Father’s Day Message Board

A personal Father’s Day note on a fancy pop up message board.

Ahhh Father’s Day. To all the dads and to be dads out there Happy Father’s Day! Honestly, I think this is my second time ever making a gift for my dad. Oh except I did buy things for him throughout the past years. It’s just that in my family we don’t have a tradition of celebrating holidays and even though we all love each other very much, we don’t express it through gifts or words but rather through actions and emotions.

The first time I made a Father’s Day present was in second grade. It’s actually just like this project with the message board except there were a few added additions: pictures and it was on paper instead of a canvas board. I remember making it and thinking about all the simple things my dad had done for me for the past seven years of my life and how I really did take for granted all he had done for me. Some things may seem so simple but in fact they are so meaningful because they are special connections between you and your loved ones. (Sorry, getting a little emotional.)

Anyways, I’m super thankful and blessed to have a wonderful dad who though is emotionless and always looks super serious, loves and sacrifices MANY things for me. And though at times he does yell at me to do tasks, it really is an added benefit because it shows he cares. This Father’s Day post really brings back so many simple memories of bonding with my dad which makes me very grateful to God for providing me with a loving dad. So on that note Happy Father’s Day!

Craft Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 – 16” x 20” canvas board
  • cardboard
  • wrapping paper
  • sharpie
  • x-acto knife (or something to cut the cardboard)
  • paints of your choice
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • tape
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • ruler

First, paint the canvas board with the color(s) of your choice. I chose black and white to give a grey masculine tone. I also brushed random strokes of black, white, and grey to give it a different vibe.

Then draw 4 – 4”x4” squares on the cardboard paper. Using an x-acto knife or a different knife, cut out the squares.

Cut out some wrapping paper of the color of your choice and cover the cardboard squares with it.

Then write personalized notes.

Layout the 4 notes on top of the canvas board so you know where to hot glue it. Then hot glue the notes onto the canvas board. Enjoy and Happy Father’s Day!







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