10 Homemade Gifts Dad Will Actually Love

If your dad is the sentimental type, make him one of these gifts from the heart (including yummy treats).

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Dads — they do so much for us. One day out of the year just isn't enough to show our appreciation for them. How can we possibly thank them enough? For starters, check out our gift guide for the hipster dad and adventurous dad. If Dad is the more sentimental type, I say you're never too old to make something from the heart. Keep reading to get our top 10 picks for DIY Father's Day gifts (some may be too tasty to last more than 10 seconds).

Pub-Style Fare

Pub-Style Pretzels and Beer Cheese

Pub-Style Pretzels and Beer Cheese

Bring the feel of Dad's favorite pub home by making him his favorite bar snack.

DIY Scratch-Off Cards

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Help Dad relax by taking care of his responsibilities, such as mowing the lawn and making breakfast. (Don't worry, paying the bills isn't one of them.)

Custom T-Shirt

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Speaking of printables, you can download our free one to make Dad a custom T-shirt. Because he isn't a regular dad. He's a cool dad.

Necktie Cupcakes

Adding a necktie-design to Dad's favorite treat is a piece of (cup)cake. 

Kids' Craft: Grill Platter

Finished DIY Father's Day Platter

Finished DIY Father's Day Platter

Whether your child is a van Gogh in the making or...not, Dad will proudly serve his masterpiece on this platter.

Bespoke Apron

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Along with the platter, make Dad an apron complete with pockets that will keep his grilling tools handy — all while looking dapper.

Beer Tasting Party

Father's Day Beer Tasting Party

Father's Day Beer Tasting Party

If you're more the hostess type than crafty type, throw a DIY party for Dad and his closest friends.

Cocktail Basket

Specialty Cocktails Gift Basket

Specialty Cocktails Gift Basket

Put all the necessities to make specialty cocktails in a basket for the cocktail lover in your life.

Photo by: Alexandra Frumberg, ALX Creatives

Alexandra Frumberg, ALX Creatives

If cocktails are more his style, put together a basket with all the fixings. Include specialty whiskey or bourbon, garnishes like fresh fruit, drinkware, flavored syrups and a book or two on unique liquors from around the world.

Catchall Tray

Monogrammed Men's Leather Valet

Monogrammed Men's Leather Valet

Does the man on your gift list need somewhere to stash his stuff? Easily turn an old frame and upcycled leather into a personalized tray to stylishly hold his keys, watch, cash — everything he needs to grab before heading out the door. Get step-by-step instructions .

Photo by: H. Camille Smith

H. Camille Smith

Make a monogrammed tray for Dad to hold all the stuff he needs before heading out the door.

Rustic Frame

Rustic Frame Made of Twigs

Rustic Frame Made of Twigs

Collected twigs, an inexpensive frame and a favorite camping photo are all you need to thank Dad for amazing outdoor adventures. Get step-by-step instructions .

You can still make something homemade even if you wait until the last minute. Place a photo of your family camping trip or other vacation in a DIY frame. To make, have the kids glue twigs from the backyard to an old frame with wood glue.

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