Do you have a fisherman in your life? Make him this adorable rustic fish frame for a homemade Father's Day gift!
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.
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 –
This year it's all about the fish! This is a super easy craft that even the youngest child can help make.
Rustic Fisherman Ombre Fish Frame
To make this craft, you will need:
3 wood fish
- Apple Barrel 21185 Parrot Blue
- Apple Barrel 20512 Burnt Umber (brown)
- Apple Barrel 20773 English Navy
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
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.
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.
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!