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10 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make

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10 DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Just because something doesn’t take a long time to make doesn’t mean it can’t be thoughtful. I tried to find an array of gifts, so you can make something that your dad will truly love.

1. Business Card Holder

Is your dad all business? Whip him up a handmade business card holder using a reclaimed Altoids tin and pretty paper.

2. Bottle Top Magnets

Collect a few bottle caps and make a set of custom magnets just for dad. If you want to make this project even more recycled, use sliced wine corks instead of the new wooden dowel.

3. Organization Station

Could your pops use a little help in the organization department? Transform a reclaimed cabinet door into an area to hold important papers or display his favorite photos.

4. Custom Hankies

Handkerchiefs are so handy! Turn a thrifted set of boring hankies into customized ones your dad will love. Can’t find them at the thrift store? Here’s a tutorial on how to sew a handkerchief yourself.

5. Take a Cute Photo

Giving dad a framed photo of the family is always cute for Father’s Day, and I love Crafty Texas Girls’ take on how to stage a super cute one using sidewalk chalk. Feeling really ambitious? You can even make the sidewalk chalk yourself!

Next>> 5 more DIY Father’s Day gift ideas!

Image Credit: photo by Bonnie Getchell

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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7:10PM PDT on Jun 9, 2014

Sweet advice. Another great option I love is Blind Surprise - - it's great because you basically sign up with the recipient's interests and they send out a surprise gift every month that fits. Really awesome and fun.

6:38PM PDT on May 27, 2014

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4:52PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

a few good ideas

9:44AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013


1:57AM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

There are some cute ideas in here!

12:37PM PDT on Jun 16, 2013


8:18AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

Thanks for the great idea! I also like to at least once a year take a really cute or weird picture of my girls and they add art on a piece of paper and we get it laminated for a bookmarker-we are all readers! Remember to date it as it becomes quite an heirloom!

6:05AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

good ideas

2:57AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

sorry, cannot see anything there for my father -in-law he's not an easy one!

2:50AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013


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