Gallery: 8 Delightful DIY Father’s Day Gifts to Make for Dear Old Dad

Father's Day is notoriously hard to shop for, but who says you need to shop at all? This year, why not bend the rules and show your dear old dad that he raised a capable and resourceful person that can craft their own darn gift! Whether it be a cool camera strap made from one of your old man's preloved ties or a nice, cold homemade beer, read on for 8 DIY Father's Day gifts that will delight your daddy-o.

Few fathers we know can resist an ice cold brewski, especially when it was crafted for them by you! Check out our handy guide to brewing homemade beer to make a malty treat that will make your dad’s day.

Photographer fathers will love receiving a cool camera strap made from one of their old ties. Don’t forget to take a commemorative pic of him wearing it!

Is your dad still living in the 90s, music-wise? Help him clean out that closet of cluttered old CDs by making him this luminous recycled CD lamp.

If your dad is the mealmaker of your family, show him how thankful you are for his cooking with a set of homemade recycled plastic bag placemats. It’s an easy way to use up all of those plastic bags you have left in your house!

If your father is fan of gherkins, dills or bread and butters, he’ll love receiving a jar of homemade pickles made by you! No worries if you’re culinarily lacking – this simple pickling DIY is practically no-cook.

Help your LP-loving pop display his favorite record by turning it into this clever upcycled clock!

A terrarium is a wonderful object for your dad to place in his room or office to remind him every day of how much he means in your life. They’re easy to make with our simple DIY, and a snap to maintain – even for fathers with less than green thumbs.

Show your dad how much you enjoy playing the game with him by making him a set of these letteriffic DIY Scrabble coasters. Bonus points if she’s a Scrabble addict too!


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1 Comment

  1. suzydog June 9, 2013 at 7:10 am

    love them!

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