These simple DIY Photo Blocks make perfect gifts, especially for Father’s Day. Dad or Grandpa can place them on their desk at home or work as a special reminder of how much they are loved. Best of all, kids can periodically change out the notecard on the photo block bringing new smiles to Dad or Grandpa throughout the year.
We’ve added the letters D-A-D on some of our blocks but you could also cover each side with a photo and give a single DIY photo block as a gift.
For an alternative, you could add letters for M-O-M for Mother’s Day or P-O-P for Father’s Day. You can customize your blocks in any way that works for you.
How to Make DIY Photo Blocks for a Father’s Day Gift
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Supplies for making Photo Blocks:
- unfinished photo block
- acrylic paint
- sponge brush
- photos (cut into 2 1/2-inch x 2 1/2-inch)
- letter stickers (optional)
- Modge Podge
- white cardstock
Video Tutorial: How to Make these Simple Photo Blocks for Father’s Day
Before you get started, watch the video below for a step by step guide on how to make an adorable photo block as a simple Father’s Day gift idea. Find more Father’s Day crafts and summer kids crafts by browsing the categories at the top menu bar of our website.
Instructions to make Father’s Day Gift Idea:
1. Begin by painting the top and sides of your unfinished photo blocks. Set them aside to dry completely.
2. While your DIY photo blocks are drying, use a paper cutter to cut out your photos to around 2 1/2-inch x 2 1/2-inch.
3. Optional: Add the letters D-A-D to the front of three of your photo blocks. You can also add DAD on one block or omit the letters entirely.
Related: Paper Bag Father’s Day Book
4. Open your Modge Podge and apply a layer to one of the sides of your photo block. Place a picture in the center of the block. Continue adding Modge Podge on each side of the block and placing a photo in the center of each side. Set the DIY photo blocks aside to let the Modge Podge dry completely.
5. Once the Modge Podge is dry, apply another coat of it around all of the sides of the photo block, covering the letter stickers and the photos. Let the Modge Podge dry completely.
6. Cut out note cards from your white cardstock about 4-inch x 3-inch. Let your children write special notes to Dad or Grandpa on the notecards, or have them draw pictures on the notecards.
Your DIY Photo Blocks are complete!
Place the notecards in the top of the photo block and Dad or Grandpa can place it on their desk and home or work and cherish it every day.
More homemade Father’s Day gift ideas:
These Father’s Day Books made out of paper lunch bags are a special keepsake Dad and Grandpa will treasure forever.
Have a super Dad? Turn a Hershey’s candy bar into a superhero that looks like your Dad and personalize the gift tag letting him know what makes him super.
This peekaboo owl card is adorable and will let Dad or Grandpa know exactly whooooo loves them.