DIY Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love (and You’ll Love Making)

Picking out the perfect present for the father figure in your life can feel like a lot of pressure—how do you go the extra mile for the heroic human who always goes the extra mile for you? One idea: Make him something thoughtful and personal with your own two hands, with these DIY Father’s Day gifts that let you get creative for (or with!) him. From easy-to-assemble tabletop terrariums that bring a touch of nature to his workspace to custom cheese-tasting tours featuring mouth-watering mozzarella you made yourself, these projects and kits have all the supplies you need to pull off some serious gifting magic, no previous experience required. Scroll on to shop our full list of DIY Father’s Day gift ideas, then be sure to place your order in time to celebrate him on June 20.

A tie-dye tee with socks to match

Brighten his day (literally) with technicolor tie dye he’ll reach for all summer long.

A leather wallet stitched with love

Has his wallet seen better days? A new one with an unparalleled origin story (made by you, of course!) makes for the ultimate DIY Father’s Day gift.

Artful photo prints

Put a twist on the classic framed photo gift with artful indigo prints made using a super-special ingredient: sunlight.

A tabletop terrarium

Nature-loving dads will appreciate a mini succulent garden that brings a little bit of nature’s bounty indoors.

A hand-carved spoon

A heartfelt hand-carved spoon will bring a smile to his face while he’s scooping his morning coffee or adding a dash of salt to the spaghetti water.

Plus, three great DIY Father’s Day gifts from our archives:

For more Father’s Day gift ideas you can make yourself, check out these popular step-by-step DIY tutorials from our archives. They’re perfect for green-thumbs, shutterbugs, and bearded papa bears—and they’re an apt alternative to pre-assembled kits for folks who might already have a stash of supplies on hand. Happy crafting!