Don’t know what to get Dad for Father’s Day? We feel ya. Shopping for him is hard! Instead of hitting the stores, DIY this personalized gift that’s 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’re done, be sure to have a camera ready for the phototastic final result he’ll use and l-o-v-e.

You’ll need:

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


  1. Paint the area of the tray you’ll place the photo on with Mod Podge.
  2. Lay your photo 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 water.
  5. Peel the paper away.
  6. Gift, enjoy, and put it on display!

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(Photos via Brittany Griffin / Brit + Co)