You’ve done it again — you waited until the last minute to get a Father’s Day gift, and now it’s too late to order his favorite gadget online. If you aren’t the crafty type this can really limit your gift options. Well, what if I told you you could make him an inexpensive, custom gift with zero crafting skills? Yes you heard me correctly — all you need to make the T-shirt below is our free printable pattern and an iron. It’s super easy, and it’s something Dad will love and actually get use out of.
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And if a T-shirt isn’t his thing, use our printable to make him a custom tote bag. Download it here>>
Happy Early Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there!
Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there, and happy scramble-until-you-find-the-right-gift to the rest of us. You know dad just wants us healthy, housed and capable of paying our own bills, but for Father’s Day we want to show him just how much we appreciate his perfect grilled chicken, the way he always says “take your time” when you are driving somewhere, and that his pep talks always involve the words “put your game face on.” So here is a round-up of handmade gifts you can give to your dad to show him just how much he is loved and appreciated.
Handmade Charlotte has you covered with 5 different *free* printables for dad.
Give dad a place to organize his keys and shades with this Chalkboard House Organizer that I made on HGTV Handmade.
Is your dad always saying cheese and capturing “the moment?” Then he might dig a handmade leather camera strap for his special day via Wood and Faulk.
Julia shows us how easy it is to make a custom pint glass for dad in this great video.
If dad is a coffee lover, make him a custom dishwasher safe mug, like I do for my dad on HGTV Handmade.
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It’s his turn — time for you to show your favorite guy how much you really appreciate him. The man in your life (whether it be your dad, grandpa or baby-daddy) most likely selflessly gives 364 days out of the year. June 15th is his day to do and get whatever he wants, and we are here to help you make that happen.
Get Him Gifts He Wants
He probably has enough ties — make him the ultimate grilling accessory instead or a personalized catchall tray for him to keep his things at hand.
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Father’s Day is just around the corner — this Sunday to be exact. Do you have a gift for your favorite guy yet? Personally, I find it hard to get a gift for my dad. He’s the tech type and we all know how expensive that can get. This year, I’ve decided to give the gift of food because that’s what guys — even the picky ones — really want, right?
Our slew of great, easy Father’s Day recipes and cocktails will surely please Dad. You can start his day off right with a Tex-Mex style breakfast in bed, or add his favorite brew to cheese dip or even a cupcake! And after he’s full and happy, he can wind his day down with a nice, cold cocktail.
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Father’s Day is this Sunday — are you armed with a gift for dad? No? Well then, we’ve got you covered — from his favorite recipes (hot beer cheese and homemade pretzels — yum!) to fun, free printables and handmade gift ideas like this easier-than-it-looks dresser-top leather valet; whip up a surprise for your dad just in time for Father’s Day celebrations.
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Not only is this monogrammed leather valet easy to craft, you probably have most of the materials on hand like an old frame, some batting or foam and a spare bit of leather – this is a great project for upcycling a past-its-prime jacket or purse. The steps are simple, just disassemble the frame then use the backing as a template to cut out a small piece of leather and batting. Place the leather, suede side up, on top of the batting and secure it in the frame with strong tape.
I used an old trick from college printmaking classes to create removable registration marks on painter’s tape that would help me find the tray’s center before placing the adhesive stencils (these things are awesome, btw, you can find them with the glass-etching supplies at your local craft store). Fill in the stencils with a permanent marker and voila — a handy catch-all for dad to keep his keys, change, watch and anything else he needs to grab on his way out the door.
Crafting this handy DIY gift for dad is easy — but be sure to check out my complete step-by-step instructions for a materials list and lots of helpful tips first>>
Despite my mother’s incessant reminders, I somehow always find myself scrambling for a Father’s Day gift at the last minute. Sound familiar? This year, I’m hoping to break that tradition. I’m calling on two of my closest acquaintances: crafts and candy. If you’re in a similar Father’s Day bind, why not make one of these adorable candy jars for dad? We all know he’s secretly hoping for something edible.
This candy jar is quick, easy and hilarious. I love the mustache trend – so quirky! Also, I think my dad would love this sly reference to his terrible ‘70s “stache.” See how Jill from Sandy Toes & Popsicles created these crafty candy jars.
This jar assures dad some peace of mind; KC from The Real Thing shows how to actually etch his name into a glass jar. That guarantees no candy thieves, right?
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly craft, this Tie Box from Eighteen25 might be your pick. And after all, it is Father’s Day – it’s only proper to incorporate ties!
Ah, Father’s Day. That hallowed holiday where we tell the dads in our lives that we love them…by giving them ties? Come on, we can do better than that. This year, why not give dad what he really wants, the gift of rest and relaxation. These adorable lotto-inspired scratch-and-win cards give dad the chance to win everything from a pass on mowing the lawn to a two hour nap.
You can download our free Father’s Day printables right here. Don’t you kind of want to make scratch-and-win cards for every occasion now?
What are your plans for dad this June 16th? Maybe a special meal? Dish in the comments–I promise I’m very good at keeping secrets.
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Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads out there! If you’re struggling to put together a last-minute present for your favorite guy, then look no further. You can never go wrong with a simple handmade gift.
Amy of The Idea Room dressed up her husband’s favorite drink with adorable necktie and shirt bottle covers! And don’t forget about the card — try one of Liz’s favorite Father’s Day cards you can make, buy or print.
What special plans do you have for your dad today? Tell us in the comments below.
Why are dads so difficult to buy gifts for? Or more specifically, my dad? He’s not really into fancy gadgets or gimmicks — he’d be just as happy with a pack of wool socks.
Still, I always struggle to find a Father’s Day gift that really shows him I appreciate all he’s taught me over the years: How to tie my shoes, how to make the best pie crust ever, how to carve a dovetail joint, and on, and on, and on. But no matter what I settle on, one thing is always a hit: a handmade card that speaks to his (awesome) personality. Here are some great ways to show your dad you care with handmade cards to make and buy (Father’s Day is this Sunday, folks!).
Fire-Breathing, Animated Dragon Card by Made by Joel
Make your own version of this interactive, fire-breathing dragon card from Made by Joel with some construction paper and lots of imagination.
DIY Mustache Card With Bow-Tie Pasta By The Gold Jelly Bean
Take macaroni art to the next level with this ode to a staple of fatherhood: the humble mustache! This adorable card from The Gold Jelly Bean is mounted on wood grain contact paper and embellished with painted bow-tie pasta.
Can you believe it’s almost Father’s Day? For some reason, I have way more trouble getting my dad the right gift than my mom. If you’re anything like me, here’s a little guide to help you pick out the right gift for your old man.
For the Culinary Dad: This DIY apron mixes sentimental value with practical use. If your dad is a self-proclaimed chef (and you’re a crafty person), make him a plaid apron in a few simple steps using this template by Waverly. <<Get the Full Instructions Here>>
For the Playful Dad: My dad LOVES gadgets, and that can get — expensive. This condiment dispenser by Sharper Image would be a good alternative. Okay, so it’s not the latest iPad, but it’s still something he can play with and get use out of, right? And you can pair it with this hand-painted grill platter.
For the Traveling Dad: Get something a little different this year. If your dad travels a lot, he would love this scratch map that charts everywhere he has been. Wouldn’t it look charming in his office?
For the Artistic Dad: If your dad appreciates art, then something frameable and hand-stitched is the way to go. Stampa has a limited edition collection that includes hand-stitched, iconic Father’s Day gifts, such as a “#1 Dad” coffee mug, an Old Spice bottle, colorful neckties and more.
What do you have planned for your dad this Father’s Day? Tell us in the comments below.