Handmade Gifts Dad Will Love

Posted by on May 30, 2014

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Melt your dad's heart this Father's Day with a thoughtful handmade gift — buy it straight from the artisan or choose a tutorial to make it yourself. 

Dad Hero Necklace
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Hero Necklace For the dad who has everything and wants to give back, consider this beautiful sterling silver necklace by Alison Kelley Designs for yourself and let Dad know he is your hero. Fifteen percent of the proceeds go to the David Turner Lymphoma Foundation.
Chicken Dinner recipes

Chicken Dinner with a Twist

They say the way to every man's heart is through his stomach. So why not give the old chicken dinner a new face lift with Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Chiptole Mayo from the recipe book, Great Pub Food: Make Home Your New Local? Then add some quick side recipes like mashed potatoes from a Tummy Treasure and green beans from the World's Healthiest Foods. Plus, what dad doesn't like carbs and bacon? So serve him these Bite Size Bacon and Cheese Scones from the cookbook, Homebaked Comfort. Dad won't even need to break out an after-dinner cordial with these Pecan Mini Pies laced with bourbon and topped with a crown from the cookbook, Mini Pies. After all this great homemade food, Dad will surely feel like a king on his special day. 

Concrete Flower Pots
Camilla Arvidsson and Malin Nilsson
Concrete Flower Pots

Use containers you already have to make impressive flower pots from the book Concrete Garden Projects. Perfect for dads who love getting their hands dirty.

Fish Embroidered Pillow

Fish Pillow

Sew this beautiful embroidered fish appliqué pillow for the stylish and outdoorsy dad.

Handtooled Leather Notebook
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Handtooled Leather Notebook

For the creative dads out there, Eva Buchala makes a hand-tooled, leather spiral medieval notebook for writing down those special memories all year long. 

DIY tile coasters

DIY Coasters

Decorate a tile by A Dose of Paige with your dad's favorite theme and coat it with Mod Podge to create a water-tight coaster. You might even use a newspaper clipping from that spelling bee you won or basketball tournament that your dad helped coach you for hours to prepare. 

diy Farmhouse Bench
Anna White

Farmhouse Bench

Build this stunning farmhouse bench for the DIY dad from the book, The Handbuilt Home

hand-stamped metal Tag Charm
Alison Kelley Designs on CraftFoxes.com
Keepsake Tag CharmThese cute keepsake tag charms from Alison Kelley Designs help you commemorate a special date with dad and would look great attached to the zipper on his hoodie or gym bag.

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