Father's Day Crafts: Frame a Keepsake
Frame a Father's Day keepsake!
- 9" x 11" shadowbox frame:Multiple sizes are readily available at any large craft store like Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts. They even make shadowboxes large enough to fit his favorite pair of smelly sneakers!
- Piece of fabric:Solid, patterned, textured—whatever strikes your fancy. Just make sure it's 3 inches larger than your shadow box.
- Item to memorialize for the Father's Day craft:An old tie, badge, glasses, cufflinks, flip-flops, socks, anything that represents dad.
- White glue
- Hot glue gun:If you don't have one, get one. They can mend pretty much anything, from broken tiaras to furniture.
- Embellishments:Letter stickers, scrap-booking accents, magazine cut-outs, etc.
- Plug in your hot glue gun—far away from the kids!
- Remove the back of the frame. You should do this step due to the glass.
- Work with your child on the Father's Day craft to cover the back of the frame with the fabric.
- Give your kid a hand in pulling the fabric tight around corners and secure it with a glue gun.
- Use the white glue to glue the item in place. If they're big or heavy like shoes or glasses, you may need to use the hot glue gun.
- Jazz up the frame—spell out a loving message with sticker letters or fashion a glitter border (assuming that's not too "girly" for Dad).
- Once everything is dry, insert the backing into place. Give the craft it to Dad on his birthday, Father's Day or when he's tearing up the house searching for whatever it was you framed!