6/6/12

Crafty How To: Father's Day Photo

With Father's Day coming up, I have been looking for something to give to my helpful hubby and our adoring Grandpa, GranDanny, Gramps and Papa. We have a lot of guys to remember on June 17th!

Luckily my friends Elyse and Heather showed me a little something they were working on for their husbands. A great twist on a special photo for Dad---made simply from chalk on the sidewalk. Easy, cute, and original. I just knew I had to try it.


 Want to make one of your own? Start by finding a good spot on the driveway. Work with your kiddos and some chalk. Step back and take some photos!
 I ended up climbing up on ladder to get the right angle. And even though it was overcast, the girls felt it was too sunny to look up. So we added some sunglasses. I finished up by editing the photo over at PicMonkey (which is free and awesome!)
I have it framed and ready for the Dads in our life. It would also make a cute card, mug, mousepad etc. Check out your favorite photo print shop- bet they have a million ways to turn your photo into a keepsake.




What are you making for Dad this year?

** UPDATE: I decided to turn this photo into a gallery wrapped canvas. Click here to see the tutorial how I made my own "Photo Wrapped Canvas" for about $7!


Sharing our 'Retro Father's Day Photo' here: Home Stories A to Z , Tatertots and Jello, The 36th Avenue, Serenity Now, Under the Table and Dreaming,  Be Different, Act Normal

15 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! Will have to try something different tho due to all the rain in winter....hmmmm I'm inspired tho. How you doing hunni? xxx Nat

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  2. I love that! I showed it to my son and he and his brother are going to do that for Father's Day! Free gifts! Love it!!
    Blessings, Lorraine

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  3. Cute! And thanks for the PicMonkey tip...I'm still mourning Picnik :(

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  4. Love it!!! For the past two years we have done photos for daddy and I am looking for new ideas this year!

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  5. So, so creative and cute!!

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  6. That is beyond CUTE!!! Love the poses and the artwork (and that the girls HAD to have sunglasses!). Thanks for sharing your adorable idea. I saw your post over at "Weekend Bloggy Reading".

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  7. That is such a cute idea! My husband would love it. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  8. So stinkin' adorable! I don't know how well this would work with my kiddos as they're pretty little, but I'm definitely going to have to file it away for future reference. I'd love it if you'd share at Off the Hook.

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  9. So cute! I love this idea! I'd love to invite you to join our Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes. I know my readers will love your ideas!
    Happy Weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-14-1st-week-of-summer/

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  10. Very cute! I would love to try something like this with my little guy... but I am pretty sure he will not hold still long enough. :)

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  11. Such a cute idea!
    Millions thanks for PicMonkey!! I already improved some of my photos thanks to you.
    Kisses from Europe.

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  12. Love it! Just used your idea to create one of our own tonight!!

    Found you on pinterest.

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing this last week on Saturday Show & Tell! You’ve been featured this week! We’d love to have you join us again! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-15/

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