DIY- Inexpensive Dad Frame with Quote

I wanted to have a nice framed piece for the special dad in my kids life. :) I plan to give one to my father in law as well.  Sad my dad isn’t here to get one too. But it’s the thought that counts he knows I would make him one in a heart beat.

I love this Flickr- collection.  (CLICK HERE) They have all high-resolution LETTERS for you to download and use. All categorized by individual letters. I picked out 3 of my favorite letters – spelling DAD that I thought looked great together.

I made a word collage and then added my favorite father’s day quote / proverb. – ” Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. “

I purchased the frame at Wal-Mart for 3.00 it really is made to hold 2 – 4×6 photos.  The frame measures 5×12

I went to Sam’s and printed off this file that is 11×14 and has 2 of these art pieces on 1 sheet. Simply cut it out, and then put it in the frame. Removing the matt that came in the frame.

I love the details.  I have this frame standing on its own easel that I got at my local craft store. But it can easily be hung on the wall as well over his desk :)

I love how it looks and rustic and a fun piece of art work.

If you don’t know us very well yet- we LOVE to share our printables with you. This download is to be printed on a 11×14 with color correction turned off (Both for Sam’s and for Costco). If you have it printed elsewhere be sure they turn off the color correction. This is the exact project I made for my husband and simply sharing my file with you. :)

Then cut it along the outside lines provided to fit your 5×12 Frame.



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19 Responses to DIY- Inexpensive Dad Frame with Quote
  1. Happy Home Fairy
    May 17, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    This is so wonderful! Thank you so much for always being willing to share your amazing printables with everyone! Your site is truly fantastic – full of fun and unique magic! I would love to feature your Father’s Day I-Phone printable when we get a little closer to Father’s Day – what do you think??? May the Lord bless you!

  2. C&MB
    May 17, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    That would be great. Would love a feature on your website. Let us know and we will stop by too. :) Thanks a million :)

  3. Michelle
    May 19, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    Love it so much I already printed mine! Perfect for dad!
    Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  4. Debbie
    May 21, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    I really love this, thank you so much for sharing the printable. This is going to be perfect sitting on my husband’s desk!!

  5. Emma
    May 22, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    That is awesome! Thank you so much!

  6. M
    May 23, 2011 | 1:03 pm

    Love that! It looks really nice. Great job!

  7. Jen
    May 23, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    This is so cool! I did something similar for my parents anniversary using numbers. Love this one! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Beverly @
    May 27, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    I love this artwork – and it’s so great that you offer it as a printable!!
    Thanks for linking it up to Think Pink Sundays – I loved all your projects this week! I featured your cupcake stands this week on FB and this project today in the Crush of the Week!

  9. Katy Lunsford
    May 28, 2011 | 11:17 am

    This is just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Leah
    May 31, 2011 | 3:39 am

    Just found your blog today and loving every single thing I have gone through so far!! I am so excited to keep up with you and learn new things. I love this “DAD” frame and will make one for my daughters daddy and for my dad. Thanks bunches xox

  11. Christine
    June 5, 2011 | 11:15 pm

    Hi. I love your site! What a collection of amazing ideas!!!

    This may be a silly question, but I truly do not understand how to download pictures from Flicker. Is there something that I am missing? Thanks in advance for your help!

  12. C&MB
    June 6, 2011 | 8:51 am

    Hi Christine- I do not use Flicker. I use you just click download save to your computer and then print it out on your home printer or send it to someplace like costco/sams and they can print most of them on 8×10 paper for you :) Hope that helps. :)

  13. Whitney Ulrich
    June 9, 2011 | 5:37 pm

    I am in love with this idea and look. Great job. I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

  14. Cathleen
    June 10, 2011 | 6:41 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this project! Not only am I going to make this for my husband for Fathers Day, I’m already thinking of who to give this to as a Christmas gift.

    Very cute!!

  15. CrafterBerly
    June 14, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    Cute idea! I wouldn’t have guessed that was printed.

  16. Sharon
    June 17, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    Love it! I just did this for a guy’s high school graduation present and it was great! (I never know what to get guys.) I was able to make it very masculine and the print looked very professional. Thanks!!

  17. Drea
    May 26, 2013 | 1:44 am

    How did you make the collage? Thanks!

  18. robyn
    June 7, 2013 | 7:52 pm

    ok, stupid question, how do i get this printed? i downloaded it but what do i do next? i take the file somehow to get it printed? thanks

  19. C&MB
    June 8, 2013 | 4:01 pm

    Yes I send it to walmart or sams or walgreens wherever you want they will print it like a photo. Need to print the appropriate size- you need to print it as 11×14.

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