Sometimes, homemade presents can be the sweetest, most personal way to celebrate a loved one. Here are three quick and easy DIY ideas for dad, to make his day a truly special one.
The best way for your old man (or young, we’re impartial) to enjoy a beer out in the garden or down at the park is to wrap it in a DIY drink koozie. It’s cool, it’s practical, it’s all a man could ever dream of. Dad will be filled with joy while sipping cans of his favorite summer chiller out of this DIY drink koozie.
To make: Cut a length of craft foam that is just shorter than a can. Wrap around the can and cut the length so that it just overlaps itself. Have kids draw a picture on the foam with fabric markers. Add a piece of velcro to the back to keep it closed.
Cheap, quick yet immensely adorable, this one is excellent if you’re short on time. Simply decorate (or have the kids do it) your grill-loving dad’s favourite spatula with a heartfelt message. Job’s done.
To make: Get the tutorial on Skip to My Lou
For the dad who loves to cook, grill or bake, this present is set to make him smile, and unleash his inner chef (we can attest to that after having made this for our men at The Sussex Kitchen!).
To make: Get a plain or old-looking canvas apron and, with a fabric marker, paint or small brush write your celebratory message, or draw whatever picks your fancy. Leave to dry. Extra special tip: get the kids to leave their hand imprints on the apron. You’ll have a family memento to keep!