Make dad a special gift with this Father’s Day handprint frame. Preserve their hand prints along with a picture in a unique gift that will be a keepsake for many years to come. This project just uses a few supplies and is fairly inexpensive making it the perfect way to show dad how much you care.
- 11 x 14 inch Autograph Mat
- 11 x 14 inch Frame
- Craft Paint (three colors)
- Paint Brush
- Gift Tag (print our version here)
- Decorative Tape
Start by adding hand prints to the picture mat. I used three colors of craft paint that I thought would work well together. I find it easiest to use a paint brush to put the paint on their hand then help them to press down onto the mat. Be sure to protect your work surface with newspaper to avoid accidents! Add hand prints randomly all over the mat then allow to dry completely.
Add the mat to the silver frame with a picture inside. I love this image of my grandson so I added it along with the mat to the frame. You can then print our fun “hands down” tag to make the gift complete. Just click here to download and print. I recommend printing on white cardstock.
Cut the tag out with scissors and use some decorative tape to add to the front of your Father’s Day handprint frame. This one is ready to give to dad!
This is not only a gift but it is also a memento of just how small those hands were. You could use a paint pen to record the name and date on the mat as well but I loved it with just the hands. If you want to be sure to keep a record, write the name and date on the inside of the mat before adding to the frame. That way you can be sure that you know when this was made even years down the road.
Once dad receives this fun frame, you can hang it any where you like! Be sure to coordinate the colors to the room so it fits right in! Get started on your own version of this Father’s Day hand print frame today. Dad will love the results.