We have the Perfect Idea for a DIY Dad Father’s Day Card!

Are you looking for the perfect Dad’s Birthday card idea? Look no further! We have a great idea to surprise and delight Dad on his special day. Instead of giving him a standard greeting card, why not give him a homemade framed card? This will catch him off guard and make his day extra special.

This card idea will work perfectly for his birthday or Father’s Day. We have compiled a step-by-step guide on creating this unique card, so read on for all the details!

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Supplies Needed to Make a Card Frame For Dad:

Camera or phone with a camera

Blank poster board or bulletin board

Craft Puzzle Pieces

5 x 7 flat picture frame (or a flat picture frame with a matted area measuring 5×7 – we used a black frame, but white or any color would also look great)

Hot glue

Hot glue gun

Markers, crayons, or paint (for decorating the puzzle pieces)

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Instructions for how to make a DIY Framed Dad Card

For many reasons, making your dad a homemade card is memorable. For one, it shows that you care enough to take the time to create something specifically for him. It also allows you to express your feelings creatively and personally. Homemade cards are always more thoughtful than store-bought ones and often become cherished keepsakes.

If you’re not sure what to say in the card, think about what your dad loves most and use that as inspiration for your card. Whether it’s a simple message of love or a funny inside joke, he’s sure to appreciate the effort you’ve put into making him feel special.

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Take a picture of your children holding a blank poster or bulletin board and save it to your computer or picture file.

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Go to Picmonkey.com and click “create new” from “blank canvas.” Scroll down to “print sizes” and select 7×5.

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Upload the photo and adjust the size to fit the template.

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Navigate to your favorite photo printing service (like Walgreens Photo) and upload the photo to print. You can also use your printer and print on photo paper.

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Change the file name to something you will remember and click to download.

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Add a text box from the sidebar. Drag the text box to fit over the blank bulletin board. Place your desired text into the text box and change the font, size, and color/s as desired.

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To create the frame: Ask children to decorate the puzzle pieces as desired.

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Using hot glue, attach the photo pieces to the frame, ensuring the frame can stand without balancing on the pieces. Allow to dry completely.

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Place the photo in the frame, and it’s ready to be gifted.

What do you write on a birthday or Father’s Day card for Dad?

Birthdays are always a special occasion, but they can be significant when celebrating the life of a father. After all, fathers play an important role in our lives, providing love, support, and guidance. When writing a birthday card for Dad, there are many ways to say “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Father’s Day.” Here are just a few examples:

-I’m so grateful for everything you’ve done for me, and I wish you all the happiness on your special day.
-Thank you for being the best dad I could ask for. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.
-You’re always there for me when I need you, and I know I can always count on you. Thanks for being such a great dad, and have a happy birthday!
-Wishing you a birthday that’s as wonderful as you are, Dad. Happy birthday!
-Thank you for everything, Dad. I hope your birthday is as special as you are to me.
These are just a few examples of things you could say in a dad’s birthday card. Whatever words you choose, simply conveying your love and appreciation will fill him with happiness on his big day.

This is a creative and unique card for a dad that would be perfect for Father’s Day, a Birthday, or even a grandad gift. If you enjoyed this idea, let us know in the comments!

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