Last Minute DIY Father’s Day Gift

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Father’s Day is this weekend and if you are like I am sometimes you are scrambling for a last minute gift. Year after year for holidays I say I will do better and well let me tell ya, it hasn’t changed.  Adding a child to that mix has not helped things at all. I continue to say I’ll do better, sometimes I do but you know what as Mom’s we just do the best we can.

The first idea I have for you is a Star Wars inspired craft with Yoda. For this you will need craft paint in green, brown, black, and white. You will also need paint brush or brushes and a canvas or sturdy paper. I went with a smaller canvas, If you have a young child you will need an incredible amount of patience. Super easy, place green paint on the bottom of the child’s foot and place upside down on your canvas. If the child is old enough let them do the remainder if not the rest is up to you. Paint arms and ears in the green and let dry. Add in some white in the ears, for eyes. Place black dots in the eyes. Use the brown paint to paint the stick Yoda holds. You can use the brown or black to write the words ” Yoda the Best Daddy.” You could also do Yoda the Best Dad in the Galaxy, Yoda the best Dad Ever there are many variations. Once its dry your all done, and have completed a fun father day craft. I put our daughters name and year on the back of the canvas.


The second craft is a grill tray. We did this gift last year. I had planned to do a white ceramic tray but I wanted something practical that could be used and also wasn’t going to break. After lots of searching I found a clear tray at Target for about $10. The tricky part is you have to basically do this backwards or mirrored so it shoes through correctly. I so wish I had my silhouette cameo when I did this. If you have one you could so use this and mirror your words. We used a foot print and a hand print for this one. Once I got everything on the tray and dried, I sprayed a clear sealer over the back so  the paint wouldn’t chip. You could also use clear modge podge. If your giving Dad a new grill for Fathers Day this is the perfect addition. My husband got one last year for his April Birthday so we gifted the tray with some new grill utensils.


So if your running around looking for a last minute DIY for Dad these are 2 great projects that will be super easy for you to throw together quickly. These gifts are sure to make the Dads in your life smile!




  1. June 15, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Such great ideas! I know plenty of people that would love that first Star Wars set. I’m not that crafty, but I really enjoyed your mini tutorial with photos.

  2. June 15, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    So cute! Love the idea of doing DIY artsy gifts – I feel like no one does that anymore?

    Also love your logo, it’s so chic!

    xx, Kayla ♡ //

  3. June 15, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    So cute! Love the idea of doing DIY artsy gifts – I feel like no one does that anymore?

    Also love your logo, it’s so chic!

    xx, Kayla ♡ //

  4. June 15, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    This a a brilliant I love this idea, I need to remember this for next year. Yoda is a legend

  5. June 15, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Oh my gosh I want to make this for my dad! He is crazy about star wars and this is awesome!

  6. June 15, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Love this! I’m so sending this on to my sister in law for my nephew

  7. June 16, 2017 / 1:57 am

    What fun DIY Father’s Day gift ideas! My girls are grown, but I’ll be sharing this with two girlfriends who have little ones at home. I really like the BBQ tray idea.

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