I'm a happy girl when DIY translates to photos-and-computer-skillz. So, these projects were wonderful for me...and, with any luck, will be wonderfully received by the daddy's in my life! Click to enlarge...
First, for the Grandpas, I made these composite photos of all the offspring. They had a riot with this! I bought the MDF letters at Hobby Lobby for less than $2 each...and I only needed one P, A, O, and Y, since all the pictures are taken separately. Honestly, that's the beauty of this project: only one child to coax a good expression out of for each photo!
I work in Photoshop Elements, but you can use any editing software to compile your photos. You can just line-'em-up like I did for the PAPA project, or be fancy and use scrapbook products like the POPPY project. I did one of each, because fitting five photos across made them too narrow to read properly.
The frames came from Walmart for $3 a piece (they're designed for two matted 4x6s, so the full opening is roughly 5x12). Costco did my printing, as usual...$1.50 each. Cut, frame, wrap, done. Brilliant.
For Hubs, I downloaded this subway art that I found on Pinterest. I covered over a section in the middle with square photos of him with each of the babies in the hospital on the day of their birth. It's really a sweet personalization, and I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.
The download is sized for 11x14 (amazing!), but I chose to print at 8x10 so it can go on his desk if he wants. Plus, that size frame is less expensive, right? So, $4 for the frame and another buck-and-a-half to print. Because, he almost never wears ties...
I can't wait to give these out tomorrow (or later in the week when I see my Dad). I hope you have a fantastic Father's Day...love all you Dads!