This is a flashback to 2006, before I started my personal blog. I’ve never posted this gift, and I’m quite proud of it. I was looking for a Father’s Day gift for Angry Husband’s 2nd Father’s Day. Angry Kid was born in 2005. Angry Husband is quite particular, and really a total pain to buy for. I saw this idea on one of my parenting forums. My BFF, Stacey also did the same gift that year.
All you need for this project are the following things:
- Wall letters: D, A, and Y
- Kid or Kid(s)
- Printer or photo service
- Picture frame, collage frame or otherwise
How to do this project:
I grabbed Angry Kid, Bruiser (dog), and the wall letters. I headed out to my front yard. Angry Kid was walking by this time, and he was quite fast. I wanted to take some pictures, before nap time melt down and somewhere, where I could control him. I ended up taking several hundred pictures that day. Here are some of the photos that I took.
I then went through all of the photos and picked out the best ones. Here’s a simple collage made with a computer program of the photos.
For my final project, I ended up getting 4×6 photographs printed in a matte finish. I then placed them in a Pottery Barn 5-Picture Collage Frame. Angry Husband was a little shocked when he opened the gift. I probably haven’t been that creative for gifts since then. I need to find some inspiration this year.
This collage is in the hallway of our house. I walk by it every time I go into our bedroom. It always makes me smile. Sometimes I need to look at it, especially when Bruiser (the dog) is barking his head off and I want to scream at him.
P.S. I took the first (finished) photo tonight. It is not easy taking photos of framed pictures. The glass makes a huge glare when you don’t have that special cool, anti-glare glass.