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Father’s Day: DIY Gifts He’ll Love!

Father’s Day: DIY Gifts He’ll Love!

When it comes to Father’s Day, it can be difficult to find a gift that you haven’t already given your dad. Year after year, dads are presented with socks, sweets, CDs and novelty ‘dad’ trinkets. We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with these gifts (who doesn’t love a cosy pair of socks and something sweet to munch on?), but it’s time for a change. We’ve already given you a blog full of gift ideas for Father’s Day, but we haven’t explored DIY Father’s Day gifts that are specific to his home space. Think comfy cushions, storage solutions, and frames!

We’ve compiled a fantastic list of easy DIY home crafts that dads can use and enjoy. Why not take a look through and see how you can give your dad something a little different this Father’s Day? You can use our ideas and make them your own, or you can use them as inspiration to craft something a little more outside of the box. Speaking of boxes…

A Shadowbox Full of Memories…

Shadowboxes allows us to store keepsakes and photos all in one beautifully framed, wall-mounted box. You don’t have to be a carpenter to construct a shadowbox; all you need is a DIY Shadowbox Kit. ADORNit’s shadowboxes are made from plain MDF, giving you the freedom to decorate them in any way you like! You have free reign over what goes inside one too. You could include your favourite family photo or an embarrassing one of your dad, a trophy or medal, a simple poem or lyrics to his favourite song. The sentiment behind a shadowbox and nostalgia it evokes makes it a great gift and an enjoyable project for you!

Simple Solutions to His Storage Needs…

If your dad is anything like ours, he’ll have lots of little knickknacks lying around that need a home. Think; spare screws and bolts, tools (you know the ones you get in Christmas crackers?) and keys. We have the perfect solution to your dad’s storage needs: a set of homemade drawers! Beyond the Page offers a wonderful selection of MDF drawers that are perfect for the home and office space. Made from plain MDF, each set of drawers can be decorated and personalised in any way, and they’re easy to construct too! You’ll have plenty of fun crafting drawers for Father’s Day – and your dad will be thankful for them, too.

A Desk Caddy with a Difference…

When it comes to keeping dads organised, we know it doesn’t just apply to tools and keys! The office is an important work space, but sometimes it can get a little untidy and things can get misplaced! We have the perfect Father’s Day gift to help your dad keep his office tidy and organised: a toolbox caddy! Using the 3Diemensions toolbox die, you can easily craft this nifty ‘toolbox’ and give it your own sentiment and personal touches. Whichever design you incorporate into this, we guarantee it’ll make dad smile and help keep his desk a little tidier.

Oh, Sew Simple Gifts…

If you’re a pro with a needle and thread or can work a sewing machine with your eyes closed (don’t actually close your eyes!), then a textiles project could be the right way forward. If your dad has a space in the house that’s dedicated to him (we believe they’re called ‘man caves’), then a personalised cushion or two could be perfect. FabScraps offer a brilliant selection of fabrics, including this wonderful ‘Gentleman’s Club’ fabric, It features plain, paisley and wood effect prints – perfect for crafting cushion covers! Alternatively, you could use this fabric to craft a coordinating tie and pocket square, or a cosy pair of slippers. We know these last two ideas aren’t home crafts, but they would make excellent Father’s Day gifts!

The Best Dad Ever…

I think we can all agree that each one of us feels our dad is the best dad ever. Now you can show him how you feel with Dreamees’ Mysterious and Manly MDF Collection! This kit features an assortment of plain MDF elements that you can decorate and adorn onto different projects, or use individually as décor pieces. These elements look great attached to frames and storage boxes, but you can use them in any way you like! Why not get a little creative with this MDF collection or explore Dreamees’ range to craft something special?

Picture Perfect…

We’ve left our most heartfelt (yet simple!) gift idea until last: a homemade picture frame. We all love going through old photographs and discovering hidden ones of our parents. Especially when they’ve been snapped doing something a little embarrassing! We bet your dad will love receiving an old photo of himself that he hasn’t seen for years. To make this gift extra special, you could display your chosen photo(s) in a frame you’ve decorated yourself. Beyond the Page has a wonderful range of MDF photo frames, including multi-aperture frames. Decorate an MDF frame in any way you like and add personal touches. Whichever way you choose to present your chosen photo(s), we guarantee they’ll make your dad’s day.

If you’re crafting something special for Father’s Day, we want to see it! Share your wonderful creations, whatever they may be, to our Twitter and Facebook pages and share the creativity!



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