"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, February 1, 2010

Framed Fabric Handprints

We all know that our kids hands can be very busy and hard to get a hold of sometimes. 
And they grow up so fast so why not make something using their hands that you and them can enjoy for years to come. 
This is what I did with my almost 3 year old daughters hands and I love how it turned out.

Made from fabric and framed in a shawdow box it sure makes for a cute shelf on her bookcase!

35 comments:

Lanie Ree said...

This turned out so pretty! I'm gonna have to file it away for future use.

mommabear said...

Oh my! This is so cute!!! I love anything 'handprinted' and this is over the top sweet! I love you color choices too, so fun and vibrant!!!

Mags

Me said...

A wonderful idea - so many ways to preserve hands, feet, faces and silhouettes...I will never stop. :)

Heidi Ferguson said...

What a great and stunningly cute idea!! Love it. Please join me in my Valentine's Day Challenge!!!

Rowberry Family said...

I love this, Ithink i like it better than using the painted hands, way cute!

Michelle said...

That is adorable! And if you did one a year, you could compile a scrapbook with them after a while!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I have to do this w/my 2 yr old grandson. Did you apply heat 'n bond (or other iron adhesive) on the fabric before tracing? Then cut out?

nap time journal said...

COLLEEN - yes I did apply heat n' bond to the fabric, traced the letters and hands, then cut them out and ironed them to the white fabric. It made it very easy :) Thanks for helping me clearify!

-Becca

sleepyhead designs studio said...

That's really cute! What a new and clever way to capture those sweet little handprints.

Miranda said...

Hi! I found your blog over on My Frugal Family. Cuch a cute idea! I'm gonna have to borrow it for my little girl. I also noticed your quote at the top of your blog and the Teach Me to Walk in the Light on the bookshelf. What a coincidence! I'm LDS too. I love that I keep coming across blogs that belong to fabulous LDS moms.

jen said...

found you from the frugal family party - these are really cute! i might have to do this!

Ashleigh said...

This is DARLING! I might have to try this!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Such a cute idea! I love creating things with my kiddos hands.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

It's super sweet and adorable- I love the patterns you used!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and adding this to the page! Don’t forget to stop back next week to see which links from this week are featured, and to add your new links!

Melissa said...

I love this so much more than paint hand prints. Great job and so cute.

Andrea on Third Street said...

I love this idea! Your's is so sweet, I want to make one with my kids. Thanks so much for sharing!

We're also on SYS, www.thirdst.blogspot.com

fawnda said...

what a sweet idea! I love it!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

These turned out so great! I love this idea! Great colors!

Cheers!
Tina

Lori said...

when my daughter was in preschool she made something like this, and I still have it hanging in my bedroom... I look it sometimes and smile... she's almost 13 now... where have the years gone???

Thanks for joining "Get you Craft on Thurs."... I hope you join me next week!

Lori

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Such a cute idea! I might need to do this!

Summer said...

Darling! Featured on my blog!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

What a great & easy to put together idea. It's impossible for me to do a nice photo for the grandparents of all 3 of my kids together, but the hands would make the perfect gift!

Rebecca said...

Featuring on my blog 2/13!

And I'm soooo not crafty...did you stitch it all to some fabric? Glue it? Help! ♥

nap time journal said...

REBECCA - thanks for looking :) I used heat n bond on all of it. I decided not to stitch around the letters or the hands because they are pretty small but I did around the top part of the trees with embroidery floss. Hope thet helps!

Elle said...

So darling!
And my name is Elle Jane!

Shelby said...

This is so cute! I also did a post about it on my blog: http://shelbyhascutekids.blogspot.com/2010/02/handprints.html

Thanks for sharing!

The Faveros said...

Ok so random - I just saw your link from The Girl Creative and looked through some of your older posts - this one made me stop because the name in the frame was also my Grandma's name!! She was and is my most favorite person in the world- your little girl must be special:)

Tiffany said...

i linked your wonderful idea to mypetitepurse.blogspot.com as a great gift idea.

http://mypetitepurse.blogspot.com/2010/03/baby-on-brain.html

thanks for sharing this. i love your taste.

Brandi said...

That is such a cute idea!

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

So adorable! :) Little hands grow so quickly; this is wonderful!

Rebecca said...

I love this! The little trees are a cute touch.

Megan said...

I just love this idea! I'm featuring this tomorrow on CrazyDomestic.com!

Tracy said...

Very cute!! Did you use hot glue or iron on?

nap time journal said...

Tracy- I used heat n bond!! It worked great :)

Crystal said...

Absolutely LOVE this... and so many of your other ideas. :) I'm a not so crafty person, aspiring to be crafty! Is the shadow box 8x10? And... what size are the stencil letters? I searched today at our local craft store and had a hard time deciding between 1" or 2". Thanks so much!