Top 10 Gifts To Make For Father’s Day

Top 10 Gifts To Make For Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday, but if you haven’t organised a gift yet there’s still time to make one yourself — an option that’s more personal and can also save you some cash. Here are 10 of our favourite DIY projects that would make a great gift for your dad.

Most of these projects can be knocked up fairly speedily, though some require mildly esoteric parts or slightly specialised skills such as sewing or woodworking. Have fun and enjoy Father’s Day!

The photo frame coffee sleeve

Keep Dad’s fingers from burning and remind him of a favourite family member.

The pinhole camera

Top 10 Gifts To Make For Father’s Day

Sure, he’s probably got a digital camera, but this has a DIY cool edge. It could be a could option to make with your kids and then give to dad/grandad.

The magazine chair

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Even better if you can find a stash of your father’s favourite mag.

Head-mounted water cannon

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The title says it all, though you might want to wait until summer to use it.

Earbuds mounted in a hoodie

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Yes, it’s officially spring, but in many parts of Australia cool weather still predominates. Pick up a hoodie and a pair of earbuds and it’s a great accessory for your dad’s morning walk.

Xbox steering wheel

Top 10 Gifts To Make For Father’s Day

Brave the IKEA crowds and create a great accessory for a dad who loves racing games.

The chalkboard lunch bag

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Encourage healthy eating, recycling and sharing all in one gift.

The puzzling security box

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A great way for Dad to store his personal treasures.

Homemade candles

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Ideal for the BBQ or bath-loving father, and the crock pot technique makes life much easier.

The necktie camera strap

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Much better than just getting a tie (or, heaven forbid, socks).

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