Tuesday, February 12, 2013

{DIY}: LOVE hand and footprints


I know it's just 2 days before Valentine's Day, but I have a cute, simple, and inexpensive craft for you!  It would be the perfect Valentine’s Day present for your children’s’ grandparents.



I started with a 1”x8” board that was about 24 inches long. Be sure to sand the rough edges so your littles won't 
end up with splinters!


I gave it two quick coats of paint in Cherry Cobbler.


In order to figure out the spacing for the hand and footprints, I traced the “L” (Pharmacy font size 515) and the “e” (Pharmacy font size 492) onto my board with a ball-point pen.  I simply traced over the letters that I had printed out on my computer, which made a little indention on the board.

Next, using white paint, I painted my little guy’s hand and pressed it on the board to form the “o” and my little baby girl’s feet to form the “v”.  After their hand and footprints were complete, I simply filled in the “L” and “e” with the same white acrylic paint using a small paint brush.


I love having this on my mantel of the great and wonderful blessings that the Lord has given our little family!




5 comments:

  1. Doing this right now with my niece to giveto my sister for Valentine's Day

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  2. I made one similar a few days back, thanks for the inspiration!
    http://airforcefamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2013/03/diy-love-sign.html

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  3. Just did this as for wall art for our living room! I love it! Thanks for the idea :)

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  4. I love this idea and am making one with our newborn daughter's hand and footprints:) A good idea too as gifts for grandparents!

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