Father’s Day Craft Ideas: DIY Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Will Love
It’s that time of year again… Father’s Day is right around the corner! And we think there’s no better way to really show the very special man in your life – whether it’s your father, stepfather, father-in-law, or grandfather – how much you care, than by giving handmade. Why craft for Father’s Day? There are so many benefits to giving him a handmade gift this Father’s Day, you’d be mad not to!
For starters, men can be incredibly tricky to shop for! You could spend hours traipsing the shops and still come home with something you’re not sure whether he’ll love or loath.
Second – crafting is fun! So why not enjoy getting your Father’s Day gift ready as much as he’ll enjoy opening it?
Third – you can make it personal. Personalised gifts are so much better than something that sits on a shop shelf amidst tens of identical copies. It also shows you’ve really put the effort into making Father’s Day special.
And lastly – you KNOW your Father’s Day gift will be truly one-of-a-kind! If you made it yourself, there’s no chance your big sister went and picked up exactly the same thing in the shops yesterday.
So without further ado, let’s dive into all the fantastic crafting essentials you might need to make this Father’s Day magical!
We’ve compiled a fantastic list of Father’s Day crafting ideas and essentials that will enable you to 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…
Creating a memory box gives you the chance to craft something he can truly cherish forever… not only can you put your heart into decorating the box, with printed papers, paints, or even MDF embellishments, but you can also fill it with old family photos and other keepsakes you know he’d love. 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 choice is yours! The sentiment behind a memory box is the celebration of nostalgia… a great gift for Father’s Day, and an enjoyable project for you too!
Packed with backing card, toppers and inserts all oozing vintage appeal, this nod to the past will be appreciated by nostalgic dads across the land! Whether your father is a fan of vintage cars or fancies himself as a top hat and tails sort of a gentleman, he’s bound to love a card crafted using these super-stylish goodies from Kanban. With a steampunk vibe, this gorgeous collection could be used to craft for a variety of occasions, making it a fab craft-stash investment!
What better way to show your dad how super you think he is, than with a handmade card featuring the man of steel himself? Superhero themed crafting is always popular for Father’s Day, so we figured we couldn’t share our favourite Father’s Day finds without without featuring this guy – it’s Superman! An iconic hero loved by children and adults alike, this incredible Superman collection will help you get the perfect message across this Father’s Day: Dad, YOU’RE SUPER!
Whether he loves sports, cars, an afternoon spent fishing or a glass of fine wine, we’ve the perfect crafty decoration in this fantastic bumper pack! Create an eye-catching bespoke card showcasing Dad’s favourite hobby this Father’s Day with these beautifully printed decoupage toppers – some of which feature a beautiful foiled finish.
Designed to help you create a truly heartfelt project this Father’s Day, this fantastic stamp set from Altenew has been created with dads in mind. Filled with fun designs and lovely sentiments like ‘You are my Hero’, and ‘Thank you for everything’ it makes creating beautiful cards and other crafts easy. If you’re new to crafting but have your heart set on creating something crafty this year, this stamp set would be the perfect buy; made from transparent photopolymer, it makes placing your designs in exactly the right spot easy, and ensures a crisp and professional print!
Some dads can’t get enough of Formula 1 racing. It’s fast, fierce, and formidable. If this sounds a little like your pops, this 3Dimensions Racing Car Die is the answer to your gift-giving woes. The set features a wide variety of dies that will enable you to cut three-dimensional designs which can eventually be pieced together to construct the speed machine of your father’s dreams. You could even frame it!
As the old saying goes, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. Of course you’re already there, but a sure-fire way to get a smile on father’s face is by making him his favourite treats! And if you want to bake a delicious Father’s Day treat with a difference, then we have the perfect recipe: brown ale banana bread! Using your dad’s favourite brown ale, you can make this banana bread to your dad’s specific tastes, and guarantee he’ll love it! When you come to make your dad his coffee or tea this Father’s Day, serve up a piece of this cakey bread with it and watch as he indulges in the scrumptious ale-infused flavours… we promise he won’t be disappointed! Or if your dad sports an impressive ‘tache, why not bake him these fun moustache cookies? They’re guaranteed to raise a smile underneath that fabulous facial hair!
If you’re a pro with a needle and thread or can work a sewing machine with your eyes closed (please don’t actually close your eyes!), then a textiles project could be the way forward. Is his best shirt looking a little worse for wear? It’s time to jazz up his dresser with a brand new fashion line! This Vogue Sewing Pattern enables you to create him a stylish ensemble he’ll be more than impressed by. If your dad has a space in the house which is dedicated to him (is he lucky enough to have a man cave?!), why not help him decorate it? At Create and Craft we stock a brilliant selection of fabrics – perfect for crafting cushion covers and other textile projects! Alternatively, you could create a coordinating tie and pocket square, or a cosy pair of slippers for him to sink his feet into.
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. We have a wonderful range of plain MDF photo frames, including multi-aperture frames! You can 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 smile this Father’s Day.
If you’ll soon be crafting for Father’s Day, let us know what you’re going to make in the comments below!