Saturday, June 16, 2012

DIY Father's Day Plaque


I made this plaque for my husband last year. I went through my files and found some precious pictures of my husband with our kids. I used picnik (which no longer exists) to tint them, but my favorite is now Pic monkey. It's very similar to picnik.


Instructions-
I cut a 1/4" thick piece of wood to 13" x 16" and painted it black (any kind of paint will do). Next, I printed and cut 14 pictures to 3"x3". Then I made an 8x10 with the quote- "Blessed is the man who fills his Arms with his Children" (I personalized it by adding Happy Father's Day and the date). I cut it to 6 1/8" x 9 1/8". I layed the pictures out before gluing them down and made light pencil marks to give myself a guide. I used Mod Podge to glue them down. Once they were dry, I thinned some Mod Podge with a little water and painted over the whole plaque, leaving a light texture (I used a wad of paper to lightly pounce over the plaque). Aaaaand, that's it! When it's finished, there's approximately (it's not perfect all the way around...and that's okay!) 1/4" around the whole outside edge.

Have fun!

3 comments:

Kristen said...

Found you on Pinterest. Love your blog!! My blog was born the beginning for 2011 too!!

Nichole Dutrieux said...

Love love your ideas!! Thanks for sharing them! I too found you on interest and now have you bookmarked on my phone!! Addicted!!! :))))

Michael and Lynette Lozano said...

Thank you for your tutorial! I did a couple of things differently, such as using my color laser printer and plain paper instead of photo paper. I did my 8x10 with an iphone app and then sent to my computer to print it the right size with a black background. I got my piece of wood from home depot and they cut it for me. I mod podged over the pictures once, then used glossy white acrylic medium for second layer, then sprayed a matte acrylic sealant. Mine wasn't symettrical because I was rushing it but I did finish it on time for father's day. Your work was amazing and was an inspiration to do my version. I cannot thank you enough!!!

Below is the link to my end result :)

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/p480x480/11014845_10155676665305153_2161735232562868279_n.jpg?oh=eb0f1795ff7e5fc53974468b0df0bbcc&oe=562EF419