5 Ways to Make a Gift for Dad

Remember how exciting it was when you were a kid to make a gift at school for your parents?  It may have been a plaster cast of your handprint or a hand-woven potholder, but the anticipation of an enthusiastic response from your parents when they opened your handmade gift was so exciting!  Gifts handmade by kids for their parents almost always turn into treasured keepsakes.  So it makes sense to walk away from the menswear aisle and make a beeline to the craft supplies when you are shopping for Father’s Day this year.  Whether you are making a gift for your own dad or helping some special kids create treasures for Daddy and Grandpa, here are some great ideas for handmade gifts for a father.



1.  Not Quite a Tie…

If the dad in your life has a pretty big collection of ties from past Fathers’ Days, then maybe it’s time to give him someplace to put those ties besides around his neck!  Poppies at Play shares a tutorial for making this handy tie rack.


2.  There’s an App for That…

And She Knows how to make it!  This is an absolutely darling card to craft and personalize for a tech-savvy daddy.


3.  A Place for Everything

Does Dad have trouble remembering where he left his keys?  This little project from Modern Parents Messy Kids is a perfect way for the kids to get involved with personalizing a gift.


4.  Pour on the Love

This adorable printable from And We Play is perfect for dads who love to chug an ice-cold drink!  This is one gift that’s a cinch to make and give away to all the dads at an extended family gathering this Fathers’ Day.


5.  Give Dad a Hand…

Or at least something to wear near his hand.  Lil Blue Boo has a detailed tutorial for making a beautiful, personalized leather wristband for Dad.

What do you have planned for Father’s Day?  Have you had some handmade gift ideas of your own?  I would love to hear about them!