How-to make a speech bubble photo gift for Daddy

This speech bubble photo gift for Daddy is a great gift for any loved one (little or no artistic skill required)!
A fantastic way to display all those cute photos you have of your kids with their Daddy.

To make a speech bubble photo gift for Daddy, you will need: 

– cute digital Daddy & child(ren) photos (I bet you have loads!)
– a nice frame
– a fine whiteboard marker

COST: £10+ (depending on your choice of frame)
AGE: 8+ (but younger ones can help!)
TIME: 1 hour (you will also need to allow time for your photos to be printed and posted)

speech bubble photo gift for Daddy

How-to make a speech bubble photo gift for Daddy:

I asked Pickle what he loves most about Daddy (Chops can only say car, clock and moo, so no point asking him this year!) and then we found some photos on my phone that represented some of Pickle’s ideas.

I then used an app called One Stop Photo Notes (which lets you easily add text, speech and thoughts) to place speech bubbles onto the photos.  I edited the speech bubble colour, size, shape and position using the app (it’s very intuitive).  I left the speech bubbles blank (by putting a space inside, otherwise the bubble would say “sample text”).  Of course you could enter text in here if you wanted to, but I decided to keep them blank (you will see why later).

After saving these to my phone, I then uploaded them to photobox and ordered large prints.  Once these arrived, I framed them and used a whiteboard marker to write a Father’s day message on the mount (over the glass) and filled in the speech bubbles.  I like that we can change the writing in the speech bubbles whenever we want to.

Although we did this for Fathers’ day, it would work just as well for Mothers’ day or as a gift for any loved one’s birthday.  I have to credit Amy at Positively Splendid for the inspiration behind this.  Her idea is different to mine, but it inspired me to do something similar (my boys won’t sit still long enough to pose for pictures!), so thank you Amy.

Happy Fathers’ Day!

The boys also made Mister Podge these gorgeous cards and plaques while they were with their child-minder – how cute are these?  Thank you Jane!


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'How-to make a speech bubble photo gift for Daddy' have 19 comments

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  3. June 3, 2014 @ 9:08 am Tarana Khan

    Love the speech bubble frame, it would make a great keepsake! The plaques look lovely too 🙂 We’re using a photo in our Father’s Day gift as well.


    • June 3, 2014 @ 8:53 pm Hodge Podge

      I think photos are a great way to personalise gifts – makes them really special & unique 🙂


  4. June 3, 2014 @ 11:07 am Hellie's Corner

    Great idea, you could have lots of fun doing this project 🙂


  5. June 3, 2014 @ 11:38 am Louisa

    What a lovely idea. Great inspiration for Father’s day. They’d make lovely cards too. #pintorials


    • June 3, 2014 @ 8:54 pm Hodge Podge

      You’re right Louisa – they would make great cards!


  6. June 3, 2014 @ 12:55 pm Kate Williama

    Great idea 🙂 I used to get J to hold signs with stuff like ‘morning daddy!’ Written on them when he was a bub and then text the picture over to my husband #pintorials


  7. June 3, 2014 @ 5:30 pm Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Oh, this is lovely, I haven’t worked out what we’re going to do yet (I know, I’m running out of time!) so I’m pinning this one 🙂 #Pintorials


    • June 3, 2014 @ 8:55 pm Hodge Podge

      You still have time Sara! Photobox deliver very fast! 😉


  8. June 3, 2014 @ 7:35 pm Eileen Teo

    Wow! They look amazing! I love them! #Pintorials


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  10. May 19, 2015 @ 11:31 am Let kids be kids

    Lovely idea for a fathers day gift. #Pintorials


    • May 21, 2015 @ 10:20 pm Hodge Podge

      Thank you Let Kids Be Kids! I love that it makes children really think about what is special about their dad and how much he does for them…


  11. May 19, 2015 @ 7:12 pm Julie

    What a sweet idea, My kids are all grown up now (almost) but over the years they’ve done a few photo gifts for me and their dad. I’ll point them in this direction, see if they want to tweak this idea and do a teenage version for their dad this year.


    • May 21, 2015 @ 10:21 pm Hodge Podge

      Great idea Julie – it would be fun to see the different gifts over the years and see how much they have changed and what they still appreciate about their dad 🙂


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