Last minute ideas for a Father’s Day gift!

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“A son’s first HERO and a daughter’s first LOVE

Father’s day is coming up this Sunday! I remember back in elementary school when teacher’s would ask, “Who’s your hero?” My cliche answer would always be “My daddy!” As a person who always learned by myself, I always loved observing my dad. As I watched him fixing things on the computer, I have always thought he was part robot. I knew he was also part human because he has always cared for me and tended my wounds, such as when I mistakenly thought I could handle the bicycle down the hill by myself.

Every year, I would create little crafts for my dad that we were required to make during  the school day. Over time, I realized that I could just buy my dad gifts (a tie that he could wear out, new sunglasses that make him look younger, and other accessories). As much as he liked those gifts, I felt that today would be a good occasion to craft something more sentimental for him, a present that he can always use!

Check out his gift that I created! Below, I’ve also included step-by-step instructions.

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Since my dad loves reading books, I got him a wooden book box where he can keep things like car keys, pens, and etc. inside! I also customized it by adding a photo within the book box. Here’s how I created it with PicCollage:

Materials Needed:
    -PicCollage
-Wooden Material
-Mod Podge Glue
-Towel
-Print out of your image

1) Creating the Collage

– Go to your PicCollage App, click on Templates and choose any of the Father’s Day Templates.
– Click the “+” icon to add photos (I’ve selected 8 photos) then arrange them the way you’d like
– (Optional) I added some Father’s Day stickers to fill in the space, you can also add your own text
– Save your photo to your library

2) Picking out the right wooden gift

– I went to Michael’s Craft Store and went to the wooden box section (there are multiple options, feel free to use one with a blank canvas where you can input your photo)
– I also bought Mod Podge Glue at Michael’s!

3) Printing out the image

-When printing your image, I suggest looking for a laser jet printer for better results
-Measure the size of the wooden gift and plan ahead what size you’d like to print your image (mine was 5×7)
-Make sure you flip your image horizontally before printing so that the image comes out the right way up

4) Begin Crafting!

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You’ll first want to cut out the image and measure where you’d want the picture to be:
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Next, you’ll use your Mod Podge Glue to glue the front side of the image. Make sure that it’s even thicker than what I’ve shown below.
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You can now place the image onto your wooden box!
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Let your box dry over night (or up to 8 hours for the best resolution!)
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We’re onto the final steps! Now, grab a damp, wet towel and place it over your box. Let the image soak up. Then gently begin rubbing off the paper:
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After you’ve rubbed off the paper, you should have your finished product to give to your dad! Feel free to paint the sides and decorate it a bit more.
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Post your outcome on Instagram or Twitter and hashtag #PCFathersDay !

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