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5 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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5 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is only a few weeks away (June 17th), and if you’re planning to give dad a handmade gift this year, now’s a good time to get started!

Sure, it can be quicker and easier to hit the big box store for a gift, but those purchases come with a hefty carbon footprint. Chances are, your store-bought gift was made in a far off factory under questionable labor conditions. When you make something yourself, you also have total control over the components, so you can not only make something eco-friendly but create a Father’s Day gift that’s 100 percent unique!

Need some inspiration to get you started? Here are 5 DIY Father’s Day gift ideas, each with a video tutorial.

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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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7:27PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012


9:44AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

I agree with Kelsey- I love Scoot & Doodle! It's my favorite new site and a great way to connect with dad on Father's day. I actually participated in their Google + #weeklychallenge and made my dad his card online. Pretty cool!

7:28PM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

For the Dad who has everything...accept enough time with his kids, here's a great Father's Day gift that will help create memories that will last a lifetime.

Scoot & Doodle offers a family-friendly online playspace where families play and grow closer, face-to face, using the shared doodle pad. ( For Dads that are away from their kids on a business trip, this kind of app is a great way for them to interact through more than just video. A child could draw a picture along with their dad in real-time. The cool part about Scoot & Doodle is that multiple people can draw at the same time, which makes a game like tic-tac-toe and pictionary possible. All you need is an Internet connection and a computer with a video camera and you can start hanging out. It's a free app on Google+ Hangouts.

5:12PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

i wish i had a father :'(

5:12PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

i wish i had a father :'(

2:16PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012


1:06PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Cool, thanks.

9:12AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Interesting article. But it's just easier for me to get what I know they would like/need! That way you can't go wrong!

7:59AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Good info, thank you

5:15AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Thank you....

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