Father’s Day: Crafting for Dad

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Father's Day fish photo frame Father’s Day is a day for honoring fathers and forefathers. Did you know that the actual date of Father’s Day varies widely from country to country? For example, in the United States, the holiday is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. While in Nepal, it’s celebrated on the New Moon of September.

Whatever day your regional Father’s Day falls on, it’s surely a reason to craft in honor of your father. Whether you are creating a gift for him or a memorial to him, here are some ideas to inspire you.


There are countless ideas to craft for Dad, but wearables are always a creative, thoughtful and appreciated!

Sweater Stencilled tie DAD t-shirt
Denim workbelt Who's Your Daddy t-shirts Father's Day concert tour t-shirt

Here’s a lovely little assortment of projects that would be fabulous for Father’s Day (or any day!). I’ve included a little bit of everything from photography to baking.

Toiletry bags Toiletry bag Domino keychain
Father's Day photo card Framed letter Custom Rubik's Cube
Chocolate Ganache cake Father's Day Nintendo Father's Day needlework

For those of you with itty bitties, grab a foot (or hand!), some paint, a card or canvas, and have a blast! This one is still a work in progress, so no link, but here’s an “in progress” shot at my house this year. 😀
Painted foot

Are you crafting for Father’s Day this year? Post links to your project threads. We’d love to see them!

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8 Comments

  1. jojomodjo says:

    One of my favourite memories is doing foot prints with paint when I was little. I must have been 3 or 4 because I was still in nursery school. Awesome fun!

  2. sweets4ever says:

    That’s so neat, jojomodjo! I’d like to do his prints once a year on little canvases of all colors and then display them together on the wall. I think it would be neat to see them grow sort of like a growth chart, but with colorful footprints.

  3. bushbaby says:

    Wow! I cant believe you un-earthed my project for my dad (denim hip-thingy) from 2 years ago!

    nice article with some great ideas :)

  4. kjlutz says:

    Great post Sweets.

    I’m honoured that you included the last gift I was able to give my Dad.

  5. sweets4ever says:

    Thanks, bushbaby! Thanks for sharing your project on the boards, too!

  6. sweets4ever says:

    kjlutz, I was more than happy to include it. Great project and I love the story you included about your Dad, too. *hugs*

  7. PinkyK says:

    Ha! I can’t believe my dad is front page news! I called him up and had him log on and he was giggling about it which is really funny for a 75 year old!

  8. Dolly Marie says:

    I love photo gifts. Dad will always keep the photo coffee mug, t-shirt or whatever has a great personalized photo of his favorite person, pet or thing. I found a nice site that offers cheap personalized gifts for dad if anyone is interested. http://www.dadgifts.biz/ Happy Father’s Day to all!

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