I’m excited to share this DIY Father’s Day Photo Frame with you all today, it would make such a special keepsake. Every year my kiddos and I put our heads together and brainstorm what to do for Father’s Day that will be special. Last year the kids and I were walking through Winners in the home decor department, waiting for creativity to strike, when we stumbled upon this amazing weathered-looking shadow box with a padded burlap interior. I had no idea what we were going to do with it yet, but at $17.99 I just couldn’t pass it up! As we were driving home we figured it all out. We would design a way of hanging pictures of Dad with each of the kids and include personalized notes from each of them on the back. I took the pictures on separate days over the coarse of a couple months so he wouldn’t get suspicious!
HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Shadow box with interior suitable for sticking pins in (burlap, cork or fabric)
- Jute burlap 1/2” string
- Head pins
- Mini crafting clothespins
- Card stock
- Paper trimmer
- Sticky photo squares
- Note paper & pen
PUTTING IT TOGETHER:
#1) Measure your jute burlap string with enough length that it will hang nicely, and so the ends can be neatly folded over. Then push 2 pins in each side to hold the string in place.
#2) Use paper trimmer to cut card stock slightly larger than photo size. I used 4×6 photos, and cut the card stock to frame each photo by leaving it 1/4” longer on each side.
#3) Using paper trimmer, cut note paper to the same size as photos. Have kids write their own notes. I used lined note paper. Make sure they sign their names and record the date.
#4) Attach note to underside of card stock using sticky photo squares. Flip it over an attach photo the same way.
#5) Space photos evenly on the string, and clip them on using the the mini crafting clothespins.
Now you have a beautiful gift and can look back over the years at these precious notes!
This craft was submitted to Mommy Moment by Heidi.
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