We all know that the gift of handmade is the best kind of present. Taking time to craft a special card or unique gift will be treasured forever by your loved one. We're used to making birthday cards, anniversary gifts and even weddings favours but now it's time to put that handmade touch to your Fathers Day gifts. It's time to show your Dad just how much you appreciate him with your very own fathers day DIY. Luckily for you, we've gathered over 40 fathers day crafts for you to make, wrap and gift! There's something for every type of dad out there which is why we've included everything from cross stitch cards to practical wash bags. Give the man you love something extra special and remind him just how much you love him.


Once you've nailed these fathers day crafts make sure you also check out our Mothers Day gift ideas round up and our Valentines Day craft ideas. Handmade gifts for every occasion!

41 Fathers day crafts

1. Handmade Fathers Day cards

First up you'll need a card! We've got a whole bunch of free fathers day cards for you to choose from including this fishy one designed Naomi Skinner and created by Ruth Southorn. We have fishing cards, cricket cards, garden cards and more in our card making section.

2. Make a beer caddy

fathers day crafts beer caddy

If your dad is anything like our old man he'll love a beer after a long days work! Make Dad his own beer caddy this fathers day with DIY Candy's free tutorial. Fathers Day crafts just got a whole lot more refreshing.

3. DIY washbag

How to make a waterproof wash bag

You know what we like? Fathers day crafts that your dad can use for years to come and our free waterproof wash bag will do just that. Sew up the bag then fill it with little treats like aftershave, deodorants and beard oil.

4. Sew a glasses case

fathers day crafts glasses case

Upcycling fathers day crafts are good for the planet and give an extra touch to your gifts. Turn an old tie into a glasses or sunglasses pouch with Diane Gilleland tutorial.

5. Knit some cosy socks

Free men's socks knitting pattern

Another practical fathers day craft is socks. Rhian Drinkwater’s knitted socks will keep cold toes warm all year round and you can even knit them in your pa's favourite colours.

6. Make him a dapper bowtie

Bow tie sewing pattern

For all the fancy dads out there make them one of Jennie Jones' easy sew bowties. Sew yours in a silly fabric for a fun touch and pair with some cufflinks for a dapper duo pressie. If you're more of a crocheter then don't worry! We have a crochet bow tie pattern too.

7. Craft a tool belt

crafters_tool_belt_fathers day

Faith Provencher's detachable apron tool belt is a fathers day craft that we'd love to make for ourselves! Go from the shed to the kitchen looking very chic with her handy apron. There's plenty of pocket room for bits, bobs and of course, snacks.

8. Cross stitch a trophy rosette

Free No. 1 Dad Rosette Cross Stitch Pattern by Rhona Norrie

Nothing shows appreciation more than a rosette! Stitch Rhona Norrie's fathers day rosette to show him that he'll always be number one for you.

9. DIY tablet stand

DIY-Cutting-Board-Tablet-Holder-fathers day craft

For dads who love cooking and online recipes make him Love Grows Wild's tablet stand. This handy contraption is a Fathers Day craft he'll use every day and appreciate for years to come.

10. Knit a funky beer cosy

Knit beer cosy pattern

Use Sarah Dennis' beer cosy knitting pattern to add some extra flair to your dads evening drink. Pop a beer in, pair with his favourite snacks and gift it to him this fathers day.

11. Pin badge cufflinks

fathers day DIY cufflinks

Pick up some pin badges (you could pick his favourite country, sports team, game console...) and turn them into cufflinks with Mrballeng's tutorial. Although we've included this in our round-up of the best fathers day crafts we think this would make a great pressie for any gamers in your life.

12. Turn beer cans into planters

BeerCanPlanter fathers day crafts

For green fingered fellows turn their favourite drink brands into planters with The Merry Thought's tutorial. Sustainable fathers day crafts for the win!

13. Crochet some handy lens covers

crochet-lens-cover fathers day crafts

Keep camera lenses dust-free with Little Yellow Wheelbarrow's crochet tutorial. It's a really simple pattern and if you're new to crochet then don't worry because we have a crochet for beginners guide right here on Gathered to help you make this in time for fathers day.

14. Camera strap

Vintage camera strap

Another fathers day craft for budding photographers! Learn how to sew a camera strap with Jennie Jones’ quilted reversible camera strap. The crochet lens covers and this camera strap make a perfect present combo.

15. Rucksack

fathers day crafts rucksack

Follow charmedbyashley's fold over rucksack tutorial and make your dad a rucksack for all those hikes. Fill it with treats, walking gear or other treats for Fathers Day. We also have a gorgeous travel washbag here on Gathered which would go perfectly inside.

16. BBQ kit

fathers day crafts bbq kit

For dad's that love to grill make them a BBQ kit! We loved this one by Jacquelyn Clark which includes sauces, spices and an apron (Jacquelyn bought hers but you could go fathers day craft crazy and make your own!).

17. Upcycle some hip flasks

personalised hip flask fathers day crafts

Pick up a hip flask and customise it with your dads favourite print using this tutorial from Burkatron. You could add his name, date of birth or even his favourite sports team to the front for a personalised edge.

18. Fishing lures

fathers day fishing lures

It wouldn't be a fathers day craft roundup without some fishing projects! If the man in your life is a fishing lover then why not make him these DIY fishing lures? Christina shows you how to transform old bottle caps into lures on her blog.

19. Make your own beard oil

diy-beard-oil fathers day crafts

For all the beardy blokes out there Gemma from thesweetestdigs has a perfect fathers day craft. Make her DIY beard oil and print her free label for a professional-looking touch!

20. Docking station

nightstand-valet-docking-station-fathers day crafts

This DIY docking station by Houseful of Handmade will keep messy cables tidy and keep all dad's prize possessions in one place.

21. Craft some coasters


Bring your crochet game with these leather coasters by Make and Do. The crochet edging give them an added touch. If you fancy making some coasters for yourself, we have some beautiful floral resin coasters right here on Gathered.

22. DIY tray

Rustic-Leather-Handle-Tray-2- fathers day

Bring out dad's fathers day breakfast on this beautiful tray. Southern Revival shows you how to make and gift one this fathers day. Complete with his favourite breakfast dish and a nice coffee.

23. Men's shirt tutorial

mens shirt fathers day gifts

If you're a skilled sewist then make a shirt this fathers day. Melly Sews has a free pattern and video tutorial to show you how to make your own. If you're just starting out sewing then use our sewing kits for beginners guide to get all your essentials first!

24. DIY Wooden bottle stoppers

DIY bottle stoppers fathers day crafts

A Beautiful Mess have loads of amazing fathers day crafts on their blog and we especially love these DIY wooden bottle stoppers. All you need now is a big bottle of of their favourite beverage.

25. Tasty cheeseboard tutorial

diy cheese board fathers day crafts

Whip up Coco Kelly's gorgeous marble and wood cheese board for a fathers day gift. Every dad loves a bit of cheese right?

26. Overnight bag

Make The Polka Dot Chair's overnight/travel bag and whisk him away on a fun-packed fathers day weekend.

27. Create your own wax seal

wax seal fathers day crafts

Give your dad the royal treatment with Erica Chan Coffman's wax seal tutorial. You'll be able to create your own family crest and treat your dad like the king he his.

28. Macrame up a keychain

fathers day crafts keychain
fathers day crafts keychain 1

There's not many macrame fathers day crafts out there which is why we're so thankful for Stormdrane's key chain lanyard tutorial! It's a quick and practical fathers day gift and allows us to practice one of our favourite crafts. We've got all the basic macrame knots to help you make this keychain too.

29. Wooden wine rack tutorial

fathers day crafts wine rack

If your dad's more of a wine man than beer then make him this DIY wine rack using April Wilkerson's tutorial. It's a quick and simple craft that simply needs some wood and a saw!

30. DIY coffee stand

coffee stand fathers day craft

Coffee lovers will love The Merry Thought's rustic looking stand. This is the ideal fathers day craft because you can easily pair it with some nice coffee beans, a cool mug and some coffee syrups to make a complete gift set.

31. DIY tie clip

leather tie stamp clip fathers day crafts

Lovely Indeed shows you how to make leather tie clips for fathers day.

32. Personalised photo cube

fathers day crafts photo cube

Fathers day crafts are extra special when they're personalised. Use Birds Party's tutorial to make a photo cube covered with memories.

33. Covered notebooks and books

DIY-_-Origami-Embroidered-Book-Cover fathers day crafts

Fathers day crafts for book worms lands with Lana Red Studio. She shows you how to make this cool covered notebook but you could also turn it into a book cover.

34. Phone case

phone case fathers day crafts

Kojo Design's leather phone case tutorial is free and a fab make for any tech-loving dads.

35. Tasty snack pot gift

Fathers day crafts snack pack

Snacks are always a winning gift. Sarah Hearts has free printables that you can hang around your snack jars.

36. Fathers Day cross stitch designs

Fathers Day cross stitch patterns

Lucie Heaton's fathers day cross-stitch crafts will decorate all your gifts with super cute motifs. We love the idea of making a photo album full of favourite memories too!

37. Free men’s crochet cowl pattern


For all your crocheters this is the fathers day craft for you! Anne Egan's funky mens crochet scarf is great for dads who want a little flair in their wardrobe.

38. How to sew a key fob

How to sew a key fob

Personalise your dad's car keys or work lanyard with Jessica Entwistle's key fob tutorial. Embroider his name onto it and hope that he never loses his keys again!

39. Men’s scarf knitting pattern

Free scarf knitting pattern

Knitters don't worry we haven't forgotten about you! We've got some fathers day crafts for you including this free men’s scarf knitting pattern. Knit it up in his favourite colours to keep him cosy this winter.

40. Free car and motoring printables

Free car and motoring printables

It wouldn't be a fathers day craft round up without more free printables and cards. We've got loads of amazing printables here on Gathered including these free car and motoring printables from Papercraft Inspirations. Print, cut and add them to your cards or scrapbook for dad.

41. Crochet a hat for dad


And the final project in our fathers day craft round-up is this warm men's crochet hat pattern. It'll keep dad's head warm on those windy walks (especially if he's bald!).


We hope you've found a fathers day craft from our list that your dad will love. If you've caught the crafting bug now then make sure you check out our sustainable crafts round up which has loads of eco-friendly projects inside. Oh and we add new patterns every day to our free daily patterns post. Share your creations with us on Instagram - we'd love to see them!


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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