Easy DIY Father’s Day Cards to Make This Year

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Father’s Day is nearly here! To celebrate the amazing job your special dad does every day, why not celebrate with a homemade card. You don’t have to be a master crafter or daring DIYer to make one of these heartfelt cards he’ll keep for years. So dust off your crafting stash and keep reading for some genius card ideas!

photo: Karly Wood

Dad of All Trades

Is the dad in your life into everything? This DIY card is the perfect fit! Made with a Cricut Joy, we snagged this completely free design and let this mini machine do all the work. Peppered with images of outdoor activities, and typical dad icons, this card will perfectly communicate about your fave father.

Candy Tie Card

This card from That's Crafty is sweet in more ways than one. Print out the template, then let your littles "sew" the card together before filling with dad's fave sweet treat. Find the full tutorial here.

The Greatest Gift (Card)

For DIY-obsessed dads, we love this easy idea from Lil’ Luna. It’s a free printable, so all you have to do is print it out, cut it out and stick it on the gift card of your choice. Snag the printable by clicking here.

Super Dad

Remind Dad how special he is with this fun card from Kaminski’s Creations. The front looks like a shirt and tie, but open it up, and he’ll find a superhero surprise. To get the scoop on how it’s made, click here.

Colored with Love

Get your little one involved making this simple card from Solis Plus One. Tots can go to town filling the page with color. Click here to get all the details on how it’s done.

Sign Him Up

Emojis are so yesterday. Use sign language to tell Dad how you really feel about him. Delia Creates has designed stylish (and free) downloadable templates that your sidekick can use to choose just the right message to tell Dad how much he means to everyone. It’s almost too easy! Click here to get the templates.

The Story of His Life

Timepieces like this creative fill-it-out yourself booklet designed by Hello, Wonderful are what memories are made of. Your guy will forever cherish the innocently hilarious answers his kiddos give to creative questions like, “the most fun thing I’ve done with my dad is…” and “my dad smells like…” Download the template before putting on your thinking cap for this one!

Spell It Out

Surprise Dad when he walks through the door on his special day with this colorful card that doubles as a banner. Let him slowly pull out the greeting, like a magician pulling an endless string of hankies from his sleeve. Then hang it across the mantle, so Dad really gets the message. Skip over to Modern Parents Messy Kids for the tutorial.

Color Me Dad

This coloring superhero card by Alpha Mom is an easy-breezy option that ranks high on cuteness factor—the best combo if we do say so ourselves. The kids can customize the fill in the blank section to make it their very own. Head over to Alpha Mom to download your card now.

Snappy Father's Day

Chalk, check. Driveway, check. Adorable kids that make your photo come to life, double check. That’s everything you need to make this sweet Father’s Day card we spotted over at Crafty Texas Girls. Looking for a gift too? Have the photo turned into a mug, mousepad, or keychain! Click here to get the details.

Wheel of Choices

Between a great meal, a nap, a chance to cheer for his favorite team or dad-on-kid quality time, you can keep it simple when deciding on Dad's gift this year. This printable card from Julep is ready for him to spin the wheel of wish lists and decide just what he wants most for Father’s Day. Card AND gift completed.

Happy Hero Day

Celebrate the spider killing, boo-boo kissing guy who waits patiently at the bottom of the slide so his cutie pie can slide confidently down, knowing he’ll be there, with this well-earned jar of goodies. Let your little one decide what to fill it with. And find the free printable at Tatertots and Jello.

Spiffy Sayings

This bow-tie card is a keeper, especially when you take a photo of your little one holding it and turn it into a gift or (even better!) dad’s new screen saver. The template and tutorial are available at Julep. This a perfect DIY card for the three and under set—easy-peasy—just the way we like it!

Download One for Dad

We sense #iheartdad may be trending soon because mini techies will want in on making this card, designed by She Knows. Click here to see the full tutorial before you set out on this crafty adventure that’s perfect for older kids.

Thanks Pop!

Pop. Boom. Bam! This may be the cutest Father’s Day gift we’ve ever seen. Fill bottles with Dad’s favorite treats to make this adorable “pop” set. Head over to Lil' Luna for a full tutorial and free printable.

Dad's Secret 'Stache

Who knew a paper bag could moonlight as a totally adorable card and gift idea? Every dad has a favorite treat (think: cookies, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes), so choose that and add it to this personalized gift bag. The brainchild of Marvelous Mommy, zip over and find out how to score Dad’s Secret 'Stache!


—Allison Sutcliffe, Aimee Della Bitta, Susie Foresman & Karly Wood

Feature photo: iStock



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