Pinterest has been my b*tch this holiday season. Seriously, I have completed so many pinned projects! I have added ornaments to my garlands. I have helped fashion a popcorn turkey. I have embroidered no less than seven framed handprints. That's right. Seven baby handprints embroidered in cotton and framed in silver.
I first showed you the handprint back in November, when I completed the first one. And I had so much fun making it, I made six more (four of which are actually my niece's hand)!
And since I hadn't done enough with handprints, I also pinned & did the following:
Handprint Reindeer: Aren't they the cutest tree ornaments and gift tags?? Hubby agrees! Which is why I made 18 of them! My hands are covered in hot glue. (and oops, I totally forgot to add hooves to the gift tag reindeer!)
Handprint Wreath: I led some coworkers during a holiday craft hour to make this one! It's hanging most adorably on the door to our office area.
Salt dough ornaments: I invited four toddler friends and their moms to my house on Saturday to make these. Because I'm insane. Five toddlers from 19 months to 2 years? It was a BLAST! This dough was also really easy to work with.
And a handprint Christmas tree on salt dough: I loved the original pin of the handprint on paper. And I loved working with the salt dough. So why not put them together to make one, fantastic craft?! If you're interested, I had Laura dip her hand in fingerpaint, then press the painted hand into the uncooked salt dough. The baking process did not alter the color in any way. A spray can of shiny finish from Michael's added the lovely sheen.
The best part of actually doing a pinned project, for me, is taking the original inspiration and making it my own. Absolutely nothing I have created looks exactly like the picture I pinned. And I love that! I love taking little snippets of ideas and making it me.