Over 75 DIY Handmade Father’s Day Gift Tutorials

75 DIY gifts for Father's DayMother’s Day has come and gone, and Father’s Day will be here in a heartbeat. Nothing is so cherished as a handmade gift, so we have gathered over 75 handmade gift ideas for Dad’s special day. The majority of these projects can be made for less than $10! Enjoy.

75 DIY gifts for Father's Day

DIY Wine Bottle Candles

How to make Wine Bottle Candles @savedbyloves

Scented with your favorite fragrance, these beeswax and soy candles are easy to make and great for all occasions!  We will be cutting wine bottles and using the bottom section as a container for pouring our candles.  Get started now and give these inexpensive, eco-friendly, handmade treasures as Christmas gifts that are sure to impress!



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Beeswax or Soy Wax

Scented Oil

Soy wicks on metal tabs

Double sided adhesive

Melting Pot and large sauce pan for boiling water

Cut wine bottles for candle containers (See How I Cut Wine Bottles)

Bamboo Skewer or pencil

Craft wire or rubberbands


Lint free cloth

Soap and water or glass cleaner


 1.  Melt wax per instructions.  I used an aluminum melting pot placed in a large sauce pan of boiling water.  Add scent if you are going to do that.

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2.  While that is melting, prepare container and wick. Clean container well and dry with a lint free cloth.  Adhere wick tab to double sided adhesive, and stick other side into container.

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  1. Wrap excess wick around dowel rod, centered so that wicks are straight up and down.  Use wire or rubber band to attach a second dowel rod to the first, sandwiching the wick in place.

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4.  Pour in wax until container is as full as you would like.  Let sit overnight, trim wicks and enjoy!

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○ Use printable labels to customize your candles for gifts and holidays.  Etch monograms and patterns like I showed you in the Monogram Tumblers project!

For more inspiration, visit our 50+ Glass Bottle Crafts:

Printable Father’s Day Cards Freebie


Free Printable Father's Day Card

Free Printable Father's Day Cards 2014 @savedbyloves[pinit]

I am excited to share with you these fun vintage Father’s Day Card Printables!  Show your dad he is the best ever.  These are sized 5×7 and can be printed on photo paper or card stock, and folded in half as shown.  There are two version.  I hope you enjoy!

Version 1

*Just right click the thumbnail to pull up the full size version and save to your computer, print, or send to your favorite online photo printer.  I used Walmart one hour photo for this and my card with envelope was $0.97!


Version 2

Fathers Day Printable Card from @savedbyloves

50+ Guy Gifts to Make


Over 50 Gifts to make for Men #handmade #Christmas @savedbyloves


Ask and you shall receive.  Several of you have inquired as to a source for handmade Christmas gifts for men.  I have brought you some of the web’s best tutorials for projects that the men in your life will cherish.  Ties, toolbelts, watches and more, this roundup has gifts for guys covered with budget friendliness in mind.  Enjoy!

Make Little Polaroid Magnets

Make polaroid photo magnets for great #handmadeGifts #ChristmasGifts by Ambrosia Girl, featured @savedbyloves


One of the most meaningful gifts to give are photo creations.  With the abundance of user friendly photo editors out there, you don’t have to be a Photoshop pro to create cool effects on your images these days.  Make theme into a keychain, put them on a mug, or create these see mini polaroid magnets with Ambrosia Girl’s DIY.  I would love to open a gift and find these little guys inside, full of the people and memories I hold dear.

DIY Quick & Easy Dad Gift

Dad Gift Idea

If you need a last minute handmade gift idea for Dad, check out this easy “Dad” keychain you can make in no time.  If you are like me, and you stalk your local Michael’s  store, you may have seen the new, so so so cool product line from Mod Podge.  I will be telling you a lot more about it next week.  For this project, I used some of their new paper craft supplies:

New Mod Podge Products

You will need:

  • Decorative scrapbook paper, with a good guy print (I used the travel themed Podgeable Paper)
  • Acrylic Podgeable Shapes
  • Rub-on transfer, dad themed
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Craft Scissors
  • Key fob and jump ring
  • Sand paper

Handmade gifts for guysDad will love it.

Make a Father's Day Gift

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming projects using this fun new line all over the craft blog world!


Tulip Tye Dye

Ombre Tie tutorialTie dye has come a long way in simplicity and technique over the years.  Until this project, I hadn’t played with tie dye since childhood, and I remember it being a huge mess.  Wasn’t there something about boiling water, and dying in the washer?  Isn’t that only for t-shirts?  That is why I was a little skeptical about trying out this product, but I am so glad I participated!

Tulip Tie Dye is a cinch to use, and tie dye is not just for the t-shirt these days.  With the “just add water” applicator bottles, protective gloves included in their kits along with the handy surface protector, cleanup was no hassle.  In my box were two 3-Color Tie-Dye Kits, one Paradise Punch and one Tropical Fruit.  You can see all of the available colors at I Love To Create – One Step Tie Dye Products.  If you don’t see the exact shade  you have in mind, know that these dyes are mixable so you can create custom colors.  I accidentally bled orange and teal together in a hobo purse I dyed, and the effect was a gorgeous burnt sienna agains the vibrant turquoise and orange!  It ended up being my favorite finished piece.

Tulip Tie Dye Kits


If you think you can’t make a gorgeous tie dyed piece because you have no idea what to do to make those funky designs, fear not.  The product insert (pictured above) has you covered with detailed step by step photo tutorials of illustrating 8 different techniques.  Here are some example techniques you can find over at I Love to Create.

Tie Dye Instructions

There is something for everyone.  Today, I will show you how I made this ombre neck tie, a perfect Father’s Day gift idea.

  • Following the instructions in the insert, I pre-washed the tie blank (purchased at Michael’s) and let it dry to dampness before beginning.
  • With gloves on and work surface covered,  I filled the bottle with water, shook to mix until the dye powder was dissolved, and applied dye to top 1/3 of damp tie.  The instructions say to use half the bottle, but that was way to much for my lil’ tie, so I poured out the extra liquid into a container for later use.  Left with half the dye, I filled the applicator bottle full with water to dilute the dye for the next segment of the tie.
  • Again, I applied the diluted dye to then next middle segment of the tie, discarded extra dye to leave 1/2 bottle remaining, filled the bottle with more water and applied this to the last segment.

Ombre Tye Dye Tutorial

  • To finish, I covered the tie with the plastic and let it sit for about 5 hours. I then washed by itself in a larger load setting, with a small amount of detergent per package insert.  Line dry… done.

There were so many techniques I wanted to try that I went a little nuts.  Here are some purses I made for graduation gifts this year.  I found the blanks at Joann Fabrics, but you could whip one up yourself in no time.

Ombre purse tutorial

Tye Die Crafts

Tulip Tie Dye Crafts

One more shot of the tie…

Ombre craft ideas

Tulip Tie Dye Kits are available at Walmart, Walmart Canada, Michaels, JoAnn, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Hancock Fabrics, Meijer. Tie dye kit contents and colors may vary by store.

For more inspiration and updates, be sure and follow ILTC on facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Disclosure:  I received product and payment for this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are authentically mine.

Check out these great projects using Tulip Tie Dye:


Polymer Clay Father’s Day Keychain Tutorial

Polymer Clay Father's Day Keychain

This tutorial covers incorporating an image into a polymer clay keychain, making great personal gifts.  Total time is about 45 minutes.  The project is easy and perfect for those new to the world of polymer clay.

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