Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Have you thought about what you are going to get that special man in your life? I have always been one to sit down with my children around Father’s Day and create a DIY gift. My husband loves receiving gifts from the children that come from the heart. However, he wouldn’t complain if I threw a case of beer in there too!
A few years ago, I came across a wonderful idea on a parenting forum that I used to frequent. Why not create DAD a special frame?
It’s a gift that is easy to create (well, pending that your munchkins cooperate), frugal, and comes from the heart. You could easily also make a frame for Grandpa, Uncles, and any other fatherly figure.
All you need to create your own DAD frame is:
- a camera
- letters (I purchased my wooden letters from Michael’s. You could also use construction paper and cut out bubble letters)
- a frame (I purchased my frame from Ikea. The dollar store also carries some fabulous and frugal options)
- printer paper (This is optional, but it saves you the trip to the store to have the pictures printed).
Now let’s get started with your creation…
- To get started on this fun little creation, pick an area that you would love to photograph your children. Maybe a spot that Dad holds near and dear to his heart? If he likes the outdoors, maybe at the park… and so on.
- Set up your children to capture each shot. Don’t pester your children if they won’t cooperate. It took me several attempts and 1,000 pictures later to capture the perfect pictures.
- Edit and print the photos.
- If the kids want to decorate the frame, let them. Stickers, glitter glue, paint… whatever tickles their fancy. Let them get messy and have fun.
- Once you have the perfect frame, insert the photos, and VOILA! You have a gift that Dad will cherish for a lifetime.
How will you be celebrating that special man and/or Dad in your life this Father’s Day?