11 Clever DIY Father’s Day Ideas to Make for Dad

DIY Father's Day gifts you can make for dad.

Show dad some love with these DIY Father’s Day ideas you can make.

Forget going to the mall (to some a four-letter word) and getting dad a tie this Father’s Day. Instead of buying more crap that will just end up in a landfill, DIY Father’s Day gifts are the way to go. Get crafty and make your dad a gift from your heart and hands–extra points if you can repurpose goods previously destined for the landfill.

DIY Father’s Day gifts have come a long way since those those macaroni necklaces of your youth. Now that you are all grown up, and you have the Internet, you can make a useful and practical gift that your dad will appreciate and can actually use!

Here’s a roundup of DIY Father’s Day ideas including gifts that are suitable for both big and little kids.

DIY Father’s Day Gifts

  1. Adjustable Unisex Apron – Whether dad is a cook, baker or griller, this DIY apron will do the trick. It’s sized to work for those who are average height and those who are over 6 feet.
  2. DIY Bar Cart – If your dad is into being the mixologist at parties, make him a bar cart from repurposed pallets.
  3. Ring Toss Game – Repurpose soda or beer bottles into a backyard ring toss game. Perfect for project for kids and mom to help create some outdoor fun.
  4. DIY Croquet – Another classic outdoor game to make yourself.
  5. DIY Hammock – And if your dad is more into relaxing in the backyard, make him his own hammock.
  6. DIY Cord Storage – What dad wouldn’t appreciate a fashionable and practical DIY cord storage roll up?
  7. Device Sleeve – Make dad a digital device sleeve from repurposed fabrics.
  8. DIY Couch Tray – DIY up a practical couch sleeve/tray to make your dad feel like the king of the couch!
  9. DIY Tie Storage – Repurpose bungee cords and boards to make dad some useful tie/ belt/cord storage.
  10. Ethernet Keychains – Are you or your father a network nerd? Repurpose ethernet ports and cords into keychains.
  11. Hand-stamped Wooden Bookmarks – This is practical project for younger kids to gift dad the bookworm.

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Jen Wallace

Jen Wallace shares her indie life by writing about making, creating, cooking, learning, playing, decorating, and pretty much anything else that strikes her fancy from indie biz tips to the modern history of the American hemline.