No Gift, No Worries: 6 Last-Minute Father’s Day DIYs To Make Right Now

If you’re the type of person who finds holidays sneaking up on them, let me be the first to remind you that Father’s day is just around the corner. It’s this Sunday, to be exact.

What’s that? You haven’t bought anything for the father (or father figure) in your life? Then now is the time. Except it isn’t, because let’s be honest — if you order something for him online right now, it’ll never arrive on time.

Instead, it’s time to get crafty. Why not take the time to make Dad something from scratch this year (instead of buying him yet another last-minute tie or bottle of bourbon)?

To help you out we rounded up some clever DIYs perfect for dear old Dad.


Beard Oil from Everything Etsy.

Here’s an essential for all furry Dads out there. Kim, from Everything Etsy, details exactly how to make this unique gift. Beard oil can be expensive, so this is a nice luxury gift to learn how to make and Kim offers several different recipes that incorporate essential oils with healing benefits.


Garage Makeover from AKA Design

This is such a clever idea that can be done on the cheap. Does Dad have a messy storage area or workspace? AKA Design has some great ideas on how to help get the dude in your life organized. Even the simple addition of pegboard and hooks can help transform a cluttered workspace into a calm and organized one. This would make for a fun surprise on Father’s Day, provided you can keep Dad out of his man cave long enough to make the transformation happen.


Magnetic Bottle Opener from Practically Functional

The perfect gift for the beer-loving dude in your life. This project is a little more involved but will definitely be useful year-round. And the best part? It lives on the refrigerator door. Not only is it functional, it’s totally convenient. The bottle caps stick to the opener, so you don’t even have to worry about throwing them away. It doesn’t get too much better than this.


Bacon Chocolate Chip Scones from Hello Creative Family

Let’s be honest, sometimes the best way to Dad’s heart is through his stomach. You can’t go wrong with these bacon chocolate chip scones drizzled with maple and sea salt. Packed with everything Dad loves these are the perfect gift to serve up nice and warm on Father’s Day morning. You could even double the recipe so he has leftovers all week long.


Dad’s Survival 6-Pack from Maureen Anders

We couldn’t leave out the amazing DIY that Maureen from Anders Ruff created for us. We love these simple printables that can be added to all of Dad’s favorite things. Head to this post to get the free downloads.

Whatever you make for Dad we’re sure he’ll appreciate the time you took to do something a little extra special this year!

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Christina Loff is the Channel Marketing Lead for Craft, Photo, and Design at CreativeLive. She's a crafter, book spy, and Jersey native.