Father’s Day 2017: Easy DIY gifts for dads that the kids can make

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and for a gift brimming with hand-made love, look no further than our DIY gift guide. From personalised books to beard balm and bacon – we have it all!


My Dad Is Rad – well of course he is! Let Dad know just how rad he is thanks to Hello, Wonderful‘s book tutorial and 10 pages of prompts for kids to fill in and illustrate, then make into a unique keepsake book for dad. Kids say the darnedest things so prepare for lots of laughter (and surprise answers).


Give Dad a hand with this cute take on a coupon book from Eighteen25. Kids will love to think of things they can help Dad out with – and of course, tracing their hands over and over will be full of wriggly giggly fun!


Dad insists on keeping his beard? Make him a batch of rather lush beard balm to keep that facial hair in tip top condition. All the DIY details, plus a fancy printable label (pictured top) can be found at Brit + Co. Alternatively if you want to use another Essential Oil, try this formula from DIY Network.  My hot tip – small empty metal tins can be purchased from Lush stores nationwide.


Dad loves beer? Tick. Loves chocolate? Tick. Chocolate Stout Brownies could be right up Dad’s street. Give them a go in your own kitchen following this recipe from Dessert For Two.


Have some fun with your Father’s Day gift wrap this year by cleverly constructing this printable dapper bow tie gift box. Better yet, the gift box itself can be the present when filled with some of dad’s favourite treats! Head to Oh Happy Day for all the directions you need, plus the free template download.


Add some colour to dad’s man cave, shed or office with a fun nail and Wood Nail Plaque. Using wood, nails and rubber bands, it’s the very essence of DIY! Find out how to make your own with the full tutorial from Crafty Morning.


Speaking of printables, if you’re in need of a quick last minute gift, print one of these Father’s Day paper bags from Sarah Hearts. Simply download the labels and turn on the printer. An unused paper bag should have no trouble going through your home printer, then simply fill it with a few of dad’s or grandpa’s favourite things, a bit of cute washi tape and you’re good to go.


If in doubt of what to give Dad for Father’s Day, food is always a winning solution. Let the kids get busy in the kitchen decorating and wrapping up sugar cookies such as these Rad Dad morsels from Tell Love & Party.


The sweetest dreams will be had when dad rests his head on this pillow! To make your own I Love You Pillowcase, Parents has the full run down of simple steps for this sweet bedroom style.


Dad’s Survival Six Pack printables from Creative Live is a great way to tizzy up one of dad’s favourite drops and snacks. Pair it with a DVD and dad’s set for an afternoon of relaxation!


Show dad some love at breakfast with Paper Mama‘s heart shaped bacon. Yes, you read that right – bacon hearts. Swoon!

Make sure to check our other Father’s Day guides for more marvellous gift ideas.





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