Thursday, December 15, 2011

little Christmas hands and feet

Who doesn't love a little hand print or foot print ornament?
I know, stop it with the cuteness.


I got the idea from an Instagram friend, Melissa, who shared a Santa hand print ornament on an embroidery hoop. I had some little mini canvases and thought they would work perfectly for our little hands.

How to make it:
Paint the canvas a solid color and allow to dry.
Take a little hand and liberally apply red to the top part of the hand & thumb,
apply skin tone color to the middle and white to the bottom part and four fingers.
{The trick is to keep their hands flat so they don't mix the colors and you get a tie-died Santa.}
Allow to dry and add eyes, mouth, nose, eye brows.
Attach a ribbon to the back for hanging and you have the sweetest little Santa Claus you have ever seen.

Last year hand prints weren't gonna work so we made these.


I painted and stamped the boys' feet on pieces of cardboard and cut them out.
For Charlie's ornament I traced his hand prints and painted them brown for antlers.

It's so sweet having these handmade ornaments on our tree.
Have you made any? Leave a link in your comment so I can see!


7 comments:

  1. Aw, those canvases are adorable! What an awesome keepsake. :)

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  2. Aww these are both such sweet ideas! Love them!!

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  3. These santas are sooo cute!! We are definetly making some!

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  4. so so cute!!!! GREAT job on the santas! this year i just had the kids paint some outlined wooden ones that have a cut out for their school photo. :) we have an artificial tree in the basement family room & that's where all the handmade / "memory lane" ones went this year. even some of MINE from when i was little! :D fun to look at!

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  5. so stinkin' sweet! i love the mini canvases! the boys will be embarrassed in the future, but they're great keepsakes!

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  6. again, ADORABLE! I still desperately want to make a handprint ornament of my guy, but something with a footprint might do ;) those reindeer really are the cutest! I love that they can get pulled out year after year and you can see how much little hands and feet have grown. just precious.

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  7. ohmyword! those are just too cute :) i will have to remember this for later on when i have kiddos...what a great way to preserve their little handprints.

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