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Handmade Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is just under a month away, so this is the ideal time to start planning a handmade one! Here are some DIY projects that would make perfect gifts for dad.

Handmade gifts have more heart than store-bought ones, and they’re often better for the environment, too. As a crafter you’ve got complete control over what you’re making. You can choose to use secondhand or organic components, for example, rather than conventional pieces.

I’ve always found it trickier to come up with handmade gifts for men, so here are some handmade Father’s Day gift ideas to get you started!

Make a Gadget Cozy from a Book

The video below shows you how to turn a book into a Kindle cozy, but you could really translate this to work for whatever gadget dad loves. The key is finding the right sized book. Sneakily take some measurements and head out to the local thrift store to find the right book for your dad’s gadget. Here’s the video:

When choosing your book, make sure you do a little bit of research before reaching for that X-Acto blade. You don’t want to cut into a collector’s item!

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Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Spigoo

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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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12:21PM PDT on Jun 12, 2014

the best is to spend time

The best gift I gave was a picture of everyone in the family using finger paints - and everyone placed their hand in a colour and stamped it - ended up up nicely abstract and very personal

3:00AM PDT on Jul 25, 2011

Through this I could quickly found a nice gift for my Father, but was not able to make a buy. I then went to Father's Day Gifts and I was able to buy it with ease.

2:35PM PDT on Jul 19, 2011

A beautiful gift can also be, a picture taken to the photo lab, where it can be posted to a pillow or a mug, if the picture presentes the children and pets, it will be memorable!!!!

10:58AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Thanks! I'm going to make that Kindle case for my sister!

3:22AM PDT on Jun 10, 2011

these might mean something to a father - good ideas!

5:23PM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

cute

1:42AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

the best gift for a father is to tell him you love him and to thank him for all he has done for you!

Cook him a meal if he is on his own and dont wait for fathers day to go and see him,phone him or take him for a short holiday!

Happy fathers day to all fathers!

Mine died years ago of cancer.


1:42AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

the best gift for a father is to tell him you love him and to thank him for all he has done for you!

Cook him a meal if he is on his own and dont wait for fathers day to go and see him,phone him or take him for a short holiday!

Happy fathers day to all fathers!

Mine died years ago of cancer.

2:45AM PDT on Jun 2, 2011

That's cool. Thanks.

9:45AM PDT on May 31, 2011

some nice ideas

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