12 DIY Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Will Actually Want

Diply 14 Jun 2016

Father's Day is quickly approaching, and if you're like me and leave everything to the last minute, don't panic! I am here to help! Sure, you can just run out to your closest hardware or home improvement store and pick up a tool or gift card, but there is no heart or thought behind that! Leave those kinds of gifts for Dad's birthday or Christmas. Father's Day calls for a very special type of gift: a gift that will show your Dad just how much he really means to you! Father's Day is all about honoring fathers and celebrating the bond between a dad and his child. Here are 12 Father's Day gifts that will show your dad just how much he means to you! This list is a good mix of gifts for dads in all stages of life. So whether you are helping your kids make a gift for their dad or you need a gift for your own dad, take a look. The heart and thought that you will put into these projects will really show him that you care! I am going to go home, grab the kids, and whip up #8! My husband will love it!

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1. Beer Coasters 

Hip2Save | Hip2Save

Upcycle some cardboard beer boxes into some cool coasters for Dad!

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2. Tool Or Tackle Box 

Moms & Munchkins | Moms & Munchkins

Make Dad a tool or tackle box, but instead of filling it with tools or fishing bait, fill it with his favorite yummy treats!

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3. Nuts And Bolts Heart 

Mosswood Connections | Mosswood Connections

Put some random nuts and bolts to good use! Help your kids make this nuts and bolts heart so that they can show their dad just how much they love him!

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4. Beer Can Cake 

Crafted Niche | Crafted Niche

Speak to his heart... or his gut. Make your dad this beer can cake.

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5. Hooked On Dad 

Glued to My Crafts | Glued to My Crafts

If your husband loves to fish, then he will love this! The kids will love making this, too!

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6. Tape Resist Painting

Crafty Morning | Crafty Morning

While you have the paint out, you could also make Dad a tape resist painting. Your kids will love doing this for Dad... what kid doesn't want to mess around in paint!?

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7. Daddy-Daughter Frame 

Practically Functional | Practically Functional

Tug at his heart strings by making him this Daddy-Daughter scrabble frame.

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8. Handprint Bleach Tee 

A Spotted Pony | A Spotted Pony

Using bleach, contact paper, and your child's handprint, you can make their Dad a shirt adorned with the perfect touch.

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9. DIY Handprint Gloves With Poem 

I Can Teach My Child! | I Can Teach My Child!

If you want to use your children's hand print but don't think Dad would like a shirt, you can make these handprint gloves. Print out the poem and wrap them up. This is sure to be one special gift for Dad.

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10. Activity Jar

One Artsy Mama | One Artsy Mama

Give Dad the gift of time. Create a jar full of activities for you and your kids to do with Dad.

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11. Beer Glasses 

DIY Ready | DIY Ready

You can use this fire technique to cut beer bottles into cool glasses. A gift dad will love! You will have him wondering how you did it.

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12. Beer Caddy 

Cameron Oden | eHow

If you have the time and some woodworking skills, why not go all-out and make Dad this cool beer caddy? He will be thanking you all summer long!

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