I found an idea online to create a "picture" using pictures of all the grandkids holding letters to spell out the word "GRANDPA" and put them together to look like a picture frame. You have to look at the picture (above) or it doesn't make sense. I'll also break the steps down for you.
- Unfinished wooden plaque (approx. 15x5")
- Wood stain (color of your choice, I used walnut)
- Black paint
- Foam paint brush
- 9x12" canvas
- Full page letters (1/page) spelling GRANDPA
- Rub-on sayings
- 12x2" strip of black craft paper
- 1.5" square pictures of grandkids
- Mod Podge
- I started with an unfinished wooden plaque I purchased from Michael's and stained the front a walnut color with wood stain.
- I then painted the edges in black (well, my hubby did - it's his father after all, right?).
- Print out letters and affix to canvas one at a time for each picture
- Gather all the pictures of the grandkids. We have 4 grandchildren in our family total, so we doubled up on some of the letters.
- Crop all the pictures to 1.5" square.
- Arrange pictures on the black craft paper, mod podge to paper.
- Mod podge the enter strip of paper to the wooden plaque.
- Place rub-on sayings around the plaque.
- Finish by mod-podging the entire wooden plaque for a "finished" look.
- Wrap up in cute wrapping to present to Grandpa on Father's Day.
- Enjoy the gleeful smile upon opening. =)