60 Gifts for Men Craft Ideas
Are you wondering what kind of gifts to make for dad this Father's Day? Maybe you want ideas for making Christmas gifts, for Fathers Day, a birthday, or Valentines Day. Here you'll find some great ideas for what to give the man who has your heart.
Making gifts is a very satisfying experience and everyone loves gifts made for them by their children. Some of the projects below are quick and easy and others are crafts that take more time and are best done by older children or adults.
All of the gift ideas that are included in this article include a link to the site where you will find the directions and, in some cases, patterns. Gifts made with love are the best gifts ever.
The tutorial for making mugs like those shown is found at DOLLAR STORE MOM.
1. Calendar Blocks
The man in your life will love to have this block calendar sitting on his office desk to remind him of you daily. You'll find the tutorial for making this great gift idea at Simply + Kierste.
2. Cup Cozy
If your man loves his coffee, he'll love a gift like this. Find the tutorial for making this project at Spark & Chemistry.
3. Luggage Handle Cover
I think this is a great idea as a gift for anyone who travels for business or for pleasure. This luggage handle cover would also make it easier to identify your bags when you pick it up from the airport luggage carousel. Find the instructions for making this cover at Little Birdie Secrets.
4. Remote Control Pillow
If keeping the remote control from getting lost is a problem at your home, make a pillow that keeps the remote safely in one place. Go to Blessing Overflowing to see how to make a pillow like this.
5. Golf Club Sock Covers
Make your dad some cute club covers with googly eyes. Your man doesn't have to be a father to enjoy a gift like this. Learn how to make these puppet covers for him by going to the Alphamom site for the directions.
6. This Much Card
Dad will be so happy to receive a thoughtful card like this from their son or daughter. See how this card is made by checking the instructions at A Day in My Life.
7. Dad Rocks
A gift doesn't have to be expensive to express love. Dads will love a paperweight like this one. Find the instructions at Crafts By Amanda.
8. Photo Cube
This is one of the gifts that can be given to so many different people. Make it for Father's Day, Valentine's Day, or as a Christmas gift. Go to Grandparents to find out how to make this photo cube.
9. Baseball Bookends
If the man you want to make a gift for is a baseball fan, he'll love this set of baseball bookends. You'll find the instructions at MODGE PODGE.
10. Bicycle Frame Lunch Bag
Make your dad a lunch bag that he can attach to his bicycle while he's riding. I'm sure Dad will find more ways to use this bicycle frame bag than just to carry his lunch. Find all the instructions for making this lunch bag at Evil Mad Scientist.
11. Folded Shirt Card
Make your dad a card in the shape of a collared shirt! Be sure to imagine any of the crafts here as gifts or gift cards for different holidays or occasions. Sometimes just a small tweak is all it takes. Martha Stewart show us how to make a shirt card.
12. Pen or Pencil Holder
Go to All Kids Network to see how to make a personalized pen holder for Dad. This is a nice and easy, but useful gift. It will be appreciated.
13. Drink Holder
You'd never guess that this outdoor drink holder is made from a tin can. This is a gift that will be appreciated by a fishing or camping man. Go to Positively Splendid for the instructions.
14. Office Supplies Holder
I'm always amazed at the great ideas crafters come up with and this is an example. This easy-to-make gift, with instructions at Better Homes & Gardens, will be very useful for Dad (or anyone else).
15. Tool Tub Tote
It will be easy for him to keep all his tools together with this useful tool tub. Find the directions for making this tote at Sew4home.
16. Little Hands Plaque
This plaque is made with children's handprints. To make one for someone you love, go to the Handmade Home for the instructions.
17. Mustache Mug
Help your Dad remember which mug is his by making him a mustache mug. You'll find out how to make it by going to The Tortoise and The Hare for the instructions.
18. Painted Garden Tools
This idea might also work for tools that Dad tends to misplace. Find the instructions for making customized garden tools at All About You.
19. Magic Rocking Bear
Watch how this magic rocking bear fishes from a shelf or table. Find the instructions at the Benny and Boone site.
20. Road Map Folder
Dad will like being able to keep his road maps in a neat folder. If he travels the road a lot and uses maps, he'll appreciate this gift. See how to make a folder for maps at Better Homes & Gardens.
Make your dad fashionable in suspenders that you have made for him. Very cool! Go to A Beautiful Mess for the easy directions.
22. Candy Poster Card
Dad will probably allow the kids to help him eat the candy bars from this poster, which is made by saying a message to Dad using brand names of candies. I love this idea!! Go to Bits Of Everything to see how to make it.
23. Tees in a Jar
Fill the bottle with golf tees for the dad who loves golfing. A photo is shown on the site. Make your dad a cute jar that says, "You're T-rrific." Find out how at KMcKay Designs where you'll also find three other great gift projects.
24. Pop Top Treats
Surprise your Dad with this magic pop top treats cans. Go to Our Best Bites to see how to make this craft.
25. Bed Caddy
Does your man like to watch TV or read while in bed? Help him keep the remote or book handy by making him a bed caddy. The instructions are found at Sew4home.
Silhouette pictures make a nice wall or shelf decoration and as the years go by, they are a nice reminder of happy memories. Go to Activity Village to see how to make the silhouettes.
27. MP3 Player Fabric Sling
Keep your MP3 player safe when on the treadmill with this fabric sling. You'll find out how to make on like it by going to the Kaydiddys site.
28. Shirt Quilt
Does Dad have some shirts that he just can't part with, but the shirts are way past their prime? Make him a quilt from the shirts by following the directions at Sew4home.
29. Footprint Key Chain
This is a nice light-weight key chain that is still a personal gift. Go to Everyday Mom Ideas to see how to make it.
30. Laptop Sleeve
It is really a good idea to have a protective sleeve to cover your laptop when toting it around. Sew Mama Sew has the instructions.
31. Leather Cuff
Make this attractive leather cuff for the man in your life. Find out how to make it by going to The Red Kitchen for the directions.
32. DIY Father's Day Book & Mason Jar
33. DAD Book
Help the kids make this very personal book of love for their Dad. Find the directions at My Juicecup.
34. Bar-B-Q Towels
It's a good idea to have towels specifically for using when grilling. Learn how to make towels with meat embroidered on them by going to The Silly Pearl.
35. Car Wash Kit
The next best thing to getting a car wash kit is helping Dad wash his car. Find out how to make a car wash kit at inner child fun.
36. Daddy Photo Gift
Included with the tutorial on taking the photos and framing them, Love of Family and Home also shows how to make the stand for the photo frames. A very special gift for Dad.
37. Hot/Cold Neck Wrap
Dad, or any man for that matter, will appreciate this neck wrap. Go to The Family Scientist to find out how.
38. Composition Notebook Cover ipad Cover
This is a great gift idea: an iPad cover using the cover of a composition notebook. Find the tutorial at Lil Blue Boo.
39. Labeled With Love
Although there isn't a pattern for these labels, I think looking at the pictures will give you plenty to work with. It looks like the cardstock labels are painted on with puffy paint and glued to a piece of fun foam that reaches around the bottle and glued to the bottle. Cute idea. To see pictures of this project, go to Make the Best of Everything.
40. Car First Aid Kit
Make Dad a kit to keep all the things in the glove box neat with this personalized gift. Go to Positively Splendid to see how to make this great gift.
This is a very nice gift to give to Dad. Decorate the tin and add some fun tokens. Find the instructions for this gift idea at eighteen25.
42. Washcloth Travel Pouch
If you're making this gift for dad, I suggest you use a color or design in a washcloth that isn't your mom's favorite color, or dad will have to hide this gift. When traveling, this will be one of the first things your dad will pack. You can find the tutorial for making this travel pouch at Whimsy Love.
43. Message Photo Collage
The kids can remind Dad of a special reason why they love him by giving him a message photo collage picture, where they write messages on a board and then have their picture taken with it. The kids will have as much fun making this gift for Dad as he will have receiving it. The tutorial is found at Positively Splendid.
44. Pop Up Card
Dad will love displaying this card on his desk at the office or at home.
Multiple Mummy tells us how to make this card.
45. Photo Collage
A daddy would be so proud of his little one displaying a sign of his or her love. Go to Counting On Me for this craft tutorial.
46. Scrabble Coasters
Making these scrabble coasters will be a lot of fun. Think of appropriate words to convey a love message to Dad. See how to make the coasters by finding the tutorial at inhabitat.
47. Treat and Beverage Labels
You'll find the printable labels for treats and beverage gifts at The elli Blog. This is a very simple gift!
48. Redneck Wind Chimes
If Dad has a good sense of humor and loves receiving and giving gag gifts, he'll love a redneck wind chime made from beer cans. Find the directions for making it at A Fish Who Likes Flowers.
49. Typographic Coasters
No one knows your Dad as well as you do, so you'll know if your Dad would love these typographic coasters. Evil Mad Scientist has the instructions for this great craft.
50. Remake a CD Jewel Case Into a Lamp
51. Golf Towel
An avid golfer can never have too many golf towels. If you don't want your Dad to be without a golf towel, make sure you fashion one for him by going to a Spoonful of Sugar for a great tutorial.
52. Tie Eye Glass Case
This is really a great idea for making a gift from an old necktie. Surprise your Dad with an eye glass case, made from an old tie he no longer wears. Find the instructions for remaking a tie at Olive and Love.com.
53. Soap Pouch
It doesn't matter what kind of job your dad has, he will appreciate a soap pouch gift. If he has never used a terry cloth soap pouch, once he uses this gift, he'll always want his soap pouch. Make it easily by following the directions given at Whimsy Love.
54. Passport Cover
For the traveling man, make a passport cover. The directions for making this cover can be found at Chubby Hobby. Another super useful gift.
55. Personal Picture Clock
Check out how to make a personal picture clock (a clock with a picture as the background!) by going to rosy red buttons for the tutorial.
56. Sunvisor CD Holder
If your Dad enjoys music and having his favorite CDs nice and handy when he's driving, how about making him a gift of a sun visor CD holder? Find out how to make it by going to instructables.
57. Decoupage Wood Letter Wall Art
Make Dad a Father's Day gift that he'll want to display at his office or at home. With these decoupaged wood letters, you decide what letters to use to make a beautiful wall art. Find the directions for doing this project at Craft Foxes.
58. Scrabble Message Photo
This is such a cute photo gift idea using scrabble tiles to write out a message to Dad. The directions for making this project can be found at Just Another Day in Paradise. The kids will love helping make this gift for Dad.
59. Custom Art Ties
A man's favorite tie will be the one made and given with love. And these specially painted ties are made with lots of love. Find the instructions for making these ties at Living Well Spending Less.
60. Denim Wine Bag
What could be more masculine than a denim wrapped bottle of wine for your man? He'll be impressed when he finds that you made this gift especially for him. The tutorial for making it is found at Cathie Filian.
© 2013 Loraine Brummer