Father’s Day is quickly approaching and you know what that means – DIY projects! If you have one of those dads or husbands who just seem to already have everything, choosing a gift for them can be really difficult. This is why I love DIYing. You can make him something that he’s sure not to already have and the fact that you made it will make it that much more special. I’ve found 25 really cool DIY Father’s Day gifts that you can make from repurposed items and these are some of the manliest gifts you’ve ever seen.
From speakers made out of an ammo box to a great camouflage organizer, there is sure to be a project in here that speaks to you. Dads are going to love getting these gifts and you’re going to love making them because most of them are just as easy to make as it is to run to the store and pick out another tie. Let’s face it, dads don’t want more ties for Father’s Day, they want a clock made out of brake discs or maybe even a hammock made from a repurposed beach towel. By the way, you can get loads more ideas for DIY Father’s Day gifts here.
So, whether you’re looking to get him something that is made from an old shotgun shell or you want to create a great car wash kit – you know so that he can use it when it’s not his special day – you’re sure to love this collection of manly repurposed Father’s Day gifts. Even the kids can help with these projects and most of them won’t cost you anything depending on what you may already have on hand. You may even find something to make him in this collection of 49 Dollar Store hacks, or just choose something from this list and really make his day.
Father’s Day is Sunday June, 18 so you still have plenty of time to choose a project and finish it before you need to give it. I hope you find something manly from this repurposed gift list and I hope you share which one of these DIYs you used to make his day extra-special.
14. Wood Scrap Swiss Army Key Ring
15. Upcycled Tree Branch iPod Dock
If Dad really loves his iPod, give him a docking station that he will love even more. This iPod dock can be made from a tree branch and it’s a wonderful way to show Dad how much you care. It’s also very rustic looking so if he’s into that outdoorsy woods type stuff, he is absolutely going to go nuts over this one.
16. Repurposed Shotgun Shell Keychain
Dad is going to love this keychain that is made from a repurposed shotgun shell. If he’s a hunter, this one is the perfect gift. Even if he doesn’t hunt but is just a fan of guns in general, he is sure to love this one. I found this one on Etsy for $13, which is really a steal if you don’t want to try to make it yourself.
17. DIY Jumbo Tape Dispenser
Help Dad to keep his selection of duct tape organized with this great DIY dispenser. This is a great project for the garage and for any Dad who has more than just one roll of tape – and most of them have several. It’s a relatively simple project and one that will give you just as much joy as it does Dad – seeing as how he’ll finally be able to organize all those rolls of tape.
18. Recycled Felt Beverage Coozie
If all else fails and you just can’t find the perfect manly gift for Dad’s day, make him a coozie. These recycled felt coozies are really easy to make and you can personalize them with a message just for Dad. And, you make them from repurposed sweaters and other items so they won’t cost anything at all to create.
19. Easy DIY Candles For Dad
Even Dad’s like a good smelling candle every now and then and these are designed specifically for him. You can pour them into upcycled tin cans that you decorate with manly looking labels and the scents are perfect for the den or Dad’s man cave. Even if he doesn’t normally say much about candles, he is sure to really love these.
20. Dad’s Favorite Mustache Mug
Seriously, what’s more manly than this great mustache mug? I love this mug and I really love how easy it is to make. If Dad is a coffee or tea drinker, this would be the perfect gift and you could even pair it with a new set of coasters. Use this mug to bring him coffee in bed and really make his day special.
21. Music Lover’s Record Bowl
I really love these bowls that are made from old records. They would be the perfect Dad’s day gifts for his man cave or just to display. Just choose records of his favorite old songs – FYI, you can get these old records at most flea markets and thrift stores for under a dollar each. So, you can make him an entire set.
22. Repurposed Vintage Record Clock
Here’s a great clock for music lovers. You can repurpose an old record album into a beautiful clock that is perfect for Dad’s office, den or man cave. You’ll need a clock kit and an old LP, which you can find at thrift stores for nearly nothing. Choose an album that is special to him – maybe his first concert or his all-time favorite old rock band.
23. Repurposed Bullet Bottle Opener
Here’s a great gift for Dad’s bar or man cave. This is a bullet that has been repurposed into a bottle opener and any Dad in the world is sure to love this. I found this one on Etsy and it’s under $20. That includes personalization so you can also put a special message on it for him and make it an even better Father’s Day gift.
24. Upcycled Comic Book Coasters
If Dad loves his superheroes, these comic book coasters are perfect. You could do these with any sort of comic book or even an old newspaper that bears a special story or event. These are pretty easy to make, too and leave you so much room for creativity. Dad is sure to love them and they would make a wonderful addition to his man cave.
25. Easy DIY Spider Rifle
Since Dad is the one you call to get those scary bugs out of the house, why not make his job a bit easier with this spider rifle? It’s a humane way to remove bugs from the house and you can make it easily with a few things that you probably already have on hand. Dad will love it and you will love how many bugs he can remove with it.