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Father’s Day Photo Frame

 Make a fathers Day photo frame from a $1.50 wooden #Michaels frame

With my hectic May schedule (3 weddings and counting) I thought I better get busy on a Father’s Day Gift, before it creeps up on me. The Scor-Pal was very handy to turn a $1.50 Michaels frame into a sweet Father’s Day Photo Frame. This week May Arts Ribbon and Scor-Pal have teamed up to bring you some ah-mazing projects. I hope you’ll hop along!


For this project you will need: cheap wood frame, 12 x 12 sheet of pattern paper (DCWV), Fathers Day tags (Authentique), May Arts Ribbon, a Scor-Pal, and a Adhesive (I used Xyron).  If you’re not already an owner of a Scor-Pal, be sure to leave a comment to win one, along with your choice of 3 spools of May Arts Ribbon!


1. Lay paper pattern side down and trace around the frame leaving 1″ of paper around each edge. Scor on pencil lines and 1/4″ from the pencil line (stand the frame on the edge to measure for the second line).

2. Cut out hole for the photo, and the square in each corner.

3. I used my Xyron, to apply adhesive. It lets me roll through the entire sheet of paper and gives an even coat of adhesive. Line frame up with scored lines. Fold edges up over sides and adhere paper to the back.

4. Add a photo of Dad and embellish with May Arts ribbon- I used Burlap, Suede string, Silk, and Sequins.



Easy wood #Micheaels photo frame makeover for Father's day



Any Dad would love this Father’s Day Gift, and your pocket book will thank you too, can you believe it was only 1.50!!

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  1. Madame Wong says:

    This is super sweet. 🙂

  2. What an awesome Father’s Day gift!

  3. Grammycher says:

    Really adorable…..love it…and could be made for any occasion.

  4. Barb Krause says:

    any father would love this! cute!

  5. Great project. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Verna Angerhofer says:

    What a fantastic Father’s Day gift for a Dad you love. I just love your design.

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Very pretty frame project! Great idea for Father’s Day!

  8. Love it. Hope I can make a reasonable facsimile!

  9. Oh my goodness! This is so awesome! What a fabulous idea!

  10. marilyntucker says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Your husband will never know it was a “cheap” frame when he sees how pretty it is now, Great job. thanks for sharing.

  12. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Fabulous project.

  13. Marlene Oldham says:

    New to your site and very much enjoying creativity. Will have to give this project a try.

  14. Shannon Stewart says:

    Super cute Virginia! Love it – and I’m sure he will too!!!

  15. Francesca says:

    Perfect card for many dads in love with their girls!

  16. Clever idea!! Never too early to get a head start on the holidays!

  17. Alicia Anderson says:

    You really did a spectacular job with this frame. Love the colors.

  18. Beautiful Virginia!! Daddy is going to love this for sure, it looks like something you bought at an upscale boutique!!

  19. Fantastic idea! I can see Michael’s running out of frames very shortly…..

  20. Awww, this is so sweet. Great inexpensive idea that certainly doesn’t look “cheap.” Looks sentimental and heartfelt.

  21. Kelli Smith says:

    What a Fantastic Father’s Day Gift. I really like the mix of colors and embellishments you used. Any father would love to receive such a gem.

  22. Wow! Such lovely work! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  23. So very cute . Great for Dads ( and others too for other occasions ) .. TFS

  24. Debbie Caldwell says:

    For $1.50 it is a priceless gift. Great idea..got my creative juices flowing. I can think of all kinds of people to make this for. Christmas here I come!!! Thank you for sharing.

  25. michele i says:

    that is so cute what a great project

  26. Edra Jones says:

    Great job!! Love your idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

  27. Jean Bullock says:

    Wow! What a great gift idea. Thanks so much!

  28. Donna Murray says:

    This is beautiful and such a great gift idea. I know any man would love this masculine frame! Thank you for sharing!

  29. I think any father would love to get a fathers day gift like this.

  30. NWFlamingo says:

    You could change the theme and crank out a few for wedding gifts too!

  31. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B says:

    What a great Father’s Day gift!

  32. Thanks for the idea – I’m always looking for more male-oriented ideas

  33. What a great idea! I’m always looking for more male-oriented ideas

  34. VERY COOL! Love the embellishments. And the photo made me laugh out loud, reminds me of my youngest!

  35. This is really sweet! Not cheap at all! Thanks for sharing!

  36. karaxhoward says:

    I’ve had those in my cart multiple times, but am always worried about how to cover it and have it not look like my 3 year old did it. Thanks so much for the pictures!! Am excited to try it – pinning right now.

  37. Super cute! I love the bright yellow and all the textures.
    I’m visiting you today from Sugar Bee. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I’d love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  38. Thanks for linking up this sweet post to the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday Link and Hop. Such a cute family you have too.

    Hope to see you next week at the BeBetsy Link and Hop

    The very best to you,
    Sharon and Denise

  39. What an adorable frame. I love the picture too. I bet he loves it.

  40. Debbie Caldwell says:

    What a great creative gift for Dad…you have inspired me. I do not have a score buddy, I use my paper trimmer to make creases…a bit time consuming 🙁 This is something I could make very quickly. I would love a chance to win the score buddy and any ribbon…they are all to great

  41. Great Idea! This is a wonderful project for my daughter and I to make together for her Dad. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I have been on the lookout for something to make with her, she loves crafting just like her Mom. ;o)

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