Make It A DIY Father’s Day

These four homemade projects are quick and easy to make in time for the special father in your life. With customizable options and tasks easy enough for kids, these heartfelt gifts are sure to be hit on Father’s Day.

Grilling and Chilling Wood Sign 

Pair this sign with some new grilling tools and a pack of Dad’s favorite drink bottles for a fun twist on a traditional gift. Don’t let the power tools scare you, it’s actually a quick and easy project to make.


  1. Paint or stain board your choice of color and let dry.
  2. Stick on the vinyl lettering.
  3. Mark holes for hooks and a bottle opener. Add starter holes with the drill. 
  4. Screw hooks and bottle holder into place. 
  5. Screw picture hanger hook on the back of the board.
  6. Hang!

Map Coasters

These quick and easy coasters are a simple craft easy enough for kids to make. Consider using maps that are meaningful for the Dad in your life – Dad’s hometown, locations of favorite sports teams, National Parks, or big cities. You can customize it to make it personal and sentimental (yes, Dads like sentimental things too!). 


  1. Place coaster on the map where you want to cut and cut around the edge with a knife.
  2. Cover one side of the coaster with mod podge. 
  3. Place map cut out on top of mod podge side of the coaster. 
  4. Put a top coat of mod podge on top of the map. 
  5. Let dry.

Grilling Platter 

This super sweet gift is perfect for Dads of little ones. The kids will enjoy being able to help make the gift, and it’s sure to be an instant keepsake for Dad. Be sure to handwash the platter to keep it looking great for years to come.

  • Enamel acrylic paint (non-toxic) 
  • Paintbrushes 
  • Letter stencils (optional) 
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paper towel 
  • Ceramic platter/dish of choice 


  1. Wash and dry platter .
  2. Wipe platter down with alcohol and dry with a paper towel to remove any residue.
  3. Paint desired design. 
  4. Place platter on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. *Do no preheat the oven so that the platter gradually warms up.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.

De-stressing Beard Oil 

For the bearded dad, this homemade beard oil will keep his beard conditioned and smelling fresh with the relaxing lavender scent. You can download our beard oil bottle label for the perfect finishing touch. 


  1. Place the glass bottle in a pot of water and bring to a boil for a few minutes to sterilize. Dry well.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into the bottle using a funnel. 
  3. Put the lid on and shake/swirl the bottle gently.
  4. Remove lid and add 10-12 drops of lavender oil.
  5. Put the lid on and shake/swirl the bottle gently. 
  6. Let the bottle sit for 1-2 days to allow the oils to blend together. 
  7. Apply to beard once per day.

Which DIY dad gift would you make? What are you gifting dad this Father’s Day?

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