In Greek the word for Daddy is “Μπαμπα” or translated “Baba”. I came across a cute idea that showed a baby holding letters that spelled “Daddy” and then each image was put into an individual frame, so I decided to do “Baba” instead. I bought two wooden letters, and let the baby hand paint the letters. Then I bought a four simple wooden frames, painted them and distressed them. The best part? The photoshoot with my son. He was 15 months old at the time, and it was a game to find a shot I wanted. But I got the ones I wanted, and it turned out amazing. I love everything about it , and so does my husband.
- Non painted, wooden frames
- Wooden letters
- Acrylic paint (for frames and letters)
- Sand paper
- Rustic twine or ribbon
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Small nails and a hammer
For the Wooden Letters: Create a cleanable space for your child (i.e. tape down a trash bag like I did on his high chair); put something on your child that can get paint on it; make a pile of paint; and let them go to town. I had to help him as he didn’t like the paint on his hands for this craft, but it still turned out really cute. Make sure to let the letters dry.
Once the letters are dry, pick out a cute place to take your child with the letters and get ready to take a bunch pictures to get the best ones. I chose 4 different outfits for the 4 letters, but it can be anything you want.
For the Wooden Frames: Paint each frame with the chosen color in acrylic. Once they are dry to the touch, use the sandpaper to add a rustic touch to each frame.
Make sure you chose nails that are only big enough to go through half of the wood. I layered my wood frames one over the other, so I needed a little less than an inch of a nail. Not sure the size, I just laid it against the wood to make sure it didn’t go through. Nail softly, but all the way through.
Hot glue the twine or ribbon on the back for hanging, and add pictures. And viola! Adorable, handmade, DIY frame for Daddy’s Day.
And viola! Adorable, handmade, DIY frame for Daddy’s Day. If you want to see what I did with the other three kids for Father’s Day this year, see DIY Photo Frames for Father’s Day.