I have been trying to come up with some cool Father's Day gift ideas for my hubby. My kids are small, so they really can't do much for him without my help. I know he enjoys having pictures at his office and as I was perusing blogland a few days ago I came across an awesome photo idea at 517 Creations. I was completely inspired.
I then came across a photo print at Walmart that had the perfect saying for my photo creation. So I mixed a little of this and a little of that on Photoshop to turn this picture:
|(Yes, my son is wearing just an incredibly long t-shirt with no shorts on. |
He got a too big t-shirt gift from my brother and won't
take it off. You go with what you have to.)
And let me just say, I am no master with Photoshop, so please don't judge me too harshly! I had it printed out at Walgreens as a collage print using just the one photo and a black border (bonus - I had a FREE coupon code for and 8 x 10 collage!). I will probably frame it, but maybe not. He can probably just tack it up on his wall at work! :)
I also saw another great idea on several different blogs, linky parties, and I think even google images. I can't remember exactly where I saw this first, but here is my shout out to whoever thought of this great craft idea for the kids. It is a tree with branches and the kid's hand prints are the leaves.
I made my tree with branches using my Cricut machine and the 'Stretch your Imagination' cartridge. You could totally free-hand cut out a less intricate tree by hand if you don't have a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine.
Since I only have the two kids, I decided they could each add both the right and left hand prints to the tree. If you have more than two kids, you could adapt this by letting each child just do one hand print.
I am happy with the way it turned out. Especially since the little green ones on the left were done by my one year old. Although she kept giving me weird looks as I painted her hands. I don't think she knew what I was doing. Sorry for the blurry picture. We finished this at the last minute yesterday right as Daddy was coming home.