Don鈥檛 know what to get Dad for Father鈥檚 Day? We feel ya. Shopping for him is hard! Instead of hitting the stores, DIY this personalized gift that鈥檚 sure to be an instant hit. Scroll down to see how you can put your favorite memories with your dad on display in a thoughtful photo transfer tray. Once you鈥檙e done, be sure to have a camera ready for the phototastic final result he鈥檒l use and l-o-v-e.

You鈥檒l need:

  • printed photo
  • wooden tray
  • small paint brush
  • Mod Podge
  • flat-edge putty tool
  • spray water bottle


  1. Paint聽the area of the聽tray you鈥檒l place the photo on with Mod Podge.
  2. Lay your photo聽face down in the Mod Podge, and press to secure in place. Smooth all the bubbles out with a flat-edge tool.
  3. Let it dry overnight.
  4. Spray the back of the photo with聽water.
  5. Peel the paper away.
  6. Gift, enjoy, and put it聽on display!

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(Photos via Brittany Griffin / Brit + Co)