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.

Surprise dad with a father's day shadow box. This personalized photo gift is a quick project that he will treasure for years.

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:

Surprise dad with a father's day shadow box. This personalized photo gift is a quick project that he will treasure for years.

Supplies Used to make the Father’s Day Shadow Box:

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.

Surprise dad with a father's day shadow box. This personalized photo gift is a quick project that he will treasure for years.

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!

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