What to make dad for father’s day?

Boy, have I got something awesome in store for you today! I know you may not even know what you’ll be for Halloween yet, but maybe you’re already looking ahead (and sweating ahead) for what could be the ultimate stressful time of the year – holiday gift giving. Well, you’re in for a treat then, my friends! Here’s a roundup of over 30 Wooden Handmade Gift Ideas.

And this is all part of

The Ultimate Library of Handmade Gifts

a collection brought to you by my favorite bloggers just in time for the holidays. The answer to your wildest dreams, and/or nightmares. You know how everyone says they have “something for everyone on your list”? With over 200 handmade gift ideas, I hope that you really do find the perfect gift, or last inspiration, for everyone on your list. My contribution to this list of all lists are handmade gifts from wood. I love the versatility of wood, how it can look handmade or store-bought, even if it was all done by hand. It can be fun, modern, vintage, and customized for the pickiest recipient! Let’s dive right in!


Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

Geometric wine stopper from The Merry Thought

Kitchen tablet holder from Mamie Janes

Etched wooden spoons from Design Mom

Serving tray from My Altered State

Pallet coasters from One Dog Woof



I mean jewelry, but there’s a surprise here in this collection…for the man in your life. How about a wood and leather bow tie? Oh, I love me some mixed media!

Painted wooden necklace from Swallow’s Heart

DIY wooden jewelry from See That There

Chevron wood earrings from Pitter and Glink

Wooden bow tie from The Merry Thought


Bring the Outdoors In

Anyone can gift a glass vase. Will you be the one to gift a homemade wooden vase?

Scrap wood vase from Shanty 2 Chic

Twig flower pot from Nini Makes


Slice and Dice

It’s pretty amazing what you can do with a slice of wood. I mean, it’s like having a blank canvas to work with. I’d even make an analogy to a blank sheet of paper…if they weren’t pretty much already the same thing… Annnnyways, here are some grrreat ideas!

Wood slice magnets from Suburble

Wood slice and burlap Christmas wreath from Finding Home

Wood clock from Design Sponge

String art from Suburble

Christmas ornaments from Upcycled Treasures

Lace painted wood coasters from Little Red Window


For the Young and Young at Heart

So, the teether has a specific age limit, but the ruler growth chart can be for anyone. Plus, I think it’d be fun to have a ginormous ruler hanging around the house!

Ruler growth chart from Simply Kierste

Goldfish teether crochet pattern from One Dog Woof


‘Tis the Season

Here are a few creative ways to use wood for Christmas decorating, and all using supplies from around the house. Ok, I admit it, I did look around and see if I had an old chair I could bust up for ornaments.

Wooden nativity set from Ginger Snap Crafts

Clothespin snowflakes from Owen Family Six

Spindle ornaments from Lolly Jane


It’s Just a Drill

Ah, power tools, how I love you and am terrified of you all at the same time. Pop a drill onto your favorite power driver and see what you can come up with!

Birch wood candle holder from Oleander and Palm

Wooden makeup brush holder from Brave New Home


Wood Signs

When all else fails, a wood sign with a favorite quote or scripture or verse from a song always always works. I always tell myself I don’t NEED a wood sign around the house, but then, I’m ALWAYS tempted to buy the “Beach, this way ->” sign or some other “reminds me of vacation” sign at the county fair. Someday, I will make one, when I can decide what I want to put on it.

Sunshiny Day distressed sign from Happy Go Lucky

DIY wood pallet sign from The Thinking Closet


Gifts for around the house.

These ideas repurpose pre-made wood items into fun and unique gifts. I mean, who wouldn’t want a merry-go-round in their house?!

Baseball wall decor from The Benson Street

Merry-go-round bookshelf from One Dog Woof

Letter magazine rack from Living Well Spending Less


Finally, a few more ideas just for fun.

Easy to make and gift, fun to receive!

DIY scented wood blocks from Northstory

Bloom keychain from One Artsy Mama

Outdoor dominoes from One Dog Woof


There you have it! My contribution to The Ultimate Library of Handmade Gifts. There’s soo much more to share from all of my favoritest bloggers. It’s a pretty impressive and invaluable resource, don’t you think? If you add up all the ideas from here and from the collections listed below, we have amassed over 200 great homemade gift ideas (200! HOLY GIFT GIVING, BATMAN!) for you to shock and awe this holiday season. Good thing we’re giving this to you early, right? Gives you plenty of time to create, or procrastinate, or shop for supplies (always fun…)!

This year, make your gifts personal: make them handmade. Get your ideas from the fabulous collections below!

Sewing Gifts for Kids by Li’l Miss Tori

30 Minute Gifts by It Happens In A Blink

Mason Jar Gifts by Sweet Tea and Saving Grace

Jewelry and Wearable Gifts by One Artsy Mama

Gifts for the Loveable Nerd by 4 You With Love

Handmade Beauty Gifts by Pitter and Glink

Gifts for Avid Readers by The Benson Street

Wooden Handmade Gift Ideas by One Dog Woof

Handmade Gifts for Men by Suburble

$5 Handmade Gifts by Happy Go Lucky

DIY Coaster Gifts by The Thinking Closet

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10 Last Minute DIY Wood Gifts that you Can Make

Hi there! It’s almost Christmas! Are you ready?

I’ll be in the garage a good part of today finishing up gifts. Just because there’s only two days left until Christmas, doesn’t mean you can still make a few handmade wood gifts to delight your friends and family – and your wallet.

Today I though I’d share some amazing gifts that you can make quickly, and most are out of scrap wood – so no need to even go pick up new materials or spend tons of money!

DIY Cheese Board Hostess Gift – How simple and beautiful is this diy cheeseboard with chalkboard center? Pretties for Pennies shares the easy tutorial to make this wood cheeseboard for about $10. You could cut that budget in half if you have door pulls or use rope for the handles too. Just add your favorite cheeses and take to your next Christmas party!

DIY Barnwood Clip Frames – The perfect gift for family members! These beautiful photo frames only cost about $7 each – and would burn up a ton of scraps if you have them. My friends at Shanty2Chic have the full tutorial, including the finish, so hop on over and make these photo frames!

Beautiful Wine Bottle Rack for the Wine Lover – How gorgeous is this wood and rope wine bottle rack? The tutorial is super easy and you can make it with just a scrap piece of wood and some rope. Shared by Cambria Wines, tutorial here.

Rustic DIY Wood Beer Bottle Holder – Turn a six pack of beer (or your favorite bottled beverage) into a beautiful gift when given in this beautiful wood beer bottle holder with opener on the side. Awesome plans by Rogue Engineer.

Simple DIY Wood Box Centerpiece – This simple wood box centerpiece is lovely and would be cherished by most anyone. For the Holidays, fill with gourmet meats, cheeses, crackers or fruits, or Christmas florals. Easy tutorial by Love Grows Wild.

DIY Wood Tray – I love wood trays. They are so useful and beautiful and are like files for your life. You can sort different things into the trays to make your life more beautiful and organized. I especially love Liz Marie’s coffee service tray. You can build this too with Liz’s great tutorial here.

DIY Family Tree Sign – Just use a cleat on the back to nail a bunch of boards together. Then paint the tree trunk and use a sponge cut into a leaf shape to make all the leaves. Easier than pie! Project built by sjonathan and designed by me – grab the tutorial here.

DIY Wood Tablet or Ipad Stand – I love how simple and beautiful this ipad or tablet stand made by The Artful Desperado is! You’ll just need a few pieces of scrap wood to make this one! Perfect for the kitchen countertop for recipes, or on a nightstand while charging or enjoying your favorite YouTube Channel 😉 . Check out the full tutorial here.

Scrap wood Cars and Trucks – You can delight even the smallest loved one with these DIY wood cars and trucks made from scrap wood pieces. I love this one made by Handmade with Ashley, and you can grab the full plans with templates from me and That’s My Letter here.

DIY Wood Crayon Holder – all you’ll need is some 1×3 scraps to mkae this beautiful wood crayon holder! I put this tutorial together with That’s My Letter for our Handbuilt Holiday series.

These ten projects are just a few of my favorites. You can check out dozens more in our scrap wood section and under $20 section of plans.

Hopefully I’ve lost you to an amazing project, but if I haven’t, thank you! And please do share when you build, we’d love to see how your projects turn out too!

Have the happiest handmade Holiday!

XO Ana

40 DIY Wood Projects We Love

We’ve already done rope, and now we’re on to another rustic material we love: wood! It’s as basic of a material as clay and is constantly reinvented by DIYers, crafters, artists, hackers, and carpenters. To get inspired to create our own batch of cool wooden objects, we turned to our favorite fellow makers to see what projects they’ve come up with. Scroll down for our top DIY wood project picks.

1. DIY Wooden Picture Holders: Personalize your desk space and display your best shots with a DIY picture holder that calls for nothing more than a little wood, spray paint, and some inspiration. Add color as needed. (via Passion Shake)

2. DIY Anthropologie Wall Organizer Hack: We love Anthro *almost* as much as we love a good hack, and this sweet wall DIY falls nothing short of fabulously organized. (via Fish & Bull)

3. DIY Painted Birch Slice Coasters: Just in time for summer dinners with all the rosé, these pastel birch coasters make a cute (and useful) addition to rest your bev on. (via Dans Le Lakehouse)

4. Wooden Bungee Organizers: These organizers are made using hobby board and bungee. They’re great for organizing sunglasses, cords, and scarves, especially in small apartments and homes. (via Brit + Co)

5. Painted Wooden Spoons: You’ve likely seen this one kicking around Pinterest, but it’s so bright and colorful we just had to include it. (via Little Bit Funky)

6. Antler Jewelry Board: If you go for a wander in just about any area that has tons of deer, you will definitely find shed antlers. Turn them into a caddy for all of your necklaces. (via Rebecca’s DIY)

7. Wooden Orbit Mirror: On the left, an $1,800 mirror from Anthropologie. On the right? Our $20 hack! (via Brit + Co)

8. Wooden Ring Pendants: We love the look of these wrapped wooden rings. You could also try using leather cord or paint pens to create similar designs. (via See That There)

9. Mops, Brooms, Gardening Tools: Who says chores have to lack style and color? Add a bit of spunk to your household essentials with paint, glitter, and shellac to seal the deal. (via Brit + Co)

10. Pallet Dining Set: Definitely on the more involved side of our DIY spectrum, this dining set looks beautiful on a porch or terrace. (via Brit + Co)

11. Nail String Art: A few pieces of wood, nails, and string are all you need to create this simple piece of art. Use words, shapes, or states for designs. (via Brit + Co)

12. Western Wood Panel Shirt: Add a little flair to your favorite button downs by attaching painted wooden panels. Think “neon goes west.” (via Brit + Co)

13. Embellished Wood Pencil Block: Such a great desk organizer! (via Design*Sponge)

14. The Ultimate DIY Accessory Organizer: If all your jewelry won’t fit on this huge organizer, you might have a hoarding problem… we’re guilty too. 😉 (via Brit + Co)

15. Driftwood Drawer Pull Necklace Holder: Another spot for organizing accessories? Don’t mind if we do! (via Visibly Moved)

16. Paint-By-Number Hex Symbol Coasters: These would make for great wedding favors! (via Design*Sponge)

17. Pallet-Top Desk: You might need to hit the flea market to make this one happen. Add a pallet topper to an old vintage desk, and you’ve got a stylish new setup. (via Thistlewood Farms)

18. Wooden Photos: Transferring photos to wood is an easy way to get that rustic vibe without sacrificing the bold hues you love. (via Apartment Therapy)

19. Wood Grain Tins: It’s not actually made from wood, but we love this kitschy, woodgrain-look way of dressing up tins and containers. (via Kirtsy)

20. Handmade Wooden Bangles: For a seriously rustic and bohemian look, use a wood-burning tool to create custom designs. (via Alisa Burke)

21. Paint-Dipped Candle Holders: Such a gorgeous and minimal centerpiece for a table, mantel, or non-working fireplace. (via Anne Sammenmaerchen)

22. Leather-and-Wood Shelf: Belts plus wood? Done. (via Design*Sponge)

23. Pallet Headboard: Create your own unique slumber decor from repurposed pallets. (via This Old House)

24. Hand-Painted Pine Keychains: These gorgeous keychains combine a rustic slice of pine with rich hues and triangular shapes. (via Etsy)

25. Chalkboard Cheese Tray: Do you want cheese with that? Um, obviously! (via Brit + Co.)

26. Wood Bunting: We love this take on bunting — it would make for an upgraded gift tag or table decor. (via Hank + Hunt)

27. Rustic Pencil Holder: Armed with a few trusty drill bits, it would be easy to customize this for any pencils, writing tools, or markers you have. (via Strawberry Chic)

28. Little Wooden Houses: “Little houses on the hillside, little houses made of ticky-tacky…” (via Minted)

29. Wood Plank Wine Rack: It doesn’t get more minimal, simple, and functional than this. (via Camille Styles)

30. Painted Wooden Bangles: You can usually find plain wooden bangles at a craft store. This tutorial shows you how to jazz ’em up! (via Kollabora)

31. Log Slice Clock: What time is it? It’s time to make a log slice clock! (via Design*Sponge)

32. DIY Candle Centerpiece: Turn an off-cut into something practical and oh-so-pretty! All you need is a big enough drill bit and some paint. (via Damask Love)

33. DIY Wood Frame Holder: Invite Mother Nature to your desktop with these tiny wood frames. (via The Things She Makes)

34. Color-Blocked Two-Tier Coffee Table: Bring a zing of color-blocked mid-century-modern goodness to your home with this totally doable project. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

35. Wood-Striped Utensil Holder: Simplicity and natural tones at their best. Once you master the process, you’ll want to make some matching pieces. (via A Beautiful Mess)

36. DIY Sofa Arm Table: This is the DIY you didn’t know you needed. No more mopping up a drink after your cat spills it when jumping onto the couch. (via Love & Renovations)

37. DIY Bead Chandelier: Beaded boho goodness. Start looking for a good price on wooden beads, because you’re gonna need ’em in bulk! (via The House That Lars Built)

38. DIY Wooden Hoop Earrings: Rummage around — you may already have everything you need to create these stunnas. (via The Merry Thought)

39. DIY Wood Jewelry Holder: Simple, compelling, and handy. You could also use it as a key holder by the front door. (via Fun 365)

40. DIY Painted Wood Placemats: The opportunity for customization is what gives this project its cool factor. The placemats would make a wicked birthday gift too. (via A Bubbly Life)

What cool projects have you made using wood? Tag us on Instagram @BritandCo.

Make Dad feel extra special this year with a gift that’s made just for him. With a little thought and a splash of creativity, you’re on your way to making this Father’s Day one he’ll never forget.

And we’re here to help. Our collection of DIY Father’s Day gifts are filled with love, style and easy tutorials. From delicious brownies to fashionable ties and personalized flasks, there’s something here for every dad. No matter your crafting abilities, you’ll find an idea to bring to reality.

For all Dad does, create something unique for him this Father’s Day. Search our gallery for just the right gift and check out personalized gifts that can be made in minutes and still have that handcrafted feel.

1. Hot Pepper Oil

Spice up Dad’s special day with hot pepper infused olive oil. Take tips from A Beautiful Mess and choose a bottle that offers easy pouring. It’s almost guaranteed he’ll be drenching his meats, eggs and veggies with this gift.

2. DIY Skinny Tie

This stylish skinny tie offers Dad a new look with a story to tell. When his co-workers or partners ask him where he bought it, he’ll say it was made by you. Check out the supply list and instructions at A Beautiful Mess.

3. Family Photo Mug

Fill Dad’s heart with love every time he fills his mug with coffee or tea. Customize a mug today with a collection of favorite memories, like fishing together or exploring a nearby town.

4. DIY Laptop Desk

For a dad that loves to browse the web, this DIY laptop desk is the perfect gift. Choose a fabric that matches Dad’s style and is appropriate for professional occasions. No sewing required with this project from A Beautiful Mess.

5. Recycled Rainbow Mobile

When the wind blows and the sun shines, let this mobile catch the magic. Using scrap materials and tips from Adventures in Making, your gift will burst with all the colors of the rainbow. Dad can hang this outside the kitchen window or on the back patio.

6. Festive Wall Art

Looking for a gift that will last forever? Design mounted wall art with photos from a family vacation or favorite memory. He’ll be proud to display these in his office or at home—and they’ll remind him of all the fun times you’ve shared together.

7. Caramel Crunch Brownies

With this caramel crunch brownie recipe from Bakerella, you’ll have Dad raving on the first bite. To make the gift extra special, wrap them in a pastry box and tie with a ribbon.

8. Outdoor Photo Pillow

When Dad’s outside on the deck or patio, he should have the perfect spot to kick back and relax. These custom outdoor pillows are comfy, weather resistant and easily personalized with photos from this year’s favorite moments.

9. Homemade Taco Seasoning

Freshen up Dad’s spice cabinet this year by trying Barefeet in the Kitchen homemade taco seasoning recipe. He’ll love adding this flair to tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and more.

10. Giant Tower Game

Have a Dad who loves games? Bring a twist to his collection with DIY Pete giant tower game. Paint the wood pieces or leave them natural. There’s no doubt Dad will be ready to host summer parties!

11. Custom Mouse Pad

During a long day at the office, Dad can look down and be reminded of his favorite moments with you. With a personalized mouse pad, the special photo you add will bring joy to his day and a sense of lightness to all the work he does.

12. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

Go all natural this Father’s Day with homemade shaving cream. Using the rosemary mint mix from Food For My Family, you can supply Dad with a whole year’s worth of cream. He’ll be clean shaven, smelling fresh and feeling good.

13. Glass Frame

If you’re searching for a keepsake gift Dad will have forever, look no further. This uniquely engraved glass photo frame offers you a chance to share one of your most special memories with Dad. Choose a photo from an unforgettable day, like a birthday, anniversary or summer holiday together.

14. Colorful Kite

Just in time for summer fun! This colorful kite by Handmade Charlotte is constructed with paper, string and bamboo sticks—and it’s simple enough for the kids or grandkids to make. Dad will enjoy letting it soar at the beach or in the backyard.

15. Pilsner Drinking Glass

With his favorite beer or cider in hand, Dad can unwind in style. Customize a pilsner glass with your choice of lettering, and he’ll think of you every time he uses it.

16. Wine Cork Fishing Rod

When Dad’s relaxing at the river or lake this summer, he’ll think of you every time he casts his line. Design a fishing rod from a wine cork using Imagine Childhood’s nifty guide.

17. Custom Garden Stone

Throw a dash of love into Dad’s garden. With a custom garden stone, his outdoor world will become a bit brighter. Every time he weeds the flowers or plants the vegetables, he’ll be reminded of you and your thoughtfulness.

18. DIY Planter Boxes

Father’s Day crafts bring out our creativity, love and special skills. For the nature-loving dad, construct planter boxes using tips from Jenna Sue Design Co Don’t forget to fill the boxes with herbs, flowers or vegetables.

19. Personalized Smartphone Case

Whether Dad has an iPhone or Android, you can create a smartphone case that fits his personality. Add fun photos he’ll enjoy seeing everyday—like those from an afternoon at the ballpark.

20. Refrigerator Pickles

Crunchy and savory, this Jennifer’s Kitchen pickle recipe is bound to make Dad ask for more. Marinating the cucumbers in garlic, lemon juice and dill seed offers a fantastically fresh taste for Dad to enjoy all summer long.

21. DIY Shirt for Dad

The best Father’s Day gifts come from the heart. This DIY shirt shows you care about Dad by putting extra time into his special day. Choose his favorite color and get to work with Jessica Watson’s t-shirt guide.

22. Personalized Flask

With his favorite drink tucked in this personalized flask, Dad can head out to hunt, ski or go for a hike. Design one today that can be shipped right to your door.

23. Photo Gallery Cube

When those tough days happen, it’s always reassuring to know we are surrounded by love and appreciation. Design a photo cube that will remind Dad of your special times together, like relaxing at the lake or sharing a Thanksgiving meal.

24. Fun Shaped Pancakes

Want to prepare something different than the typical breakfast in bed? Jazz up Dad’s morning with one-of-a-kind pancakes. Use ideas from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons to design pancakes in the shapes of tools, ties or sports equipment.

25. Grilling Apron

Who’s ready for some summer BBQ? Deck Dad out with a custom apron. He’ll love how he looks in this Lia Griffith design.

26. Photo Candle

We all know dads deserve to relax. With a luxurious scented candle made with essential oils, Dad can unwind at the end of the day. Personalize your design with your choice of colors, patterns and photos.

27. Superhero Bookend

Splash some character onto Dad’s bookshelf this Father’s Day. With the superhero design from Little Red Window, you’ll impress Dad with your DIY skills and make his office or library a lot more fun.

28. Wood Photo Frame

Even the simplest moments, like a late evening talk with Dad or a bike ride through the park, are the most precious in life. Capture these moments for Dad with a customized wood frame for Father’s Day.

29. String Wall Art

This Lovely Crafty Home string art project will bring color and style to your Dad’s office or home. Craft a piece that represents your Dad, using shapes of a favorite locale or pastime.

30. Customized Father’s Day Card

Personalize a Father’s Day card with colorful photos representing a day where you simply spent time together. Whether it was grabbing lunch or going for a walk, memories like that last a lifetime—and mean the world to dads.

31. Wood Burned Bottle Stoppers

Breathe extra fun into Dad’s dinner parties with festive stoppers for his liquor and wine bottles. With A Beautiful Mess’ wood burning techniques, these can be complete in a matter of hours.

32. Shirt and Tie Gift Boxes

Brighten Dad’s day from the minute he eyes your gift. Fill these artsy gift bags from Paper Crave with healthy treats like nuts, dried fruit and trail mix.

33. Metal Wall Art

Design a metal art piece for Dad with a photo that represents a special moment—like a family reunion or trip to the mountains. He can hang this at home or in his office, and it will always tell a precious story.

34. Stenciled Bird House

Share the gift of nature with Dad this Father’s Day. Handcraft a birdhouse with tips from Pink When—and watch the birds flutter to and from in your backyard.

35. Mason Drinking Jar

Does Dad love coffee in the morning or a cold lemonade on a hot summer day? This monogram mason jar holds both warm and cold beverages, and is customizable with the lettering and design. Create one for Dad for a unique Father’s Day gift that’s delivered right to your door.

36. Shaped Bird Feeders

Every season is a bit brighter with colorful birds close by. Create bird feeders in fun shapes using Pretty Prudent’s guide. Dad will love the amount of life these bring to his yard!

37. Photo Coasters

In the den, living room, office and kitchen, Dad can always use an extra coaster. Why not gift him some with extra meaning? Customize coasters for Dad today, using photos from his favorite vacation spots and local family hangouts.

38. Colorful Lounge Chair

After a long day’s work, Dad can lounge in a chair that beams with personality. When rehabbing an old aluminum chair with Smile and Wave’s easy to follow guide, use a range of colors or stick with a simpler theme.

39. DIY Tie Rack

Check out this gorgeous wooden tie rack made by Rachel Rossi. Following her guide, you can build one for Dad’s closet or coat room. He’ll think of you every time he uses it—and he’ll be thankful his morning are a bit more organized.

40. Panoramic Wall Art

Is there a favorite place Dad always talks about? Find a photo from our Art Library and enlarge it for his wall with a . He’ll never forget this year’s Father’s Day gift.

41. Wooden Headboard

It’s time to get crafty! Impress Dad with a handmade wooden headboard—perfect for a master or guest bedroom. Use Rachel Rossi’s tips to get started.

42. Homemade Concrete Planter

That’s right. You can make a gift from concrete and used plastic containers. Check out Rad Megan’s guide for all the details on how to make these professional looking planters. Be sure to pop in succulents or herbs before gifting to Dad this Father’s Day.

43. Personalized Catch All Tray

Perfect for his keys, watch and jewelry, Dad can stay organized with a custom catch all tray. Create a keepsake with a photo of you and Dad relaxing together or enjoying the great outdoors.

44. Manly Homemade Soap

Who says dads shouldn’t be pampered? Stir up a batch of all natural soap embedded with essential oils. He’ll love unwinding at the end of the day with this Father’s Day idea from Savvy Homemade.

45. Photo Book

From family reunions to Saturday mornings over coffee, every moment is special with Dad. Create a memorable collection of photos with a custom photo book. No doubt he’ll keep this Father’s Day gift forever.

46. Custom Photo Poster

Looking for a unique gift that’s easy to make? Design a photo poster with an enlarged family portrait or snapshot. With a range of colors and layouts available, you’ll be able to create something special for Dad this Father’s Day.

47. Mason Jar Bloody Mary Kit

Dad’ll look forward to Saturday mornings with this Bloody Mary kit—complete with the tomato juice and special spices. Follow Something Turquoise’s lead and fill a mason jar with all of the necessities.

48. Customized Glass Magnets

When Dad has something important to place in his office or hang on the kitchen fridge, give him a festive way to do it. Customize photo magnets using memories from a recent hike in the woods or day on the family farm.

49. Remote Control Cookies

At first, we thought this TV remote control was real too. With the design from Somewhat Simple, you can create a cookie that just looks like the remote control in Dad’s living room. He’ll love the idea of having the control—and a sweet treat.

50. Custom Cup

Pour some fun into Dad’s everyday routine with a custom photo cup. Have any photos of the two of you being goofy together? These will brighten Dad’s morning, even if it’s a fully packed day.

51. Homemade Beef Jerky

Pack protein into this year’s Father’s Day gift with homemade beef jerky. Dad can munch on this while he’s on the trail, out fishing or relaxing at the end of the day. Choose roast or flank steak as your meat and follow The Cozy Cook’s step-by-step guide.

52. Custom Growler

Head to the local beer or cider brewery and pour in Dad’s favorite. He can take this custom growler to hang with his buddies or share with the family around a campfire.

53. DIY Tripod Floor Lamp

Craft in style with this DIY Father’s Day gift from The Merry Thought. Complete with the lampshade and tripod stand, Dad will have a whole new way of reading at night or waking up with coffee in the morning.

54. Photo Blanket

On those cold nights and chilly mornings, Dad will love snuggling up with a blanket designed by you. Customize a photo blanket with family portraits or snapshots from a recent day trip together. He’ll love that this gift is meaningful and practical.

55. Father’s Day Coupon Book

Fill pages of a coupon book with gifts like a homemade dinner or round of bowling at the local alley. Dad will appreciate all of the thoughtful ideas—made specific to him. To create this style of book, check out We R Memory Keepers’ blog post.

48 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

You’ve got your Father’s Day card picked out, but what about a handmade gift for your old man? From wine bottle tumblers to homemade beef jerky, here are 48 DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day.

1. Wine Bottle Tumblers: Does your dad love a good bottle of wine? Then he’ll certainly get a kick out of these turned into tumblers. (via Brit + Co)

2. Jack and Coke Cake: Treat him to a spiked sweet, complete with Jack Daniels frosting. (via Brit + Co)

3. Tie-rific Cards: If you’re getting a bunch of dads together for the day, create these tie-rific cards! (via Then She Made)

4. Cord Roll: He may be newer to the tech scene, but your dad’s still got as many cables as the techiest of us. (via Brit + Co)

5. Tripod Camping Stool: You can go ahead and add this DIY project to your great outdoors file. (via Design*Sponge)

6. Gold Animal Wine Stoppers: These playful stoppers will add some pep to any wine collection. (via Brit + Co)

7. Firewood Tote: Does your pops love building up a roaring fire indoors and out? This tote makes carrying firewood a breeze. (via Whip Up)

8. Veggie Fries: Looking out for Dad’s health? Skip the deep fried taters and go for these yummy crispy veggie fries. (via Brit + Co)

9. DIY Handwarmers: Wait, who knew you could make your own hand warmers? They’re not the best for summer but a great gift for dads who love the snow. (via Armommy)

10. Meatballs, 3 Ways: The way to any dad’s heart is definitely through his stomach, and these three (somewhat healthier) takes on meatballs are the bee’s knees. (via Brit + Co)

11. Mustache Mug: Did your dad leave his signature mustache in the ’70s where it belongs? (via The Tortoise and the Hare)

12. Healthy Mini Donuts: For breakfast, serve up coffee (perhaps an Irish variety?) and our hack on healthier donuts. (via Brit + Co)

13. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: As much as you love Dad’s can of Barbasol, it’s time whip up a more natural shaving cream for him to try. (via Food for my Family)

14. Wooden Bungee Organizer: This functional piece of wall art is great for organizing ties, sunglasses, cords, and the like. (via Brit + Co)

15. Bacon Jam, Candied Bacon, Bacon Salt: Bacon in three forms. Why not? (via Pretty Organized)

16. Concrete Pendant Lamp: A few of these could be a great addition to a basement den, garage wood shop, or man cave. And they’re much better than those work lights that have been kicking around for years. (via Brit + Co)

17. Guinness Stout Brownie Pretzel Bars: Savory, sweet, and made with Guinness? You can thank us later for your newly acquired favorite child status. (via Hostess with the Mostess)

18. Comic Book Coasters: For the dads who still nerd out over old school DC comics. Just make sure you use comic books that you find at a thrift shop, and not in your dad’s vault of old books. (via Mod Podge Rocks)

19. Snickers Ice Cream Brownie Bites: These brownie bites are such a yummy summer dessert, especially after a savory day of BBQ. (via Brit + Co)

20. Homemade Beef Jerky: What now? Turns out beef jerky is a breeze to DIY. (via Art of Manliness)

21. Potato Chip Alternatives: So your old man needs to watch his cholesterol? These chip alternatives are baked and just as tasty as those ruffly potatoes. (via Brit + Co)

22. Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow, and Bacon Bark: Another one where the name of the recipe speaks for itself. (via Endless Simmer)

23. Floppy Disk Planters: Give some props to the man who introduced you to the floppy disk. (via Brit + Co)

24. Bacon + Beer Cupcakes: Also known as the manliest cupcake you’ll ever make. (via Brit + Co)

25. Laptop Riser: This is just a cool gift for any occasion really. (ManMadeDIY)

26. Landscape Photo Tiles: Find photos of places your dad loves and turn them into ceramic files. (via Brit + Co)

27. Remote Cookies: Meet the older and more mature cousin of our chocolate iPhone. (via Somewhat Simple)

28. Tie Boxes: Here’s a fun and festive way to decorate gift boxes, snack boxes, and the like. (via Eighteen 25)

29. Pocket Tie: Don’t give Dad another regular old tie when you can hack him a pocket tie! (via Brit + Co)

30. Bottled Cocktails: Your dad loves a good dark and stormy, so why not make a six pack of them to go! (via Brit + Co)

31. Black and Tan Beer Soap: Soap made from beer? Whoa. (via Soap Queen)

32. DIY Map Cufflinks: Take your dad’s favorite places and turn them into cufflinks. Win! (via Maps.com)

33. Bicycle Frame Lunch Bag: If the dad in your life loves a good bike ride, create this clever little lunch bag that’s perfect for a ride up the coast. (via Evil Mad Scientist)

34. Roll-Up Tool Organizer: Every dude needs a way to roll up all those tools. (via Craft Stylish)

35. DIY Leather Catchall: A snazzy leather tray is the perfect way to capture his heart, and his keys, and change… basically everything in his pocket. (via Jojotastic)

36. DIY Leather Strap Cutting Board: Your gourmet-loving dad will totally appreciate the addition to his cheese and charcuterie plate arsenal. (via DIY in PDX)

37. DIY Leather Camera Strap: Bring some life back to his old Minolta or Kodak that he captured your baby photos on with a custom leather strap. (via Brooklyn Limestone)

38. DIY Woven Basket: For the guy who is always trying to “clean up” by putting things into piles, this basket is his dream come true. (via Club Crafted)

39. Shaving Oil: Lots of cool dads have upped their beauty regime to include moisturizers and skin treatments. Help him along the way with this homemade balm. (via The Merry Thought)

40. DIY Wooden Cars: This one’s totally appropriate for small kids and grown men alike. They can work as play toys or items for display on his office shelf. (via La Maison de Lou Lou)

41. DIY Flask Upgrade: Bring some edge to his family reunion must-have with wood grain and his name. (via Almost Makes Perfect)

42. Stamped Tag: Sure, it’s a great gift tag, but it would also work just as well as on his key ring. Give the guy some options. (via Lovely Indeed)

43. Printable Card: On a budget? He’ll appreciate you saving your pennies and printing out this beauty. He’ll probably even display it on his desk at work too. (via Damask Love)

44. DIY Hanging Fish Decor: Gone fishing eh? Let him re-live his favorite lakeside moments with a bundle of fish on the door to “his bathroom.” (via Crafting Fingers)

45. DIY Mudcloth Bookmarks: Thankfully he hasn’t transitioned to a digital reader yet. This eclectic leather page saver is just what he needs for summer reading. (via Enthralling Gumption)

46. Custom Hat: He’s one cool dude, he’s a smooth operator. He’s a rad dad. (via Minted Strawberry)

47. DIY Beer Cap Coasters: Now he can serve his homebrew, or any beer for that matter, on some alehouse appropriate coasters. (via Sadie Seasongoods)

48. Father’s Day Pillow: T-shirt pillows are kind of the best idea ever, so make sure you whip up something fun with his worn-out plaids. (via The Urban Acres)

What DIY gifts have you given your dad in the past? What will you give this year? Tell us in the comments below!


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