$1 Personalized Father’s Day gift from the kids

$1 Personalized Father’s Day gift from the hearts of your children!

Don’ show this post to my husband because he hasn’t gotten his gift yet! 😉.

Father’s Day is just a week away- are you ready? I just never know what to get my husband (or my dad) for Father’s Day. Ties, golf balls, and t-shirts are just too cliche aren’t they? I know for Mother’s Day, the gifts I treasure the most are the ones my kids make themselves. I bet dad would appreciate the same sentiment; a keepsake that reminds him that he has already gotten the precious gift he could ever receive.

Here is cute project that is personal and easy. This is a Fathers Day Gift the kids can make themselves(well, maybe with a little help from Mom) and it only cost $1!


The DAD frame is from Dollar Tree. I found it in the frame aisle (imagine that, right!). I simply purchased the frame and let my kids decorate a picture. They had their own special gift for Daddy in about 10 minutes.

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“Loving Hands” Father’s Day Frame

Here’s what you need:

DAD frame from Dollar Tree

Card Stock (or construction paper)

Markers or Crayons


Small foam stickers (optional)



I opened the frame then took out the glass pane and “photo” paper inside. Don’t pitch that fake photo! Take the picture and place it in the corner of your cardstock or construction paper. Trace it to get the correct size and shape page for the frame. (see photo) Cut out the shape and now you have your “canvas”

diy gift craft

Let the kids decorate! My kids are both under 3 so they definitely had some Mom help. I traced both of their hands and let them place some foam heart stickers. We reviewed our letters while spelling out d-a-d-d-y in some small foam letter stickers (which I had in the house-  I think I bought them at Dollar Tree also- any letter stickers would probably work) . I added the year with a marker so we would always remember when the girls made it.

DIY gift idea

Is there a special thing Dad does with the kids that they might like to draw (fishing, riding bikes)? Maybe Dad has a favorite sports team or hobby? Be creative! This is a nice opportunity for kids to reflect on the special things Dad does and why they love him so much. It also might be a good time to explain Father’s Day to younger kids; this activity and associated discussion can help them understand why we are celebrating.

When your special drawing is finished, replace the glass then center the picture in the frame and use a piece of tape to hold it in place.

gift craft

Finally, put the back on the frame and secure it to keep the masterpiece safe. Dad will be getting a precious gift straight from the hearts of his children for Father’s Day this year. Better than a tie, right?

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Looking for something more professional? Fiverr is a site where talented people complete projects starting at $5. You can have someone draw your dad as a superhero, sing a custom Father’s Day song (or rap!), design a personalized Father’s Day Facebook banner, create a custom crossword puzzle, draw Dad as a Lego… I could go on. Projects are typically $5 and you can add extra services such as faster delivery. Wouldn’t Dad rather see himself as a cartoon superhero than get another beer mug/golf ball set/necktie/coffee mug?

If you already have a great gift for Dad, Fiverr has a ton of other great services you may need. How about having a professional write your resume? Do you need help with a press release or maybe your social media account? The site is full of professionals (graphic designers, programmers, artist, musicians, professional writers, etc.) that can help you give a unique gift or get a job done.

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Isn’t this frame is the perfect way to remind your husband that you have already given him the best Father’s Day gift ever- his children!


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