Monday, June 14, 2010

The Perfect Father's Day Gift!!!

Last year, I started giving my husband this Father's Day gift! He loved it. I bought the big letters "D" and "A" at Hobby Lobby for $2 a piece! The three picture frame at Family Dollar. When I developed the photos, I printed them in black and white so it didn't matter what colors they wore!

I haven't taken the pictures for this year yet, but I wanted to give you all time to hurry and do this idea too! (I should have taken a picture without the flash so you could see my daughter in the second picture. ) I assisted 4 other friends in doing this for their husbands too! It's so easy and just so cute!!! My husband has it on his shelf at work. When I take the pictures for this year, I will just put them in front of these ones.


It will be fun to see how the kids change over the years.

I originally saw this idea at HERE at Brassy Apple.




Remember this Friday, June 18th, is the Father's Day Categorically Crafting Show here at Someday Crafts. I will be linking to it! I hope to see what you create and your gifts for fathers there!!!


Linking to: Funky Junk - Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello - Weekend Round-up, Under The Table And Dreaming.












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45 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! I am totally doing this - thanks so much for sharing - would have never thought of this. I love the idea of being able to see them change from year to year!!

    Lindsay

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  2. I am SO doing this! I have been running dry on ideas on what to do, but I knew that I wanted to do something photo wise. Thank you so much for the idea!

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  3. SOOOOOO cute! I'll have to do Daddy I think! With George on the Y???? Just Adorable! I wonder if I could get my SIL's (who despise me) to participate in one for G'pa!

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  4. Love this idea!! Do you think this would turn out cute if the kids aren't looking at the camera because mine have this HORRIBLE habit of turning their heads EVERY time they hear "click"! HA!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. This is a great idea! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for some big letters so I can have a go at it ;)

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  6. Oh! that is sooooo cute! what a great way to watch the kids grow : ) fantastic!!

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  7. We did this for my dad this year... there are six of us so it was perfect to spell father. I made my letters out of foam to save a little money. Worked perfectly!

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  8. thanks for the shout out! it's our favorite father's day "tradition" :)

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  9. Love this! I saw it last year too late and have been waiting all year to do it :)

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  10. What an amazing gift! You are so clever!

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  11. Great idea! You've got my brain churning. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Great idea! I almost wish I had another sibling so I could make one of these for my dad!! Like the black and white tip too!!

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  13. What a very cute idea!! I love it!

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  14. Love this idea! Unfortunately I have 4 boys. To many for "DAD", but not enough for "DADDY". Dang.

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  15. What dad wouldn't get teary-eyed over this? Such a cute idea!

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  16. I am soooo gonna do this ! Thanks for passing on such a GREAT idea !!! I found you through Just Something I Whipped up Monday. Hope you can stop by and visit me sometime at www.lifesorganizedmess.blogspot.com

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  17. So cute! I have a picky husband and a picky father so Father's day gifts seem so daunting to me. This is a super idea!!! Love it!
    -Robin(keephomesimple.blogspot.com)

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  18. That is just too cute. Almost makes me wish I still had little ones. I just don't think it would be the same with 23-26 year olds. But if I ever have grands, I am soooo borrowing this idea. I'll give it back when I'm done. Thanks!

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  19. This gift idea is so cute and appealing. I could not suggest anything better for $2. Thanks.

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  20. Super cute!!! Your kids are adorable!

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  21. Great idea, would make a great gift for any occasion...
    Molly

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  22. I love this idea! So cute!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!
    {Rebekah}

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  23. A Gift that is Original! Adopt an Acre of Rainforest in their Name........................
    Perfect Gifts

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  24. I've got exactly three kiddos, so this is a great idea for us! Thanks!

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  25. That's a great idea. May have to try that one ourselves!

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  26. Very cute idea. I'll be featuring this at http://www.storiesbymeblog.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. This is a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm visiting with TRH,hope you visit me too!

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  28. I LOVE this idea! I'll have to start working on this right away! I'd love to add this as a link to my Father's Day book review, which will be posted on Friday.

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  29. Great idea - totally copying this one!!

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  30. Totally adorable. love love love this idea. Thanks for sharing, Jenn

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  31. I am your newest follower too! ;)

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  32. A simple idea with BIG impact.
    My dad was the kind who would have shown this off at his job, altho I was child #4. Maybe we would have had to do Papa.

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  33. I loved this idea so much, I just completed my version and posted it on my blog (http://tomshack.blogspot.com/2010/06/fathers-day-gift-idea.html). My girls and I had such a blast taking the photos and putting it together.

    Thanks SO much for all the sharing you do. I've gotten so many good ideas from what you post.

    Have a great day!

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  34. I am IN.LOVE.with this idea! I have been wearing myself out at what to do. This is great! I am going to find myself some D's! You rock!
    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
    Hope you can join in tomorrow's The House that Built Me linky party at Tales from Bloggeritaville.
    HUGS!
    Leigh
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  35. SCORE! I LOVE this idea! I'm going to get cracking it get 'er done for this Father's Day. I can see doing this for Papa and Gramps too!

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  36. Aww, so cute! I love this idea. I also love that you only bought 1 'D'- it's all you need, but I probably wouldn't have realized it and bought 2. Also, that tip about developing in black in white so you don't have to worry about their clothes? Fantastic.

    Basically, you rock.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

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  37. Here is what we did... I'm still working on getting the three individual pictures in just the right frame, but the group picture turned out good.

    http://aspiringmom2three.blogspot.com/2010/06/secret-fathers-day-gift-preview.html

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  38. I'm in love with this idea! Great job. I will have to do this for sure for his birthday.

    Amber
    Sewtotallysmitten.blogspot.com

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  39. This could not be any cuter! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. This is such a cute idea! {and your kiddies are adorable!} These make wonderful gifts - fantastic! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  41. I love this. Last Christmas, I did something similar for my parents and in-laws. I took pictures of each of the grandkids holding a letter from the grandparents' last name. They were a hit! And, every year, we'll take new pictures so they always have updated photos of their grandkids.

    I also made one for us, and my sis-in-laws have all requested that I do the same for them. I, too, found my letters at Hobby Lobby, and I found our frames at Gordman's (I needed one with 6 spaces, and 2 with 7) for really decent prices!

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  42. This is just what I was looking for. . .something unique, meaningful and inexpensive. I ♥ it!! 5 ♥ status. Thanks for sharing. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  43. Thanks for sharing your idea. I just got an idea based from your work, I have pictures of my dad when he was a kid maybe I'll use that and put it in a picture frame and make some designs. It's gonna be a perfect gift for fathers day.

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