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DIY Home Projects to Do with Dad: A Fun and Easy Way to Bond

Sharon Monticello

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Jun 13 4 minutes read

Life is too short not to do a few DIY projects in your lifetime, especially if they involve your home and you can collaborate with Dad (or the hubby!). And, with Father's Day approaching, a unique yet simple DIY home repair project may be the most excellent way to spend the day!

Remember to prioritize safety during DIY projects by using appropriate tools, wearing protective gear, and following instructions. Enjoy quality time with your dad while improving your home!

Here are nine no-sweat crafts to check out if you need ideas for your own father, husband, or DIY-able activities for the kids!

Build a Bookshelf

Building a bookcase from wood is an excellent project for honing your carpentry abilities. You can make a beautiful and strong bookshelf that will endure for years with just a few tools, a little time, and the appropriate steps.


Create a Garden Planter 

Planting a planter box is a great way to add a bit of life and color to your outdoor space. Whether you want to add a bit of colour to your patio, or you want to grow your own vegetables or flowers, a planter box is an easy and manageable way to do it. Building your own wooden planter box is a great way to add a personal touch to your garden.

Install a Backsplash 

Tile backsplashes are a great way to update the look of your kitchen or bathroom in a relatively simple and cost-effective way. Installing a backsplash is a great weekend project, and when you’re done, you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes in the look of your room.

Construct a Raised Garden Bed

If you’re looking to start a garden, but don’t have the space or resources for a traditional garden plot, then building a raised garden bed is an ideal solution. A raised garden bed is a great way to ensure your plants will get the water, sun, and nutrients they need without overworking the soil.

Paint a Room 

Painting a room can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation and materials, it can be a fun project for the whole family. Whether you’re painting a single room or an entire home, the right steps will ensure a successful outcome.

Install a Ceiling Fan 

Ceiling fans are a great way to upgrade a room's comfort level while adding a touch of style. Installing one yourself is fairly straightforward, but it's important to follow safety precautions and instructions carefully.

Create a DIY Headboard 

Transform your bedroom with a custom-built headboard! This easy DIY project will give your bedroom a unique, personalized look.

Headboards can be expensive, so why not make one yourself? All you need is a few items from the hardware store and some creativity. Start by measuring the width and height of your bed frame. Cut a piece of plywood to size and add foam padding to the top and sides. Wrap the plywood in fabric of your choice, using a staple gun to secure the fabric in place.  

Build a Birdhouse 

If you've ever wanted to build something with your dad, a birdhouse is a fun and easy project to tackle. Constructing a birdhouse from scratch can not only be a rewarding experience, but it can also be a great way to bond with your dad.

Install a Smart Thermostat 

One of the easiest and most effective ways to make your home more energy efficient is to install a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats have the ability to learn your preferences and adjust the temperature accordingly. They can also be connected to your Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control the temperature from anywhere.  

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