Do you know how Father’s Day began? Father’s Day was started in 1910 by a 27-year-old woman named Sonora Louise Smart Dodd. After listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day she thought there should be a day to recognize her father, a widower who raised her and her five siblings on his own.

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Father’s Day a holiday and it was celebrate the third Sunday of June and now is celebrated in many countries all over the world.

With this historic day just around the corner we want to make sure you have the perfect gift to make this a day your dad won’t forget. We collected some of our favorite handmade Father’s Day ideas so you can show Dad you’re thinking about him on this special day.

Handmade Father’s Day gifts Dad will love.

Framed footprints.

Handmade Father's Day Gifts Dad Will Love

It isn’t time consuming- but it is timeless. Place the footprints in a frame with different color schemes to match a bedroom wall.

All you need to make this craft is:

  • White cardboard paper
  • 2-3 colors of paint
  • Stencils
  • Frame

Treat your dad.

Add a little humor in his favorite snacks and start off his day with a good laugh. You can never go wrong with his favorite food and a little humor! Click here for a couple more snack ideas and free printables.

Handmade Father's Day Gifts Dad Will Love

Frame a picture perfect moment.

handmade picture frame for Father's Day

It’s time to dig into your pile of pictures to find your favorite memory with Dad. Reprint the picture in black and white for a more elegant look. You can also stencil your favorite quote on the picture frame for a more personalized gift.

Make a breakfast for champions.

The perfect Father's Day breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  So why not add some Father’s Day flair to it? It will be a fun way to start off his day.

Here’s what you need to make your own:

  • 2 eggs
  • Spinach
  • Ham slices
  • 1 slice of toast
  • Fruit or vegetables

Personalize a pillow case.

Handmade Father's Day gifts for Grandpa

Grandpas can play just as an important role in a child’s life. This is a day to celebrate him as well! This handmade Father’s Day pillow cover will make Grandpa’s day and decorate his house with love.

Here’s what you need to make your own:

  • a plain white pillowcase
  • a pencil
  • fabric markers
  • a piece of cardboard to fit inside your pillowcase

Want more Father’s Day inspiration? Read our Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make.