Father’s Day Cork Photo Frame

This cute Cork Photo Frame I made for Father’s Day it’s the perfect gift: easy to make and so inexpensive too. You can easily switch photos of the best moments throughout your child’s life.

I’ve always said that life is made with moments. Good or bads but life is not life if we don’t have meaningful moments. I love to capture and remember the most special moments I live or at least I have the pleasure to see. Father-daughter moments is one of those.

Father’s Day Cork Photo Frame cover

 DIY Cork Photo Frame for Father’s Day

There’s not much secret to this project and can be applied for any occasion but since kids grow so fast, we can barely keep up I thought it would be nice to have a special place to keep father and daughter special moments and what is best than a cork board for that? well… a cork photo frame, right?

I used just a few inexpensive supplies for this project. It took me about 15 minutes to have it done. I spent more time choosing the photo I was going to use, to be honest.

Sometimes it’s not about how much you spend on a gift but more the thought you put into it and the intention. Being our first child and his first Father’s Day, I wanted it to be special and something that could last a long time.

It definitely worked. This frame stays in his night table wherever we go.

So, Mission accomplished!

How to make a Cork Photo Frame for Father’s Day

Supplies needed:

Cork Photo Frame for Father's Day supplies image
  • Photo Frame
  • Cardstock (your favorite color)
  • Corkboard. (About the same thickness as your frame’s glass.)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paper Punchers if you have them or just your favorite ornaments.
  • Pencil, cutter, and ruler.

I got this cute black frame on sale and I loved it. My husband’s favorite color is black so it fits perfectly.

removing glass from frame image

I opened the frame and used the glass as my guide to cut the corkboard. You will not use this glass for this frame.

view of glass on corkboard

Then cut the cardstock to the same size as the corkboard.

corkboard on cardstock and cutting image

I draw a rectangle in the cardstock to create another frame with it. I made it about 1 inch smaller and cut it.

cutting the cardstock in the middle

You can either glue it to the cork or just lay it on top and secure with the frame itself. In my case, I preferred gluing it.

showing the cardstock frame and corkboard

Then place your cork in the frame and secure on the back as normal. You should get something like this:

placing the cork and cardboard in the frame image

It’s time to play with decoration.

I printed and cut my kids name and also punched a few cute shapes. Use what you have or ornaments that you and/or your hubby will love.

punched a few cute shapes image

Glue your ornaments as you like.

view of applying hot glue to the cute shapes

Mine turned out like this:

Cork Photo Frame almost ready image

Then print your favorite photo of your kid and dad. You can also make a design on it, add a sentiment or just leave it as is.

Lastly, secure with pins and you are done!

Father’s Day Cork Photo Frame done

This is how it looks on daddy’s night table!

Father’s Day Cork Photo Frame decoration

Of course, then there’s the wrapping. I couldn’t just give it to him like that.

The idea was to get creative since I was on a tight budget.

I thought to myself, why not using fabric instead?

So I did.

I used a tissue paper first since it was delicate and then the fabric.

wrapping in gift paper the Photo Frame

I wrapped it like it was any wrapping paper.

Photo Frame wrapped image

Finished it with a ribbon around it and a bow!

I love it!

The last touch was the card.

It was completely handmade.

I painted Em’s hands with acrylic paint and stamped them in a scrapbook paper. Then cut a mustache and made a handwritten “Happy Father’s Day” (in Spanish).

In the inside, we draw together her favorite things and she painted herself her message (It’s a clear message, right?)

view of card cover
view of inside of the card

That’s it. a tight budget doesn’t mean you can’t create something meaningful.

This is how the gift was given and the moment he opened it couldn’t be more perfect. Full of love and hugs.

view of card an fame wrapped

This proves my theory that love is in the smallest details.

Cork Photo Frame for Father's Day image

What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts in comments!

Some DIY Father’s Day gifts I love from my favorite bloggers:

If you enjoyed this project, please share with friends so we can spread the word!

DIY Cork Photo Frame for Father's Day pinterest image

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Til' next time...

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  1. Absolutely perfect gift Cami!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing your next creation tomorrow evening! :)

    1. Yayyyy Thanks Christine, Is always so good to read you here in my little corner!!! Thank you so much for you kind word I’m glad you liked it!!!

      I’ll Sure be there tomorrow, I love your parties!


  2. So cool! Love the look and texture of cork ~ very manly.
    I’m visiting you today from Wow Me Wednesday. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Burlap Ruffle Wreath

    1. Oh! Thank you Megin, I suppose all the flowers and butterflies are not too manly but the cork sure is and since it was a gift from my little Emma I couldn’t resist putting all that hahahahaha =D We are so silly!

      Thank you so much for stopping by and I’m heading your way now!