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Dad works hard, and while he’s putting in long hours at the office, he could always use a reminder of his loved ones back home (or in the next room, in the case of a home office). Give him something to add some flair to his workspace with a Father’s Day photo plant.

For this project, I used a ready-made cactus dish garden, but you may choose to build your own dish garden or terrarium from scratch. Likewise, I also used clear adhesive mailing labels, but any type of clear adhesive paper, such as contact paper, will do.

The photo picks took about 10 minutes to create from start to finish. You can use photos of the kids, the dog, or the whole family! If Dad is a sports fan, why not throw a baseball or soccer ball into the mix? Get creative and wow him with a Father’s Day craft idea that blends both his loving family and his unique personality.

Supplies for a Father’s Day photo plant

  • Terrarium or dish garden
  • Photos
  • Photo editing software
  • Photo paper
  • Clear adhesive paper
  • Scissors
  • Wooden skewers

How to make a Father’s Day photo plant

  1. Open the photos in your photo editing software. Since I used pre-sized clear labels, I resized and cropped my photos to fit (mine were 2 inches by 4 inches). Choose a size that will work well with your terrarium. When you have your photos cropped and ready, print them out on photo paper.
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  1. Carefully cut your photos out.
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  1. To make the “laminated” photo picks, take a piece of clear adhesive paper and lay it down on the table. Take one of your photos and carefully place it backside up. Put a bamboo skewer in the bottom center of the photo. Now, add another piece of clear adhesive paper to seal the photo. Use your nail to rub out any air bubbles. Then, use scissors to cut off the extra clear adhesive paper.
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  1. Use this method for all of your photos until you are left with a few “laminated” photo picks.
a photo of father's day craft ideas with a completed terrarium
  1. Now, simply stick the picks into your photo terrarium. You are now ready to wow Dad with this creative Father’s Day craft idea!

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