Well, look at you. You waited until the absolute last second to get your father and/or husband a Father’s Day gift. We’re disappointed in you. Or, we would be disappointed in you if we weren’t in the same boat. Time gets away from you, doesn’t it?
If you’re strapped for time, but you still want to give the dads in your life awesome gifts, this is the lineup for you! Check out these 15 awesome DIY Father’s Day gifts that you can make in a jiffy, and that your dad/husband will love.
15. Handprint key chain
There are a lot of categories to choose from when picking a Father’s Day gift for your husband. There’s funny, foodie, alcohol, and then there’s “sentimental,” which is where this gift comes in.
These key chains will touch the very deepest depths of your husbands heart with heartwarming sentimental-ness. Plus, it’ll hold onto his keys. Check out the tutorial by following the link here. You will be able to get your kids involved with this one (unless you just have some spare little kid hands lying around, in which case, you’re a weirdo). It makes good use of some Mod Podge, some craft paint, and some Shrinky Dinks. The photos laid out in the tutorial are super helpful, and they make these key chains impossible to screw up, which is a good thing!
14. Peanut jar tutorial
Give your dad or husband the gift of healthy snacking! Whether they’re watching the big game or settling down with their favorite book, dads everywhere love to eat. Nuts are chock full of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for supporting a healthy body. And who doesn’t want the men in their life to be healthy?
The best part about this DIY gift is that all you have to do is print it out. Follow this link to download the file for the label, glue that sucker on to a jar, and bam—you’re done. It’s that easy. This jar is filled with peanuts, but you could fill yours with almonds, walnuts, cashews, or any other nut. It would also be great with trail mix.
13. DIY photo bookmarks
Is your husband like millions of other people around the world? Does he resort to using junk mail and old paint chips to mark his place in his favorite books? The next time your husband sits down to read a few chapters of his favorite book—whether that’s The Manly Man’s Guide to Masculinity, or the Twilight series—make sure he has a proper bookmark to stick between the pages.
He will absolutely love a few of these DIY photo bookmarks. You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make, and they are too adorable! Also a great gift for grandpas, the men in your life will love seeing the tiny images of their kids or grandkids every time they open up a book.
12. Printable Father’s Day coupons
This coupon booklet is a hit for so many reasons, not the least of which is that this is the easiest gift in the world to make. All you have to do is turn your printer on and hit print.
You can customize the coupons for anything you want. Here are a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing: one free round of mini golf; one free car wash; one free breakfast in bed—you get the idea. Your dad (or husband) will love the effort you put into this do it yourself gift, and you will love how simple it was to put together. And, if your dad is into the whole extreme couponing thing, then you can’t afford not to make this coupon booklet for him.
11. Minibar in a jar
Okay, we are in love with this project. This is a gift that is perfect for adult children to give to their dads. It’s not such a great gift for toddlers to give their dads, though. We probably don’t have to explain why. Let’s just say that it would be really weird having your two-year-old son come up to you, wrap his little arms around your neck, tell you, “Happy Father’s Day,” and hand you a tasteful arrangement of hard alcohols in a jar. Just saying.
But for everyone else, this DIY mini bar in a jar is just about as epic as it gets. Fill your jar with your dad’s favorite liqueurs and your husbands preferred whiskeys. These little beauties also make killer party favors and “just because” gifts.
10. Photo tower DIY
If your dad has a desk job, make him smile with one of these DIY photo towers. He will love looking up from his work to see the smiling faces of his loved ones. Or, if the dads in your life don’t have desk jobs, make them one of these photo towers anyway, and suggest to him that he get a desk job, so he can look at his photo tower.
Better yet, encourage him to quit working all together so he can switch to looking at this photo tower full-time. Actually, that’s a bit excessive. Oh, well. Anyway, this project is a cinch to make, so it is the perfect gift for anyone who is strapped for time. It has all the appearance of forethought, without the actual forethought.
9. DIY rock picture frame
Give your dad the gift of a genuine dad joke this Father’s Day. Puns are every dad’s specialty, so this DIY gift will be right up your pop’s alley. We like the pun aspect of this gift because, well, we think that puns are awesome. But we would also like to point out how inexpensive and easy this project is.
You can find a variety of polished rocks at most hobby stores (and even some dollar stores). Plain wooden frames are pretty easy to come by, as well. With the help of a little waterproof glue, this rock frame can be made in no time at all. Get your kiddos involved, too. They’ll love working hard on something special to give to their dad.
8. Bacon gift set with printable labels
Men love bacon. We learned that in biology in middle school. Oh, who are we kidding. Who doesn’t love that stuff? Bacon is basically meat sprinkles, and it’s every bit as magical as regular sprinkles. Your dad will absolutely feel the same way when you give him this incredible DIY bacon gift set. Complete with savory bacon salt, delicious bacon jam, and candied bacon that is every bit as fantastic as it sounds, this bacon gift set project is something that your dad will love to get, not just for Father’s Day, but also for any other holiday. Follow the link here to print out the free labels. Take a few minutes to whip up this divine bacon gift set, and blow your dad’s mind this Father’s Day.
7. Modern photo wall art
It has been clinically proven that eight out of ten dads would rather look at pictures of their children than not look at pictures of their children. To be fair, though, those two dads who said they didn’t want to look at their kids were total jerks. They don’t deserve Father’s Day gifts. For dads who aren’t jerks, give them one of these precious modern photo wall art, featuring the image of—you guessed it—their kids! For real, though, this modern photo wall art tutorial will come in handy for a lot of projects. It’s a simple technique to learn, and the pay off is amazing! A perfect gift for Father’s Day, this is also a good present to give to friends for birthdays or going away presents.
6. Grill set holder
In addition to loving bacon and enjoying looking at their children, dads also seem to like grilling. From fruits and vegetables to all manor of meats, grilling for a man causes the same sort of natural high as shopping does for a woman. Give your barbecuing dad or husband one of these grill set holders. What could be easier than following the steps laid out in the tutorial? Nothing, that’s what. These things are so easy to make, you’ll start making them just for the heck of it. Then you’ll have a whole bunch of them just lying around the house. You’ll start using them to hold dog leashes, robes, coats, and hats. After all, they are handy. Get the details on the project by following this link.
5. Easy customized mug
We love men, but we’ll be straight with you on this: sometimes they get confused. It isn’t their fault. It just happens. So, how is your dad supposed to know that he’s a dad unless he has one of these personalized mugs that says, “Dad” right on it? Well, you might be thinking, my dad was there when I was born, so of course he knows he’s a dad—but how sure are you that he knows this? We think it’s better to be safe than sorry, so you should probably go ahead and make a few of these DIY coffee mugs for all of the dads in your life. You know, just so there is no confusion when someone storms into their house and asks, “hey, are there any dads in here?”
4. Printable Dad’s toolbox DIY
Hammers, hand saws, nails, drills—boring! Dad’s may say that they need those tools to “work around the house.” They may stop you from throwing their toolboxes away, screaming, “wait, no! What are you doing!?! I’m a carpenter, I need those tools!” But do they really need those tools? No. Not even. Dads don’t actually want power and/or hand tools, and if they tell you otherwise, it’s a cry for help. What they’re really trying to tell you is that they want one of these do-it-yourself toolboxes. It ditches stereotypical toolbox items, like nuts, bolts, and screwdrivers, in favor of soda pop, snacks, and chocolate candy bars. This easy to make tool box beats your average run of the mill toolbox by a long shot, and it’s simple to put together, too!
3. Trophy wine stoppers
It’s always nice to win a trophy. You know, it does make you feel like a champion, even if all you won was an amateur bowling tournament. But you know what is a heck of a lot better than winning a trophy? Wine. You could even go so far as to argue that a bottle of wine is, itself, a trophy. This is especially true when you follow this tutorial to make trophy stoppers for your wine bottles! For wino dads, this gift is sure to be a hit.
2. Bottle cap coaster set
After a long hard day at work, almost every dad’s dream is to come home, sit down, play with the kids, and enjoy a nice, cold, handcrafted beer before dinner. If that sounds like your father or husband, then chances are good that you have a lot of bottle caps lying around all over the place. They don’t really serve a purpose, but they’re just so cute! How could you possibly throw them away? Well, now you don’t have to: put those little metal caps to use by turning them into adorable and practical beer cap coasters. You can quickly and easily throw these guys together, and they will look stellar in your husbands man cave, or sitting on the counter top of your home bar.
1. Shrinky Dink tie tacks
Ah, Shrinky Dinks. Is there no end to the remarkable things that you can do? If you grew up in the eighties or nineties, we are going to assume that you have a stash of spare Shrinky Dinks that you hid away precisely for instances such as this. These tie tacks are so fun, and they couldn’t be easier to make. Ideally, you’ll use an image of your child when you make one of these tie tacks for your husband. But who are we to tell you how to live your life? Snap a picture of the family dog and turn her into a tie tack. Print out a tiny picture of that meme you both laughed at last week and shrink it to tie tack size. The options are endless!