This project is super easy to make and a great gift for a dad or a grad.

Here's what you need:

  • 8×10 Zutter Clipboard Wood (or chipboard)
  • Donna Salazar Crafty Chronicle Newspaper or map style patterned paper
  • Donna Salazar Memory Mosaics Alphas or a word sticker (Family, Dad, that kind of thing)
  • 3×3 Cork Square (can get these at office stores or home improvement stores)
  • 3×3 Post-It stack
  • 2 yards twine
  • Push Pins
  • 5×7 photo
  • Patterned Paper cut to 5.5 x 7.5 to mat photo
  • Ink
  • Crop A Dile or Heavy Duty Holes Punch
  • Sandpaper or file
  • Self Adhesive Velcro Set
  • Pen


  1. Adhere the Crafty Chronicle newspaper (or map paper) to the 8×10 Clipboard wood and sand edges until smooth.
  2. Mat photo to paper and add to top of 8×10 Clipboard Wood.
  3. Adhere the cork board and the Post-Its to the bottom of the Wood as pictured, slightly to the left.
  4. Stick one side of the Velcro to the pen and the other piece to the Wood, on the right hand side.
  5. Punch a hole in each top corner of the Wood and tie twine through to make a hanger.
  6. Ink the edges of the project.
  7. Write a message to the recipient on the Post-It note. Add push-pins to cork.
  8. Add “Family” word or sticker to the photo (on the bottom left side).
  9. Wrap & give ;)

You can really do this for co-workers, admin assistant's day, teachers…it's really easy to customize to any theme ;)


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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One thought on “Easy Peasy Gift for Dads, Grads, or Teachers

  1. Jennifer…you make everything look easy…happy crafting..georgia

    Posted on June 3, 2010 at 3:51 am