Awesome Father’s Day Gifts to Buy or DIY

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Father’s Day is right around the corner! Don’t get stuck fumbling around last minute to come up with amazing Father’s Day gifts the night before!

Awesome Father's Day gifts you can buy or DIY!

Buy or DIY one of these awesome Father’s Day gifts now to remind your dad just how pretty crazy awesome he is to you!

Awesome Father’s Day Gifts to Buy or DIY

DIY Father's Day Gift! Craft this DIY Beer Bottle Opener Sign via Dawn Nicole Designs and gift Dad a practical DIY Father's Day gift that he can use year round!

Craft this DIY Beer Bottle Opener Sign via Dawn Nicole Designs and gift Dad an awesome and practical DIY Father’s Day gift that he can use year round!

To make this DIY Father’s Day gift you’ll need a block of wood along with a beer bottle cap catcher and a wall mount bottle opener. The designs for this Father’s Day gift project are made using a Silhouette CAMEO and design software.

If you don’t have a Silhouette CAMEO no worries. You can also simply print the periodic table graphics onto cardstock to create your own stencil and then use alphabet stencils to paint on your desired customization. Alternately you could also do interesting things with Mod Podge. Find the DIY here.

Father's Day Gift Idea! This DropCatch magnetic bottle opener makes a great gift for Dad's home bar or man cave!

We all have our talents, but if yours is not stenciling -I get it. I mean I struggle with getting those perfect lines too! – then you can buy this awesome Magnetic Bottle Opener from DropCatch!

The DropCatch Magnetic Bottle Opener is a wall OR magnetic mounted bottle opener with a magnetic cap catch. Not only does it look great, but the quality of the product and the magnet used are top notch. It can also be personalized with a beautiful 3 to 12 letter engraving. Buy it here.

DIY Father's Day gift idea! Craft Dad this awesome DIY leather drink sleeve via Lia Griffith to help him keep a handle on his sweating beer mug during the hot summer months!

No matter what Dad’s favorite beverage may be, this awesome DIY leather drink sleeve via Lia Griffith will help him keep a handle on his sweating beer mug/whiskey glass/lemonade mason jar during the hot summer months! (Isn’t it just perfect that Father’s Day is right before summer?)

You can custom create these sweet little leather beverage container cozies to fit his favorite glass or jar. You’ll need some leather, leather cording and some basic leather working tools to get started. But, I mean technically after you make this you could also then gift him a leather making kit as well! Find the DIY here.

Dad will love this durable mason jar drink cozy as a Father's Day gift! It's great for those hot summer months when a sweating glass can easily slip out of hands!

If the investment into leather is too tasking – because no one wants to start a new craft with only a week to prepare! – then Dad will be just as impressed with this durable mason jar drink cozy from Lifetime Leather Co. It’s just as suited for those hot summer months when a sweating glass can easily slip out of hands! Buy it here.

Awesome DIY Father's Day gift idea! Make Dad his own set of DIY Star Wars magnets and push pins via the tutorial at The Domestic Heart blog!

If Dad is a Star Wars fan then you can make him own set of DIY Star Wars concrete magnets and push pins via a tutorial at The Domestic Heart blog! You’ll just need silicone molds of his favorite Star Wars characters, some concrete mix, clear push pins and/or rare earth magnets. Find the DIY here. Alternately, you can also make DIY Star Wars Soaps!

If you prefer to buy this product, you can find several sellers on Etsy who make concrete Star Wars magnets here.

Handcrafted Beer Making Kit! This handcrafted beer making kit is a great gift for a boyfriend or even you Dad for Father's Day! Handcrafted from rustic pine, this compact and clever design gives you all the basics to get brewing one gallon of tasty beer (about 10 bottles), including a set of 4 five ounce sampler glasses and coasters to share your brew with friends and family.

If Dad is his own DIY master then you may want to consider gifting him a Beer Making Kit for Father’s Day! This Handcrafted Taster Beer Making Kit from Box Brew Kits makes a rather unique Father’s Day gift!

Handcrafted from rustic pine, this compact and clever design gives you all the basics to get brewing one gallon of tasty beer (about 10 bottles), including a set of 4 five ounce sampler glasses and coasters to share your brew with friends and family. Combo it with a beer recipe kit and he’s set! Buy it here.

Gift Dad a DIY Homebrew Kit for Father's Day with free printable labels for the perfect package via SquirrellyMinds blog! Click through to learn more and to discover more great DIY Father's Day gift ideas!

Alternately, if you have access to a local shop that sells beer making supplies, you can put together your own DIY beer making kit using one of the recipes from The Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing. The paperback version of this book is a must have resource and contains 50+ craft beer recipes as well as tips and tricks from the pros. Then simply print the free DIY Homebrew Kit labels from SquirrellyMinds blog here for the perfect DIY Father’s Day gift.

This tutorial for DIY Personalized Shot Glasses from Storypiece blog gives you step-by-step instructions on how to etch glassware for custom gifts. You'll need etching cream, vinyl stickers and some tape along with the whiskey glasses you'd like to monogram.

Another related project is to make Dad his own personalized whiskey glasses or beer mugs. This tutorial for DIY Personalized Shot Glasses from Storypiece blog gives you step-by-step instructions on how to etch glassware for custom gifts.

You’ll need etching cream, vinyl stickers and some tape along with the whiskey glasses you’d like to monogram. But other than that, this project is pretty easy and straightforward. Find the DIY here.

These personalized home brew can glasses make a great personalized gift for Father's Day!

You can also purchase a set of engraved rocks glasses as well as personalized whiskey glass decanters and personalized home brew can glasses at reasonable prices from Beau-coup.

Father's Day gift idea! This Papa The Man The Myth The Legend t-shirt makes a great Father's Day gift! It is made of premium quality ring spun cotton for a lovely quality soft feel and casual fit.

And, if all else fails, then I say go with a t-shirt. This “Papa. The Man. The Myth. The Legend.” t-shirt from Sneaky Bacon Tees is sure to put a smile on Dad’s face. Plus it’s made of premium quality ring spun cotton for a lovely quality soft feel and casual fit. Buy it here.

For even more awesome Father’s Day gifts to buy or DIY, be sure to check out my Father’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board here. Or for Father’s Day gifts you can buy, you can browse my collection of gift ideas for guys on Etsy here.

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Men’s Body Wash Recipe for Dry or Sensitive Skin

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This men's body wash recipe is perfectly suited for men who aren't a fan of traditional bar soap or want a more moisturizing product that won't leave their skin feeling stripped and tight.

This men’s body wash recipe is perfectly suited for men who aren’t a fan of traditional bar soap or want a more moisturizing product that won’t leave their skin feeling stripped and tight. Because this men’s body wash recipe uses a simple, unscented Castile liquid soap as a base for the body wash, it’s incredibly quick and easy to make. The addition of aloe vera gel, glycerin and natural carrier oils help to keep moisture locked into skin while also nourishing what is the largest organ on the human body. This men’s body wash recipe also includes one of my favorite go to ingredients – neem oil – that while optional, helps to combat body acne and other skin issues.

This men's body wash recipe is perfectly suited for men who aren't a fan of traditional bar soap or want a more moisturizing product that won't leave their skin feeling stripped and tight.

Men’s Body Wash Recipe for Dry or Sensitive Skin

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. organic liquid Castille soap
2.5 oz. aloe vera gel
1 oz. rosehip seed oil
.5 oz. liquid vegetable glycerin
.1 oz. neem oil
3 mL skin safe masculine scented fragrance oil of choice, optional
2mL Polysorbate 20, optional

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the liquid Castile soap, aloe vera gel, rosehip seed (or other carrier) oil, vegetable glycerin and neem oil. Combine in a large Pyrex measuring cup then stir gently to mix all the ingredients.

Next, using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out your skin safe fragrance oil of choice – or optionally half the amount of essential oil – and stir into the body wash. (The fragrance oil will mask the scent of the neem oil in this men’s body wash recipe.)

Now use a clean graduated transfer pipette to measure out the Polysorbate 20. Stir into the body wash mixture. (While this ingredient is optional it will help to keep your fragrance and other ingredients evenly combined within the body wash.)

Finally, use a funnel to pour into an 8 oz. container of your choice and label as desired for personal use. Shake gently then use as you would a regular body wash! (Psst. You can find and print out the “handmade” labels featured in this post at Everything Etsy here. Bulk blank sticker labels are available for a great price at World Label.)

If you like my men’s body wash recipe, you may also like my rose & lavender body wash recipe. Find it here. Or go here for even more men’s homemade skin care product recipes.

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Homemade Bacon Soap Recipe for Men

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This homemade bacon soap recipe makes a great DIY Valentine's Day gift idea for men! Made with real bacon fat this homemade soap recipe yields a hard, extra conditioning soap that can either smell like bacon or any other scent of your choice!

This homemade bacon soap recipe is the perfect DIY gift idea for men who love bacon! And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner what better way to say “I love you” than with a bar of heart shaped bacon soap? Made using real bacon (rendered) fat, this homemade bacon soap recipe yields nine hard, extra conditioning homemade soap bars perfect for the shower! So there are plenty to go around to all of your bacon loving friends. Scent this homemade bacon soap with a bacon fragrance oil or your sweetheart’s favorite scent – your choice!

This homemade bacon soap recipe makes a great DIY gift idea for men! Made with real bacon fat this homemade soap recipe yields a hard, extra conditioning soap that can either smell like bacon or any other scent of your choice!

Homemade Bacon Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

8.75 oz. bacon fat, rendered (lard, pig tallow in soap calc)
5 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
3.75 oz. castor oil
7.5 oz. pomace olive oil, (virgin olive oil is ok too!)

8.25 fluid oz. distilled water
3.5 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye

1.5 oz. fragrance oil

Soap notes (in case you want to resize the batch):

water as % of oils – 33%
fragrance oil used at 1 oz. per pound
8% superfat

Instructions:

You’ll need to begin by rendering your bacon fat. Basically all this means is you’ll need to cook up a bunch of bacon and save the grease that’s left at the end. I saved up my bacon grease over many weekend morning breakfasts in cups in the fridge. Once you have the necessary amount you can either strain out the tiny bits of bacon that may have snuck in or leave them in just for fun. (I totally left mine in.)

For the rest of the bacon soap recipe you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions. You’ll also need two Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Molds.

Begin by preparing the lye-water. Measure out the distilled water into a pitcher. Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until the lye has fully dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now prepare the soapmaking oils by weighing out the bacon fat, coconut oil, castor oil and olive oil into a large stainless steel pot. Heat on the stove over medium heat until all of the oils have melted then remove from heat and set aside.

While you are waiting for the oils and lye-water to cool you can go ahead and weigh out the fragrance oil. For this particular homemade soap recipe I used Nature’s Garden Cracklin Birch fragrance oil as my boyfriend really liked this scent. It does accelerate trace a bit but nothing too crazy and it stills smells great once it goes through the soap’s saponification process. Alternately Nature’s Garden also sells a Bacon fragrance oil if you’re looking for an authentic bacon scented soap.

Once the lye-water and oils have cooled to around 95°-100°F you’re ready to make soap. Slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Add the fragrance oil and mix thoroughly until you reach about a medium trace. You don’t want the soap to thicken too much or you’ll have trouble filling your mold cavities so there are no air bubbles or pockets.

Now pour the soap evenly into nine of the mold cavities. This will fill one mold completely and half of the second mold. Cover the mold with cling wrap or foodservice film.

My homemade bacon soaps were ready to unmold the next day. However if you live in a particularly humid area you may want to wait an additional day before unmolding to ensure your soaps come out of the molds cleanly.

This homemade bacon soap recipe makes a great DIY Valentine's Day gift idea for men! Made with real bacon fat this homemade soap recipe yields a hard, extra conditioning soap that can either smell like bacon or any other scent of your choice!

Once you’ve unmolded your heart shaped bacon soaps set them aside to cure for 4-6 weeks. Then wrap and label as desired for gifting.

For more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas be sure to follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Pinterest board. Or get inspired by any one of my other creative DIY boards on Pinterest.

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DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea – Homemade Handmilled Soap Recipe

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Homemade Father's Day Gift Idea - DIY Handmilled Seriously Sexy Soap Recipe

Need a homemade DIY Father’s Day gift idea for Dad? These scented homemade soap rounds are sure to help dad unwind in the shower! He might not tell you, but I’ve found that most men do care about their skin. However whether they’re willing to admit it or not can sometimes be an entirely different story. So treat him with these simple handmade handmilled soaps in his favorite fragrance! I scented these homemade soaps with a Very Sexy for Men fragrance oil dupe, but you can find dupes of almost every cologne – as well as bay rum – to meet your Dad’s individual taste.

Natural Homemade DIY Handmilled Soap for Men - Scented with a Designer Cologne Dupe!

Men’s Seriously Sexy Homemade Handmilled Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

23 oz.unscented cold process soap, grated
1 oz. deodorized and refined cocoa butter
1 oz. babassu oil
1 oz. grape seed oil
2.5 oz. distilled water
.85 oz. Very Sexy for Men fragrance oil*

Instructions:

I used my own unscented goat milk soap for this recipe that I grated two days after unmolding it. Fresher soap is easier to grate, however, the age of the soap isn’t super important. Using cold process handmade soap, however, is of upmost importance as typical commercial soaps aren’t really soap but are rather made of harsh foaming agents. These don’t rebatch quite the same way. (You can find my recipe for making an easy cold process goat milk soap here. To re-size the batch superfat at 6-7% with a 35% water discount.)

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients and a soap mold. I used the Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold for this soap project. The final recipe will yield six round 5 oz. soap bars.

Begin by grating the unscented soap bars or loaf. Weigh out 23 oz. of soap using a digital scale and combine in a large stainless steel pot on the stove. Weigh out the water and add to the grated soap. Do the same with both the babassu oil, grape seed oil and cocoa butter. Set the heat on medium and mix, stirring occasionally.

Once the babassu oil and cocoa butter have melted, reduce the heat to warm-low and allow the soap to “cook” for a short time until it looks like it’s melting. Turn off the heat and weigh out the fragrance oil. Stir the fragrance oil into the soap until thoroughly combined then spoon the soap into your mold.

Once the soap has hardened completely, unmold the bars. If you used fresh soap allow your soap to finish curing for 3-6 weeks. If your soap was already cured, you can start using your new homemade facial soap whenever you like, however you may want to allow them to air dry for several days to a week to allow the excess water to evaporate.

Now that your homemade soaps for Dad are ready all that’s left is to package them for gift giving! Wrap each bar in foodservice film first if desired. To create the bands around the sides of the soap you’ll need one full sized sheet of brown kraft sticker paper. Turn the sticker paper over so the white side is up and place a ruler lengthwise along the paper. Starting at the edge of the sticker paper, place the ruler on the paper and draw a line on the right side of the ruler. Place the ruler so the edge is at the new line and then draw another line on the other side. Repeat until you have six strips then cut out the strips with scissors.

Turn the strips of brown kraft stickers over so they are brown side up and then place a strip of your favorite washi tape lengthwise along the sticker strip. Repeat for all six stickers.

Now simply peel the backing off the sticker paper strips and place around the soap bars.

For more great homemade DIY Father’s Day gift ideas you can buy and DIY, follow my Father’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or discover more homemade soap recipes as well as other DIY beauty, bath and skin care projects on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. Or keep up with all of my new projects and recipes by following me on Blog Lovin, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google + and Instagram!

*Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and Soap Deli News are not affiliated or associated with Victoria Secret.


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Holiday Gift Ideas for Men You Can Buy & DIY

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Men can be especially difficult to shop for especially if you’re looking for something handmade or want to make your own homemade gifts for the holidays. There’s the desire to create something unique and yet you don’t want him to think it’s the lamest gift ever. So I’ve compiled a few of my favorite handmade gifts for guys – and hopefully he’ll dig them too – that you can buy or DIY.

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Men That You Can Buy and DIY

Clockwise from top left/Buy it! : Handmade Wooden Six Pack Beer Carrier with Opener via Meriwether of Montana / Custom Screen Printed Amber Beer Bottles for Home Brew via Vital / Handmade Whiskey or Beer Tasting Flight & Sampling Board via JT Woodworks / Handmade Bottle Opener Crafted from a Reclaimed Skateboard via Genuine Woodworking

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas for Guys You Can DIY

Clockwise from top left/DIY it! : DIY Mustache Glass via No. 2 Pencil / DIY Gin Kit via Say Not Sweet Anne / Homemade DIY Spice Blends with Printable Labels via Naturally Ella / Homemade Beef Jerky via Hungry Mother Runner

Handmade Christmas Gift Guide for Men

Clockwise from top left/Buy it! : Orange Camera Hip Flask via RockYart / Handmade Eww de Toilet Bathroom Spray Deodorizer via Dippy Lulu / Natural Handmade Beard Oil Tonic & Comb Gift Set via Dr. K Soap Company / Handmade Book Lover’s Soy Candle via Frostbeard Studio

DIY Christmas Gifts for Men You Can Craft Yourself

Clockwise from top left/DIY it! : DIY Football Soap via Rustic Escentuals Crafting Library / DIY Leather Wallet via Oh, Sweet Joy! / DIY Leather Nook Cover via Lovely Indeed / DIY Madagascar Black Pepper Soap for Men via Soap Deli News

Unique Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Clockwise from top left/Buy it! : Men’s Ultimate Collection 12 Month Birchbox Subscription via Birchbox / Outdoorsy Days 2014 Calendar via Hello Small World / Handmade Vinyl Record James Bond Clock via Funky Vinyl / Doctor Who TARDIS Zippo Lighter via Whimsey & Ink

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Clockwise from top left/Buy it! : Leather Credit Card Holder via JooJoobs / Handmade Equine Collection Elk Bookends via Equine by Lauren Radvansky / Brown Sofa TV Tray via LipLap / Maple Bacon Sizzling Soy Candle via Folk

For more handmade and DIY homemade gift ideas for men be sure to check out my posts 32 DIY Gift Ideas for Dudes That Aren’t Duds and DIY Homemade Gift Ideas for Men along with my Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts boards on Pinterest.


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