DIY Father’s Day Mod Podge Photo Frame

There’s no need to spend a fortune to have the perfect Father’s Day gift. Here you will learn how to make a pretty Father’s Day Mod Podge Photo Frame with just a few inexpensive items and little creativity.

I made this cute Mod Podge Photo Frame as a special reminder because my girl and I are spending some time with our family far away from Daddy and many other family members {we don’t leave in the same country}.

Father's Day Mod Podge Photo Frame cover image with title text overlay

Father’s Day Mod Podge Photo Frame

I can’t help thinking that Emma could forget her family, I mean their faces and their names. When my mom and Dad left Venezuela as expatriates the first time to Russia my little Brother was only 2 years old. My mom got the idea of buying many photo frames and display pictures of each member of the family and closest friends so he wouldn’t forget them, and it worked. When he saw those people in person he knew who they were.

So, of course I wanted to do it too. The thing was that I didn’t want any frames I wanted my own frames LOL. So, I bought a few different photo frames and what I want to do is making each one unique for each member of the family. Of course, I started with my daddy’s one.

I used mod podge and a cut scrapbook page I found at Walmart. The result was so cute. I love it! I placed it where she could easily see it and she actually goes there almost everyday and say: “that Daddy… and that Emma!!!” Sometimes she even kisses him LOL. I’m glad that this is working and I’m planning on making many different ones that I’ll be showing very soon!

What is Mod Podge?

Mod Podge is like glue but has become one of the most used and famous craft supplies in existence (you might have seen it, it has a retro label). But if you haven’t heard of about it, Mod Podge, is a decoupage medium. An awesome all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish used to attach paper and fabric to various surfaces. In simple English, one of the best glues ever.

What is Mod Podge good for?

As I mentioned above, Mod Podge is an all-in-one medium. And it also has so many variations:

  • It can be used as a sealer to protect painted surfaces.
  • You can paint your base item all one color, and Mod Podge cut paper or lace onto it.
  • You can also paint designs onto it, and use Mod Podge as a finish.
    Among other ideas…

Is Mod Podge waterproof?

I need to clarify something here. Mod Podge is not Waterproof but it can be HIGHLY water resistant which is different (way more so than regular Podges). What this means is that if you want a decoupaged item to sit on a covered porch where it is not completely exposed to the weather the whole day every day, you can definitely use this product by itself. You can learn a ton about Mod Podge and all its uses with Amy over at Mod Podge Rocks. She’s awesome with this product and she has awesome projects.

How to make Father’s Day Mod Podge Photo Frame:

Supplies needed:

  • Mod podge mate finish
  • white paint
  • Scrapbook paper or your favorite paper.
  • Stickers or your favorite embellishments
  • Ribbon
  • Brush
  • Mod podge scrapper and roller.
  • Cutter

Father's Day Mod Podge Photo Frame Supplies

I made sure the photo frame was clean and painted the edges on the outside and in the heart.

view of placing glue on the edge of the wooden frame with a brush

top perspective view of the center of the heart-shaped frame

Then I mod podged it. Here is where we should be very careful because of the whole. I got that crease close to the top owl and I couldn’t do anything about it unless I started over. But I didn’t care much; I really liked it already.

top view of photo frame with design already applied

I left it for a while to dry, cut the heart shape out of it and then I decorated it. I add a cute ribbon bow and some shaped letters to write Emma and Daddy on it.

top view placing a loop at the bottom front of the frame

close up view of bow

top view of the front of the frame

The final touch was a cute owl sticker right on top of “daddy” word LOL. I really love how it turned out despite the ugly crease.

close view of the word "daddy" made with glitter cardstock in different colors

This photo frame didn’t have glass so I added some contact paper to the photo so it would be protected and some extra cardstock on the back.

That’s it! There you have it! Easy peasy! =D

DIY Father's Day Mod Podge Photo Frame

Father's Day Mod Podge Photo Frame close up

What do you think??? Do you like Photo Frames? I’m getting addicted!!!

If you liked this kind project make sure to check my Monogrammed Girly Wall Art,  and Double Mother’s Day Super Special Gifts! I’m sure you are going to like them as much!

Mod Podge Monogrammed DIY Girly Wall Art #modpodge #monogramidea #modpodgeidea

Cute Double Mother's Day Super Special Gifts

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I LOVE your opinion and comments, it totally makes my day, it gives me a huge motivation to keep making fun stuff and crafts!!!

Til' next time...

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  1. This is precious! I love daddy themed crafts… my hubby does, too! I can’t wait to make this with my little one… she’s a daddy’s girl! Too cute!

    1. Yayyy That is so good to hear {read}. I think all girls are daddy’s girl, they always want boys and then they can’t get enough of the girls LOL. Thanks so much for your sweet comment


  2. This is such a cute idea! I love the little bow…what a great touch!

    Thanks for sharing at Wine’d Down Wednesday! Pinning your post to our WDW Pinterest board to share with our followers! Hope to see you back at the party next week!
    Kristin @

  3. This is such a sweet photo frame, Cami! I love the owls. Great step by step tutorial. Thanks SO much for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blop Hop! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Great job! Looks awesome and I love that I have everything to make one! #winning Thanks for sharing and linkin up to Sunday FUNday!

  5. Awww…this is so adorably cute! And very easy to make! Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesdays. We love having you!

  6. This is adorable! I’m like you–I love frames! I’ve got pictures all over the house. I’m hopping over from Whimsy Wednesday (my posts are linkups # 61 Orange & Chocolate Halloween Cookes and 66 Tips for Baby’s First Haircut)

    1. Thansk so much Carrie, Yes I love frames and mostly because I like to keep alive family faces on my girl’s memory!