Father’s Day is looming once again, and we know it can be hard to buy Dad just the right gift. Besides, many Dads have everything they need - or so they say. So, instead of buying him something that he already has or won’t use, this year why not have a go at crafting him something yourself!
Here are some great Father’s Day DIY gift ideas to melt the heart of the man of the house this Father’s Day.
Unique soft glasses case
This glasses case is unique and special because you’re going to use a necktie. This is a fantastic idea to upcycle an old tie that Dad doesn’t wear any more. You can choose to either sew the glasses case or head to Spotlight for some fusible web that will fuse 2 layers of fabric simply by ironing it on. It doesn’t get much cheaper than this, but Dad is bound to love it. It’s really quick and easy - take a look at the tutorial we found on YouTube here.
If your Dad is among the throngs who now work at home, he’ll love this lap desk. Now he can work from any room in the house, rather than being stuck to his office desk or the dining table. The lap desk is basically a comfortable flat surface so Dad can type away on his laptop while he’s in bed or lazing on the couch. Just make sure to choose a fabric design that matches his taste. Check the instructions here – it’s an American site but you can buy the lap desktop at Officeworks here in Australia.
DIY Shaving cream
It’s a Father’s Day gift that he won’t be able to resist (unless of course he has a beard!). Make his shaving a personal task he’ll always look forward to with this rosemary-mint shaving cream. You’ll need some ingredients, such as shea butter, almond oil (and rosemary, and peppermint essential oils). It smells absolutely fantastic and is guaranteed to leave his skin feeling fresh. Say Happy Father’s Day to him with this DIY gift on its’ own or pair it with a brand-new razor and see the sparkle in his eyes. Find out how to make the shaving cream yourself here.
Rock picture frame
If you have little ones in the family, gather them together to help create this incredible but easy DIY Father’s Day gift. The materials are easy to find and affordable, and the kids will love a scavenger hunt for the most beautiful rocks that you will add to the picture frame. They will adore the idea that they will contribute to making their dad’s Father’s Day gift. Check the DIY instructions here.
Customisable desk lamp
We found this DIY gift idea at Instructables Workshop, and it convinced us that the man of the house would love it. He can use it in his work or home office, and he will definitely realize how much he needs it once you give it to him on Father’s Day. You’ll also love how easy it is to make – but you will need some of Dad’s tools, so check his toolbox first before starting the project. Learn how to do it here.
Comic book coasters
If your dad is in to superheroes and comic book characters, then this is the perfect gift for him this Father's Day. If you have the materials lying around the house, such as some old metal disks and comic books, you won't have to spend a cent on this project. Put his favourite comic book characters in the design and see how happy he will be. Here's how to make them.
If you're thinking of celebrating Father's Day with a barbie, this BBQing apron is the perfect gift for Dad on his special day. We're pretty sure he won't let you do the cooking, so you might as well create a gift that he can wear on that occasion itself. He can even use it for many more barbequing sessions in the future. Make it a family affair by getting the kids to join in the fun of designing it. Here's how.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!
Any of these gift ideas will definitely delight Dad this Father’s Day. Remember, it’s the thought that counts, and we’re pretty sure that he will really appreciate the fact that you’ve hand-made his gift yourself. On the other hand, if you want to go all out this year and get Dad a big ticket item for Father’s Day, we’re here to help. Just take a look at our cash loans from $1,000 to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is usually in your bank account within a few hours – so you can start shopping for that amazing gift right away!