Good Morning!!! Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! One of the great things about Utah are the beautiful mountains, that also happen to be just a 10 minute jaunt away! That being said, we took to the canyon’s to celebrate my dads birthday, and had an amazing time. I wanted to share with you the gift that I made for my dad. While it is super easy to create, it is a great gift that anybody would love!
- Wood Block
- Mod Podge
- Minwax Wood Stain or paint
- poly foam brush
- Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer
I was lucky enough to have tons of scrap wood sitting around in my garage just waiting for someone to do something with it. I found the size and thickness that I wanted and went to work.
Stain or paint your wood and let dry. I stained mine using the Minwax by applying it with an old rag.
While the stain is drying design your picture. I used Photoshop to design mine. If you do not have Photoshop you can use PicMonkey or Canva. It is pretty easy to design. Just measure your wood block, insert those dimensions in whatever program you are using, then place your images where you want them. You can add a variety of styles or effects, make your text semi transparent, and print in color, sepia, or black and white. Once your are happy with your design, Print out your image and get it ready to mod podge it on to your wood.
Using your sponge brush, apply mod podge on to the wood.
Then place the picture onto the wood and let dry. It dries pretty quickly, I usually wait about 30 min before doing the next step.
Once it is dry, apply Mod Podge over the top of the picture using your sponge brush.
Let dry and then spray with Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer.
Let dry and then enjoy your masterpiece! If you would like to hang on the wall you can easily do so by adding ribbon, or just leave as is if you will be displaying it on a shelf.
Looking for another great gift idea? Make sure to check out my Photo to Canvas Tutorial using iron on transfer paper.
Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!
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This is SUCH a neat project!!! Definitely a great idea for the grandparents on Mother’s Day & Father’s Day next year!
Thank you, Kristi! Grandparents will love it! Especially being something that you made makes it even that more thoughtful and special to them 🙂
Such a cute project! I’m sure your Dad LOVED it!
Thank you, Bre! Love making gifts for people and the love it too 🙂
What a great gift idea! I’m sure Grandpa LOVED it! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to Monday Funday 🙂
Thank you, Jamie! He sure did 🙂
Melinda @Home.Made.Interest says
Stopping by from The Makers No. link party. I love photo’s on wood, such a great way to display pictures. What kind of paper did you use to print the pics? And did you use an inkjet or laser printer?
Thank you, Melinda for stopping by! I used regular photo paper with a glossy finish, and use inkjet printer.
Bre @ Average But Inspired says
Tara, this is so beautiful and such a wonderful gift idea. I love how it can be personalized in any way! I bet your dad loved it.
Thank you, Bre! He really did love it! I have a feeling I will be making more of these for all the grandparents 🙂
Katie @ Little House of Four says
This is such a creative and personalized gift idea! I’ve done photo coasters as gifts, but I LOVE this ideas. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
Thank you so much, Katie!
This is so precious – I love it!
Thank you, Erica!
Marie@The Interior Frugalista says
Hi Tara, I just love this idea! Would make great gifts or perfect for a memory tribute (which I’m going to use it for). I loved it so much I’m featuring it at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party on Sunday. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you so much, Marie! I am thrilled to hear it is one of the features! Glad to hear that I inspired you 🙂
This is awesome! I think I’m gonna make my dad one for Christmas:)
Thank you, Adrian! Your dad is going to LOVE it!
Love the picture and love the way you used a simple piece of wood. Looks pro!!!
Thanks for sharing!
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Michelle from Weekend Craft says
This came out great! I have never used the Mod Podge Sealer but it look liked it worked well. Thanks for linking up at the creative spark link party we hope that you will link up again today! http://bit.ly/1l2qbE8
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Luis Parker says
Hi Tara, I really love the idea and creativity on this one. I might do the same to my parents on their birthdays. Thanks for sharing.
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