gifts from a wife or partner too.
CROCHET EYEGLASS HOLDER GIFT
How cute is this eyeglass holder?? If you know how to crochet this would make an adorable Father’s day gift, even for Grandpa.
PICTURE BOOKMARK GIFT
You and the kids can have a great time taking funny pics for these adorable book marks. If Dad or Grandpa is a bookworm, he’ll definitely love these…they’re super easy too.
DIY WOOD BOOKSTAND
If you’re into woodwork (or know someone who is), this handy DIY bookstand requires wood glue and a saw to make. Younger kids won’t be able to help build it but they can paint and decorate it.
FATHER’S DAY TACKLE BOX CANDY GIFT
Kids (or adults) can have fun filling a dollar store tackle box with candy and crafting a sweet message for their favorite fisherman!
DIY PENCIL HOLDERS FOR DAD
Pencil holders are a necessity on nearly every Dad’s desk. It was always a favorite craft of our when we were little (and even as adults).
There are so many creative pencil holder gifts that are easy enough for kids to make.
Legos, cans, popsicle sticks, boxes, and even toilet paper rolls are just some of the materials you can use.
DIY FATHER’S DAY CARDS
This adorable card is super easy and fun to make but beats out most store bought cards. Kids will enjoy this craft.
This card is a bit more complex but great for fancy Dads and looks like an expensive Papyrus card.
Once you fold this origami card, younger kids can customize them.
We made this Super Hero card for our Father last year and he was in tears.
Candy cards are so fun to make and heartwarming. For very little money you can give dad sweet treats along with a sweet message.
The adorable little punny candy card above is sure to give him the feels.
If there’s a Dad who deserves to show up on Google search, make him this card. All you need is markers and card stock so it’s easy for kids to craft.
For sports fans and 1st time Dads, this football foot print card is perfect and so cute.
This pizza card is fun for kids to make and would be great with a storebought or homemade pizza.
If your Dad deserves a ribbon, make him one…
A baseball fan would love this sweet little pop up photo card. It’s so easy to make, just trace and cut the free printable.
This card is a darling personalized craft that he will keep forever. It can also be framed.
This super unique card craft uses wooden craft sticks and rolls up.
DIY GIFT BAG CRAFTS FOR DAD
FATHER’S DAY FREE PRINTABLE COUPONS
There is such a wide variety of free printable coupons available to give Dad.
This is a good gift idea from kids, teens, adults, or even a wife or partner. Give Dad a pass on chores, diaper changing, no fighting, no whining, a lunch date or anything he deserves (a little peace?).
You can create a cute printable coupon book, token, or handmade cards.
DIY PHOTO TIE GIFT
This is an absolutely adorable idea. It’s like a photo locket for men! You can do this with a new tie or his favorite tie. All it takes is iron on transfer paper, and some fabric glue.
If you don’t want to do a photo, you could also print out a special message or quote.
SALT DOUGH HANDPRINT BOWL
You can make easy keepsakes like the one above using a simple salt dough recipe of flour, water, and salt and a sealer like Mod Podge. It costs next to nothing yet can be kept for years.
We hope this list of DIY Father’s Day gifts helps you create something as special as the DAD you’re making it for. Fathers are SO important in this world, we adore ours’. To all the amazing super hero Dads out there, we salute you!
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