Over the last couple of weeks we have been posting a series of Father’s Day Gift Guides, based on gifts we currently have available for sale at The Paper Package. But today, we thought we’d focus on some fantastic homemade Father’s Day gift ideas that you could make yourself at home to celebrate on Sunday 4 September.
1. Father’s Day Cupcakes
You cant go wrong with home baking for any dad, and cupcakes are so easy to make. My favourite recipe is from Nigella Lawson – very easy – and then some buttercream icing on top (piped on using a glad plastic bag with the corner snipped off).
Then all you need to do is decorate them a bit in a Father’s Day style:
- Easy – Father’s Day Party Printables
Print out some of these fun printable labels and cupcake toppers, stick them on a toothpick and you’re done!
These could be fun to try and make for a fishing-mad father…
- Fiendishly Hard
Warning – we are heading into Heston Blumenthal territory here…
Yes, these are actually cupcakes and biscuits (the french fries!). If you click through the image there is a full tutorial on how to make these, plus printable downloads for the french fry bag and snack holder. Incredible. If you actually have a go at trying to make these please send us a photo – we would love to see how they turned out 🙂
2. D.A.D. Photographs
We’ve found a few examples of these on the web – and it seems such a simple, but really cool idea that Dads will love.
You can find wooden letters in NZ from craft stores, Spotlight etc. I’ve also found a link online to Mums Know Best (we have no affiliation with any of these stores so can’t vouch for the product/service sorry).
If you don’t have the time to get the wooden letters for props here are a couple of other creative ideas for Father’s Day photos:
3. Dad’s Rule Print
Don’t you just love Dadisms!! They are so much fun because they immediately transport you back in time to when you were about 8 years old again!
This fantastic free printable was designed by Amy Proffitt (aproffittablelife.blogspot.com) and can be downloaded in various colour combinations. Makes a great print to frame, or to give as a Father’s Day card maybe… (and the hidden message is fun too)
4. A couple of great homemade gift ideas from Martha Stewart
Retro Father’s Day labels
Use these labels to make your own snack range, designed just for his tastes!
Or maybe you could try this yummy sounding Caramel, Bourbon and Vanilla sauce…
The presentation of this is gorgeous – I don’t know where you would get the little spoons though, maybe from the Sallies or other second-hand shops?
5. DIY Superhero Gift Box
This idea is a bit more complicated but it could be really fun (and what dad wouldn’t love to think of himself as a superhero to his kids!)
Click through the image for printable labels and full instructions (which can probably be simplified if you didn’t feel up to the whole shebang!)
6. Father’s Day Ticket Book
This is a lovely design for a Father’s Day coupon book… (note: needs login to download)
7. Father’s Day Card
And this is a cute design for a Father’s Day card that kids could print out and fold…