A Quick And Easy Father’s Day Gift Idea

This month we are focusing on all things Father’s Day…it’s only a few weeks away! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how-to!

acrylic paint on floating frame with text overlay: Quick & Easy Father's Day Framed Footprints

Looking for a quick and easy Father’s Day gift idea? Here’s one that’s inexpensive too. Use a floating frame to create a personalized keepsake for daddy. Continue reading to find out how.

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follow in daddy's footsteps framed footprints craftRight now, I’m loving anything and everything that’s transparent and that includes floating frames. Initially, I was going to use vinyl for this project, but decided to use a transparency instead. I love the way this turned out and it’s a simple alternative to using a die cutting machine.

bottle of acrylic paint on floating frame for Father's Day giftWhat You’ll Need
8×10 Floating Frame
2 Transparencies
Paper Trimmer
Photoshop Elements
Washable Paint

1. The first thing I did was create the text in Photoshop Elements. You could use Microsoft Word as well.

2. I also added the little guy’s name and the date in the bottom right corner. Once I had things just the way I wanted them, I printed the text onto a transparency. I trimmed it and added it to the frame. This was my first layer.

3. I used the second transparency for the little guy’s footprints. After everything was dry, I trimmed it, and added it to the frame as well. This was my second layer.

Father's Day craft surrounded by children's toys4. I reassembled the frame and it was finished. Like I said, quick and easy. What do you think? Have you used a floating frame for any of your projects lately? Leave a comment and share.

Do you have any awesome ideas for Father’s Day gifts? Don’t forget to leave a comment and share!


  1. Thanks so much, Fanny! I’m so happy to hear that you love it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  2. I’ve used transparencies for scrapbooking as well. Simple pleasures, right? Lol… Thanks so much! Have a great week!

  3. Kristy – I was actually considering making another one for me – maybe with the little guy’s hand prints. Lol… Thanks so much! Have a great week!

  4. I was definitely thinking the same thing while I was working on this – so many options! Thanks so much! Have a great week!

  5. Love the idea of the transparency – I was thinking how on earth did you get it onto the glass but then it became clearer!

  6. Oh I love floating frames too. My Mother’s Day craft was a shadow box which had a similar floating feel to it. Great craft! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Your Father’s Day Frame is so adorable! What a great keepsake. Thanks for sharing your beautiful treasure.

  8. This is so cute! I love the process and it is so perfect. I own a Silhouette so I tend to go that way but your method gives me a super easy way to use my great fonts and get a fantastic gift.


  9. I LOVE this! What a wonderful idea and so professional looking!

  10. It definitely would be, Emily! I wish I would’ve done this back then. I have his footprints from the hospital and that’s it. Thanks so much! Have a great week!

  11. I love this idea. We have a six week old baby so this would be a great gift to reflect his first father’s day with her.

  12. Can’t wait to see your take on this! Thanks so much, Pam! Have a great week!

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