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Handmade Gifts for Dad this Father's Day

June 11, 2020 Pinwheel Crafts

Father’s day is just around the corner. This week, we’ve rounded up six different DIY projects for a variety of dads. Whether he’s an outdoor enthusiast, foodie, or self-proclaimed nerd, we have something for that special guy in your life.

DIY Trophy

For our younger crafters, this Father’s Day trophy project from Happiness is Homemade is very accessible. This project allows complete customization depending on your child’s preferences and skill level. All you need to create this adorable gift is some recycled cardboard, your favorite family photo, gold paint, and any other crafting supplies you have lying around.
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Paper Bag Photo Book

If you have too many favorite family photos to pick just one, this awesome photo book keepsake is another great option. I Heart Crafty Things explains this incredibly clever project and include a video walkthrough. They even provide printable templates for the individual pages. It’s definitely something you will need to help younger children with, but with a lot of coloring, gluing, and filling out fun facts about dad, kids of all ages will be able to bring their own special touch to this keepsake.
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Lego Cufflinks

For the techie, nerd, or geek you are celebrating this Father’s Day, this is an ingenious, and very simple craft idea. While the instructions from Dream a Little Bigger are fairly brief, these unique cufflinks are full of character and sure to brighten his day. Just be aware that you will need to have a pair of cufflinks available to attach the legos.
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Wood Slice Coasters

For the man that dreams of building a log cabin in the woods and living off the land, these coasters are a perfect addition for his rustic man cave. This tutorial from That’s What Che Said will guide you through the entire process. And, with the popularity of rustic design elements rising in popularity, you can find many of these crafts supplies at your local superstore.
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Pre-Shave Oil

If the patriarch of your family prides himself on enjoying the finer things in life, this essential oil recipe from The Merry Thought is just the bespoke gift for him. While your children will likely need help, this is a great way to teach them about measuring out ingredients. They can also help by creating their own labels to adhere to the bottle.
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Stacked Herb Garden

When your dad is a foodie, you know only the freshest ingredients will do. What could be fresher than herbs grown in your own home? Delineate Your Dwelling provides an in depth guide to how to create this space-saving garden space. All the supplies you will need are available at your local hardware store.
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And, of course, if you're running short on time and supplies, be sure to check out the Pinwheel Crafts line of all-in-one craft kits. We offer a variety of projects to let your children create something unique for Dad this year. Until next time, happy crafting!
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