I don't know about you but I find that Father's Day is by far one of the hardest occasions of the entire year to come up with good quality, and useful, handmade gifts. So, this year, I scoured the internet and found these five ideas, which I think my dad would not only like, but hopefully will help you out too!
As a child, I found it pretty easy making Father's Day gifts. I didn't think that they needed to serve a purpose, and they were just a small gesture of appreciation - no matter how awful, pointless or impractical they were. But as I've got older, my expectations have become bigger and giving a gift to my dad that he's never going to get any practical use out of puts me off making him anything in the first place. Plus, most DIY ideas for dads seem to be based entirely on stereotypical 'man things' (e.g. ties, beer, tools, football), few of which my dad - or in fact many of the men in my life - would be interested in. So I had that in my mind when I was looking for these ideas and chose projects that were not only practical but relevant for me!
1. Painted Leather Keychain from She Knows
2. Felt Tablet Cover by Lia Griffith
3. Mug with a Moustache by Isoscella
4. Mandle by The Crafted Blog
5. Minimalist Leather Wallet by Lia Griffith
Do you have similar struggles around Father's Day?
Which of these is your favourite idea?