4 Super Easy & Fun DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

This morning I had the pleasure of sharing some easy and fun DIY Father’s Day gift ideas on Fox 45 News in Baltimore. If you’re still looking for some fun and easy gift ideas that are also personal, then take a look below. Here are just a few ways to celebrate dad and warm his heart, even when he says he doesn’t want anything 🙂 The best part is that they can all be done with very little money and in a very short period of time.

1. Popsicle Stick Picture Puzzle

This simple picture puzzle is so easy and a lot of fun. I printed out several 4×6 photos and let the kids each pic out their favorite. Just glue your favorite photo to popsicle sticks, cut with an exacto knife and voila!

2. Dad Libs

This Fill-in-the-blank poem personally created by us is sure to put a huge smile on my husband’s face. I allowed the kids to pick out all of the words, write them in the blanks and then we put it in a photo frame. They had me read it to them at least five times and couldn’t stop laughing at the story they came up with. One of the best parts? It’s a great way to help kids brush up on their English and remind them about nouns, adjectives, etc. Download your free copy here.

3. Dad’s “Stache”

I love these mason jars I found at AC Moore which allow us to decorate them using chalk. We can specially decorate them for any occasion, and for Father’s Day, we’re using them for “Dad’s stache” where he can enjoy some of his favorite beverages. You can download a variety of free mustaches to cut out here.

4. Father’s Day Candy Bouquet

Dads may not want flowers, but he’ll definitely enjoy this sweet, sugary alternative, especially when you fill it up with all of his favorite treats. Although, he may have to fight the kiddos off of it LOL. You can stick the bouquet in a beer mug or other favorite container. We used a popcorn holder we had on hand. Download complete directions to make your own bouquet here.

Trust me, even if you’re seeing this the day before Father’s Day, you can easily create all four of these DIY gift ideas with time left to spare 🙂

You can watch the full clip and how all of these items turned out below.


I’ll be doing a second segment tomorrow morning (Saturday 6/20) back at Fox 45. So I’ve decided to add two new and quick ideas to the mix. Both of these took very little time to make and we already had most of the supplies at home.

TWO BONUS IDEAS (not shown in video above, but segment clip below):

5. Special Father’s Day Treasure

This is actually something I saved on Pinterest a while ago and have been meaning to make. So when I stumbled upon it again, I thought it would be perfect for a Father’s Day gift. Just tell the special dad in your life that you need his hand print but don’t tell him why. I think this turned out pretty cute, and the kids can’t wait to show daddy. Click here for the full tutorial. We found a canvas that already had color so we didn’t need to paint the background. Father's Day DIY canvas - Moms N Charge

6. DIY Father’s Day cards with treats

I loved this idea because instead of buying cards for all of the special dads in our lives, the kids and I made these cute card/treat holders. Each of them chose a treat from the flower bouquet mentioned above, and we stuck those inside the envelopes. Again, these were quick and easy. And this will be more memorable than the cards we usually buy. Click here for the full tutorial and to download the free template. Father's Day DIY cards - Moms N Charge What are some easy DIY gift ideas that you make with your kids (or by yourself)?

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    Kirstin N. Fuller (@thetravelindiva)
    June 17, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Love the ‘candy bouquet’ idea!
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      Christine St.Vil
      June 17, 2015 at 3:39 PM

      Thanks Kirstin! The kids loved putting it together probably because they can’t wait to give it to him then ask him for some LOL

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    Liza B.
    June 19, 2015 at 4:14 AM

    I LOVE the Dad Libs. I’m definitely planning to have the kids do that one.
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    Laila (@FrontRowMama)
    June 19, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    What cute and thoughtful gifts! I love anything that is handmade for Father’s Day! I especially love the hand prints, I think I may do that for my Dad.
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      Christine St.Vil
      June 22, 2015 at 1:40 AM

      Go for it Laila! I may do a different version w/ all the grandkids for my dad as well 🙂

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    June 19, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Awesome job on the show! But okay…these ideas are awesome! I love how they are simple, but very impactful, definitely going to remember these. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all of the amazing dad’s out there. 🙂
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      Christine St.Vil
      June 22, 2015 at 1:39 AM

      Thanks so much Olivia!!!! I really loved not only how easy they all were, but the sentimental factor behind each one.

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    June 19, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Super cute post, great ideas for diy kid’s Father’s Day posts. I think my favorite is the last, hand-printed one, so sweet!

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      Christine St.Vil
      June 22, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      Thank you Kasi! I think that turned out to be my favorite too! 😉

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    Aisha Johnson Adams
    June 19, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Sweet! Great post… I love all of your ideas..

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    June 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    congrats on your segment! I love these DIY ideas. So personal vs a store bought card! The puzzle, the cards, the handprint are very neat!
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    Siobhan (BeFree Project)
    June 20, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    These are all cute ideas, but I really like the idea of the candy bouquet. Congrats on your appearance on Fox 45. You’re my inspiration!

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    June 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    These are great ideas for younger kids. My husband would LOVE a candy bouquet!
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    Michellette "MimiCuteLips" Green
    June 21, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Great ideas, I did a candy jar type of deal one year and he loved it. I included all his favorite candies. I love the Popsicle Stick Picture Puzzle, I might have to use that one in the future. I did a similar hand print picture for my Father in Law a few years back. He hangs it in his man cave, I love it.
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    Julian (@BoldFearless1)
    June 21, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    These are all ideas I’ve never seen before. Especially love the handprints on the canvas. I know Phil must have loved all of them! Happy Father’s Day to one of the best Dad’s I know 😉

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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    June 22, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    I love the hand prints! My kids did hand prints for their dad this year but I really like the idea of having them on canvas.
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    June 22, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Super cool ideas! We love doing crafts. Now that my daughter is on summer break we will be doing much more. I love the candy bouquet idea.

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    June 22, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    I love the candy bouquet! I think my husband appreciated the homemade gift from my son more than he did anything else! Great ideas! I have to save this for next year!

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      Christine St.Vil
      June 23, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      I liked the bouquet for myself, can’t lie LaShawn! LOL But my hubby’s favorite gift was actually the handprints, so I’m glad we did it 😉

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