Make a DIY father’s day gift photo prop to create an adorable and unforgettable personalized keepsake gift.

DIY father's day gift

Today I want to share a quick and inexpensive photo gift that would be perfect for Father’s Day!  I made these for Valentine’s Day this year, but I think they would be perfect for any other gift giving occasion.  The DIY father’s day gift photo prop is so simple to make!

This post was originally featured at Happy Hour Projects for Mother’s Day.  I think it would work for Father’s Day, too, so I am re-posting it here.

You will need a platter, letters to spell out the word you want, and your children (or pets…that would be cute, too!)

cut paper letters using Silhouette machine DIY father's day gift

I bought my platter at the Dollar Tree, and cut my letters using my Silhouette machine.  I taped each letter as needed to the platter.

I have four kids, so I used the word “love”.  If you have one child, s/he could hold each letter.  With two kids, alternate and have them hold two letters each.  Three kids, spell “mom”…there are tons of possibilities!

DIY father's day gift sample photo

Take a bunch of pictures of each kiddo.  I always start with “silly face” pictures to get them warmed up.  I ended up liking the silly pictures so much that I made two versions of my collage, a sweet one and a silly one!

After I had chosen the pictures I wanted, I used my photo editing software (Preview on my Mac) to crop the pictures and print all four onto one 4 x 6 card.  You could also print each picture and just cut them individually to fit your collage.

DIY father's day gift photo

I made simple cards with cardstock, ric rac, and embellishments.  And I kept one for myself, to frame.

photo prop for DIY father's day gift

By the way…do you love my magnetic chalkboard frame as much as I do?  Check out my Facebook fan page to learn how to get one!


  1. Hi Morena! Cute idea! I have been seeing these frame cut outs all over the place and the LOVE is so cute.

  2. Hey Morena!! The color of that frame is fantastic! So glad you are joining along for the Olympics!! See you there!

  3. So cute! I was so busy checking out your frame I didn’t even notice that the kids were spelling out a word at first, lol. Great idea. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!


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