Father's Day DIY | Gifts for dad

June 15, 2009

Here's a gift we created a few years ago for Father's Day that's still a favorite. I shared it around the holidays but thought it would be worth mentioning again. It's easy, inexpensive and the results are so incredibly sweet.


 
Materials:
Poster paper (one sheet for each letter)
Kids (number varies)
Scissors
Camera
Wide picture frame

Instructions:
Cut out letters using a full-sized sheet of poster paper and hand them off to the kids.
Take as many shots as you can (vertical works best) and stop only when you've got a bunch of photos for each letter (or someone cries and tries to eat the paper).


Find your favorites and pop them into a frame. I printed them out as 4x6 inch photos and put them into a long Ribba frame from Ikea.

I don't have a photograph of the final framed product because it's at Brian's office but here's a small, digital version:


I promise....it was as much fun as it looks.

6 comments:

jessica said...

What a fun idea! I've seen photo cards with kids holding sings, but each individual letter is even more fun! Thanks for sharing!

Tulaloo said...

Vicki, you just saved me. Of course, now I have to hustle tomorrow and try to make this happen in less than 2 hours before we go away for the weekend. If I do a "Grandpa" one too all my father's day stress will be gone. Think I can do it?

Resweater said...

What a fantastic idea! I wish I would have seen that earlier, but maybe i'll do it next year :)

vicki said...

Tulaloo... I hope you were able to do it! I have total confidence in you!

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Carey@Lasso'd Moon Designs said...

I love this...I'm thinking it'll be great for Christmas too!

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