Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Snowmen Ornament - DIY Hand Print Craft


This winter craft is the most adorable thing! I can't wait to hang this darling little ornament on our tree. My Aunt gave me the idea last year, and I have to admit we were just too busy with the holiday preparations to get around to it. This year I made sure it ended up on our list of 'must do crafts'. I love that it will be a sweet reminder in years to come of how tiny our daughter once was.

What you will need:
paper or table cloth (to cover your working surface)
apron (for the little one... Dollar Tree is a great place to get them)
blue ornaments (choose a size that fits your child's hand)
paint (I used white, black, orange, red and green)
paint brushes (several different sizes to add detail)
ribbon or string (to hang the ornaments while they dry)

First I gathered all of our supplies, opened up the boxes of ornaments and strung each of them with a piece of ribbon so that they could hang to dry. I realized two ornaments into this project that it really was beneficial to have my husband come help. I painted Amelia's hand and placed the ornament where I wanted it. Mark held on to the placed ornament and supported her hand. I then pushed up each finger one by one to ensure they didn't get too close to one another or smudge. We hung them from our curtain rod in the kitchen to let them dry. After they dried I added the embellishments to our adorable little snowmen and snow girls. I am so pleased with how they turned out and can't wait to gift them to our family.

She is always so excited to craft.
Ornaments
Rudy tried sneaking off with an ornament. Little Rascal!
She was so excited with the finished product
Love!

4 comments:

  1. I'm going to send this to my sister! Her and her littles love doing crafts together! :) Such a cute idea!

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    1. I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing with her!

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  2. Darling Christmas ornament!! Love the idea and will have to put it on my to do list with Olive as she gets older. The ornaments turned out so well and Amelia looks pretty proud of her hard work. Thanks for the how to details. Rudy would get along with my cats very well. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! :) Whitney

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    1. It was a lot of fun! I think a smaller ornament wouldn't have been easier with her, but I just adjusted the placement a tad and it worked perfectly. You guys have a great Thanksgiving as well!

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