It’s that time of June again: when we celebrate all the incredible dads, pops, grandpas, gramps and the like in our lives. But finding the perfect gift can feel tricky to say the least. For one thing, how did all the dads we know somehow end up that special mix of goofball and critic that make them really hard to shop for?
So this year, why not make your old man — or the father of your own kids — proud and make him something with your own two hands? Bonus points if you involve your oh-so-crafty kids in the process. After all, it will be quite satisfying to let your 8-year-old take all the credit for your DIY genius — and Dad will be super-impressed you guys didn’t all burn the house down in the process. On the other hand, you could 100 percent pass off all these DIY gifts ahead as store-bought; Dad will never know.
Either way, we’ve rounded up 13 of the chicest (and most dad-approved) DIYs for you to make this Father’s Day — all guaranteed to leave your dad really grateful that he let you use his hammer that one time when you were 5.
As one wonderful dad once said (Obama. It was Obama.), “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” So roll up your sleeves, crack a few dad jokes to get psyched and show that courageous man you care with these fantastic DIYs.