The eternal question lives on: “What the heck do men want for Father’s Day?!” A coupon for free hugs? Another tie? Socks? Unlikely. It’s time to level-up the gift giving for Father’s Day. Here, I’ve rounded up 28 awesome DIY Father’s Day gifts that you can make or assemble at the last minute. I’ve found the best and most creative options, there’s not a single tie on this list!
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The thing with a DIY last minute gift idea, is that I have to assume you have a decent collection of crafting supplies to draw from.
But since you probably found this post by searching for ‘DIY gifts’, you are most likely a crafter with some supplies lying around!
Otherwise, most of these projects could be completed with a quick trip to either your local craft supply shop, home improvement store or grocery store.
Don’t forget to grab a printable card to go with your last minute gift! (And if it’s not the last minute and you still have time to get something shipped out, check out this post of 30 Personalized Gifts for Men.) Or if you need more kid-friendly DIYs, check out this post of 18 Best Father’s Day Crafts for Kids, or this post of 16 Free Printable Father’s Day Crafts for Kids.
DIY Father’s Day Gifts
1. Dino Tripod
I love a good upcylcle project! With the amount of video calls we’re all doing lately, this tripod would really come in handy.
Keep things simple and classy with this keychain DIY.
For the dad who is always losing the remote. *cough my husband cough* . Just maybe use a less flowery fabric. 😛
A sleek clock for dad to hang in his (home) office.
You could do a more personalized design for the master griller in the house to present his culinary masterpieces on.
(This one actually DIY’s the whole cutting board from scratch. I think you could also do this idea with a store bought cutting board)
I love that these are little paint cans! Great for taking on camping trips or when you’re sitting outside enjoying a drink.
These are so darn cute, I’d make them for myself!
Make one for all the father figures in your family!
For the fancy dads.
10. Spice Rubs
For the ‘grillin’ dads.
Pair this glorious trophy with the spice rubs above and you’ll have one happy dad on your hands!
12. Tool Apron
What better way to encourage him to get those projects finished around the house that he’s been promising to do since forever?!
This is amusing, and would be fun for the kids to assemble!
You could also do a golf green if he prefers golf, or a football field.
I know Father’s Day is in June, but this cowl will definitely come in handy once the cold weather hits!
16. DIY Dopp Kit
Make him a beautiful box pouch for storing his shaving supplies. Throw away the gross ziploc bag he had been using.
17. Travel Bag
This is kind of just a larger version of the dopp kit from above. Great for travelling. And a super fun way to use a cute printed fabric as the lining!
Use real leather or a faux leather vinyl for the dad who prefers a minimalist wallet.
19. Desk Nameplate
This might be a quick DIY for some people, more complicated for others. But it was too lovely not to include!
For the man who already has it all!
These would be perfect for a socially distanced gathering! Prepare a table of them ahead of time and guests can serve themselves.
Another classic piece for his desk or office.
23. Fingerprint Mug
This is just plain cute.
All of the tags in this image come as a free printable download to help make this fun gift basket!
Another simple wallet design so he can upgrade from using a rubber band. Oh wait, was that just my husband?!
For when you’re really at a loss for what to get, slippers full of treat foods is a solid option.
This site has a number of themed gift basket ideas that come with free printable tags.
Another quick sewing project that he’ll appreciate.
A few fun gift tag and bag printables to go with your DIY father’s day gift!
I think that’s a pretty comprehensive list of DIY gift ideas for men.
Which one are you going to make this year?