Do you have a fisherman in your life? Make him this adorable rustic fish frame for a homemade Father’s Day gift!

Make this DIY Father's Day fishing craft as a gift for the fisherman in your life! This rustic frame look is created using wooden fish and faux wood craft paper and is great for kids to help make.

One of my husband’s favorite past times as a kid was fishing in the Long Island sound.  He’s passed on that love of fishing to our kids.

Kids Fishing Trip

Yes, even in the desert we can go fishing!

Every year we try to get my husband a Faterh’s Day gift that fits with his hobbies like –

A personalized football

A holder for his soda

This year it’s all about the fish!  This is a super easy craft that even the youngest child can help make.

Ombre Fish Frame

Rustic Fisherman Ombre Fish Frame

To make this craft, you will need:
3 wood fish
Acrylic Paint:

Paint Brush
8×10 Frame
Wood Grain Scrapbook Paper (trimmed to 8×10)
Scrap piece of card board (like a cereal box)
Hot glue
Wax Paper

DIY Fisherman Gift

Protect your work surface with a piece of wax paper.  Use a paint brush to paint each fish brown. Only one coat is needed. Let dry completely.  The brown is the base to give the fish a rustic look once painted blue.

Next, mix up three different colors of blue paint from light to dark. For example:
White + a dab of Parrot Blue
Parrot Blue straight from the bottle
Parrot Blue + English Navy

Rustic Wood Fish Frame

Paint each fish a different color.

Apply a thin coat and allow the brown base coat to somewhat show through, creating a distressed look (without the work).

Set aside to dry completely.

Easy Father's Day Gift

Cut cardboard about 2″ long by 1/2″ wide. Stack a few pieces on top of each other. Use around six per fish. This will give the craft a 3D look and feel.

Glue together with hot glue.

Affix to the back of the fish with hot glue to bump it away from the paper.

DIY Rustic Fish Frame

 

Place your paper into the frame, in front of the glass. Lay on a flat surface and attach the fish with hot glue.

Let set and give to your favorite fisherman!

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Make this DIY Father's Day fishing craft as a gift for the fisherman in your life! This rustic frame look is created using wooden fish and faux wood craft paper and is great for kids to help make.
DIY Father's Day Gift Fish Frame

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3 comments on “Rustic Fisherman Ombre Fish Frame

  1. Love this! sharing . . . thanks for linking with Frugal Mommas – this week is now open!

  2. Great craft for the kids! I love this!