The Perfect Gift for Grandparents

By Melissa Ann on 2015-09-14


With Grandparents Day this past Sunday, I wanted to create a special craft that would bring joy to the special grandparents in our life. I love this “Grandkids Make Life Grand” photo display and think is the perfect gift! It’s simple to make, and will conveniently hang on the wall of your Grandparents home while proudly displaying your cutest family photos. Since Grandparents Day has come and gone, how about creating this fun DIY for a birthday, anniversary or holiday gift?!

For this adorable “Grandkids Make Life Grand” photo display you will need the following materials:

  • 1 rectangle shaped gallery wrap canvas
  • acrylic paint (in the color scheme of your choice for the background of the canvas)
  • white acrylic paint
  • black permanent marker or acrylic paint
  • 3 or 4 mini clothespins
  • hot glue gun 
  • your favorite family photos from Portrait Innovations

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, here’s how make this special Grandparents Day photo holder:

First, paint the canvas in the color of your choice. 

Once the canvas is dry, use the white acrylic paint to write “Grandkids” across the canvas. 

Then, using either the black permanent marker or black acrylic paint, write “make life grand” beneath “Grandkids”.

Heat up your hot glue gun, and glue the mini clothespins directly onto the canvas. FYI - These mini clothespins will be used to display your beautiful photos, so you’ll want to make sure that they’re aligned close to the bottom of the canvas and spaced evenly across.

Wrap this special Grandparents Day photo display, and gift it to your favorite Grandparents! Don’t forget to include your most adorable photos of the Grandkids in a card, so that the recipient of the gift can hang the photos of the kids from the clothespins. 

If you don’t have any recent photos of your family or children to include with this Grandparents Day gift, be sure schedule your appointment at a Portrait Innovations photo studio near you by clicking here so you can have some brand new photos of your beautiful family! 


Tags: DIY, Grandparents, Crafts

Melissa Ann

Melissa Ann is a wife, mom of two little boys, and blogger at The Eyes of a Boy