Father’s Day is coming up! I love that there’s a day set aside every year to celebrate the incredibly important relationship fathers have with their children. And every year we try to make my husband a little something special (because handmade gifts mean so much more, in my opinion) to show him how much we love and appreciate him.
This year I came up with the idea of making a photo collage of Little Bear’s artwork that my husband could take to work. He is always sitting down to color and create with Little Bear and he just loves seeing his artwork, so I thought it’d be a fun gift to give him. And just in case you’re wondering, he absolutely loved it (he got his present early this year)!
This really is a fun, easy, and inexpensive gift to create. Check out the tutorial below!
Here’s What You Need:
- A collage picture frame – I love the one I used because it’s inexpensive and I’m a huge fan of the little pop of color (who says that men can only have black picture frames?). Plus, it was a pleasant surprise when I got the picture frame and saw that it includes a coupon code for a free 8×8 photo book from Shutterfly! Total win!
- Three pieces of your child’s artwork – Have your child create three special pieces of art for their dad. My little guy used crayons, Color Wonder markers, stickers, Do A Dot Markers, and dinosaur stampers – but use whatever your child wants to use and let your child create whatever they want. It’s much more special that way!
- An inspirational dad image found on Pinterest and saved on your computer – You can use the same image I used, or you can do a search on Pinterest for “fathers day printables” or “dad printables” or “dad quotes”.
- A color printer/scanner, printer paper, and printer ink – Use whatever you have!
And Here’s the Process:
- Scan the three pieces of artwork to your computer. Just use your printer/scanner to do this and make sure to save the scans as image files (JPG, PNG, etc). I saved the images (and the Pinterest image) to my Desktop so I could find them easily.
- Print your three pieces of artwork and the image you found on Pinterest as 4×6 prints. If you’re using a PC like I am:
- Hold down the CTRL key and then click on all four images with your mouse.
- Release the CTRL key and right-click on one of your images and select “Print”.
- Select the “4 x 6 in” option on the right side.
- You’ll probably have to uncheck the “Fit picture to frame” checkbox.
- Click “Print”.
- It’s likely that all four of your photos won’t be exactly the size you need and you’ll need to trim them a little bit. Then you can tape or paste your photos to the back (the white part) of the sample photos that came with your frame.
- Stick all of your photos in your frame and you’re good to go! Don’t forget to give the original masterpieces to Dad as an extra bonus.
So tell me – what gifts are you giving for Father’s Day this year?