Looking for an easy and Frugal Father’s Day gift from home? This DIY Father’s Day Photo Frame is a cute gift idea from the kids. Download these five funny Father’s Day quotes and puns. Upload your FREE SVG Files for Cricut Design Space, print, and create a rock picture frame for a dad that is a rock or rock star!
Cricut Father’s Day Photo Frame
Whether your dad sports a leather vest and rocks the guitar,or is a pillar of strength that your family leans on, we have some of the ultimate Father’s Day Quotes and crafts for your super dad! Using a Cricut Maker, make dad an adorable rock frame that he can display at the office or by his bedside, reminding him of his importance. This DIY Father’s Day gift is simple and uses supplies around the house.
If you are using your vinyl cutter to create easy and frugal Father’s Day gifts ideas, make sure you download this Father’s Day SVG File for Cricut to make Homemade BBQ Seasoning Mason Jars.
Father’s Day Puns
We put together five Father’s Day puns about rocks for your rock star, the rock you lean on, your dad.
Have a rock’n Father’s Day.
Dad, you’re our rock star! (the one we used)
Dad, you rock!
Dad, you’re the rock our family leans on!
My dad, my rock.
You can use any of these quotes about rocks & dad in your Father’s Day picture frames.
Father’s Day SVG Files
For your Rock Father’s Day Picture Frame, you will need a few materials including our free Father’s Day SVG file.
Father’s Day SVG File Download
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Once you have your Father’s Day Rock Quotes downloaded, you can begin this process of uploading a SVG file to Cricut Design Space.
DIY Photo Frame Craft Supplies
To create this Cricut Rock’n Picture Frame for Dad this Father’s Day, have the following materials…
- Rock’n SVG cut file (downloaded from Frugal Coupon Living’s Free Printables)
- Wide Wooden 3.5” x 5” Photo frame (painted with chalky paint, we used Americana Decor Relic)
- Cricut Maker (or Cricut Joy)
- Standard grip mat
- Cricut Premium Vinyl, Removable or Permanent in color of your choice (We used Light Gray Cricut Premium Vinyl in the Vibrant Value Pack.)
- Cricut Deluxe Paper (we used Hostess with the Mostess Winter Sparkle collection)
- Cricut Weeder Tool
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Cricut Scraping Tool
- Small rocks/pebbles
- Hot glue gun with clear craft glue
Cricut Father’s Day Craft Instructions
Follow these easy directions to make your homemade Father’s day frame.
Gather all your supplies together. You can do this in many steps, over a few days or tackle it all immediately.
Prepare the Photo Frame
Disassemble the picture frame. If needed, paint the frame with 1-2 coats of charcoal chalk paint. Set aside the photo frame dry.
Once the painted frame is dry, heat a hot glue gun with clear glue sticks.
Begin in the corner of the picture frame and apply a dab of hot glue. Quickly, place one small pebble into the glue. Repeat this process until you cover the entire surface of the frame with rocks until finished.
Put the frame aside.
How to Upload your SVG File to Cricut Design Space
Open Cricut Design Space.
Upload Father’s Day Rock’n Phrases SVG File into design space.
On the right column, click Ungroup.
Click and drag over each of the phrases separately. With the phrase highlighted, click on the “Weld” button”. Repeat for all phrases or erase the phrases you do not want to print to vinyl.
Adjust your rock phrase sizes to fit inside the photo frame accordingly (we used 3.5 x 5 but you can use a similar size frame).
Insert one square shape onto the Design Space canvas to create the photo frame backing. Size the square to match the size of the picture frame, in our case it was 3.5” wide x 5” high.
Finally, using the color sync tab. assign colors to the images for different material types: Premium Vinyl and Cardstock (Deluxe Paper).
How to Cut Vinyl on Cricut
Once your work is complete in design space you will begin the process of cutting your vinyl using your Cricut machine.
First, select “Make It” in Design Space.
For the vinyl phrase(s), set the material type to Premium Vinyl. Follow prompts for loading the mat into the Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy and cutting the Premium Vinyl.
When prompted, unload the mat from the cutting machine.
Remove the Premium Vinyl from the mat.
For the paper photo frame backing, set the material type to cardstock, medium weight. Follow prompts for loading the mat into the Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy and cutting the Deluxe Paper.
When prompted, unload the mat from the Cricut maker cutting machine.
Remove the Deluxe Paper from the mat.
How to Assemble the Rock Picture Frame
You have crafted your rock picture frame, cut your vinyl, and cut your card stock mat. Next you will begin to assemble your Father’s Day Rock Picture Frame.
How to Put Vinyl on Glass
Take the glass from your picture frame and lay it on flat surface.
First, make sure your glass is clean and wipe free any dust or streak from the surface. Let dry.
Cut around the vinyl cut phrase with a pair of scissors.
Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut phrase and discard excess vinyl.
Next, cut a section of the transfer tape slightly larger than the size of the phrase.
Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape on top of the cut phrase. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.
Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the phrase adhered to the transfer tape.
Position the phrase with the transfer tape on to the glass and press in place.
Press the vinyl phrase down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the glass surface.
Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl phrase on the glass.
Place the glass back into the pebble picture frame. Wipe away finger prints.
Place the blue cardstock paper mat into the frame against the glass. Reassemble the backing into the frame.
Wrap this father’s day gift for dad. Gift and let him display and enjoy!
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