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!
Keep Dad's fingers from burning and remind him of a favourite family member.
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.
Even better if you can find a stash of your father's favourite mag.
The title says it all, though you might want to wait until summer to use it.
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.
Brave the IKEA crowds and create a great accessory for a dad who loves racing games.
Encourage healthy eating, recycling and sharing all in one gift.
A great way for Dad to store his personal treasures.
Ideal for the BBQ or bath-loving father, and the crock pot technique makes life much easier.
Much better than just getting a tie (or, heaven forbid, socks).