Father’s Day is almost here! Are you looking for some inexpensive ways to give the father in your life a personalized and memorable gift? Read on because I’m going to share some great ideas for making your own customized Father’s Day Card; and give you some links for additional FREE graphics in case you’d like to create your own unique card.
For Father’s Day this year, our little family made Daddy a custom photo box and a matching Father’s Day Card.
To create the Father’s Day card pictured, your first step will be to print the free printables for creating the card. I’ve written a few words for the inside of the card. I do not write cards for a living but these are the kinds of things that are meaningful to my husband. You can use the printable or create your own on your home computer. The “World’s Greatest Dad” retro art is from Martha Stewart.com
To make your own Father’s Day Card you’ll need the supplies pictured below:
- Scrapbooking paper in brown and a colored print
- Scissors and/or paper cutter (I used both)
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Clear polyurethane spray (optional)
Step 1: Print the inside of the card onto your base card stock.
I trimmed the scrapbooking paper to the width that would fit through my printer (8 1/2 inches). That left the longer side at twelve inches meaning that the card would need to be trimmed. I waited until after printing to trim the card, just to be sure there was enough space around the words. You could also print the inside of the card on white paper and then trim and layer it onto the base card stock, it’s entirely up to you.
Step 2: Trim the Card
Make sure the words are positioned the way you want them in your card before you trim the card. To trim our card I used the paper cutter. I seem to be unable to cut a straight line using scissors so a paper cutter is a life saver for me. You’ll also need to trim all the pieces that are going into your card. It’s best to do a dry fit with each piece before you cut. This is a craft that you could do with your preschooler if they are mature enough and have the right skills. Cutting, gluing and pasting are all wonderful activities to teach fine motor skills.
Step 3: Mod Podge the Pieces Together
Once you’ve dry-fit all of the pieces you can mod podge each piece onto the card. Mod podge dries clear so use what you need to put the card together. The mod podge does create a sheen so keep a paper towel close by to clean up any excess.
Step 4: Let Dry and Fold
If the mod podge leaves your card a little lumpy, just stack some books on top to flatten it out. I plan to have my boys sign our card which will make it even more special for daddy.
If this post has inspired you to try your hand at your own Father’s Day Card, I found these additional ADORABLE free graphics online. Just download and use for your own homemade Father’s Day card and/or gifts. Just click the image to go to the site MyGraphico.com where you can download these FREE graphics.
A cute tie lunch bag and soda pop gift.
Cute 4″ x 4″ card featuring ties.
Sweet “Best Dad Ever” card with a special spot for a photo.
I hope you and your family enjoy this Father’s Day.
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- Learn to Read Alphabet Series – Printable Packages with 30+ FREE Activities for each letter of the Alphabet
- FREE Printables – as I create things for my children, I share them via this blog
- FREE Alphabet Printables – I love to illustrate and I created these for preschoolers
- Preparing for Kindergarten Series – insight from the book, “Skills for Preschool Teachers”
- One Word Devotional Series – encouraging words for moms w/video
- Preschool Morning Board Series – an easy visual system to teach basic skills
- Montessori Planning Post – with labels, organizational charts & more
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