Dad, You’ve Nailed It! Homemade Gift for Dad

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Can you believe Father’s Day has rolled around again? I have found that the perfect gifts for Father’s Day combines something personalized and handmade with something that dad really needs which, for my husband, usually means a cool new gadget or a handy tool for all the DIY projects he does around our home. 

This simple, inexpensive, and handmade sign would be great in the house, garage, or anywhere else dad wants to hang it. Whether or not Pops is handy around the house, he will appreciate the sentiment.

Dad, You've Nailed It Homemade Father's Day Gift

Homemade Gift for Dad – DIY Sign

Supplies Needed:

  • 8”x10” board
  • Nailed It Printable
  • Spray adhesive
  • Duct tape
  • Small hardware items like: screws, nails, washers, etc
  • Hot glue gun/sticks
  • Sandpaper

Nailed It Fathers Gift


Pick up a 10” wide board in any length at your local home improvement store. I bought a 4′ length board and had it cut into 8”x10” pieces for future projects. The 4′ board only cost me $2.49.

Dad Nailed It Printable

Right click the image above and choose ‘Save as’ to save this printable to your desktop. Open and print the ‘Nailed It’ printable onto an 8″x10″ sheet of plain white printer paper or card stock in the color of your choice.

Trim your printable to fit your board. Next, spray the back of your printable and board with adhesive spray and press the paper printable onto your wood board, making sure to smooth out any air bubbles. If needed, you can adjust the position of your printable for the next 30 seconds before the adhesive dries and becomes too strong.

Spray Adhesive Nailed It

Rough up the edges of your board with sandpaper to create a rough-and-tough look, if desired. Next, heat up your glue gun. While you wait for it to warm up, have your child arrange the screws and nails around the board. When the glue gun is ready, simply pick them up, add a dot of hot glue to where you would like to glue the screw or nail, and replace.

Nailed It Screws

To create a hanger, fold a 5″ piece of duct tape in half, sticky side to sticky side.

Hot glue each end of the duct tape hanger to the back of the board about 1” from the  center on each side.


Walmart Tools for Dad

Round out Dad’s Father’s Day gift with something he really wants, whether that’s something for his Man Cave, a new power tool, or something he has his eyes set on. has everyday low prices and you’ll find great gifts for the men in your life, no matter what you’re looking for.

What Father’s day gifts are you shopping for this year?


About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


Dad, You’ve Nailed It! Homemade Gift for Dad — 52 Comments

  1. I think this is just super cute and so easy and inexpensive to make. Great birthday or holiday gift too!

  2. I Love your DIY Father’s Day gift! My boys would really enjoy making this and it’s a thoughtful gift without spending to much money! Thanks for sharing!

  3. A great father’s day gift idea. It would look great in my husband’s man cave.

  4. Great idea for older children who think crafts are not cool any more. They can still make a handmade gift for dad.

  5. This is a great gift idea for dad from the kids. Homemade gifts are the best.

  6. I love this DIY idea. This is cute. I use to make homemade gifts for my dad all the time when i was little.

  7. awww that is so fun!! Dads would love this!! Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire! You are featured this weekend at my round up of last minute Father’s Day gifts… hop on over and check it out. I’ve spread the word all over social media… would love a reshare, tweet or pin ;o) Thanks, Emily

  8. This is so cute! I need to make this for my father to hang in his garage.

  9. This is a cute idea! My husband would love it. I’m taking him out to dinner.

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  11. So stinkin cute!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup! Hope to see you again next week! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

  12. Such great ideas to get kids creative and making gifts that are unique and meaningful!

  13. Great diy. It is good to teach kids from the start that it is about the thought more than the extravagance or price!

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  15. That is a really cute gift! I’ve noticed that everyone keeps homemade gifts longer than store bought ones!

  16. My husband would absolutely love to have this sing to put up in his office at work.

  17. Oh that is such a cute idea! We were trying to think of something to make for Dad….love this idea!

  18. That would’ve been perfect for my sisters and I to make for my dad when we were kids. My dad is a contractor so I usually look for Father’s Day cards with tools on them.This year he gets coffee and a starbucks gift card.

  19. great gift idea… I am going to make this with my kids this weekend.

  20. This looks very clever. I’ll have to do something like this for my dad.

  21. Very cute idea! We have saved all the homemade gifts over the years form our children just like my daddy has saved his.

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  23. Great gift idea for Dad for Father’s Day. I know my husband would hang in his computer room.

  24. This is a nice project for kids. I think they would have fun making it.

  25. What a great idea. I know my grandchildren would love making this for their dad. I will be passing this on to my daughter.

  26. Great DIY gift idea. This would be great in hanging in my hubbys office. My kids are so into the homemade gifts.