Monday, July 27, 2009

Father's Day

So, I'm a little late with my Father's Day post.

This year the boys and I made Mike this frame. Kind of like a scrapbook page on glass.

I'm a big fan of involving the kiddos in the process of picking out gifts or making the gift. To me it makes it a lot more special. I doubt that Mike would have shown the same enthusiasm over a mini bottle of ketchup that I had picked out. (Drew thought that was a brilliant gift and, of course, Mike loved it! It was a perfect fit for his lunch box that he takes to work.)

The night before I (with thankfully, lots of help from family!) covered Drew and Jackson's hands with paint and stamped them onto a piece of cardstock. Drew was very unhappy and refused to partake until he saw that Jackson loved the process and the squishy paint.


After I added the Happy Father's Day with alphabet stickers, I adhered the hand print covered cardstock to the center of the glass. The rest I put together exactly like I would a scrapbook page. Lots of pictures, some word stickers, and some rub ons.


I had to be careful to choose embellishments that were flat since all of this is sandwiched between two pieces of glass.

Mike also got a few of the Father's Day "staples", a.k.a a wallet, some work out shorts, a dvd, etc. When it came time to give him the frame I actually apologized and told him, "You have to know that you're going to get something scrapbook related, right?" He pulled out the frame and studied it silently for a long time. Just when I was thinking he was doing the polite look at it for a long time thing, he said, "This is the best gift I've ever gotten."

10 comments:

Allie said...

Awww... you've gotta love those responses. :) Very cool gift! Is the frame from the Fancy Pants line?

Laura said...

How sweet. Don't you love when we leave them speechless?

Christie said...

That is adorable! I will have to remember this idea. Thanks for sharing it!

Catherine Chiarino said...

What a great gift! Thanks for another idea for scraplifting ;)

Allison Davis said...

Actually I got the frame from Target. It's very similar to the Fancy Pants frames. The FP frames are made with a heavy acrylic instead of glass, so you can punch through it or stitch on it, etc. The frame I got at Target has two pieces of thick glass that you sandwich together and your pictures go inbetween them. :) They had a ton of different sizes and styles. Very cool! :)

Allison Davis said...

Speechless was a huge shocker! I kept waiting for him to roll his eyes or something. He even told me later that it almost made him cry. Whoa! That's huge! :) lol

Jingle said...

This is so cute! What a great idea! I just may do a 'grown up' version for my own Father for his birthday in September!

Gina said...

I love this. My brother is so lucky. You rock

Jenn A, said...

awww, so cool! What a great idea and it looks so nice a clean with the clear empty space, too.

Jennifer said...

I've been working on one that's under an old window pane. I love the effect. This turned out great.