More Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Framed Poems

13 Jun

If your budget is a little tight this year – perhaps so tight it’s cutting off your circulation – this next homemade Father’s Day gift idea is right up your alley. Lyn from Washington made these framed poems last year and estimated the total cost to be around $2.50. That’s cheaper than most store-bought cards, folks. And a store-bought card isn’t likely to make your man tear up like this will.

Plain wooden picture frames from a craft store
Paint and brushes
Wooden shape cutouts
Construction paper
Vellum paper (sold individually at many craft stores)
Other embellishments as desired (i.e. felt)


  1. Paint the wooden frame and the cutout shapes, or have your child(ren) paint them. Set aside to dry.
  2. Cut a piece of construction paper to fit inside the frame.
  3. Paint your child’s hand or foot and place it on the construction paper; set aside to dry.
  4. Print a poem (or note from your child) on a sheet of vellum paper, cut to the same dimensions as the construction paper.
  5. Once dry, glue the wooden shapes onto your frame, and embellish as desired.
  6. Place the vellum on top of the construction paper and place inside the frame.

Need some inspiration? Here’s the poem Lyn and her friend used in their frames:

Walk a Little Slower – author unknown

“Walk a little slower Daddy,”
said a child so small,
“I’m following in your footsteps
and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up,
You’re what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true,
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you.”

So, so sweet. Lyn, thank you for sharing this idea and the photo!


2 Responses to “More Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Framed Poems”

  1. financial aid for college August 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    well written blog. Im glad that I could find more info on this. thanks


  1. Daddy’s Father’s Day Present From His Babies…. | Jessie's Little Corner - June 27, 2011

    […] Daddy is one of those individuals who already has anything that you can think of. He is a big electronic’s dude! So I honestly have such a hard time trying to purchase anything for him. Most of the time I just let him go get whatever he wants. Doing this just prevents him from returning something he did not want or need for something else. So I came across this idea on line and we made this for him!  Photo Frame! […]

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