Creating the perfect gift can be hard and intimidating, especially when it comes to Father’s Day. As the years have passed, getting gifts for my dad has become easier — but now that my husband is a new father, I really wanted to put extra thought into a memorable gift. He has every gadget and tech toy you could imagine, so I know he’d prefer something meaningful. He also just moved into a new office and has been hinting that he needs to fill the walls. I decided to create a trio of shadowbox frames.
Friends have created similar gifts and used their dads’ professions or favorite sports teams as themes. Think about incorporating mementos, 3D cutouts, photos and even things that he can pull off and use. As for my husband, I know he loves me, his daughter, golf and beer, so I decided to concentrate on those three themes. Here’s a look at how I created each one.