4 Father Days Gifts Using Wooden Blanks
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4 Father Days Gifts Using Wooden Blanks

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1/2 day +

While these projects were created with Father’s Day in mind, use them for any occasion! All these projects can be tweaked and tailored to the recipient to make a truly unique gift. Choose from fun, simple and creative projects for all ages.

Let these four projects inspire you to create something special for Dad this Father's Day. 

Project and instructions by Georgia Coote

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How to make

Personalised Hanging Plaque

Any simple 3 letter word could be added to these beautiful wooden plaques. They could be hung on hooks, displayed on a gallery wall or used to brighten the most dull of office spaces.


You will need: 

Wooden Tag with String

Assorted Foam Letters and Numbers Set

Bright Green Home Craft Acrylic Paint 60ml

Greenery Home Craft Acrylic Paint 60ml

Bright Blue Home Craft Acrylic Paint 60ml

Kids Paint Brush Set 3 Pack

How to make a Personalised Hanging Plaque:

Step 1: Peel the back off the letter stickers and stick them onto the plaque.

Step 2: Paint onto the plaque and over the top of the stickers. Leave to dry.

Step 3: Peel off the letter stickers to finish.

Top Tip: Apply paint directly onto the plaque and let your little one mix it on the surface creating a vibrant, expressive look.

Hang on a gallery wall for a personal addition to your home decor.

Dotty Napkin Holder

We all love a barbeque! These fun dotty napkin holders are just the thing for family feasts and make for a thoughtful gift. These are so simple to make and great for projects to do together, suitable for ages.


You will need:

Kids Paint Brush Set 3 Pack

Wooden Napkin Holder

Mint Green Home Craft Acrylic Paint 60m

Bright Blue Home Craft Acrylic Paint 60ml

Mod Podge Matte Finish 236ml

Cotton buds

How to make a Dotty Napkin Holder:

Step 1: Paint a layer of paint onto the base of the napkin holder and add another layer if necessary.

Step 2: Dip a cotton bud into some of the dark blue paint and then press firmly to create polka dots all over the napkin holder.

Step 3: To finish, cover with a layer of mod podge.

Map Coasters

Choose some of Dad’s favourite travel spots and add them to a coaster. This fun project helps Dad reminisce of his days on the road or favourite holiday destinations, all whilst enjoying his cuppa.


You will need:

Mod Podge Matte Finish 236ml

Round Wooden Coaster Set 6 Pieces

Staedtler Noris HB Pencil

Maps (your choice of location)

General Purpose Scissors 17cm

Daler Rowney Round Graduate Brush Size 10 White

How to make Map Coasters:

Step 1: Draw around one of the coasters on the blank side of the map and cut it out.

Step 2: Apply a layer of mod podge to the surface of the coaster and then stick on the maps.

Step 3: Apply a layer of mod podge on top of the map and add another layer when dry, to finish.

Top Tip: Add extra layers of mod podge to ensure a truly heat and waterproof finish

Wall Hook for Dad's Stuff

Create a fun wall hook for Dad, a handy gift for them to hang their keys and keep organised. Great projects for young kids as it will leave them with a great sense of pride in making something for Dad to use.


You will need:

MDF Wooden Coat Hook 12cm x 7cm x 20cm

Primary Colours Felt Letters 162 Pieces

Tacky Glue 60ml

Dark Grey Home Craft Acrylic Paint 60ml

How make a Wall Hook for Dad's Stuff

Step 1: Paint the wooden part of the coat hook using acrylic paint and leave to dry. Add another layer of paint if necessary.

Step 2: Apply a layer of mod podge, and leave to dry.

Step 3: Apply glue to the felt letters and then stick them onto the plaque to finish.

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