A DIY Father’s Day gift, no crafty genes required

DIY Father's Day photo design bookAs much as I love to give my husband a handmade DIY Father’s Day gift from the kids, I’m not the craftiest person in the world. They make their own cards and we call it a day. But after discovering this awesome DIY gift idea, I think I might have the kids forgo the cards and help them make this instead. 

This awesome photo book design project from Design Aglow is so simple even I can do it. Really.

Using their Interactive Guest Book feature, designer Ashley Campbell created a unique photo book that I’m pretty sure any dad will love. It includes pages full of photos of the kids, but what’s special are the blank pages with prompts for kids to draw, color, and write their own messages to Daddy.

DIY father's day gift
You could also use other photo book services, like Blurb or Shutterfly to create your own photo book (just make sure to leave a few pages blank!), which your kids will love to make and dad will love to receive. The best kind of Father’s Day gift, I think. -Kristen

For more cool Father’s day gifts, make sure to check out our 2012 Father’s Day gift guide series. We’ve got lots of DIY gift ideas for the cool dad in your life. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 gift basket filled with tech, fashion, media and awesome skincare products, courtesy of Dove Men+Care!
{via Alphamom on Pinterest}

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  • Reply May 29, 2012

    Lisa Mills

    Sometimes the simple ideas are the best.

  • Reply June 11, 2012


    I really need a good idea for Father’s Day, it is just my bro, my Dad, and I. we don’t have a mom to help us, so this Father’s Day has to PERFECT to show him how much he means to us and how much we love him. any ideas?

    Hi Jess – please search our site for Father’s Day gifts or check our archives under “for the menfolk.” We also have a pinterest board that can help you out here:

    If you have more specific issues (price range, interests, etc) feel free to email us at info[at]coolmompicks.com. Good luck!

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