Monday, September 17, 2012

Father's Day in September

So this post is about 3 months late...

Kit is off-island on a little inter-island vacay, and as an ode to him, I'm posting the wall art "Ivy" made for him for Father's Day this year. You can really use the same idea for any piece of wall art, or as a gift to dad any time of the year, but this one is tailor-made for Father's Day. 

-a canvas (ours is 8"x10")
-fabric cut out with about 2" extra on each side
-modge podge
-thumb tacks
-quote printed on scrapbook paper
-acrylic paint
-paint brush

First I measured the fabric and cut it out. 
Then I put modge podge on the canvas to help the fabric start to stick. 
I used thumb tacks to keep the fabric in place. 

Then I found a cute Father's Day quote, typed it out and printed it on Scrapbook paper with Ivy's full name and the date. 

"These are the hands you used to hold when I was only 2 years old."

Then I modge podged just the back of the paper onto the fabric.
Be sure to press out any air bubbles.

Before modge-podge-ing the whole thing, I had Ivy dip her hands in acrylic paint and do two handprints on the bottom of the canvas. Note: Two-year-olds have a really tricky time doing their thumb properly in a hand print. I don't know why. 

 Oh, but first we practiced a few times. See the right thumb? Very interesting.

After modge-podge-ing the entire canvas (front, sides, and the back edges), we let it dry in a clean space. It's really dusty where I live, so it was important to find a clean place to let it dry, dust-free. 

And here it is, hanging on our wall, where its been since Father's Day, haha. 
(Kit made those two pallets above the canvas wall art. Aren't they awesome?)

Happy Father's Day, Kit!

Rebecca, (and Ivy)


  1. Maybe late, but a lovely Father's Day Gift. I'm sure he will treasure it! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  2. Precious! Love those kind of gifts! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

  3. These are the best kinds of gifts! I just realized I never posted my Father's Day gift either! I need to get on that....
    Thanks for sharing at Keep Calm & Link Up last week. We are thrilled you chose to join our party and hope you'll be back this week as well!

    xo, Meredith @

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