DIY Man Cave Gifts (How to Make a Man Cave Survival Kit)

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DIY Man Cave Gifts are a great idea for Father’s Day! This Man Cave Survival Kit is an excellent way to personalize a gift that would be perfect for almost any dad. Whether Dad has a man cave, a man cave corner, or is aspiring to have a man cave, a survival kit filled with all of his favorite edible treats is a great Father’s Day gift and is a good gift for a man cave.

It is very easy to make a brown cardboard case look like it is made out of worn leather with my easy technique. Print out a bold Man Cave sign and add industrial decorative rivets to add to the man cave decor.

Click here to view my Father’s Day TV segment to learn how to make my Man Cave Survival Kit.

Materials for the Man Cave Survival Kit


  • Brown Card Board Case (Purchased from Hobby Lobby)
  • Brown Antiquing Paint
  • Parchment Card Stock
  • Rivet Brads
  • Sponge Brush
  • Newspaper
  • Brown Paper Shred
  • Man Cave Treats

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How to Make a DIY Man Cave Gifts (Survival Kit)

Step 1: Paint a small section of the cardboard case with a foam brush.

Step 2:
Crumble a piece of newspaper or paper into a ball and dab the painted area with the paper while the paint is still wet. The texture of the paper will give the paint a worn leather look.

Step 3:
Continue around the box, working in small sections. The crumbled paper takes some of the wet paint off  leaving the texture design on the box.

Step 4:
Print out the Man Cave text on parchment scrapbooking paper. Cut the paper the size to fit the inside of the box.

Step 5:
Remove the metal prongs from the rivet brads and glue them to the corners of the man cave label to give it that masculine look.

Man Cave Survival Kit
Step 6: 
Fill the box with brown shredded paper for the rustic look and add man cave treats to finish your Man Cave Survival Kit.

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