Roundup: Father’s Day Ideas

Haven’t bought a gift for Father’s Day yet? Give your pops something other than a new tie—preferably something you made with your own hands. Here are six thoughtful, homemade ideas your dad is guaranteed to love.

Father's Day DIY Ideas

1. Cookie-cutter shortbread cookies // Martha Stewart Living
2. “You Rock” cupcakes // Oh Happy Day
3. Bow-tie Father’s Day card  // Julep
4. Printable Father’s Day giftwrap // Almost Makes Perfect
5. Father’s Day medals // And We Play
6. DIY adjustable apron // Purl Soho


More Father’s Day Ideas:
• Printable “Spin the Wheel” Father’s Day Card
• DIY: Colorful Happy Father’s Day Sign
• Father’s Day Breakfast Printables

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DIY: Braided Duct-Tape Headband

This easy braided duct-tape headband is a perfect summer craft for little hands! Make them in a variety colors—even a version in red, white, and blue for the upcoming Fourth of July!—for loads of DIY fashion fun!

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DIY: Happy Father’s Day Sign

Even though my husband always insists he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day, we always decorate our home for the occasion—that way, he’ll know how loved and appreciated he is, the moment he wakes up. And what says “We love you!” more than a unexpected, colorful banner? This one is easy to make and the perfect Father’s Day project to do with your kids.

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DIY: Fruity Party Printables

Channel Carmen Miranda at your next summer party with these bright and colorful fruit printables. Stick ’em on the wall to creative a festive backdrop for photos or your dessert display. Best of all, this look couldn’t be easier to create. Grab the download for seven fun fruits below.

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DIY Wedding Favor: Midnight Snack (Free Printable)

By Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Did you know that June is the most popular month to get married? Since wedding season is in full swing, we’ve got an easy, affordable favor idea your guests will love. Chances are they’ll be hankering for a snack after tearing up the dance floor, so send them home with some late-night munchies. Our pick? Sweet-and-salty kettle corn. Whip up a big batch or purchase your favorite brand, then package it with our free midnight-snack label.


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DIY: Carnival Ticket Printables

Written by Olivia Kanaley

Sometimes it’s the little details that really bring a party theme to life. Whether you’re hosting a backyard carnival, an outdoor movie, or a circus-themed celebration, we think these printables are just the ticket. Click through to download and print them!

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DIY: Printable Soda Can Wrappers

Now that the weather’s warmed up, there’s no better time to host a get-together, mix up some cold drinks, and catch up with friends. And now you can serve things up in style with these free printables soda can wrappers! Deck out your favorite beverages with these bright and graphic wraps and turn your party into a colorful oasis!


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DIY: Kids’ Felt Initial Banners

By Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

When planning our kids’ birthday parties, we love to combine a party activity that doubles as a favor. This felt banner is just that; plus, it’s easy and not too time-consuming to prep. It’s also economical (sometimes party-favor costs can add up so quickly!). All you need: felt sheets, mini dowel rods, glue, yarn, and scissors. Seriously, that’s it! Set up a table at the party stocked with craft supplies and the kids will have a blast making and decorating their own initial banner. 

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DIY: Edible-Gold Polka-Dot Cake

A little gold makes everything better (am I right?!), but add polka dots and you’ve got yourself a grade-A winner. Hence, this DIY edible-gold polka-dot cake—it’s just what your next birthday party or get-together needs! Plus, it won’t take you hardly anytime at all to make on your own.

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