{father’s day diy gifts}

Handmade gifts for dad.

Show dad how much you really care this Father’s Day with a gift straight from the heart. These handmade gifts can be personalized to fit your father’s style. Ditch the ties and golf shirts you get him every year and opt for something fun, festive, and different!

Painted Coasters
A colorful coaster quartet adds a personal touch and a vibrant splash to dad’s favorite drink. Use a thin paintbrush and porcelain paint on white ceramic tiles to design his own collection. Attach rubber cabinet bumpers to the backs of tiles before painting for a slip-free finish.
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{celebrating Father’s Day with man cave design}

Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.

Our dads do a lot for us – and they deserve to be honored on Father’s Day and everyday! If your dad is the type who would appreciate a great “man cave” retreat this Father’s Day, you’ve come to the right place!

Man Caves, on DIY Network, offers these tips for getting started on your man cave:

  • Pick an object (pool table, jukebox, picture) that you like and will make part of the room as your inspiration in choosing the overall look and color of your man cave.
  • Make a list of all the materials you will need to accomplish the build. If you’re working with a budget, make sure to leave yourself a 10-15% allowance for miscellaneous or unforeseen costs.
  • If your build requires plumbing, electrical or HVAC work, contact licensed professionals for their input or services. Don’t tackle something you’re not comfortable with.
  • Ask friends and family to help with the build. Try to get people with some building skills so that they might help you direct your plan of attack.

Whether you have a large space or a small space to devote to a man cave, one of the first things you’ll want to do is get a fresh coat of paint on the walls. This will give you the perfect backdrop for your man cave theme, be it sports, hunting, fishing, music or cars! If your man cave space feels a little small, check out our recent post on painting tips for small spaces.

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