Get ready for action with these Father’s Day DIY ideas

Father’s Day is fast coming up on the calendar and we’ve unearthed a few gorgeous DIY activities you can do with the kids to surprise dad on his big day!

Socks are a staple Father’s Day gift in our home, my cherubs each give a pair along with their other gifts so I will most definitely be printing out this free sock band label from Hello Lucky. Simply print them out and stick over the existing label with glue or tape – what a simple way to tizzy up a pair of socks for dad!

Here’s a couple of projects that are just the thing to spruce up dad’s desk! From Martha Stewart we have a decorated notepad cube. Children can draw something special for dad on the sides and maybe a sneaky note or two on random pages between blank sheets to surprise him with later on, long after Father’s Day has passed.


Parents show us how with a few empty tins, some paint or coloured card and coloured rubber bands, children can easily make a personalised stationery caddy for dad’s desk – there should be no excuses for dad not being able to find a pen then! It’s at Parents that we also saw this great sign for dads using spaghetti, glue, paint and cardboard.

If you have the time in advance and fair whack of patience, these treats of the edible variety will be a hit with the whole family, not just dad. There’s no denying that they look fancy, that kind of far-too-hard fancy but I’m assured it’s all to do with the construction. Brownies, cupcakes and cookies have never looked so good. You can find out exactly how to make these plus print out the templates for boxes at Bakerella.

One of my favourite blogs, Eighteen25, always has fantastic craft ideas for every occasion. I adore this project A Book For Dad. It’s a free download that you can print off at home, have your children write in their thoughts and stories and present it in a photo album style booklet.

If dad is a bit of a sweet tooth, he’s bound to love being on the receiving end of a treat filled Tie Pot. A great afternoon activity which involves painting a terracotta pot, making a flag and filling with sweets, you can find all the details at Make It and Love It.

We’d love to hear what you have planned for Father’s Day, feel free to comment below and be sure to see our previous Father’s Day DIY post for even more craft ideas.

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