16 Upcycle Father’s Day Gift Ideas
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budington Kellend
For as long as I can remember my dad taught me all kinds of things and most of those were just from me observing him.
Unfortunately, I lost my dad back in 2011, but to this day I still use so much of what I learned.
Actually, I think a lot of this blog has my dad in it. He taught me all sorts of habits in bargain hunting, money management, and making the most with what I have.
Back in high school, my dad signed me up to get my first credit card to build my credit. At that time, you could only get a card with a parent co-signing and it was a very low limit. I can remember him showing me how to get a good deal at various stores and asking for discounts.
To honor the amazing “dad” in your life, here are some upcycle father’s day gift ideas. Not only a unique token of appreciation but also a great way to support makers who reuse items.
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Here is a fabulous Dad’s root beer bottle glass from Glass Bottle Beads
This is such a cool sign – BEST DAD EVER made from old license plates by CLEVillageCraftsman
What a great idea – Circuit Board Clock from REComputing.
Super unique and one of a kind, Vintage Heater turned Industrial Lamp from Andrew Edison Designs
An old bourbon box becomes a watch box, from Senren Accessories
1978 Chevy Camaro Wallet– Vintage Sage Green Vegan Leather Vinyl, Made In USA Men’s Billfold Upcycled Repurposed. This wallet is made of the exact 1970’s deadstock vinyl used to upholster 1978 Chevy Camaro (Couch Guitar Straps)
Cycling chain cufflinks by GYOW Apparel are so unique and would make a great gift for a bicyclist in your life.
How cool are these? Handmade Leather Sandals made in Africa from recycled tires, by The Tire Sandals
Woodland Inspiration makes these Gun Metal Bullet Pens that make a unique gift.
This Fire Hose Can Cooler, by Brotherhood Projects, is a great reuse of old firefighter hose into something new and useful.
Guitar Picks made from vinyl records are pretty darn cool, Vibrant by Lindsey
Soda Can Bi-Plane, Modern Vintage Gift Company, is definitely a fun way to reuse some old cans.
Great for the back patio or grilling area – License Plate Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher by Convert This
These bungee cords are not only practical but they are made from bike inner tubes, Recycle On
Finally, I just had to include this ICE CREAM SPOON from Silver Belles Designs as The Mister just loves his ice cream.
If you want some handmade gift ideas, this post will help you get inspired.