Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Family Mittens

After working on the Handprint Owls, I thought it would be fun to try a different handprint craft.  



It couldn't be simpler.  I traced our hands on colorful patterned paper, cut them out, added a white cardstock cuff to each, inked the edges, and layered them onto a sheet of light blue cardstock.  Then I cut out a heart and handwrote in our name and the date.

I liked the way it turned out and thought my sister might enjoy one with her family's handprints on it. For more than a decade, they've been hoping to become a family of four.  2013 will always be a special year for all of us who have been praying along with them for the baby they've wanted so desperately. 

Rather than work with a cardstock background, I painted a canvas light blue and then added white snowflakes.  I traced and cut out the handprints, including Allison's darling little yellow ones.  Arranging them was a bit tricky, as Kari and Timothy's hands are almost exactly the same size.  It took a bit of maneuvering to make them both show and not look odd.  Brian's hands were too big to both fit on a single piece of paper, so I had to creatively piece the right mitten together.  Once they were arranged and I adhered them to the canvas, it was time to make the heart.  Rather than handwriting their name and the date, I printed it and then cut out the heart around it.

 
I wish I had thought to make one during Trevor's first Christmas! 

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this. Super idea. I wish I had done it when Cory was a baby too!

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  2. What a CUTE CUTE CUTE idea! I loveeeeeeeeee it!!! Happy New Year!!

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  3. Cute idea, Cindy! I'm sure your sister loved the canvas for her family of four!

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  4. Oh my goodness this project is adorable! You come up with the best ideas Cindy.

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  5. Super cute! I am wondering how you display and store ALL these projects that you do. You do so many projects both of your own and with Trevor. Do you save them all?

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    1. Excellent question. No, I do not save the majority of what we make. Here's a post that explains my procedure.
      http://www.cindyderosier.com/2011/06/drowning-in-your-creative-childs.html

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  6. How stinkin CUTE is this?!?!? I love it!!!!

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