Surprise dad with a father’s day shadow box photo gift! He’ll love this personalized present. This is a sponsored post with OnlineLabels.com but all ideas and opinions are my own.
I love shadow boxes. They’re a fun way to show off pictures and tell a story. I quickly put together this shadow box for my youngest two kids to give my husband on father’s day. I hope he loves it! Here’s how you can make your own father’s day shadow box this weekend:
Supplies Used to make the Father’s Day Shadow Box:
- Shadow Box
- Wood Tag
- Scrapbook Paper (I used DCWV’s Gilded Pack)
- Auto Window Sticker Labels from OnlineLabels.com
- Brown Kraft Labels
- Printer (I used my HP Envy)
- White Paint
- Various embellishments or ephemera
Step one: Choose a favorite photo of dad and print it out on the auto window sticker label. I used my HP printer with the labels to create a vividly colored sticker that won’t fade or smear. Fussy cut the image out.
Step two: Paint the wood tag with white paint. Set it aside to dry. When it’s dry, distress the edges with a little brown ink.
Step three: Cut out scrapbook paper to fill the back of the 8 x 10 shadow box. I used glue dots to hold the paper in place.
Step four: Cut the word “DAD” from the kraft label paper. I use my Silhouette cutting machine on the vinyl setting to perfectly cut my label paper!
Step five: Peel the letters from the paper backing and attach them to the white tag. Insert the tag into the shadow box.
Step six: Fill the rest of the shadow box with various embellishments. I used a quote from the paper pack, a wood mustache, and some old game pieces to add character and interesting elements to the shadow box. Choose things that are personal or represent you: I have a house and the number 6 on the dice for the number of people in our home.
Step seven: Peel the photo off the backing and place it on the front of the glass panel. Slide the glass panel back over the shadow box.
You could easily change this project to make it for a grandfather, a teacher, a coach, or any other person you want to give a personalized photo gift to. Have fun crafting and creating gifts! You might also enjoy this DIY etched beer mug for dad tutorial!