DIY Grandparent’s Sign with Photo Frame

It’s that time again, our monthly Silhouette Challenge group post!  Yippee!  This month’s challenge theme is Home Decor and {MAN, OH MAN} do we have some awesome projects for you to check out!  Start the fun here with us and our DIY Grandparent’s Sign with Photo Frame, then scroll down to check out tons of crafts and inspiration!

With Grandparent’s Day coming up, I was completely stumped on what to get for my father, the kids’ Papaw.  He’s the typical manly man with everything under the sun tucked away in the garage, making him extra hard to buy for.  He’s getting sentimental in his old age (haha!) and of course I went straight to Pinterest to find the perfect gift.  As soon as I saw this quote I knew it would be perfect, but I did have to “man it up” a little so that he would be proud to display it in his Man Cave (aka the garage).


DIY Grandparent's Photo Frame Sign by My Paper Craze



– I started off by purchasing an unfinished wood board from the Home Depot

– Next, I used standard Krylon spray paint in black to cover the entire surface

– After drying, I slightly distressed the edges with sandpaper.

– Very carefully, I applied the saying in white vinyl for the most contrast.  Don’t forget to leave enough room for your photo frame!

– With the vinyl in place, I covered the sign in clear polyurethane spray to protect it from moisture

– When attaching the frame, I chose to use Velcro tabs so that the frame is removable

– With the Velcro tabs attached to each other, remove the adhesive backing off one side of the Velcro tabs and place it on the back of the photo frame, NOT the sign

– Line up the photo frame on the wood, remove the backing of the opposing side of the Velcro tabs and stick in place


This lucky Papaw can change out the photos as the kids grow older, or keep it as is for a great memory.  Either way, it’s his choice and that was my motivation.  When we did the big reveal, he seemed genuinely pleased and immediately put it up on display.  He has yet to switch out the photo, so I imagine we’ll be reminiscing on this photo years from now, when the kids are too big to cuddle and off with their teenage friends {SIGH}.  Memories.

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  1. Cherrie Dudash

    This is a fantastic idea! Thanks so much!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Cherrie!

  2. Trisha D.

    Seriously, how sweet is that?! Your pops’ is a lucky guy to have such a perfect gift like that!! And of course I’m drooling over the black and white!! Off to go pin!!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Trisha!

  3. Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom

    I love how this turned out, and I am sure your dad loved it too!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Rachel!

  4. Kat@Home. Made. Interest.

    Love this project and I bet Papaw will too 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Kat! My dad loved it.

  5. Leslie

    I love this! That picture is adorable! I hope you guys are having a great Monday!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Leslie! Have a great week!

  6. Karen Marie Kedzuch

    This project is one to treasure for generations. It is a perfect way to let your dad know how your family feels about him. Lucky Guy!
    Happy Crafting,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Karen! You’re so sweet to leave such kind comments.

  7. Deanna

    First, I love this photo frame!! So adorable! Second, you are genius for adding the velcro to the photo frame!! I never would’ve thought of that!!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks so much Deanna!

  8. Agy

    That photoframe melts my heart! It would make a beautiful gift to any grandparent 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Agy!

  9. Carrie! I love it! I am pinning it now and will for sure make something similar soon! Great job!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Carrie! My dad loved it.

  10. Michelle from Weekend Craft

    Love how you are always so in tune with the holidays! Papaw must have loved this. What a special gift!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Michelle!

  11. Pam - GetSilvered

    This is just brilliant. What a lovely gift!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Pam!

  12. Adrian

    This is so cute and my husband’s grandmother would love it. Of course I would need to girly it up some and make it pretty:) Thanks for sharing this with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party!

  13. Erlene

    Love this and the cute saying on it too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  14. Kristina and Millie

    what a sweet picture frame for grandpa! I love it and I know he will too 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us @ snickerdoodle!

  15. Lou Lou Girls

    I love this! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

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