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30 DIY Father’s Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make

Create something special for dad this year with one of these DIY gifts that are easy to make—we promise!

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Show dad you care

Dad’s special day is just around the corner. But you don’t have to spend a ton of money to present him with a meaningful Father’s Day gift. Most dads welcome homemade Father’s Day gifts from their kids because they are oh-so-special. If you are looking for inspiration, check out these easy Father’s Day gifts you can start making for the best dad in the world today. Make his day even more memorable, by inscribing one of these touching dad quotes in his card.

Fathers Day measuring tape via downredbuddrive.com

Father’s Day tape measure

Upgrade your dad’s handy tape measure and personalize it with this print-and-go craft. The free printable sticker makes putting together this personalized Father’s Day gift so easy.

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Fathers Day Keychainsvia projectswithkids.com

Shrinky Dink keychains

Take a stroll down memory lane with this classic Shrinky Dink craft. You’ll need shrinky dink paper, colorful Sharpies, and key rings to create a one-of-a-kind keychain. Or make them with dad for a fun Father’s Day activity.

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Mini coupon bookvia mombrite.com

Mini coupon book

Father’s Day cards are fun and thoughtful gifts kids can make—and a coupon book makes a nice add-on for children to show how much they care. Using sturdy cardstock paper and a free printable, this homemade gift is a cinch to put together.

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Beard oil for Dadvia beautycrafter.com

Beard oil

Help the man in your life get his beard in shape with this DIY beard oil made with essential oils and presented in a vintage-style drop bottle. It’s super easy to make, is an excellent Father’s Day gift from a wife, and the instructions include free printable labels to glue on the bottle.

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Pre-shave oil for dadvia themerrythought.com

Pre-shave oil

If dad isn’t the beard type, he can still have a silky smooth shave with this pre-shave oil recipe. Also featuring essential oils, this shave oil can easily be tweaked with dad’s personal preferences. Present this homemade oil in a vintage-style bottle and a label to make it even more special.

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Man can perfect gift for Dadvia successfulhomemakers.com

Man can

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with creative gift ideas for dad. Here’s a brilliant solution—The Man Can! Decorate the outside of an empty paint can or use the stencil provided in the tutorial. Then, fill the can with dad’s favorite snacks.

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DIY Beverage carrier for Dadvia arrowfastener.com

Beverage carrier

This DIY beverage carrier is the perfect picnic companion to hold dad’s favorite fizzy drink or a six-pack of brew. The carrier comes together quickly with the help of a high temp glue gun and features a handy dandy bottle opener.

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Father's Day trophyvia michaels.com

Father’s Day trophy

Let dad know he’s number one with a one-of-kind trophy! Made with cardboard, glue, and glitter paint, this project is perfect for last-minute Father’s Day gifts or first Father’s Day gifts alike.

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Message in a balloon for Dadvia cupcakesandcutlery.com

Message in a ballon

Jazz up homemade Father’s Day gifts with this super simple Father’s Day craft idea. Insert special messages for dad in helium-filled balloons and use them to decorate a gift bag or Father’s Day gift basket.

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Map rock keychain for Dadvia pillarboxblue.com

Map rock keychain

Keychains always make wonderful gifts—even more so when they’re DIYed. You can transform tablecloth weights into a fun keychain with mod podge, key rings, and maps of your town or dad’s birthplace. This craft is so fun and easy, you can make several for all of dad’s keychain needs.

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Modern leather keychain for Dadvia aliceandlois.com

Modern leather keychain

If you have a fashion-forward dad that prefers something practical but stylish, make this sleek leather keychain. Made from leather scraps and metal clasps, this chic gift is ready in minutes and makes a wonderful option for a stepdad Father’s Day gift.

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Mini-figure frame for Father's Dayvia pillarboxblue.com

Mini-figure frame

If you have kids, you probably have LEGOs lying around. You can get some off the floor and create a unique frame for dad. All you need is two mini-figures, jumbo craft sticks, and chalkboard paint.

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Key organizer for Dad via manmadediy.com

Key organizer

Dad will need someplace to hang all his awesome keychains. Make him this clever key chain organizer with extra LEGO Blocks. Don’t forget to gift this with a homemade Father’s Day card with a sweet inscription.

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Photo blocks for Dadvia attagirlsays.com

Photo block

Dads can always use photos of their wonderful family. If you don’t have a frame, try a photo transfer. You can use unfinished wood blocks and decoupage paint to create this homemade Father’s Day gift.

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Photo coasters for Father's Dayvia joann.com

Photo coasters

Coasters are a simple and practical gift for dad. Transform plain wood slices into coasters with a smiling photo of the family or dad’s favorite vacation spot.

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Bottle top magnets for Dadvia jennsphilosophy.com

Bottle top magnets

Using E6000 glue and strong magnets, you can upcycle dad’s favorite drink tops into magnets for the fridge.

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Homemade soap for Dadvia pinkfortitude.com

Homemade soap

Making soap isn’t as hard as you think thanks to this easy soap-making tutorial. Using a goat’s milk suspension soap base along with a silicone mold and essential oils, you can make dad a customized bar of soap he’ll love lathering up with.

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Handmade tie for Dadvia purlsoho.com

Handmade tie

What’s Father’s Day without gifting dad a tie? Instead of an off-the-rack tie, make one! Dad will love the time and effort you put into making him a handmade accessory.

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Beer bouquet for Dadvia unoriginalmom.com

Beer bouquet

Dads might not typically get a dozen roses for Father’s Day, but he’ll appreciate a beer bouquet. You can cleverly create “roses” from card stock to decorate dad’s favorite brew.

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Bottle tags for Dadvia skiptomylou.org

Bottle tags

Decorate your dad’s favorite bottled beverage with these free printable tags. All you need is heavy card stock, a bit of twine, and a printer to create charming tags that will make any bottle instantly look special.

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Shadowbox hand for Dadvia crayola.com

Shadowbox hand

Kids grow so fast, so mark this year’s holiday with a shadowbox hand craft. Trace and cut out everyone’s handprints, decorate with markers, and frame. He’ll display this gift on his desk for years to come, we just know it!

Make this classic game for dad this Father’s Day with rocks, markers, a canvas bag, and some paint. Dad will love playing the game with the kids, and it makes for a fun on-the-go activity.

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Sriracha salt for Dadvia braisedanatomy.com

Sriracha salt

Food lovers will welcome a jar of gourmet salt. This simple recipe comes together in minutes and you only need two ingredients for the recipe. Pack your salt in a pretty canning jar with a homemade gift tag.

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Bottle opener for dadvia makingmanzanita.com

Bottle opener

Upcycle reclaimed wood into a rustic bottle opener. This handy tool would look at home in dad’s man cave or next to the grill.

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Remote caddy for Dadvia colormedomestic.blogspot.com

Remote caddy

Help dad keep up with the remote in this stylish caddy. Using pre-made wood organizers, this project is easy to dress up with a little scrapbook paper and decoupage glue.

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Cord organizer for Dadvia iheartorganizing.com

Cord organizer

Keeping cords in check is hard enough, so make it easy for dad with this nifty DIY cord organizer. Dress up a cardboard box to get cords under control with reusable zip ties.

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Garden markers for Dadvia happyhooligans.ca

Garden markers

Dads who garden would appreciate handmade garden makers to adorn his vegetable or flower beds. Paint sticks make practical and fun makers for plants in the garden.

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Hardware photo frame for Dadvia happinessishomemade.ne

Hardware photo frame

Borrow some of dad’s extra hardware to decorate an unfinished wood frame. The transformed custom frame will let dad know exactly how nuts you are about him.

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World's greatest pop giftvia apumpkinandaprincess.com

World’s greatest pop gift

There’s no better way to let dad know he’s the world’s greatest than with a goodie basket that says it all. This fun gift basket features an assortment of “pop” treats, including the classic Ring Pops. Present the snacks in a cute basket and finish it off with an adorable gift tag.

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LEGO cuff-links for Dadvia dreamalittlebigger.com

LEGO cuff-links

This is a wonderful homemade Father’s Day gift for LEGO lovers. With the help of blank cuff links and some spray paint, this project comes together in minutes.

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Snack tackle box for dadvia eighteen25.com

Snack tackle box

Dad doesn’t need to be a fisherman to enjoy this tackle box. Fill a plastic craft storage bin with Swedish Fish candies and print off a fun gift tag.

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Debbie Wolfe
Debbie Wolfe is an author and freelance writer specializing in home, garden, DIY, and lifestyle topics. She covers lifestyle, culture, and craft content for Reader's Digest and contributes regularly to HGTV, The Home Depot, Walmart, Family Handyman, Realtor, Bob Vila, and more. Her book, Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts (Skyhorse Publishing), features a variety of practical DIY projects to beautify your garden and home. Debbie holds a degree in Creative Writing and Earth Science from Northland College.