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Looking for a DIY Father’s Day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk.

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

My son is definitely a chip off the old block.

He loves hanging out with his dad, and they share a passion for Star Wars, comic books, superheroes, Indiana Jones, Legos, Carolina Panthers football, Four Square and so many other things.

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

To celebrate their special bond, I decided to make a fun photo collage of some favorite father-son moments.

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

If you’re like me, you probably have hundreds (OK, thousands) of photos on your phone that you’ve been meaning to print or share beyond Facebook or Instagram.

This DIY Father’s Day gift is a great way to display those digital photos.

Supplies

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

Instructions

For my collage, I decided I wanted the blocks to be painted in contrasting colors.

So, I used DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics in Pewter and Satin Enamels in Dove Beige. It took two coats of each. Both paints have a durable finish, so there’s no need to add a sealer or topcoat.

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

I painted half the blocks Dove Beige and the other half Pewter, leaving one side of the pewter blocks unpainted.

I used PicMonkey to create 1.5-inch photos of my husband and son together. To give the photos a uniform look, I added a vintage filter in the photo editing software.

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

Once I printed and cut the photos to fit the blocks, I added a thin coat of DecouPage to the back of each photo and carefully applied them to the wooden blocks.

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

Next, I applied two coats of DecouPage to the front of each photo block, allowing to dry completely between coats.

If you like, you can use the emery board or sanding block to lightly burnish and distress the edges of the wooden photo blocks.

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

I only added pictures to half of the blocks because I wanted to create a checkerboard-type pattern with my photo collage.

But you can add as many photos as you like.

I also think it would be fun to make a photo puzzle out of these blocks. To do it, just print a photo sized to fit the blocks, then cut it into 12 equal squares.

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

My husband is pretty sentimental, so I know he’s going to love this DIY Father’s Day gift.

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Comments

  1. Hello dear,
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful creative fathers day gift ideas. It’s a very unique kind of gifts for dad. I will help to make this kind of photo blocks to my little son for his dad.

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