Top DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas with Wood

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With Father's Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how you'll show Dad your appreciation this year. Get your craft on and create something special - working with wood is a great way to give Dad an amazing DIY gift that will make him smile!

As a timeless medium, there's nothing quite like a beautiful handmade wood item to make your Dad's day. Not only is it a great way to showcase your creativity, but it's also a surefire way to put a big smile on his face. Check out these unique wood craft gift ideas that are sure to make his Father's Day extra special.

Tips for Creating Your DIY Wood Signs & Crafts with Scorch Marker

1. Sand Your Wood Until Smooth

The most important prep step is to sand your wood! Regardless of the type of wood you’re using, we recommend sanding to at least 500-grit to help you achieve crisp, clean lines every single time.

For softer wood, like bamboo or pine, it might be necessary to sand all the way up to 1000-grit to create a surface that’s smooth. 

2. Firmly Apply Your Stencil

Not only does sanding help create a surface that’s smooth and prevents bleeding, it also helps your stencil stick. Remember, the stencil doesn’t have to be made of vinyl. The Scorch Marker can be combined with stencils made of silkscreen, plastic, metal, and even paper!

3. Prime Your Scorch Marker

If it’s your first time using a new Scorch Marker, it’s important to get the liquid flowing. Simply hold your marker upright, with the marker nib facing down, and then press your marker down several times to saturate the nib.

Then, dab away any excess on a paper towel before applying it to your craft. You can watch the priming process on TikTok.

4. Remove the Stencil & Preheat Your Heat Source

Once you’re finished drawing, give your wooden craft a good minute or two to dry. This is another critical step in preventing blurry lines.

While it’s drying, you can begin preheating your heat source. We recommend that you use a heat gun that’s at least 1500-watts in strength. Your design needs to reach at least 350F in order to start changing color.

Our Top DIY Father's Day Gifts made with Scorch Marker

Man Cave Sign -  this is by far our most popular Father's Day design we created with Scorch Marker! You can get the Man Cave Stencil and create it with your Cricut or other vinyl cutting machine right at home.

Here is another variation on the cave sign for Dad we've made.

Dad The Man, The Myth, the Legend Wood Sign - this is our second most popular wood sign we've made for Father's Day and it's another super easy one! We used a pre-made vinyl stencil and created in with our Cricut machine


You can see our step by step wood sign process for this sign here.

Pop Pop Garage Sign - a great gift idea for the grandpas for Father's Day. This is a popular wood sign gift idea as it can be used for any sort of shop that they may have. Our most popular use is for a garage!

You can create your own stencil to use for this and customize it to say whatever you like. Just apply your stencil firmly, use your Scorch Marker, and apply heat! Watch our quick tutorial video below on how we made this wood sign in no time!

Paper EnvelopesThis mini-project adds a new level of fun and intrigue to everyday crafting, producing a unique result that will be talked about for years to come.

Before adhering your vinyl stencils to paper, try them out on fabric to reduce stickiness and prevent tearing. Give your card-sending an extra personalized touch with the Scorch Marker.

Don't forget those Dog Dads out there too! Customize with their names, Celebrate the Dog Dads in your life with a personalized gift! Add their name, birthday, adoption date, and more for a unique and special touch. Don't forget to show them how much you appreciate their love and dedication to their furry friends.

Whether you decide to design a custom cutting board, an engraved platter, or a creative sign, Scorch Marker can help make your ideas come alive in time for Father’s Day. Not only will your DIY wood gifts be impressive and unique, but also they will provide your dad with years of enjoyment and thoughtful memories. So if you’re ready to show your dad how much he means to you with a heartfelt DIY gift this Father’s Day – start crafting!

Create something unique and special for him with the Scorch Marker! Not only can you get your wood burning project started but Scorch Marker has everything you need from start to finish on your custom projects too!

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