There’s something heart-warming about making a gift for someone special in mind; it’s way more personal and is treasured for years to come. So, today I thought I’d share some fun handmade Father’s Day gift ideas that you still have time to make!
There are lots of sport focused craft projects you could do from making Dad a wash bag out of football themed fabric to knitting him a hat in his team’s colours but a super fun one is a sport themed cake, the easiest being a football shaped one. You could do a simple Victoria Sponge or a yummy chocolate cake and decorate the top of the cake using icing in his favourite team’s colours.
For those Dads that like a bit of DIY, you could obviously go down the new tools route but something a little more interesting could be a booking him a place on a workshop, such as wood work or glass blowing. Have a look at your local college to find out what’s on.
I’m a total advocate for traditional men’s accessories from bow ties to cufflinks and handkerchiefs. They’re such treasured items because they’re mainly worn for special occasions. If you’re nifty with a sewing machine, you could easily whip up a matching set in his favourite colours.
There are loads of great gigs, concerts and festivals on this summer to get Dad a ticket to. But rather than just giving Dad the gig ticket, you could add a handmade touch by you and the kids making a card to pop it in. Alternatively, if you want to go that extra mile, why not record Dad a song too; this can easily be done on a mobile phone and is sure to make him smile.
A lovely gift for those wordsmiths out there is to make a notebook by hand. It’s easy to do and doesn’t require loads of materials or tools. You can either cut out the paper pages and bind the edges together with a thin line of glue before adding your notebook cover or you could simply punch two holes in one edge of the paper and thread some bakers twine through, securing with a knot. You can have lots of fun with the front cover too from designing something on your IPad or getting the paints and crayons out and doodling a personalised cover.
I hope you like these ideas and feel inspired to get your craft hat on for Father’s Day! Do come and share your makes with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #simplestylishmakers.