Monday, November 30, 2015

Handprint (or Footprint) Ornament Gift Idea

Last year at this time we had a little foster toddler with us.  It seems so long ago and just yesterday all at the same time.  I wanted him to give his mother a Christmas gift and so we made these ornaments. They turned out really sweet and she appreciated them very much.  In fact, she just messaged me the other day and asked for the recipe because she wants to make another set for this Christmas.

I thought you all might enjoy them, too.  They would make great gifts for grandparents (or parents, if you watch/babysit your grandchild) or to commemorate little hands and feet on your own tree- especially if this is baby's first Christmas.

The creases across the foot were my own fault.  There were little, hair-lined cracks in the foot so I filled them in with some Elmer's glue.  I just should have waited a bit longer before glittering the edges- some stuck to the creases.  Oh, well.  You can learn from my mistake.  Thankfully, they're cheap enough to make so if you do make a mistake, you can try again.  I used the recipe and instructions found here.

Thankfully, I made two hand prints and kept one for us.  I will always treasure it...and him...and his family.

Happy Giving, friends.
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