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9 Do-It-Yourself Father’s Day Gift Ideas

These DIY Father's Day gift ideas are sure to make him smile.

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DIY Father's Day GiftsPhoto Courtesy of Pretty Providence

Stuffed Slippers

Slippers are a nice gift on their own. But stuffed slippers? Hello, greatest gift ever. This fun idea from Pretty Providence takes a new pair of slippers and fills ’em with treats, gift cards and other trinkets.

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Whiskey Bacon Jam

One bite of this savory jam and dad will want to slather it on everything. After all, it does feature two of his all-time favorites: whiskey and bacon.

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DIY Father's Day GiftsPhoto Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

Building Memories

Banish the phrase “I’m bored” from your household with this fun Father’s Day gift idea from The Seasoned Mom. Have the kids brainstorm a list of activities they love to do with Dad, then write them down on building blocks. In mere minutes you’ll have tons of mix-and-match ideas for family bonding time.

Spend quality time together mixing up one of dad’s best recipes!

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BBQ Basket

Give the grill-master some fun new tools with this BBQ gift basket from Fun Squared. Simply line a basket or crate, then fill it to the brim with grill tools, sauces, spices and more.

Psst! These fun Father’s Day menu ideas are way better than a tie.

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DIY Father's Day GiftsPhoto Courtesy of The Flying Couponer

Custom Hammer

Need a simple Father’s Day gift to make? Show dad just how much you appreciate his fix-it-all attitude with a custom hammer. This craft from The Flying Couponer takes a plain ol’ tool and transforms it into a sentimental keepsake.

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Beer and Pretzel Caramels

What can I do for my dad on Father’s Day? How about satisfying his sweet tooth with these tasty caramels. He’ll get a trifecta of flavors in each bite: sweet, savory and just a little bit salty.

Get more Father’s Day dessert ideas here.

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DIY Father's Day GiftsPhoto Courtesy of Growing Up Gabel

Rustic Fish Art

Honor dad’s best catch with this creative fish craft. Growing Up Gabel shows us how to create the colorful craft that’s perfect for sprucing up the man cave.

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DIY Father's Day GiftsPhoto Courtesy of Making Things Is Awesome

Daddy + Daughter Frame

Upgrade a basic shadow box frame with this sweet idea from Making Things Is Awesome. If you don’t have extra tile letters on hand, pick up an old game of Scrabble at your local thrift store.

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

As if dad needs another reason to fire up the grill. This tasty BBQ sauce is infused with Dr. Pepper. Whip up a batch, place it in jars and complete the gift with a small marinade brush.

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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