12 DIY Father's Day Gifts for the Best Dad Ever

Posted by Emily Spicklemire

It's time to get crafty to celebrate Dad. Here are 12 DIY Father's Day gifts that he'll love.

WHOA. Where did Father's Day come from? Doesn't it always seem to sneak up on us? Dads are always the hardest people to shop for. I can't tell you how many socks and golf balls my dad has gotten over the years because his hobbies mostly seem to be working, teeing off, and still having a pager. Instead of scouring the mall again this year, make dad something he'll really treasure! These projects range all skill levels, so your little ones can either make daddy a present or "help" make daddy a present. What are you going to DIY for dad this year?

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You're the baste, dad! Add a special touch to a bottle of his favorite BBQ sauce and a custom basting brush! Get the steps here.

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Help dad keep it all together and travel in style. Travel bag DIY via Polka Dot Chair.

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Who loves coffee? Dads. Who loves frantic rainbow coloring? Small children. Combine the interests of both parties with this DIY scribble mug from I Heart Arts N Crafts.

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This is another great gift for a grilling dad! Find out how to make these grilling prep plates at These Little Loves.

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Here's a cute gift that dad and the kids can enjoy for years to come! Help the kids create a custom chess set and let dad teach them to play. Your family will be breaking out this board (and the memories that go with it) for years. Via Easy Peasy and Fun.

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Maybe you're a gift card family. That doesn't mean you can't still DIY something special for dad! See how Jennifer created a Father's Day card with a gift card holder here.

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Ok, yes, you may think of a tie as a standard go-to dad gift, but a DIY bow tie? Whole different story. Way more exciting. Help dad stay stylish with and find out how to make it at Sew Like My Mom.

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All you need is a little Distress Paint to make a bottle caddy rustic! Get Laurel's easy DIY here.

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Give dad's wardrobe a personalized touch with these monogrammed leather cufflinks! Learn how at Almost Makes Perfect.

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These DIY photo coasters are a functional way to show off precious memories! Via AKA Design.

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What dad wouldn't love this personalized keychain gift? See how Morena created it!

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Don't forget the card! He'll love this displaying this dimensional bow tie card on his desk.