Everyone knows that Dad is the big star on Father’s day, I mean his name is literally in the title! What we don’t know? What to get Dad instead of a store bought World’s Best Dad coffee mug or another tie to add to his collection!
Instead let’s give Dad something he’ll truly cherish… memories! Here are 7 Homemade Gifts for Father’s Day you can make with your Dad this year. It’s a Father’s Day present he’ll never forget!
Now a picture frame isn’t exactly revolutionary but how cute is this one? With the addition of a few nuts and bolts you can give Dad a great photo and cute decor for his work room.
Is Dad into fishing? How about fishing hooks with a “We’re hooked on you, Dad!” tagline? The possibilities are endless!
DIY Photo Block
This one is definitely a team effort but how cute would this be on Dad’s desk? With a simple wooden block and a couple pictures the kiddos could definitely help Dad make this bad boy!
Just think, Dad can wield the power drill to drill the holes for pens while the kiddos conquer modge podge for the photos!
Hand Print Art
Dad might be a big softie with a heart of gold… but he’ll never sit down and ask you to make him a sentimental gift. He has to keep up that tough guy image after all!
So a quick and easy craft like this hand print wall sign would be perfect for Father’s Day! Have everyone in the family leave a hand print so that Dad has something fun to remember all of those little fingers by! Plus everyone gets to play in paint which is guaranteed to be fun and messy! Very very messy!
DIY Leash Holder
Man’s best friend definitely needs to come into the picture this Father’s Day! I know one of my Dad’s favorite things is to go hiking with his golden lap Rocky… so this year build a fun little spot for Dad to keep man’s best friend’s leash!
Kiddos can paint the board while Dad shows them how to attach the hooks… and when you’re all finished celebrate by taking man’s best friend for a Father’s Day hike!
Now this one could be fun for the whole family! Start with plain envelopes and letter paper (or super pretty ones, it’s up to you!) then write down all of your favorite memories about Dad!
Depending on how many people are participating (wouldn’t this be a fun one to get the Grandparents and extended family involved in?) have each kiddo write down their favorite memories… maybe up to 5 each! Have Dad write down his favorite memory with each child! Now he has a box full of memories to cherish for many years to come.
DIY Sharpie Mug
Now this is a fun one… the DIY sharpie mug! I made one of these for my hubby’s birthday and he loves it and the best part is how easy they are! With a simple white mug and a sharpie you can really let your creativity take over.
Go ahead and set up the kiddos at the kitchen table with all your supplies and let them brainstorm with Dad what the perfect mug would look like. Once they’ve finished “designing” their masterpiece a quick cook in the oven will make the sharpie permanent! Which means Dad can see their original artwork every time he goes for a caffeine fix. Plus he’ll remember how much fun they had making the mugs and who doesn’t love that?
DIY Pillow Cover
This one might be fun for the traveling Papa. If he has a job on the road a handmade DIY pillow case would be the perfect reminder to take with him when he leaves for a long trip!
A simple sharpie on a white pillowcase is the perfect artist’s canvas for a fun afternoon with Papa. Have Papa make a pillowcase for the kiddos while they’re at it… then they can swap!
Build a Treehouse
Every kid yearns for a tree house… they’re the perfect getaway! Of course while kiddos love to play in a tree house Dad will cherish the memories of helping put the entire thing together. Think of all the fun they’ll have trying to hammer the entire piece together.
If Dad loves to build things he will really enjoy the hours spent building the perfect clubhouse. Plus he’ll love any excuse to splurge on new Craftsman tools!
If you counted then you realize there was a super secret eighth father’s day idea! There are just too many awesome ideas! Which one is your favorite?