Father’s Day is just around the corner, so once more we start thinking about cool gifts for our dads. Regardless your available budget, DIY gifts are among the best choices. A father is always going to enjoy such gifts and be proud of his creative and thoughtful children.
Here are a few ideas you are welcome to use:
If your dad has an iPad or another tablet computer device, you can offer him a handmade sleeve to protect his digital toy. you are going to need a good and solid piece of fabric, a sewing machine and a pattern for the sleeve. Actually you can make this pattern by yourself, as it is not a very complicated job. You have to measure the tablet to start with, because they don’t have a standard size, so you might get it wrong if you only take a guess instead of knowing the exact numbers.
Before cutting the shape, you can use some cheap piece of material to produce a test sleeve, in order to make the necessary adjustments on this one and not on your expensive fabric. If you are good with embroidery, you can add a few words to personalize the gift to your father.
You can always go to a shop and buy one of those custom mugs for various occasions. However, you can do better than that. You can buy a plain mug and personalize it yourself with a message that means something to your dad. For instance, if your dad wants to grow a mustache or a beard, you can draw a nice one on the mug by using a special pen and porcelain gel. You can find these tools in almost any craft store.
Bicycle Frame Lunch Bag
If your dad rides a bicycle, you can craft a cool lunch bag he can strap onto the frame of his bike. You need to either find a pattern on the internet or design your own on paper and make a model before producing the real thing. It’s a wise idea to choose a waterproof material, so that your dad’s lunch doesn’t get wet in case of rain. Use Velcro for the attachment strips, in order to make sure the thing is going to stay firmly in place while riding.
Roll Up Tool Organizer
If your dad loves DIY projects but he often fails to range his tools after using them, you may consider making him a nice tool organizer. You need to count and measure the tools you want him to store in your organizer in order to come up with the precise measurements. You can use an old pair of jeans or any other thick clothing items you don’t need anymore to make this organizer.
Comic Book Coasters
If your father is passionate about comic books and magazines, you can offer him a cool set of coasters decorated with pages from his comic books. All you need to do is buy a cheap set of coasters and some old comic books from an antique shop. Don’t use you father’s old books collection for this gift, as you may entirely ruin his pleasure.
If your family is like most American families out there, you dad is the one who takes care of the grill at your outdoor parties. If this is true, you can buy him a white apron which you can customize with some funny messages. You can use colored pieces of fabric to cut out the letters and sew them on the apron. If you can’t use a sewing machine, do it manually, as your dad is probably going to appreciate your gift even more when he sees the amount of work you put into making it.
There are may other cool ideas for DIY Father’s Day gifts. You can come up with the coolest gift ever if you take your time to think about your dad’s greatest passions in life. Once you sort out this issue, you have to find something he could use and a cheap and easy way of making it by yourself. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It only has to express your love for him.