Top Trends for Father’s Day 2018

Father’s Day allows us to thank the father figures in our lives that provide stability, humour, and treasured memories! Whether it’s your Dad, Granddad, Guardian, Uncle or Mum – get crafty this June 17th and make something special for someone important in your life to say thanks. We’ve collated a few ideas from around the Hobbycraft blog and elsewhere on the internet to inspire your gifting!


Innovative Card Making

There are so many creative card making ideas for dads available online – we’ve selected a few below so that you can create your best piece of work that will brighten his day! 


How to Make Origami Shirts for Father’s Day by My Family of Roses »

These folded shirt cards are so fun to make, and take less than a minute once you get the hang of it! Use patterned paper in a style that your Dad would wear for a card that is personalised!


How to Make a Scrapbook Layout for Dad on the Hobbycraft blog »

Why not create a more memorable papercraft gift in the form of a scrapbook? Remember special days, with a layout in a scrapbook album using the Dovecraft Lost & Found collection.This collection is perfect to highlight the adventures you’ve had with your family and friends! Check out the linked tutorial by Jo Boland, who shows us how to create a modern scrapbook layout that any Dad would love!


How to Make a Stitched Father’s Day Shirt Card and Matching Gift Tag on the Hobbycraft blog »

What better way to present your Father’s Day gift than with this innovative and thoughtful stitched shirt card and matching gift tag?! Handmade cards add the perfect finishing touch. Follow the tutorial linked above to find out how it’s done.



Everybody loves a cake, and Father’s Day calls for a celebration! Here’s a few tasty treats to spark your imagination.


How to Make a Checkerboard Father’s Day Cake on the Hobbycraft blog »

Our friend’s at Wilton have got you sorted with this yummy cake that’s perfect for whipping up last-minute when you need a gift for Father’s Day! Simple and classic, this Father’s Day Cake is perfect for the ‘outdoor’ dad! Easily adjusted with slightly different illustrations to suit other pursuits, past times or occasions, you can personalise it for your own special dad.


How to Make Easy Father’s Day Lawnmower Cupcakes by The Celebration Shoppe »

These cupcakes are so sweet, an cater to the ultimate Dad stereotype! What other dad-related objects could you create out of chocolate and edible buttons? 


Functional Gifting

Create something that will be used this Father’s Day, and give a gift that will be truly appreciated. 


How to Make a DIY Memory Building Gift for Dad by The Seasoned Mum »

Create a jar full of ideas to save time deciding on activities at the weekend. Slowly build up a tower as you complete more and more of these activities together and create some fun memories to look back on!


How to Make a Father’s Day Rosette Brooch on the Hobbycraft blog »

This Father’s Day rosette is easy to make from felt and is hand stitched for a personal look. Change the colours to any your dad likes, or even to match his favourite sports team! You can glue the felt layers together if you’re doing this with really little crafters or are short on time.


How to Make Natural Shaving Soap by Soap Deli News »

Many modern day shaving creams don’t deliver a close shave like traditional shaving soaps. Even worse, their aerosol based packaging is bad for the environment. Help your dad make the switch to a homemade shaving soap – a much more environmentally friendly choice! Follow the recipe above to create your own using soap moulds available online and in store at Hobbycraft.


How to Make a Pyrography Log Slice for Dad on the Hobbycraft blog »

Pyrography is an ideal technique to use to create a personalised Father’s Day gift this year. Find a fitting quote, print it out using a typeface that you like, and trace it onto the log slice. Read the tutorial linked above by Rachel Richardson, who talks through her top pyrography tips!


How to Make Space Rock Fridge Magnets by Adventure in a Box »

Space is a such a vast and interesting topic – one that bonds a lot of us with our Dads! Create these awesome galaxy inspired magnets to give as a gift. You could even create a set of postcards that relate to specific memories you’ve shared together, and stick them on the fridge in the morning!


Kids Crafts

There are so many fantastic crafts for kids to enjoy that will help them convey the love and appreciation that they have for their dad! We’ve selected a few below to use as a starting point. Browse our selection of kids craft supplies available online and in store at Hobbycraft. 


How to Make Footprint Rocket Cards on The Best Ideas for Kids »

Footprint crafts make the cutest keepsakes for Father’s Day. You can make this and frame it for Dad and he’ll treasure it for years to come! The best part about this craft is you only need a few supplies to make this handmade gift for Dad.


Three Father’s Day Projects for Kids on the Hobbycraft blog »

We’ve come up with four  fantastic kids projects they can make for dad, that can be proudly displayed on his desk and remind him of his fantastic kids every day! Read the blog post linked above to find out what you’ll need.


Downloadable Gifting Templates

There’s loads of downloadable templates available on the Hobbycraft blog and elsewhere on the internet. These make easy gifts for fathers day, whilst still allowing space for creativity and imagination! We’ve selected a couple below to get you started. 


Free Father’s Day Card Download on the Hobbycraft blog »

Pick your favourite pens or pencils and scribble away with lots of colour to make this fantastic printable design come to life, then find a photo and stick to the front of the card in the gap in the middle for extra personalisation. To finish, fold your card in half and pop it in an envelope!


How to Make a ‘Nuts for Dad’ Father’s Day Gift Jar by One Crazy Mom »

Gather the kids and make this easy father’s day gift idea for Dad! All you need is a jar and Dad’s favorite nuts! Easy! 


Free Father’s Day Card or Chalkboard Template on the Hobbycraft blog »

This typographic design incorporates a lot of traditional sign writing icons into one image! There are lots of different things you can make with this one download. Print on a card, or use to create a giant chalkboard. Follow the link above to download.


Free Father’s Day Certificate Download on the Hobbycraft blog »

Father’s Day is all about celebrating great dads, so why not let your dad know that he’s great enough to win your award for Best Dad? Crack out the colouring pencils, paints or felt tips and decorate this certificate in dad’s favourite colours for gift he’ll truly treasure.


Don’t forget to enter your crafty Dads or Father’s Day makes into the Craftiest Dad Award 2018 »!


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