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40 Easy DIY Father s Day Gifts That Dad Will Cherish Forever

This free “Dad and Me” printable is so cute! Children can draw a picture with Dad and write him a little note. You could easily frame this special gift so it can be displayed and enjoyed everyday.

30+ DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Diy father's day gifts

Father’s Day will be here soon, and if you’re looking for unique DIY gift ideas, we have you covered! Homemade gifts are always extra special, and we have over 30 ideas to choose from in this post.

We’re also sharing some food gifts, meal ideas, and a few dessert recipes in case you’re hosting a lunch or dinner for Father’s Day.

Diy father's day gifts

DIY Gift Ideas:

We have a bunch of DIY gift ideas for Dad, ranging from 10 minute projects (like a simple leather keychain) to more advanced DIYs like a wooden sofa sleeve.

Diy father's day gifts

Homemade soap is always a great gift idea. Our DIY buffalo check soap is softly scented with rosemary essential oil, but we love the scent of peppermint or fir needle for this soap, too.

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This free “Dad and Me” printable is so cute! Children can draw a picture with Dad and write him a little note. You could easily frame this special gift so it can be displayed and enjoyed everyday.

Here’s another idea for kids—a Father’s Day printable that can be filled out in their own words. It’s so fun to see how children answer the questions!

Diy father's day gifts

Here’s a unique gift idea— a leather mason jar sleeve. It’s perfect for camping trips and morning coffee. If you’ve never worked with leather before, this tutorial makes it less intimidating than it seems.

Diy father's day gifts

It’s so easy to scroll through photos on our phone, but nothing beats the feeling of flipping through photos in an actual album. Dad will love this chipboard family photo album as much as you will.

Diy father's day gifts

A DIY lap desk is a really useful gift, and the fact that you made one makes it even more special. This tutorial is easy and doesn’t require any sewing skills (always a plus!).

Diy father's day gifts

This DIY acrylic frame has a spot for a dry erase calendar on the back and a spot for a photo on the front. We love gifts that have multiple uses! Dad can put this on his desk at work or in a home office..

Diy father's day gifts

Homemade candles make great gifts for any occasion—and Father’s Day is no exception. In fact, we have an entire beginner’s guide post dedicated to making homemade candles.

Diy father's day gifts

We especially love DIY wood wick candles. They create a cozy vibe anytime of the year.

Diy father's day gifts

What about a leather keychain? This useful gift can be made in 10 minutes once you have the supplies, and it can be customized and painted any color.

Diy father's day gifts

This kid’s art frame DIY a perfect way to display art projects and doodles. It’s opens from the front, and you can switch out your children’s art work anytime you want. It’s one of our most popular DIYs on the blog!

This would be a great spot for a Father’s Day printable, too.

Diy father's day gifts

You could him make a set of wood burned bottle stoppers. These are so unique and would make any bar cart look extra fancy. If you don’t want to purchase a wood burning kit, you could easily use paint for this project instead.

Diy father's day gifts

Speaking of wood working projects, these geometric wood trivets would be a great gift idea for any Dad who likes to spend time in the kitchen. This is one of those DIY gifts that take a little time, but it’s totally worth it.

Diy father's day gifts

Here’s another personalized gift idea— an easy photo keychain. Regardless if your children are big or small, a cute photo that Dad can see every time he grabs his keys is a special gift to receive.

Diy father's day gifts

How about a gift that the whole family can enjoy together? You can make your own giant Jenga game to play outside during the summer months. If you prefer to purchase a giant Jenga set instead, it would result in the same amount of fun.

Love outdoor games? You can even make your own cornhole yard game.

Diy father's day gifts

A set of DIY resin coasters would be a great gift (you can personalize them using different colors of alcohol ink) and they are equally fun to make. Looking for more resin projects? Check out our post resin art – beginner’s guide.

Diy father's day gifts

If Dad likes to read, you could make him a set of vintage-inspired library card bookmarks using our free printable. These are so fun! You could pair this gift with a book he would love.

Diy father's day gifts

This wooden sofa sleeve can hold coffee (or cocktails) while you’re watching TV. It’s so practical and sleek. This is another gift that you could buy, but it’s extra special if you make it.

Diy father's day gifts

Regardless what you give Dad this year, it’s always a good idea to include a homemade card. We have a lot of fun ideas on our kid’s website, Childhood Magic.

Diy father's day gifts

This suede catchall is great for keeping keys, change, and other small items in one place. It’s so simple to make that you might end up making two of them!

Diy father's day gifts

Who wouldn’t love sitting by a cozy fire in their backyard? This DIY fire pit (in 4 easy steps) would be an epic gift for Father’s Day. Don’t forget to have the ultimate s’mores setup nearby.

Food Gift Ideas:

Give the gift of food on Father’s Day this year! We have some fun ideas—from taco-shaped sugar cookies to homemade seasonings.

Diy father's day gifts

Use our easy sugar cookie recipe to make Dad a batch of amazing Father’s Day cookies. These might look too fun to eat, but we insist that you enjoy these delicious cookies together after he sees them.

Looking for more cookie recipes? Check out our post best cookie recipes of all time.

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If he enjoys grilling or cooking, grab some empty spice jars and make him a set of homemade seasoning mixes or everything bagel seasoning.

Diy father's day gifts

If you’re hosting a lunch or dinner, add a no-bake dessert (like this chocolate eclair cake) to the menu. It’s incredibly easy to make and always a crowd favorite.

If you’re looking for more easy dessert recipes, check out our post 15+ easy no-bake desserts.

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You could have a family picnic at a park nearby or use your own backyard to enjoy a meal together. We have tons of recipe ideas (including these deviled eggs) in our post 40+ easy picnic food ideas.

Diy father's day gifts

Father’s Day Meal Ideas:

If you’re planning a meal for Father’s Day, we have a bunch of amazing recipe roundups for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you’re thinking brunch, you can’t go wrong with a biscuits and gravy casserole!

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40 Easy DIY Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Will Cherish Forever

Toddlers, children and adults will love making these creative homemade presents.

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There’s something about a homemade gift that feels more meaningful, plus dad can appreciate that his children put time and creativity into a project or craft — with another parent’s supervision, of course. While there are plenty of thoughtful Father’s Day gifts to shop, DIY presents are a cheaper — and sometimes quicker — alternative. To impress the dad who wants nothing this year, try your hand at making one of these easy DIY Father’s Day gifts (note: some take less than five minutes).

We’ve rounded up ideas for every kind of dad: the guy who loves watching sports, manning the grill, tending to his houseplants, cracking open a cold one or enjoying sweet snacks. There are heartfelt projects (think picture frames) for new dads on their first Father’s Day, alongside last-minute ideas that will impress anyone on your list — including gifts for step dads and gifts for grandpa. Plus, you’ll find a homemade Father’s Day card that can be treasured forever (hint: it isn’t made from paper).

No matter if you’ve got babies, toddlers or older children, we’ve included the best ideas to get everyone involved in gift giving. Simple ideas include “Dad” paperweights and Father’s Day coupons, while others are kid-crafted storybooks and homemade bath bombs. There are so many cute DIY ideas, you may want to save a few for his birthday or Christmas!

Sports Donuts

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The House That Lars Built

If he loves sports and sweets, these adorable donuts make the perfect present. Start with a bag of store-bought mini glaze donuts or have your kids help you make some from scratch.

Dad Rocks Paperweights


Hello, Wonderful

Supply the kiddos with washi tape, paint markers and a rock, then inspire them to draw their dad. Add a punny message like “Dad Rocks” or the classic “Best Dad Ever.”

Fabric-Wrapped Planter

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Tell Love and Party

For dads who love houseplants, make him a fabric-wrapped pot. Hint: This one requires very few supplies.

Father’s Day Coupons

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Alice and Lois

Dad will love receiving these Father’s Day coupons, and kids will love when they redeem each one — since it means more quality time with dad. A few ideas: lunch date, free hug and breakfast in bed.

Salt Dough Picture Frame

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The Soccer Mom Blog

Kids can be involved in every step of this simple process. Follow a salt dough recipe, shape the letters to read “DAD” and bake the cookies. Later, include family photos and write in the kids’ name.

Kid-Crafted Storybook

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Persia Lou

Sit down with your little one and help them write a superhero story inspired by their hero (AKA, their dad). Let them draw the illustrations and encourage them to get creative.

Luggage Tags

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Tonya Staab

For dads who enjoy traveling, these DIY luggage tags will get a ton of use. Print out a family photo or repurpose your kids’ artwork.

Mini Zen Garden


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Help dad stay relaxed with this tabletop zen garden, which also happens to be super easy to make. You’ll only need a small box, sand, air plants, rocks and a small rake. Side note: Kids will love playing with it, too.

Wood-Burned Card

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Cherished Bliss

Forget the paper card, dad can cherish this wood-burned card forever. Have your kids trace their hand, write a message or draw a picture, then carefully use a wood burning tool.

Dad’s Mug

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A Night Owl Blog

Whether for beer or root beer floats, this DIY mug is really easy to make. We suggest using a stencil, but you’re welcome to freehand the text if you’re up for it.

Homemade Grilling Apron

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Ian Palmer at Country Living

Give kids a range of fabric markers and paints to choose from, and then watch as they turn a plain white apron into something special for your family’s grill master.

Flower Frame With Perler Beads

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Crafting Cheerfully

Not only can kids design their flower with perler beads, they can use their imagination while painting the flower pot. Add a photo, and dad will keep it on display for years to come.

Printable Bottle Tags

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Skip to My Lou

Print one of these punny messages on card stock and then attach them to his favorite after-work drink of choice (read: beer).

Braided Twine Key Chain

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White House Crafts

Dad will have an easier time keeping track of his keys, plus he’ll think about the family every time he uses them. All you need is some jute, scissors, hot glue and a key ring — plus about five minutes of your time.

Bath Bombs

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Everyone can enjoy a relaxing bath after a long day, and these colorful bath bombs take it to the next level. Added bonus: Kids will love experimenting with different colors and accents (think dried flowers or orange peels).

Kid’s Artwork Koozie

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Ian Palmer at Country Living

You’ll also rely on your kid’s help for this DIY: Ask them to draw a picture of their dad on a piece of craft foam, which you’ll later wrap around a beer can like a koozie.

Homemade Salsa

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Alice and Lois

Get the kids involved in the kitchen to make dad his favorite snack from scratch. Put the salsa in a mason jar and add a festive label.

Washi Tape Clock

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Tell Love and Party

Upgrade a tabletop clock with washi tape — just let your kids choose a color or pattern that reminds them of dad.