39 Easy DIY Father’s Day Gifts to Start at Home (2023)
Father’s Day is the day when kids get to show their dad how much they love him. While store-bought gifts are great, they are sometimes not as fun nor as expressive. So, why not explore creative DIY Father’s Day gifts so you can pour your appreciation for the best dads such as your dad, grandpa, or husband?
Homemade Father’s Day gifts really help communicate love. Here are some thoughtful DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day that you or any kid can make at home to give their dad or grandpa the cutest little surprise on his special day. For dads, receiving a handmade gift from daughters or from sons is one of the most wonderful things.
This gift list includes simple ideas with a handprint of your baby or toddler to some cool woodworking projects to make for Father’s Day. We’ve also rounded up even quick and easy last-minute DIY Father’s Day gifts for dads that are unique and budget-friendly to do yourself.
Easy Yet Creative Homemade Father’s Day Gifts
1. Photo Holders
Looking for easy-to-make art and craft presents for your dad on his favorite day of the year? This photo holder is a unique DIY Father’s Day gift that he’ll proudly display on his office desk.
2. We Love Daddy Photo Collage
Also, browse three cute Dad Photo Collage Canvas Prints from 365Canvas with a more simple customization tool.
3. Fingerprint Art Keychain
Everyone’s fingerprints are unique so when the kids make little keychains out of their own, their parents will be able to cherish their unique love no matter where he goes. Making these is easy, and fun, and will get the kids all excited.
4. DIY Coffee Mug with Cricut
If your dad enjoys taking coffee every morning, we’ve got an awesome homemade Father’s Day gift idea for him. Make him an “I love you” sticker with your cutting machine and stick it on his favorite cup. He’ll love it!
Also, browse three cute Dad Mugs from 365Canvas with a more simple customization tool.
5. Bacon Roses
The only thing better than flowers is edible flowers! Help your children give their daddy a sumptuous breakfast in bed on Father’s Day by making these delicious bacon roses. It will make his day!
6. ‘Dad, You Rock’ Frame
7. Cutting Board
Does your dad enjoy cooking for the family, especially over the weekends? Why not make him a special wooden cutting board just for him? You can also sneak in a few words telling him how much you love him.
8. DIY Tie Rack
If a handyman has a tool shed, then a modern man should also have a cool wardrobe. So how about using your woodworking skills to make your dad a tie rack? He’ll never have to worry about misplacing them again.
9. Upcycled Record Coasters
Does your dad enjoy taking a glass of whiskey after dinner? Surprise him with a functional gift that he can even enjoy with his friends. What’s best is you can get creative with the messages on the coaster!
10. DIY Cell Phone Stand and Accessory Holder
Are you tired of replacing your dad’s phone screen cover often? How about making him a simple and beautiful phone stand he can use at home and work. This is a fun project for kids to enjoy, too.
11. Printable Candy Bar Wrapper
What’s cuter than DIY Father’s Day gifts made by kids? Its gifts also have their cute handwriting on them! Make this adorable, fun, and unique candy bar wrapper with your children so they can pack their love in it to give to their daddy.
12. A Cool Beer Crate
Looking for cool homemade Father’s Day gift ideas? If your husband prefers a brewski over fine wine, this DIY beer crate will please him. Don’t be surprised if your kids ask you for one as well.
13. DIY Map Picture Frames
If you want to opt for unique Father’s Day craft ideas, help your kids make this Map Picture Frame for their dad. You can customize it by choosing a map location important to him and pair it with a cute picture from the kids. It is sure to become his favorite decoration.
14. Brass Bullet Cufflinks
Who said that sophisticated things have to be super expensive or large? If your father has small brass bullet casings, surprise him with a unique DIY Father’s Day gift. The cufflinks will look amazing with both casual and official wear.
15. Personalized Spatula
Father who likes to cook breakfast pancakes holds an even more special place in their kids’ hearts. So encourage your kids to show him this extra love by making a personalized spatula for him. It is not only creative but it will be useful when he hums around making his next batch of pancakes.
16. Alphabet Beads Keychain
Homemade Father’s Day gifts are undoubtedly fun to make. They are even better with sweet messages of love in them. Help your kids pour their love into the gift by making them spell out a cute message in the Alphabet Beads Keychain. It will be adorable and a cute keepsake.
17. Gift Basket
Don’t forget grandpa this Father’s Day. Surprise him with a quick and easy Father’s Day gift basket containing a few of his favorite things. You can choose between foodstuff, body products, and other cool things.
18. 3D Bow Tie Photo Card
Nobody ever said the gift couldn’t be funny. Have a little fun this Father’s Day by making a bow tie and fitting it on top of your dad’s picture to make a photo card out of it. It will be fun, quick, and an easy way to make him laugh.
19. Printable Father’s Day Coloring Page
Kiddos are all about coloring so why not use it to make a great gift for their dad? Make a customized poster for your kids and ask them to color the illustrations and add in the answers to cute questions about their dad. You can even frame it to hang it around the house.
20. Embroidered “Secret Message” Necktie
On Father’s Day, giving gifts with a personal touch is both meaningful and special. If you are planning to give him a necktie, embroider a little message of love on it so he can keep it close to him at all times. It will be hidden from view but help him keep your love close.
21. Wooden Photo Desk Organizer
Your little ones are the cutest little parts of the family and you know your partner dotes on them. So give him this sweet desktop organizer fitted with pictures of the children on all four sides. He will be excited about taking it along to work so he can feel close to them even when he is away.
22. Kid-Made Father’s Day Book
Kids’ drawings are some of the most chaotic, yet adorable art. And because they won’t be this age forever, this art can become a beautiful keepsake. To beat all previous gifts, help your children make this Kid-Made Father’s Day book for their daddy. He will absolutely treasure this handmade creation.
23. Handprint Board
Homemade Father’s Day quick and cheap gifts can also make for excellent gifts. Make your kids put their little handprints on the board with a sweet message to make this last-minute present. It is clean, easy, and fun.
24. DIY Beard Oil
Commercial beard oils can be really expensive, but you can still pamper a first-time dad who is taking on the role will love and responsibility. Help him indulge in a little self-care by making homemade beard oil so he may apply it and relax on Father’s Day.
25. Handmade Soap
Making homemade care items for people can really make them feel loved and appreciated. Go make a nice bar of soap for your father that not only suits his skin but also smells great.
26. DIY Sport Keepsake
The sports enthusiast in him will be excited while the dad in him will feel really touched! Have your kids make this baseball and handprint keepsake for their baseball-loving father to combine his two loves in one gift.
27. Personalized Candle Holder
Combine their clumsy but cute painting skills with decorative items to make this perfect candle holder brighten their dad’s day. It is sweet and will look even better when lit.
28. Origami Shirt Gift Bag
Maybe you can get a store-bought gift but make it special by making DIY packaging for it. Put on your crafty hat and use your skills to create these amazing shirt gift bags to put his Father’s Day presents in. They are a keepsake in their own right!
29. Dad Rocks Paperweight
Puns are fun especially when they come from little kids who probably don’t understand them very well. Make this Father’s Day special for your partner with this handmade paperweight made out of… you guessed it, rocks! It would be a fun decoration to keep.
30. Mess-Free Heart Art
Babies and paints are a pretty messy combination but you can still make a great DIY Father’s Day gift out of your toddler’s little shenanigans. Let them have some fun with the colors and then pop the result in your cut-out frame. Easy, cute, and meaningful, all in one!
31. A Bow Tie
Sure, bow ties can be bought, but will they ever be as special as the ones you sew for him yourself? Make your bowtie-loving husband a happy man this Father’s Day by giving him a homemade bowtie. It will be full of love and extra special.
32. Stenciled Grilling Apron
If you want to show him how much you appreciate the delicious meals he cooks for you and the kids, why not sew him an apron? It won’t take any more than 2-3 hours and you will have a unique gift all ready to be worn and cherished.
33. Father’s Day Coupon Book
If the kids already gave some handmade gifts and you want to break the pattern, there are some great homemade Father’s Day gift ideas. Make your kids fill out coupons with cute requests their pa can make of them and give them to him on Dad’s Day.
34. M&M Tie Card
Grown-up men with a sweet tooth have it tough because candy automatically belongs to kids now. But help him enjoy a full packet of chocolatey goodness by himself on Father’s Day by making this quick and fun M&M tie card for him. He will be in sweet heaven!
35. Instagram Picture Frame
Why not give a new father the Instagram experience in real life to make a keepsake of your baby’s earliest moments? Make this Instagram picture frame and put adorable pictures of the two together to make it more sentimental.
36. Mr. Gooddad Candy Bar Wrapper
Get creative and combine food love with dad love! If your partner loves candy, make his day special by printing out a lovely message for him on a candy wrapper of his favorite candy. Few gifts will be able to trump this one.
37. Leather Mason Jar Sleeve
Maybe you can DIY a little luxury to make your partner feel especially appreciated and loved, and leather is one of the best forms of luxury. He will get to enjoy all his drinks with panache!
38. Homemade Trail Mix Jars
Even if you forgot to get a nice Father’s Day gift, there’s no need to worry. Homemade trail mixes make a great last-minute idea for daddies who love to snack. Not only will you keep their snacking healthy, but you also can keep refilling it when it runs out.
39. Bottle Opener
Wondering what cool things to make for your dad for Father’s Day? How about a wall-mounted bottle opener, which he can hang in the living room? You can even invite your younger siblings to join in the fun.
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To sum up, DIY Father’s Day gifts are crafty, creative, and special. They are even better when kids add their little cuteness to them and make them into keepsakes. We hope you found plenty of ideas you can try out with your kids for this year from our list.
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