It's a sad fact, Mother's Day gets all the firepower when it comes to gifts. By the time Dad's turn rolls around, the only ideas laying around are tired ties, maybe another bottle of cologne...
These Father's Day craft ideas are probably most precious from the younger set, but nothing says love like a homemade gift. No matter how old you are, you can bring a tear to Dad's eye with your own handiwork. So get out your glue guns and let Dad have it!
- Stamped Initial Cuff Links: For the fashion forward fellow. This project is a fresh twist on a tried-and-true Dad's gift with a splash of monogrammed personalization. The whole project requires a quick trip to the craft store and less than an hour of assembly.
- Scrappy Self Portrait: Move over Michelangelo. What Dad needs is a super-portrait made from from colored scrapbooking paper or fabric remnants. Cut small squares matching Dad's skin tone, eye and hair color, then re-create his likeness mosaic style. Glue away onto an interesting background.
- Tie Gadget Case: Turn one of the disaster ties you gave Dad on Father's Days past into a swanky, hipster gadget case for his smartphone. Hand-sew an inexpensive tie into a carrying pouch. Probably a good idea to ask Mom which ties are good candidates for upcycling.
- Rock Garden Terrarium: Terrariums can be manly. Skip the violets and fill a great jar with river rocks, faux-moss and even an artificial insect like a dragonfly or even a model car.