Yesterday I handmade a really cute, personalised board book for Jamie for Father’s Day. I’m feeling a little bit proud of it so I had to share it in case you wanted to create your own board book.
I was looking everywhere for a personal gift that didn’t break the bank. His favourite thing to do with Evie is sit and read books. She loves bringing them to him for a cuddle & a read. She’s also at a stage where she likes pointing to family photo’s & getting us to say names. Her favourite person to point to is ‘dadda’. So this literally is the perfect present.
This personalised board book was super easy to make. I must admit I wanted it to be a proper board book that looked like one you’d buy in the shop, but for some reason it’s really hard to get blank hardback books in the UK. I bought this Ready-To-Go card version off Amazon for £5.99 & although it looks very D.I.Y, it’s turned out surprisingly well.
To add story text to the images I used Picmonkey. I simply cropped the pictures to 6′ by 6′ (the size of the book), added a white rectangle overlay, then put the text over the top. I then saved the images, printed them on some cheap A4 photo paper and cut them to size.
You can cover the book with cover film, which is only £2. But I am useless with cling film, so daren’t try my luck with cover film. This book is just going to be a special occasion book that Evie’s going to read with supervision, so instead of covering it with film, I simply glued the images on. Because of the glossy photo paper, it still looks great.
You can get a normal square ‘page by page’ book from Amazon, but I accidentally bought the ‘accordion’ version which you can see below. It has grown on me though and I quite like that you can fan it all out to see all the images.
An easy, cheap and fun Father’s Day gift. Do you think Jamie will love this gift? Is this something you would love to make or receive?
If you loved personalised handmade gifts then you’ll also love my ‘Daddy Survival Kit‘.
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