4 DIY Father’s Day gifts
Somehow, finding a gift for Father’s Day is always harder than for Mother’s Day. What gift can you give him that he will actually like and use? Although a ‘one gift fits all’ doesn’t exist, a DIY gift is always a good idea. After all, what parent would not appreciate a unique gift that you put your time and love in? That is why we collected 4 easy and practical DIY gifts for you on this page. Hopefully, this will inspire you to find the perfect gift for your father!
Galaxy travel shirt
Your dad is sure to steal the show at the next family BBQ with this galaxy T-shirt! It is not the easiest DIY on this list, but the results are surely worth it. Lay down the stencil and paint the galaxy using Textile Opaque paint. Next, splatter on some white to make stars. Finally, remove the stencil and paint the windows and headlights with white paint and nightlight paint. This makes it glow in the dark! Click here for a more detailed tutorial and a download for the stencil.
This blackboard DIY is quick, easy, and very practical. All you need to do is paint a surface with blackboard paint. In the examples we used wood for a rustic look, but you can also paint on other porous materials like stone for a more industrial look. A blackboard is ideal to write messages, reminders, and other lists on. Your dad can use it in the kitchen, the living room, or even in his own mancave!
If your dad works with lots of papers, he can never have enough folders. They are crucial to organize everything but don’t always have a nice design. A hand-made folder can be a very fun and practical gift for Father’s Day. For this design, we used two sheets of A3 watercolour paper. Start by applying Beton Paste with a painting knife and let it dry for 30 minutes. Then, rub some white paint onto it with your fingers. Once that is finished, remove some of the white paint again with a slightly wet cloth. This gives it a very nice texture! Make holes along three of the edges and use rope to tie the pages together. Finally, you can paint the purpose of the folder on one side or leave it as is. Have fun! Design by Gitte Klausen (find Gitte on instagram).
Sketch or notebook
If your father enjoys being creative, you could gift him a sketch or notebook. Not just any, however, one you decorated yourself of course! In our design, we used Beton Paste for a more industrial look.