I’ve said many times that I love family pictures-especially of my kids. They’re growing up way too fast, and I find myself trying to capture them at every fun age and stage so I don’t miss a thing, and so I can always remember what they looked like at each point in their lives.
It works out nicely for me that photos make great gifts, because many of my handmade ones are centered around pictures. 🙂
Two years ago for Father’s Day, I made my husband this fun picture board of the kids that also displays their cute little hand prints. I based it on THIS idea from “How Does She”.
I of course had to add my baby’s tiny print to it this year. I didn’t want to leave her out, after all. 🙂
Mounting hardware (optional)
- Sand and paint your wood. Let dry.
- Dip the kids’ hands in a different color of paint than you used for the main board and stamp carefully onto the board. This can be quite tricky, especially with an 8 month old. 🙂 The results will not be perfect. They’re a little smudged, but are oh-so-cute and represent my kids perfectly. Let the paint dry completely. Label each with the child’s name and the year.
- Hot glue clothespins to the top of the board and insert photos.
- Add your “We Love Daddy” or other wording to the bottom. I used the “Larger Mime” font.
- Mod Podge over the top of the board to seal, if you’d like.
- Add your mounting hardware to the back of the board if you’ll be displaying it on the wall.