It’s funny to look at the list below and think, “Wow! My dad’s taste sure has changed over the years.” Years ago, my dad would have loved the six-pack of beer or Guinness float. But now, he would be all over the chocolate covered bacon roses. My husband on the other hand hasn’t changed a bit.  A hand-made gift from one of the kids is top on his list every year. So whatever your dad’s tastes are this year, I hope you can find a source of inspiration from my DIY Father’s Day gift ideas and recipes below.

1. DIY father’s day tie craft 

Tie up his heart

Whether a tie from a department store or a thrift store, Dad is going to love the custom embellishments added by his little artists–and his artists are going to love creating this treasured gift.

2.Bacon wrapped mini meatloaf cup

Study proves that dads love bacon!

OK, there haven’t been any real studies, but it’s totally true! Make your dad seriously happy this Father’s Day by serving up my bacon wrapped mini-meatloaf cups on a bed of buttery mashed potatoes.

3. DIY bottle tag craft

A 1, 2, 3 6-pack

These quick, easy, and inexpensive DIY bottle tags will add the perfect touch to a 6-pack of Dad’s favorite bottled beverage. Just download our free templates, print, assemble, and give!

4. DIY BBQ grill bucket

Grill master dad

Use my free printable template and craft store supplies to build the ultimate BBQ bucket. Fill it with things like condiments, tools, a bottle opener or an apron for your favorite aficionado of the flame.

5. DIY dad desk nameplate

Give him a sign of your love

If Dad spends a lot of time in the office, this DIY desk nameplate is a super easy and endearing Father’s Day gift he will surely cherish. Don’t forget to give the Mod Podge extra time to dry between coats!

6. Guinness float drink recipe 

My goodness my Guinness…float?

Did you know Guinness has fewer calories than most other beers? Until you add the vanilla ice cream, that is! Dad is going to love this adult alternative to his childhood favorite–and you will too!

7.  Chocolate dipped bacon roses

Salty, sweet and very manly

Roses and chocolate are traditionally great gifts for a woman, but throw bacon into the mix and you’ve got a guaranteed winner for Dad! We made roses out of yummy bacon, dipped them in silky smooth chocolate, and arranged them in a cigar box for the perfect homemade Father’s Day gift.

8.  DIY photo bookmark gift

Bookmark for your bookworm

Dad love to read? He’s going to love diving into his book even more when he can take the kids with him! Easy to create with just the right photo of the kids, scissors, and some laminating pouches, these adorably unique bookmarks will make him smile every time he turns the page.