The 10th of May is coming soon and that means you should come up with a nice gift for Father’s Day 2018. Every year, we face the dilemma of what gift best shows my father how much I love him. Bauble for the Men Cave or Barbecue Accessories – these are great and

This year, Father’s Day falls on the 10th of May / Thursday /, another occasion for a shorter working week. The roots of Father’s Day are in the US, but this festival is also very popular in Germany. Father’s Day has different meanings in different regions. In the state of its origin, the male festival is celebrated as a day of honor. In Germany, this day is celebrated as a family celebration. When the weather is nice, family get-togethers in nature or a

This special day of the year is about showing our fathers our love, appreciation and gratitude. That’s why the homemade Father’s Day gifts are a great alternative to express how important your dad is to you. Our gift idea is easy to realize and is aimed at everyone, even those who have no hands for crafting. Today, we’ll show you how to transfer pictures to wood so you can create the best gift for the best dad. Photos are always great gifts and in combination with a beautiful wooden box they get more and more effect on the gift recipient. With the following DIY instructions you can design a loving decoration for the men cave. Here we continue with the instructions:

DIY photo on wood – the best gift idea for Father’s Day 2018

For these easy instructions you need the following materials:

  • old wooden box
  • Printed photo – we have worked in the manual with a photo from marriages. The most important thing is to get the photo out with a laser printer.
  • Sponge cloth and water
  • a transparent adhesive (matt)
  • plastic card
  • scissors
  • brush
  • hairdryer
  • abrasive paper

Step 1: Sand the surface of the box lid with sandpaper so that the result is optimal.

Step 2: This is the most important step in this DIY guide and determines the outcome. The choice of the adhesive is very important. The consistency should be like a moisturizer.

When applying the adhesive you should pay attention to how much glue is applied to the surface of the cover!

Too much = the photo will peel off easily

Too little = the photo is not glued

Step 3: Apply the adhesive to the surface of the lid with the brush. Make sure you stroke one direction because the brushstrokes will be visible later.

Step 4: Place the box with the lids after the photo on the table and over you print on it.

Step 5: Wait 5 minutes and turn the box over with high attention.

Step 6: Do not worry about getting small bubbles.

Step 7: Using light pressure, equalize all bubbles with the sponge cloth.

Step 8: If the whole surface is smooth, allow the adhesive to dry for at least 12 hours. Best – 24 hours. If you are impatient, you can also blow-dry.

Step 9: Once the adhesive has dried, we can continue with the instructions. Put a wet sponge cloth on the photo for 1/2 minutes.

Step 10: Remove the wet cloth.

Step 11: Now you can see the picture out of focus.

Step 12: Rub away the wet part and the picture clears up.

Step 13: Repeat the steps for the other half of the photo.

The result:

Step 14: Sand the edges with the sandpaper.

Step 15: To ensure long life of your creation, paint the lids.

Step 16: Let the paint dry under the night.

The Endlook: A beautiful wooden box in rustic style and personality!

Our team wishes you nice and loving moments with your family on this Father’s Day 2018!

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