Father’s Day is mere weeks away (on June 16th) and I’ve got some fun ideas for you to celebrate dad. Make him feel special with these free and low cost products from yours truly.
Its all about watercolors, with a coordinating greeting card, pennant banner and framable photo overlay.
Watercolor Father’s Day Card
First up, check out the 5×7 photo greeting card in my Snapfish shop. What’s better than a personalized, easy to create card for just $2.50? Yep…not much.
Free Father’s Day Printable Pennant Banner
And now for the free stuff! Add some fun decor to your living room, dining room or dad’s man cave with this fun (and free!) printable pennant banner.
Here’s a more detailed view…
I’ve designed it such that you can personalize to your taste. Maybe try…
“We ♥ Our Daddy”
“We ♥ Our Dad”
“We ♥ Dad”
“♥ U Dad”
You get the idea. Simply download the zip file below and follow a few simple steps:
- Download the ZIP file and extract the PNG files.
- Print out the desired letters on your favorite 8 1/2×11 card stock (note there is only one “D”, so print out multiple copies to spell “DAD” or “DADDY”. There is also a blank flag to add your own personal touch or for spacing.)
- OPTIONAL: Don’t like the blue or want a different color for each pennant? Follow the directions on this post (bottom portion) on changing the color of a PNG image.
- Cut out each flag following the faint grey outline around the graphic.
- Tape, staple or glue each piece on a ribbon or yarn.
- Hang to display and enjoy!
Father’s Day Photo Overlay
Need a last minute gift for dad? Create a meaningful and easy to assemble photo gift with this photo overlay. For $3, an 8×10 frame, and a few quick steps, you’re ready for dad’s special day.
Photo Overlay Instructions:
- Purchase the PNG file.
- In a photo editor, like Photoshop Elements or Pixlr.com, open the PNG file on a layer. Make sure its not a background layer. (If you need a little help, check out this video tutorial on how to work with an overlay in Pixlr.com. Start at 1:20. In the video, I refer to a banner for a particular blog theme, but its the same process…you’ll get the idea!)
- Choose a photo with enough resolution for an 8×10 print (you will know its too small if you have to enlarge it when you place it into the overlay file…try to avoid that!)
- Put the photo on a layer and move it below the overlay layer. Position the image within the opening/mask of the overlay layer.
- Print out the final graphic, trim at the crop marks, frame and enjoy!
Enjoy…and Happy Father’s Day, dads!