I love finding unique and unusual gifts to surprise the best man on the planet with. I love that Max 'helps' daddy unwrap his presents after telling him exactly what is in it and most of all, I love creating something unique.
This year is no different. My man loves his family, old cars, spoiling us and Lego, so this year I got a canvas designed from Truprint which almost choked him up! To me, that's a good sign, means I got the right pressie :-)
|What daddy loves the most|
So our craft item this year involved a photo and Lego. Now I used a print out from my home computer but in hindsight a photo print (that you can order direct from Truprint) would have worked much better!
This will keep daddy and kids quiet for quite some while!!
Choose your favourite photo, I know, this could be quite a task! I chose my favourite one of the lads on the beach.
|Love this piccie of my boys|
|Click image to enlarge|
I then set about making my plaque
|My sneaky batch of Lego|
|Building up my Lego|
|Takes a while.....|
|Finally finished - may want to take a photo for reference....|
I flipped the image and glued my photo on the back. This is where Truprint photos would work best, with a glossy finish a size 7" x 5" print would leave a nice border around the edge of the above plaque which is the same size as a 24 x 16 base plate.
|Glue your image on the back of the Lego image|
Once the glue was set I used my craft knife to cut the Lego pieces. The best way I found was to fold the Lego onto itself and slice the bend with the knife. This is a slow process and patience is needed.
|Creating Lego Jigsaw|
Trust me it was worth it! I got my boy to give daddy is craft project... I know it's early but that's just how we roll.....
And it took them AGES to put all the pieces back together again - and it was lovely to watch.
|Helping put the pieces back together again|
|Still at it|
|Max soon wondered off.....Daddy stayed the course|
Do let me know if you try this, it really is good fun for any Lego mad daddy
Happy Father's Day