14 DIY Gifts for Dad that He'll Actually Want
June 18, 2015
Summer EntertainingFather's DayFather's Day DIY
With Father's Day this Sunday, you've surely been thinking about what to get dear ol' Dad -- but have you considered going the DIY route? These 14 DIY gift ideas are totally SMP-and-Dad-approved, and are surprisingly easy to put together. Are you also curious to see what we're getting our Dad's for the occasion? Find out here!
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