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12 DIY ideas for Father's Day gifts

BBQ Sauce
BBQ Sauce

This year for Father's Day you don't have to spend a ton of money to get dad a gift. Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that come from the heart. If you love to DIY these homemade gifts for dad will melt his heart and will be treasured for a lifetime even if you're not the creative type.

For the dad who loves to spend his summer afternoons and evenings by the grill make him some homemade BBQ sauce and herb mixes for poultry, pork and beef. Apply clip art labels to the herb mixes and use a mason jar for the BBQ. Don't forget to tie a BBQ brush around the sauce. Just click on the links to head on over to Martha Stewart for recipes.

Spoil dad on his special day and any day he wants with a Father's Day Coupons. This time honored gift always makes a great gift especially for super busy dads or even single dads. They don't have to be just things you would do for dad like washing dishes or cleaning the car. You can also use the coupons for hugs, back rubs and even an ice cold drink on an extremely hot day. For coupon template and ideas visit RedFly Creations.

If you have children who love to tell stories and draw how about having them create a 'Best Dad In The World' Book. It doesn't take a lot of time and materials to create the book and once it's done just have the kids fill in the bags all about their favorite dad! Makes a great gift for grandfathers too. Just head on over to Eighteen25 for template and instructions.

Let your kids know how much their pop rocks with a Pop Rocks Basket. Yes, the basket contains pop rocks but also contains popcorn, soda pop, tootsie pops, pop tarts...anything you can think of that has pop in it! For more pop ideas for your basket visit My Insanity.

For the dad who rocks the suit and tie to work everyday create a gift that will add a little punch to his work wear. Remember shrinky dinks? Use them to create a cool tie tack for dad. Speaking of ties, make dad a tie that's also a wallet. Just check it out here. Lastly, find your dad's favorite locations on a map and use them to create map cufflinks like these on

Dads deserve to look their best also but no dad wants to use girly smelling soaps and shaving creams. For this Father's Day make your dad Black and Tan Beer Soap that's got an almond/oatmeal fall scent to it. Totally manly. For shaving cream, make dad the Rosemary and Mint Shaving Cream from Food For My Family. Great for the dad who loves to pamper himself, even though they won't ever really admit it.

For the outdoorsy/workshop kind of dad make his life easier for him with a Roll Up Tool Organizer from CraftStylish. Now dad no longer has to worry about losing his small tools. Since you're helping dad get organized how about a Firewood Tote from Whip Up? Made of sturdy material dad can use it to bring in firewood for the winter or even building a bonfire.

If your dad is a lover of all things superheros and you want to let him know how much of a hero he is to you, make some Comic Book Coasters. Made with comic books, mod podge and a few other materials show of your dad's favorite superheros with this easy DIY from Mod Podge Rocks.

What are your plans for Father's Day? Planning on making or buying him a special gift? Leave a comment and let's discuss!

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