Everyone seems to be so on top of things for Mother’s Day and then Father’s Day rolls around and you’re scratching your head thinking, “How did it get here so fast?” At least, I hope it isn’t just me that this happens to. This year, I think I’ve finally figured out why. Father’s Day falls in the summer right after the kids have gotten out of school; your routine gets thrown for a loop, and before you can get things back under control BAM! It is upon you and you are so not prepared. This year, to help you (and me) out, I’ve curated a list of 20 DIYs for Father’s Day that range from simply printing out something to a more elaborate but inexpensive craft. No matter where you find yourself on the spectrum you will find something here to celebrate dad!
This awesome craft idea from Lynda Creates is so cool it would be a perfect gift anytime of year. It has all the components you’re looking for: useful, organized, and pretty!
If your dad is into cars, this easy art is the perfect gift for him. Get all of the details for how to make it over at Love, Create, Celebrate.
These DIY leather coasters, also from Love, Create, Celebrate, are practical and chic. Great for the dad who loves receiving useful gifts!
I absolutely love this punny papercraft from Crafting in the Rain! It pairs perfectly will a new drill bit set for dad.
Okay, can you say genius?! This DIY hammer coat rack from The Kim Six Fix is brilliant for storing more than just coats. Check out the other awesome uses for it on the post!
Got a papa that loves hitting the links on Father’s Day? Surprise him with these super-clever bookends from Ann’s Entitled Life!
If Dad is the grilling king, give him this awesome apron and delicious dry rub from Building Our Hive. If you’re lucky, he may even whip you up a delicious meal to say thanks!
Cards and Printables
This personalized photo card from Happy and Blessed Home is super sweet and easy to make. It is a great card for little ones to give.
Making your own greeting cards is such an easy way to give a thoughtful and personal gift. I love this one from Nutz About Stamping.
My papa loves drinking his soda from a glass bottle and these printables from Bargain Shopper Mom are an easy way to add some pizazz to a six pack for him.
This easy gift does double duty. Fill it with Dad’s favorite sweets and once he finishes them, he still has a useful cup to sip from. Find the printable at Simply Designing Porch.
You can also skip the tumbler altogether and just print out this bad boy from Baby Loving Mama. Slap it on Dad’s favorite candy bar and call it a day. It is the perfect easy gift for kids to give, too.
All of the free Father’s Day printables at the Crafty Blog Stalker are absolutely stunning. Print them out and frame them to have your perfect gift and card in one.
If you still want a traditional card to go along with your gift, these printable ones from The Joys of Boys are perfect. Simple, pretty, and to the point dads will love them.
You can also download this awesome one from yours truly! It is designed to print on a regular 8.5 x 11 sheet of white cardstock so there’s no trimming involved. Simply print on both sides and fold. Perfect for the tool-loving dad, let him know that he totally “nailed it”!
This is another great card from Nutz About Stamping! (She creates such great stuff.) Whether your dad’s into nautical stuff or not, he’ll love how beautiful it is.
Treats and DIY
If you’re looking to really spoil papa this year, this gift basket from Melly Moments is the way to go. Super cute, it’s filled with all kinds of fun stuff for the grill man.
Dads are hard workers! Give them a well-deserved pampering with this homemade dry hands salve from A Cultivated Nest.
Who doesn’t love rice crispy treats? This is a fun and festive way to dress up a classic. Find out how they’re made at SweepTight!
Last, but certainly not least, are these awesome “Man Pucks” from Homespun Engineer. They are super easy to make and super useful.
Now you have tons of options to totally surprise Dad this year. If you’re still craving more you can check out our Father’s Day page. You can also check out any of the Merry Monday link parties for tons of ideas and inspiration!